Associate Professor, Undergraduate Program Director
Ph. D., University of Missouri - St. Louis, 2012.
Specializations: Corrections, Gender, Community Context, Reentry.
Dr. Pleggenkuhle joined the faculty at SIU in the Fall of 2012, after completing her M.A. and Ph.D in Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Missouri- St Louis. Her research interests primarily focus on corrections, particularly the experiences of offenders coming home from prison and the collateral consequences of a felony conviction. She is currently working on projects examining the impact of community context on recidivism, residential mobility during transition, and gender differences in recidivism events.