Beth Huebner, associate professor of criminology and criminal justice at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, received the 2009 Distinguished New Scholar Award from the American Society of Criminology’s Division on Corrections and Sentencing. The award was presented last week during the annual American Society of Criminology’s meeting in Philadelphia, Pa.
Huebner, a resident of Maryland Heights, Mo., said she is happy that her work and research has been recognized.
“I am very honored that the Division on Corrections and Sentencing chose to honor my research,” she said. “I am excited to continue my research with correctional populations both within Missouri and across the United States.”
Huebner has expertise in prisoner reentry, criminal justice decision-making and quantitative methods. Her current research focuses on examining the sources of variation in risk for relapse and women coming home from long prison terms.
She earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a master’s degree in criminal justice from Michigan State University in East Lansing and a doctorate in criminal justice from Michigan State University.