Academic Departments

Edward G. Weeks, Ph.D.

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Office: Plummer House

Tel: 617-243-2043

Email: EdWeeks@lasell.edu

Department: Justice Studies

Degrees:

  • Ph.D. Criminology & Criminal Justice at the School of Criminology and Justice Studies, Lowell, MA, 2015
  • M.A. Criminal Justice at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell, 2011
  • B.S. Criminal Justice at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell, 2010

Courses:

  • CJ 101 Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • CJ 201 Criminology
  • CJ 331 Criminal Justice Research Methods
  • SOC 331 Research Methods in the Social Sciences

Biography:
Dr. Edward Weeks completed his Ph.D., M.A. and B.S. in Criminal Justice at the School of Criminology and Justice Studies at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. While there, he taught multiple courses at the School of Criminology and Justice Studies including corrections, research methods, statistics, and understanding child maltreatment. The concentration of his graduate work was on domestic violence prevention and forensic criminology. He received professional certificates from the University of Massachusetts Lowell in both areas. As a Ph.D. graduate, his dissertation focused on emerging adulthood, criminal offending, child maltreatment, and criminal justice system outcomes. His other academic pursuits included publishing a book chapter on child maltreatment, multiple conference presentations, and being listed as a resident expert of criminology.net.

What is important for your students to take away from your classes?
“I hope my students take away a passion for learning and the confidence needed to succeed in the classroom and the workplace. My professional background as a researcher and instructor influence my teaching style by acknowledging that students bring diverse viewpoints and mental models to the classroom. I empathize with my students on complex issues that may not have simple explanations. I do my best to teach with a hands-on, interactive approach, allowing for discussion and insight into criminal justice related topics.”

Do you have a blog/website you’d like visitors to Lasell.edu to visit?
www.linkedin.com/in/edwardweeks/