Melissa L. Culbertson

Melissa L. Culbertson
Ph.D. Student
Mailing address: 
Department of Sociology
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5257 USA
  • M.Ed., Adult and Higher Education
  • M.S., Criminal Justice
  • B.S., Allied Health Sciences, emphasis in Diagnostic Ultrasonography

Melissa Culbertson is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Sociology at Western Michigan University.

Courses Taught:

  • Didactic and Laboratory Classes for the Diagnostic Ultrasonography Program at Grand Valley State University

 Areas of Study:

  • Criminology
  • Gender and Feminism

 Research Interests:

  • Social Justice
  • Intimate Partner Violence/Victim Advocacy/Trauma-Informed Care
  • Restorative Justice
  • Education for the Incarcerated 


  • Snyder, Z., Culbertson, M. (2023). How are we engaging with the community? Exploring experiential learning in sociology. Western Michigan University.  In progress
  • Jones, T.R., Thill, K., & Culbertson, M. (2021). Outcome evaluation of the Kids Have Rights™ program for the 2020-2021 School Year. Grand Valley State University.