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

Ashlyn Kuersten is a professor in the Department of Sociology at Western Michigan University and Director of the Wrongful Conviction Program, and a member of the Criminal Justice faculty at WMU. She was made a Faculty Fellow in the Lee Honor's College at WMU and won the College of Arts and Sciences Faculty Achievement Award in Teaching, and the American Political Science Association Outstanding Teacher award. Recent publications include a book on gender and constitutional rights, and various articles on federal judicial behavior in criminal justice cases. She is the recipient of grants from the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Department of Justice ("Post-conviction Testing of DNA Evidence to Exonerate the Innocent").