Jennifer Langdon is a scholar-practitioner of conflict resolution, specializing in restorative justice and applications of mediation in the criminal justice system. Her primary goal as a teacher is to help students connect theory to practice through experiential learning and community involvement. Jen is a devoted community leader herself. She is the co-founder and Board President of the Conflict Resolution Center of Baltimore County and a co-founder of the Circle for Restorative Initiatives for Maryland.
Jennifer has been teaching courses in the Criminal Justice concentration since Spring of 2001, joining the department full-time in Spring of 2005. She earned a Ph.D. in Conflict Analysis and Resolution in January 2007 from the Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution (ICAR) at George Mason University.
Selected Publications and Presentations:
"Conferencing Serious Crimes," chapter in Women Waging War and Peace (eds. S. Cheldelin and M. Eliatamby de Silva) published by Contiuum Press (pp.178-194), 2011.
"Justice, Crime, and Peace Studies at Towson University," presented at “Teaching Peace in the 21st Century” at Kroc Institute for Peace Studies n Notre Dame University, South Bend, IN, 2011.
"Plagiarism as a Teaching Moment," presented at the inaugural Towson SPARK, Towson University, Towson, MD, 2011.
"The Rondas Campesinas of Peru," co-authored chapter in Zones of Peace (eds. L. Hancock and C. Mitchell) published by Kumarian Press (pp.91-104), 2007.
"Public radio talk show hosts and social conflict: An analysis of roles during debates and discussion," co-authored article in Journal of Radio Studies (pp.266-286), 2006.