Director of the School of Criminal Justice, Michigan State University

Mary A. Finn is Director and Professor in the School of Criminal Justice at Michigan State University. Her research addresses problems and issues directly related to justice policy and practice. She has collaborated extensively with local justice agencies, advocacy organizations, and divisions of the state government in efforts to bridge the world of academia and the world of policy and practice. Dr. Finn’s research has been funded by the National Institute of Justice and the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles and Department of Corrections. She is currently a co-principal investigator on a National Institute of Justice project assessing the influence of home visits and their temporal ordering on the supervision outcomes with high-risk parolees. Her most recent publications appear in Criminology & Public Policy, Crime & Delinquency, and the Journal of Interpersonal Violence.

Prior to joining MSU, Dr. Finn served as the Associate Provost for Institutional Effectiveness and Acting Director of Institutional Research at Georgia State University and participated in the Harvard University program on Performance Assessment in Higher Education and the Bryn Mawr College Summer Institute for Women in Higher Education Administration.

Experience

  • –present
    Professor of Criminal Justice, Michigan State University