Kirsten A. Piatak, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Criminology; Coordinator of Criminology Program

  • Ph.D. , Indiana University of Pennsylvania
  • M.A., East Tennessee State University, Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • B.A., Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Criminology and Spanish

Office Location

SB 405

Areas of Interest 

Sexual Violence and Greek Affiliation 
Intimate Partner Violence 
Violent Crime and Societal Response
Racial and Gender Disparities in the Criminal Justice System 


Mummert, S. J., & Piatak, K. A. (2017). Rape and sexual assault on college and university campuses. In C. Hilinski-Rosick & D. Lee (Eds.), Contemporary Issues in
Victimology. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.


(2019) Hidden in Plain Sight: The Unique Plight of Male Victims of Sexual Violence on College Campuses. 
Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS). Baltimore, Maryland.
(2019) Round Table Presentation: Co Presenter of Fake News: Talking about Race in a Modern Criminal Justice Classroom.                                     
Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ASC). Baltimore, Maryland. 
(2017) Poster Presentation of Friend or Foe: Sorority Affiliation and Sexual Assault. 
The American Society of Criminology (ASC). New Orleans, Louisiana.

Professional Affiliations

The American Society of Criminology (ASC) 
The Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS) 
The Pennsylvania Prison Society 

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