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Deborah T. Vegh

 

About Deborah T. Vegh
 

Deborah T. Vegh, Ph.D., is an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science and Criminal Justice.  She completed her doctoral degree in Criminology and Justice Policy at Northeastern University in Boston, MA, where she taught two years.  She received her Master’s in criminology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and undergraduate degrees in criminal justice and psychology from the University of Dayton.  Dr. Vegh has held a number of research positions at various universities, including Kent State University’s Institute for the Study and Prevention of Violence and Case Western Reserve University.  She was a project coordinator for the Office for Victims of Crime – Training and Technical Assistance Center in Washington, D.C. and was employed by the Cleveland Clinic as a research coordinator in the Center for Neurological Restoration.  Dr. Vegh has previously taught at Muskingum University and Central Connecticut State University. 

CV:                                         DTVegh CV 

Contact Information:         211 Hendricks Hall
                                               814-732-1229
                                               dvegh@edinboro.edu

Office Hours:                      MW: 2-3PM; TR: 11AM-12:30PM (Fall 2012)

Education:                           Ph.D., Criminology and Justice Policy, Northeastern University
                                              M.A., Criminology, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
                                               B.A., Psychology, University of Dayton
                                              B.S., Criminal Justice, University of Dayton

Research Interests:         Criminological theory testing; deviance and risky behavior

Undergraduate Courses Taught

Criminology/Criminal Justice:

  • Introduction to Criminal Justice (on-ground and online)
  • Corrections (on-ground and online)
  • Criminology (on-ground and online)
  • Victimology (on-ground and online)
  • Principles and Ethics in Criminal Justice (on-ground and online)
  • Gender & Crime
  • Juvenile Justice
  • Research Methods (on-ground and online)

Sociology:

  • Social Problems (online)

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Higgins, G. E., Ricketts, M.L., & Vegh, D. (2008).  The role of self-control in college student's perceived risk and fear of online victimization.  American Journal of Criminal Justice, 33(2), 223-233. 

Book Chapters

Ricketts, M.L., Vegh, D.T., Higgins, G.E., & Marcum, C. (2012).  The role of nonsocial reinforcement on college student fear using Facebook.  In Chin, J. & Owens, D. (Eds.). Issues in Criminal Justice Flushing, NY: Looseleaf Press

Book Reviews

Vegh, D.T. (2011).  Campus crime: Is it the problem it's been constructed to be? Book review of "The Dark Side of the Ivory Tower: Campus Crime as a Social Problem."  Crime, Law and Social Change.  doi: 10.1007/s10611-011-9288-3 

Academic Paper Presentations

Vegh, D.T. (2012).  Popped pills: What strains influence the nonmedical use of prescription medications?  Presented at the annual meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, New York, NY.

Higgins, G.E., Marcum, C.D. , Ricketts, M.L. & Vegh, D.T. (2012).  Texting while driving: A social learning perspective.  Presented at the annual meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, New York, NY.

Vegh, D.T. (2011).  GST & the illicit use of prescription drugs: A gendered response.  Presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Criminology, Washington, D.C.

Vegh, D.T. (2011).  Rx and Binge Drinking: Which strains got to do with it?  Presented at the annual meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Panel chair).

Vegh, D.T., Ricketts, M.L., Marcum, C., & Higgins, G.E. (2010).  The role of nonsocial reinforcement on college student fear using Facebook.  Presented at the annual meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, San Diego, CA.

Parker, S.K. & Vegh, D.T. (2010).  Undergraduate underreporting: Student perception of campus police & its affect on reporting behaviors.  Presented at the annual meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, San Diego, CA.

Vegh, D.T. (2009).  Rx: What’s strain got to do with it?  Presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Criminology, Philadelphia, PA.

Vegh, D.T., Ricketts, M.L., & Higgins, G. E. (2009).  Perceived risk and Facebook: A gendered analysis.  Presented at the annual meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Boston, MA.

Higgins, G.E., Ricketts, M.L., & Vegh, D.T. (2008).   Facebook & fear: Toward a model of fear.   Presented at the annual meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Cincinnati, OH.

Vegh, D.T., Higgins, G. E., & Ricketts, M.L. (2007).  The role of self-control in college student's perceived risk and fear of online victimization.  Presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Criminology, Atlanta, GA.

Vegh, D.T., Ricketts, M.L., & Higgins, G. E. (2007).  College students & Facebook: Understanding the correlates of potential fear.  Presented at the annual meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Seattle, WA.

Vegh, D.T. (2005).  General strain’s applicability to children who experience violence.  Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Criminology, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Professional Affiliations

Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences

            Executive Counselor – Corrections Section (2010-2013)

            Corrections Section Student Travel Award Committee (2012)

            Committee Member – William L. Simon/Anderson Publishing Outstanding Student Paper Award (2006)

American Society of Criminology