Renee Lamphere


Renee Lamphere, Ph.D.


Sampson Academic Building, 213



Dr. Reneè D. Lamphere is a Professor of Sociology & Criminal Justice in the Department of Sociology & Criminal Justice at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. She earned her Bachelor’s degree from the State University of New York at Oswego, where she majored in Communication Studies and Public Justice, and minored in Sociology. Her graduate studies were at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania, where she graduated with a Master’s degree (’07) and a PhD (’12) in Criminology and criminal justice. Her areas of academic interest include corrections, sexual violence, family violence, K-12 school violence, and cyber and digital-media crimes. Dr. Lamphere has a particular interest in teaching and pedagogy and has published in the Journal of Criminal Justice Education, and recently published a book titled Survivor Criminology: A Radical Act of Hope. This book focuses on the lived survival experiences of professors and practitioners in the criminal justice field. She also serves as a Guardian ad Litem for Robeson County, North Carolina, where she advocates for children in the foster care system due to abuse and neglect. Dr. Lamphere is an advocate for sexual assault survivors and actively promotes sexual assault awareness on college campuses. Her most recent research project examines the #MeToo movement and sexual assault disclosure among college professors. 

Selected Publications: Lamphere, R. D., Lucas, K. T., Holler, T. J., & Marcum, C. D. (2022). Introduction to corrections: Policy, populations, & controversial issues. Cognella Academic Press. Cook, K. J., Williams, J. W., Lamphere, R. D., Mallicoat, S. L., & Ackerman-Acklin, A. (Eds.). (2022). Survivor criminology: A radical act of hope. Rowman & Littlefield. Lamphere, R. D., Shumpert, N., & Clevenger, S. (2015). Topping the classroom charts: Teaching criminological theory using popular music. Journal of Criminal Justice Education, 26(4), 530-544. Lamphere, R. D., & Pomykacz, C. (2022). Love & discrimination: Inequalities in online dating relationships. In T. Flockhart, A. Reiter, & M. Hassett (Eds.) The reproduction and maintenance of inequalities in interpersonal relationships (pp. 23-46). IGI Global. Lamphere, R. D. (2021). #metoo in the U.S. foster care system. In J. Spraitz & K. Bowen (Eds.) Institutional sexual abuse in the #metoo era (pp. 87-100). Southern Illinois University Press. Lamphere, R. D., & Hassett, M. (2021). Examining sexual violence and harassment in the U.S. corrections system through #metoo. In J. D. Spraitz & K. N. Bowen (Eds.) Institutional sexual abuse in the #metoo era (pp. 101-115). Southern Illinois University Press.