Roth receives the SAGE Junior Faculty Professional Development Teaching Award in recognition of his significant promise as a teacher.
Earned SAGE Junior Faculty Professional Development Teaching Award
Jeff Roth, assistant professor of administration of justice at Penn State New Kensington, recently earned national recognition for his contributions to the field of criminal justice.
Roth garnered the SAGE Junior Faculty Professional Development Teaching Award in March at the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS) meetings in Denver. He was selected in recognition of his significant promise as a teacher. The accolade is reserved for young educators who are untenured and have taught full time for less than five years. Roth presented a paper, “Juvenile Burglary and Routine Activities Theory: A City-level Analysis,” at the meeting. An international association established in 1963, ACJS fosters professional and scholarly activities within the field of criminal justice. The group advocates criminal justice education, research, and policy analysis for both educators and practitioners.
Roth holds a doctorate in criminology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, where he served as a consultant in the Applied Research lab and an assistant adviser in the Criminology Advising Center. His dissertation evaluated the factors that influence burglars’ target choices using surveys and home photographs.
He earned a master’s degree in criminal justice from Tiffin University in Ohio and a bachelor’s degree in government from Patrick Henry College in Virginia. Prior to graduate school, the Freeport resident worked for several years with a consulting firm in Maryland where he assisted with reviews of counterintelligence programs in FBI field offices.
Roth teaches upper- and lower-level courses at the New Kensington campus. His research interests include research methods, criminological theory, crime prevention, criminal justice systems, violence and victimology, and comparative criminology.