Molly George, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice and Sociology

Office: Swenson #223

Dr. Molly George is an assistant professor in the Criminal Justice and Sociology Departments. She received her Ph.D. and M.A. from the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) and her B.A. from the University of Denver. Her teaching specialization is undergraduate research, including both qualitative and quantitative methods. Dr. George also teaches courses on white-collar crime and the sociology of sport.

In addition, Dr. George serves as the faculty advisor for the student honor societies in the Criminal Justice Department, Alpha Phi Sigma (APS) and the Sociology Department, Alpha Kappa Delta (AKD).

Dr. George's current research examines law enforcement, addressing the areas of immigration enforcement and police body cameras. In past projects, she has focused on the sociology of work and occupations, sport, and gender. Her work has been published in the Journal of Contemporary Ethnography, Sociological Inquiry, Teaching Sociology, The Journal of Criminal Justice Education as well as in Sociology of Work: An Encyclopedia, and in the edited collections Sport, Power, and Society: Institutions and Practices and Collective Efficacy: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on International Leadership.


Research Methods (Qualitative and Quantitative)
Law Enforcement (Immigration Enforcement and Police Technology)
Work and Occupations/the Labor Market
Sociology of Sport



Ph.D., Sociology, University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB)
M.A., with honors, Sociology, UCSB
B.A., with honors, Sociology, University of Denver