Lycoming College professor receives award

Dr. Kerry Richmond, assistant professor of criminal justice at Lycoming College, received the second Berthold Research and Information Competencies Award from the College during a presentation in April.

The award is given annually to a faculty member who has exhibited a commitment to research and information competencies in assignments, collaboration, curriculum, mapping, professional development and scholarship.

The award is named in honor of Dr. Howard Berthold, retired professor of psychology as well as the first and long-serving chair of the Faculty Library Advisory Committee. Berthold was a strong supporter of Snowden Library’s instruction program.

Richmond earned a bachelor’s degree in history and sociology from Boston College, a master’s degree in criminal justice from Central Connecticut State University, and a Ph.D in criminology and criminal justice from the University of Maryland, College Park.

Richmond’s research evaluates whether employment in the federal prison industries program, UNICOR, affects the institutional misconduct and recidivism rates of female inmates.

Her primary research interests focus on the effectiveness of correctional programming to promote the reintegration of offenders, specifically females.