Tammy Thurman

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)

Courses/Focus Areas:
Criminal Law
Criminal Procedure
The Court System
Social Policy
Juvenile Justice

Professional Background:
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.

Research Interests: 
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.

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