Ashlyn Kuersten

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Ashlyn Kuersten
Professor of Sociology
(269) 387-6173
(269) 387-5599
3214 Sangren Hall, Mail Stop 5257
Mailing address: 
Department of Sociology
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5257 USA
  • Ph.D., American Politics/Quantitative Methods, University of South Carolina, 1997
Teaching interests: 
  • Criminal justice process
  • Wrongful convictions, civil rights/civil liberties
  • Gender/race
  • Constitutional law
Research interests: 
  • Wrongful conviction
  • Criminal behavior
Dr. Kuersten is a professor in Department of Sociology and teaches in the Criminal Justice Studies Program.  She is also Director of the Cold Case Program with Michigan State Police.  She has received several teaching awards and is the recipient of grants from the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Department of Justice.  Her research focuses on Criminal Law.