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Nancy Hirschinger Blank

Associate Professor; NIJ Graduate Research Fellow
Widener University

Nancy Hirschinger Blank (2001 Fellow) is an associate professor and chair of the Criminal Justice Department at Widener University. She focuses on program development and evaluation for young, urban persons convicted of offenses; service-learning pedagogy and mental health among females convicted of offenses. Her teaching interests focus on diversity and civic engagement; academic service-learning allows her students to work with justice-involved individuals providing reciprocal learning opportunities. She says that the GRF fellowship truly shaped her academic perspectives. Her dissertation focused on identifying risk factors for female-on-female violence among urban women presenting to emergency departments. "GRF provided the opportunity to deepen my knowledge of multiculturalism and community-based perspectives that I currently integrate into my academic perspectives," she says.

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Date Created: July 17, 2019