Dr Jennifer Langdon

Assistant Chair and Associate Professor


Contact Info

CLA, Room 3210G


Ph.D., Conflict Analysis and Resolution, George Mason University, 2007
M.A., Legal and Ethical Studies, University of Baltimore, 1997
B.A., Women’s Studies, Wesleyan University, 1992

Areas of Expertise

Restorative Justice
Ethics in Criminal Justice
Domestic Violence
Women and Crime
Sociology of Law


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), 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, 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), 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.