Assistant Professor of Journalism at West Virginia University
Pro to the question "Should Prostitution Be Legal?"
"While antiprostitution laws have done little to stem the thriving industry in recreational sex, they exact a high price on public health and safety... criminalization allows killers and others to prey on women with impunity. Predators target prostitutes precisely because they are less likely to go to the police, and nonprostitutes are victimized as well when killers go unchecked...
[L]aws criminalizing prostitution also foster corruption among some police offers, who harass sex workers for free sex in exchange for not arresting them."
Experts 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:
Assistant Professor of Journalism, West Virginia University, 2012-present
Visiting Senior Lecturer of Journalism, Mount Holyoke College, 2008-2012
Lecturer in Journalism, Brandeis University, 2005-2012
Lecturer in Journalism, Boston University, 2002-2004
Executive Editor, CIO magazine, 2000-2006
Medical and Science Writer and New England Editor, The Boston Globe, 1987-2000
MLA, Literature and Creative Writing, Harvard Extension School