Kevin Ralston, Ph.D.

Dr. Ralston is an assistant professor of Criminal Justice in the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice at Delaware State University. He received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology from Wake Forest University in 2005. Dr. Ralston received his Master's of Arts and his Doctor of Philosophy degrees in Sociology from University of Delaware in 2011 and 2015 respectively. Dr. Ralston teaches a wide variety of classes, including Methods of Social Research, Elementary Statistics for Social Research, and Victimology. Dr. Ralston's areas of research interests include race, class, gender, and victimization. His research examines how men process and make sense of experiencing sexual victimization. This includes how men navigate the recovery process as they transform from the victim to survivor identity. In addition to his teaching and research agenda, Dr. Ralston serves on various committees to support student learning. He chairs the department's assessment committee and currently chairs a committee examining the addition of a Master's program in Justice Leadership with a concentration in the juvenile justice system. The program is meant to train future practitioners in the juvenile justice field so they can help to transform and improve the juvenile justice system. Dr. Ralston's teaching, research, and service centers around enhancing student learning and ensuring students are trained and prepared to mal(e a difference during their professional careers.