Katherine McLean, PhD

Assistant Professor, Administration of Justice
Program Coordinator, Administration of Justice
Office Phone: 412-675-9158
Office Location: Main Building, 104B
Mailing Address:
Penn State Greater Allegheny, 4000 University Drive, McKeesport, PA 15132

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Bio

Dr. McLean is a sociologist and ethnographer whose research explores the intersection between criminal justice and public health; her past and present projects specifically consider how the simultaneous criminalization and medicalization of illicit drug use impact individual identity, community health, and other social institutions.

She is particularly interested in "harm reduction" strategies like syringe exchange, and how such programs exist within and adapt to the "war on drugs." Her current research project consider how social networks shape, and are shaped by heroin and opioid use in southwest Pennsylvania.

Teaching Interests:

Criminal justice; drug use and health; sociology of medicine and deviance; alternatives to incarceration

FALL 2018
Class Class Title Days & Times Room
BBH 143-001 (13353) Drugs Beh and Hlth Tu Th 1:35PM - 2:50PM Frable Building 227
BBH 150N-001 (27258) Justice and Health Tu Th 10:35AM - 11:50AM Crawford Building 104
CRIM 12-001 (17809) Criminology Tu Th 9:05AM - 10:20AM Crawford Building 104
CRIMJ 12-001 (17440) Criminology Tu Th 9:05AM - 10:20AM Crawford Building 104
CRIMJ 150N-001 (27623) Justice and Health Tu Th 10:35AM - 11:50AM Crawford Building 104
CRIMJ 494-001 (28683) Research Topics (Research) TBA APPT
PSU 8-005 (28894) Unv Col 1st-Yr Smn Fr 10:10AM - 11:00AM TBA
SOC 12-001 (15156) Criminology Tu Th 9:05AM - 10:20AM Crawford Building 104
  Office Hours Tu 3:00 - 4:00PM Fr 11:00AM - 1:00PM Main 104B
Research Interests
Illicit drug use; harm reduction; public health; critical criminology