By Anne K. Galito, assistant director of university communications
CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – Dr. Jacquelyn Sandifer, assistant professor of criminal justice at Campbellsville University, has been approved by CU’s Board of Trustees to receive tenure as a faculty member.
Sandifer received her bachelor of arts degree in sociology and religion from Methodist College in Fayetteville, N.C., her master of arts degree in sociology from Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, Tenn., and her Ph.D. with specialization in criminology and family from the University of Tennessee.
Before working at Campbellsville University, she was a graduate teaching assistant at the University of Tennessee. She has also served as an instructor at Lee University in Cleveland, Tenn. and as adjunct faculty for Chattanooga State Community College and Jefferson Community College in Fort Drum, N.Y.
Prior to teaching, Sandifer was employed six years for the Department of Defense as a family programs specialist working at Ft. Monmouth, N.J. and Ft. Drum, N.Y.
Sandifer had an article titled “The Invisible Children of Incarcerated Mothers” in a 2000 editon of Families and Crime.
Her dissertation research was titled “Mothering Behind Bars: An Evaluation of the Kentucky Correctional Institution for Women Parenting Program.” She gathered information on her dissertation by observing, interviewing and testing incarcerated mothers about their parenting attitudes, behaviors and skills.
She is a member of the Association of Christians Teaching Sociology, the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, the Southern Sociological Association and the Society for the Study of Social Problems.
Sandifer has been employed at CU since 2000.
She is married to David H. Sandifer, coordinator of CU’s Center for Bivocational Christian Ministry, and they have three adult children, Stacey Leigh Sandifer Buford, David Sandifer Jr. and Phillip Sandifer.
Campbellsville University, founded in 1906, is a private, comprehensive institution located in South Central Kentucky. Affiliated with the Kentucky Baptist Convention, Campbellsville has an enrollment of 2,197 students who represent 100 Kentucky counties, 32 states and 28 foreign nations. Listed in U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges” 13 consecutive years as one of the leading Southern master’s colleges and universities, Campbellsville University is located 82 miles southwest of Lexington, Ky., and 80 miles southeast of Louisville, Ky. Dr. Michael V. Carter is in his seventh year as president.