Karen F. Lahm, Ph.D.

Sociology & Anthropology
Millett Hall 267, 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy., Dayton, OH 45435-0001

Karen Lahm is a Professor of Sociology in the department of Sociology & Anthropology and is the current Director of the Crime & Justice Studies Program. Dr. Lahm received her Ph.D. from the University of Kentucky. She teaches in the Sociology and Crime & Justice Studies undergraduate programs, as well as the Applied Behavioral Science graduate program. Dr. Lahm's teaching and reserach interests include prisons/jails,victimology, research methods, and statistics.

Curriculum Vitae

Education History

Ph.D.                           University of Kentucky, December 2001, Sociology

M.A.                            Wright State University; June, 1997; Applied Behavioral Science                               

B.A.                             Wright State University; August, 1995, Sociology





Courses Taught:

SOC 2000: Intro. to Sociology

SOC 3210: Sociology of Deviance

SOC 3220: Juvenile Delinquency

SOC 3400: Sociological Analysis

SOC 3410: Research Methods

SOC 3700: Criminology

SOC 3740: Penology & Corrections

SOC 4700: Explaining Crime

SOC 4710: Victimology

ABS 7100: Research Methods I

ABS 7110: Research Methods II







Professional Affiliations/Memberships

Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences

American Society of Criminology

Ohio Council of Criminal Justice Education

Midwest Criminal Justice Association



April 2019                                WSU College of Liberal Arts Outstanding Teaching Award

May 2010                                 General Education Excellence in Teaching Award (SOC 200)

May 2009                                 General Education Excellence in Teaching Award (SOC 200)

June 2009                                 College of Liberal Arts Outstanding Advisor Award

May 2009                                 General Education Excellence in Teaching Award (SOC 200)

May 2007                                 Writing Across the Curriculum Award, Wright St. University

April 2005                                Cotterman Award: Outstanding Academic Advisor, Capital University

April 2004                                Outstanding Alumni Award, Wright State University


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