American Society of Criminology Honors “Rock Star” Professor Faye Taxman of George Mason University

Faye Taxman, a professor of criminology at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, has received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Division of Corrections and Sentencing of the American Society of Criminology.

The award recognizes an individual’s distinguished scholarship in the area of corrections and/or sentencing over a lifetime. Recipients must have 20 or more years of experience contributing to scholarly research. At the award ceremony, Professor Taxman was described as a scholarly “rock star” who has engaged with and moved the field of corrections for more than 30 years.

Dr. Taxman is a University Professor and the director of the Center for Advancing Correctional Excellence at George Mason University. She has been at university since 2007. Earlier, she taught at Virginia Commonwealth University and the University of Maryland, College Park. Her research is focused on the development of systems of care models that link the criminal justice systems with other health and other services, reengineering probation and parole supervision services and implementation science.

Professor Taxman is a graduate of the University of Tulsa in Oklahoma, where she majored in political science and criminology. She earned a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in crimnology from Rutgers University in New Jersey.


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