MacDonald Elected Fellow of the Academy of Experimental Criminology

John MacDonald, professor of criminology and sociology and Penny and Robert A. Fox Faculty Director of the Fels Institute of Government, has been elected a fellow of the Academy of Experimental Criminology (AEC) for his success in leading randomized, controlled field experiments in criminology.

MacDonald’s research focuses primarily on the study of crime and violence, race and ethnic disparities in criminal justice, and the effect of public policy responses on crime. He has served as a principal investigator or co-principal investigator on health, injury prevention, and crime research projects with funding provided by the American Statistical Association, the National Institute of Justice, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the National Institutes of Health. His recent work appears in the American Journal of Epidemiology, American Journal of Public Health, Economic Journal, Criminology, and Journal of Legal Studies.

MacDonald earned a Ph.D. from the University of Maryland and has been at Penn since 2006.

The AEC elects fellows annually. MacDonald will be recognized as an AEC Fellow during an award ceremony on Wednesday, November 16, at this year's American Society of Criminology meeting in New Orleans.

 

Arts & Sciences News

Eugene Mele and Charles Kane to Share Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics

The Physicists are recognized for work on topological insulators, materials with unique properties that may help usher in new, ultra-efficient electronic devices, even quantum computing.

View Article >
Aronowitz and Krueger Are Named Walter H. and Leonore C. Annenberg Professors in the Social Sciences

Robert Aronowitz, Professor and Chair of History and Sociology of Science, and Dirk Krueger, Professor of Economics, have been appointed Walter H. and Leonore C. Annenberg Professors in the Social Sciences.

View Article >
Ronald O. Perelman Center for Political Science and Economics Design Pairs New With Old

Located on the northeast corner of Walnut and 36th streets, the project involved the adaptive reuse and expansion of the circa 1925 Art Deco-style West Philadelphia Title and Trust Company building.

View Article >
Turner Schulman Endowed Research Fund Supports the Center for the Study of Ethnicity, Race, and Immigration

CSERI is a first-of-its-kind research center, focusing on the intersecting narratives of ethnicity, race, and immigration in U.S. life and supporting research at the faculty, graduate, and undergraduate levels.

View Article >
Daniel Mindiola Named Brush Family Professor of Chemistry

Mindiola’s many professional honors include the Presidential Early Career Award and the Faculty Early Career Development Award from the National Science Foundation.

View Article >
Philadelphia Managing Director Michael DiBerardinis to join Fels as Professor of Practice

Michael DiBerardinis, who has served as Managing Director for the City of Philadelphia under Mayor James Kenney since January 2016, will be joining the University of Pennsylvania School of Arts and Sciences in January 2019 as a Professor of Practice at the Fels Institute of Government.

View Article >