Dr. Michele Covington

Dr. Michele Covington
Michele W. Covington, PhD

Associate Professor of Criminal Justice

Media Building Room Number 314
(864) 503-5719
Email mcovingt@uscupstate.edu

FORMAL EDUCATION
Ph.D.   Sociology/Criminology & Deviance Track, University of Central Florida, 2010
            Graduate Certificate Crime Analysis, University of Central Florida, 2009
M.C.J.  Criminal Justice, University of South Carolina, 2004
B.A.     Sociology/Criminal Justice, Lander University, 2002

AREAS OF SPECIALTY
Policing
Violence
Firearms
Crime Analysis
Community-Based Research

SELECTED PUBLISHED WORKS

In progress: Covington, M.W. (forthcoming, 2022). Guns in America. San Diego, CA: Cognella Academic Publishing.

Covington, M.W. & Woodard, T. (2019). Killers on Campus: Mass Shootings in Higher Education. In Crew, G.A. & Burton, C.E. (Ed.), Handbook of Research on Mass Shootings and Multiple Victim Violence. Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

Covington, M.W. & Dorn, S. (2019). Expectation of Privacy in Criminal Justice. In Marcum, C.D. & Crank, B. (Ed.), Controversial Issues in Criminal Justice. San Diego, CA: Cognella.

Covington, M.W. (2018). Seeing Spartanburg in a New Light, Project Evaluation Report. 50 pp.

Covington, M.W., Huff-Corzine, L., & Corzine, J. (2014). Battered Police: Investigating Personal, Situational, and Geographical Causes of Batteries against Police Officers. Violence and Victims 29(1): 34-52.

SELECTED FUNDED GRANT ACTIVITY

“Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program”
Funding Agency: U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance
Grantee: City of Spartanburg, SC
Research Partner: Dr. Michele Covington
Total Grant Amount Funded: $1,000,000
Total Grant Amount for Research Services: $45,000

“Creativity: The Missing Piece”
Funding Agency: Mary Black Foundation
Grantee: Chapman Cultural Center
Evaluation Director: Dr. Michele Covington
Total Grant Amount Funded: $205,429
Total Grant Amount for Evaluation: $15,000

“Public Art Challenge” Competitive Grant 
Funding Agency: Bloomberg Philanthropies
Grantee: City of Spartanburg, SC
Evaluation Director: Dr. Michele Covington
Grant Period: June 2015-December 2017
Total Grant Amount Funded: $1,000,000
Total Grant Amount for Evaluation: $53,500

“RISE: Research Initiative for Summer Engagement” Grant (funded)
Funding Agency: USC Office of the Vice President for Research
Grantee and Principal Investigator: Dr. Michele Covington
Grant Period: May 2014-December 2014
Total Grant Amount Funded: $5,000.00

“Smart Policing Initiative: FY2011 Competitive Grant” (funded)
Funding Agency: U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics
Grantee: Evans County Sheriff's Office, Evans, GA
Principal Investigators: Dr. Catherine Marcum, Dr. Adam Bossler, and Dr. Michele Covington
Total Grant Amount Funded: $262,551.56
Total Grant Amount for Evaluation: $38,450

For a full curriculum vita or more information about any of the activities listed above, please feel free to contact Dr. Covington.