Katie Swope, PhD

  • Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice

Dr. Katie Swope is an assistant professor of Criminal Justice in the Division of Behavioral Sciences at University of Pittsburgh-Greensburg. Dr. Swope received her bachelor’s degree in criminology from Slippery Rock University in PA and her masters and doctorate degree in criminology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Her dissertation was entitled “Rape Myth Acceptance: An Exploration of Influential Factors Among College Students.” Dr Swope’s research interests include sexual assault/rape, victimization, criminology, reentry programs and policy and juvenile delinquency. She has been teaching in higher education since 2011. Some of the classes she has taught include Introduction to Criminology, Introduction to Criminal Justice, Victimology, Juvenile Delinquency, Victims and Violence, Contemporary Issues in Criminology, and Research Methods and Statistics. Dr Swope’s courses at University of Pittsburgh-Greensburg include Crime, Law, and Policy, Delinquency and Juvenile Justice, Junior Seminar, History and Philosophy of Law Enforcement, Issues of Sexual Assault and Rape, and Senior Seminar. Dr. Swope has presented at multiple conferences throughout her academic career at both the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS) and the American Society of Criminology (ASC).