Interim Co-Chair, Assistant Professor, Justice, Law and Public Safety Studies
Ph.D. Candidate, University of Chicago
LL.M. in Child & Family Law, Loyola University Chicago (‘04)
J.D., Northern Illinois University (‘99)
M.S.W., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (‘94)
B.S. in Social Work, Illinois State University (‘90)
The Court System
Dr. Thurman is a Licensed Social Worker (LSW) and member of the Illinois Bar. Before coming to Lewis, she worked for Child Welfare, Community Mental Health and Public Interest Law conducting fields studies and delivering lectures on issues related to female juvenile delinquency and incarceration.
Dr. Thurman’s current research agenda purports to ameliorate the history of neglect of girls in juvenile justice research and contribute to the growing body of knowledge about the experience of girls in the juvenile justice system.