Profile photo of Crime and Justice Studies Chair Susan Krumholz


Susan Krumholz, PhD

Professor Emerita

Crime & Justice Studies

Curriculum Vitae




Liberal Arts 399G


2001Northeastern UniversityPhD in Law, Policy and Society
1989Northeastern University College of Criminal JusticeMJ
1978University of Puget Sound (now Seattle University) School of LawJD


  • Law and Society
  • Gender and Crime
  • Law of Higher Education
  • Intimate Personal Violence
  • Peace Studies




Online and Continuing Education Courses

Directed readings and analysis in selected topics.

Topics will be determined by the faculty member and will therefore vary.


Research interests

  • Women in Law
  • Intimate Personal Violence
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Law of Higher Law of Higher Education

Susan T. Krumholz received her J.D. from Seattle University and her Ph.D. in Law, Policy and Society from Northeastern University. She is presently Chair of the Crime and Justice Studies major and Vice President of the Faculty Federation.

Professor Krumholz’ research and publication interests include intimate violence, alternatives to the criminal/legal system, and women as students and practitioners of the law. Her recent publications include an article on Therapeutic Jurisprudence and a chapter on Specialized Courts. She is presently co-authoring a series of textbooks in Crime, Law and Justice Studies, Learning Through Cases.

Professor Krumholz is most passionate about the classes she teaches at the Bristol County House of Corrections as part of the Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program. These classes bring together students at UMD with incarcerated students for semester-long study. For this work she received the 2008 UMass President’s Public Service Award. Classes she teaches (in and out of jail) include Law and Society, Crime, Justice and Policy, Men and Masculinities, Peace Studies, and Women and Social Policy.