Dr. Tracey L. Woodard

Tracey L. Woodard
Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice

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Ph.D.Criminology and Criminal JusticeFlorida State University2017 
M.S.Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of North Florida2007 
B.S.Telecommunications Management, Syracuse University, 1988  

Areas of Specialty 
Criminological Theory 
Death Penalty  
Juvenile Delinquency 
Maternal Incarceration 

Selected Scholarship
Woodard, Tracey L., and Jennifer E. Copp. 2016. “Maternal incarceration and children’s delinquent involvement: The role of sibling relationships.” Children and Youth Services Review70:340-348.  

Woodard, Tracey, and Miltonette Craig. 2016.  “Tackling comprehensive exam anxieties: The doctoral student’s guide.” The Criminologist.   

Selected Professional Presentations 

Woodard, Tracey L. and M.O. Craig. ”Maternal Incarceration and Child Wellbeing Outcomes:  Examining whether the effect of sibling relationships varies by race or ethnicity.” Presented at the 73rd Annual American Society of Criminology Meeting, November, 2017, Philadelphia, PA.   

Woodard, Tracey L. and J. E. Copp.  ”Do Siblings Moderate the Effects of Maternal Incarceration on Juvenile Outcomes?”  Presented at the 72nd Annual American Society of Criminology Meeting, November, 2016New Orleans, LA.  

Woodard, Tracey L., J. Mestre-Brancale, M. Greenwald, S. Scaggs, and G. Pesta.  ”Examining the Labeling Effects of First Arrest on Subsequent School-based Incidents and Discipline.”  Presented at the 71st Annual American Society of Criminology Meeting, November, 2015Washington, DC.  

Woodard, Tracey L., J. Mestre-Brancale, and M. Greenwald. ”Examining the Relationship between the First Arrest, School Disciplinary Practices, and Involvement in the Juvenile Justice System.”  Presented at Annual Meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, March, 2015, Orlando, FL. 

Woodard, Tracey L..  ”Child Deaths Due to Abuse and Neglect:  An Examination of Florida.”  Presented at the 70th Annual American Society of Criminology Meeting, November, 2014, San Francisco, CA. 

Woodard, Tracey L.  “Causes of Criminal Behavior.”  Presented at the Inside the System for the Youth Leadership Jacksonville Forum, November, 2012   Jacksonville, FL.   

Academic Career 
2018-Present Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice, USC Upstate 
2017-2018 Assistant Professor, Criminal JusticeBridgewater State University 
2009-2017 Adjunct InstructorCriminology and Criminal JusticeUniversity of North Florida