Dr. Samantha Hauptman
Department Chair and Associate Professor of Criminal Justice
Ph.D. Sociology, University of South Carolina, 2010
M.C.J. University of South Carolina, 1999
B.Sc. Criminal Justice, Jacksonville State University, 1997
Areas of Specialty
Criminal and Social Deviance
Globalization and International Policing
Hauptman, S. (Forthcoming) “Immigration Policies”. In M. Deflem (Ed.), The Handbook of Social Control. Malden, MA: Wiley Blackwell.
Sarver, R. A., III, Dobbs, R. R., Sarver, M. B., Hauptman, S., & del Carmen, A. (2015). Religious Roots of Punitive Attitudes. Law Enforcement Executive Forum, 15(2), 74-85.
Deflem, M. & Hauptman, S. (2015). "Policing". Pp. 260-265 in James D. Wright, Editor-in-Chief, International Encyclopedia of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Second Edition (Volume 18). Oxford, UK: Elsevier.
The Criminalization of Immigration: The Post 9/11 Moral Panic (2013). El Paso, TX: LFB Scholarly Publishing.
“Female Offenders” (2013). With Joann Morton. Chapter in Prison and Jail Administration: Practice and Theory , edited by Peter M. Carlson and Judith Simon Garrett. Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett Publishers, Inc.
“Policing International Terrorism” (2012). With Mathieu Deflem. Chapter in Globalisation and the Challenge to Criminology, edited by Francis Pakes. London: Routledge.
2017 – Present Department Chair and Associate Professor of Criminal Justice, USC Upstate
2015 – 2017 Department Chair and Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice, USC Upstate
2013 – 2015 Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice
2011 – 2013 Assistant Professor of Sociology and Criminal Justice, USC Union
2004 - 2011 Criminal Justice Academic Program Director/Instructor, Piedmont Technical College
Experience in the Field
South Carolina Department of Corrections (1998-2004)
Positions held in Administration:
- Curriculum Coordinator – Division of Education Services (2001-2004)
- Impact of Crime Coordinator – Division of Victim Services (2000-2001)
- Field Operations Supervisor – Division of Young Offender Services (1998-2000)
Selected Professional Presentations
“The Connected Classroom: Teaching Criminal Justice in the Age of Technology ”, Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Annual Meeting (New Orleans, LA – February 2018).
“The American Juvenile Justice System”. An invited presentation at Hochshule Landshut, organized by Prof. Dr. phil. Mechthild Wolff, Prodekanin Fakultät Soziale Arbeit (Landshut, Germany – May 2017)
“Practicing What We Preach: The Importance of Service Learning in Criminal Justice and Child Advocacy Studies”, 13th Annual SC Upstate Research Symposium (April 2017)
“Confronting the ‘Real World’: Getting Criminal Justice Students to Think Outside of the Classroom” - Southern Criminal Justice Association Conference (Savannah, GA - September 2016)
“Juvenile Corrections: Probation, Community Treatment, and Institutionalization" and “The Incarceration of Women in the United States”. An invited presentation at Hochshule Landshut, organized by Prof. Dr. phil. Barbara Thiessen, Prodekanin Fakultät Soziale Arbeit (Landshut, Germany - June 2016)
“New Technology in the Classroom”, Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences National Conference (Denver, CO – March 2016)
"Teaching Honors Cross-Divisional & Active-Learning Courses: Terrorism & Torture from a Global Perspective" presented at the “Think Global. Act Local. How We Impact the World of Education and our Societies” Global Education Summit hosted by Georgia Southern University (Savannah, GA - September 2015)