Professor and Head
Southern Illinois University
Dr. Nicole E. Rader joined the faculty at Mississippi State in 2005 after completing her PhD in the Department of Sociology at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Her research and teaching interests focus on criminology, gender, and qualitative methods. Her current research examines gender and crime issues, specifically investigating fear of crime, sexual victimization, and the influence of the media. Her works have been published in a variety of sociological and criminological outlets such as Sociological Spectrum, Sociological Focus, Women and Criminal Justice, and Criminal Justice and Popular Culture.