Last updated on: 1/31/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

Valerie Jenness, PhD Biography

Title:
Professor of Sociology and Criminology at the University of California at Irvine
Position:
None Found to the question "Should Prostitution Be Legal?"
Reasoning:

No position found as of June 29, 2007

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
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Individuals with MDs, JDs, PhDs, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to the study of prostitution. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to prostitution issues.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Co-Editor, Contemporary Sociology, 2005-present
  • Professor, Sociology and Criminology, University of California at Irvine, 1997-present
  • Distinguished Article Award, Sociology of Law Section, American Sociological Association, 2007
  • President, Society for the Study of Social Problems, 2006-2007
  • Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Fostering Undergraduate Research, University of California at Irvine, 2006
  • Chair, Department of Criminology, Law and Society, University of California at Irvine, 2001-2006
  • Faculty Fellow, University of California-Washington, D.C. Center Program, 2001
  • Lee-Founders Award for Distinguished Scholarship, Society for the Study of Social Problems, 2001
  • Distinguished Scholarship Award, Pacific Sociological Association, 2001
  • Alfred R. Lindesmith Award, Society for the Study of Social Problems, 1998
  • Graduate Faculty, Washington State University, 1993-1997
  • Assistant Professor, Sociology, Washington State University, 1991-1997
  • Donald R. Cressey Award, University of California at Santa Barbara, 1994
Education:
  • PhD, Sociology, University of California at Santa Barbara, 1991
  • MA, Sociology, University of California at Santa Barbara, 1987
  • BS, Sociology, Central Washington University, 1985
Other:
  • None found