2010 – 2014    Ph.D. Criminal Justice and Criminology, Andrew Young School of Policy Studies,
                       Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA
                       Dissertation Title: “Subjective Factors, Social Bonds, and Desistance from Crime: A
                       Within-Individual Examination”
                       Dissertation Chair: Timothy Brezina

 2008 – 2010    M.S. Criminal Justice, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA
                        Thesis Title: “Adapting to Incarceration: Inmate Perceptions of Prison Life and
                        Thesis Chair: Timothy Brezina

2004 – 2008    B.S. Criminal Justice, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw GA
                       Study Abroad for International Criminal Justice: Den Haag, Netherlands


2007               Civil Mediation Education and Training, Kennesaw State University
                       Alternative Dispute Resolution, Kennesaw State University