facebook twitter flickr you tube pinterest


Leesa Kern , Ph.D.

Leesa Kern

Assistant Professor
Department of
Sociology, Criminology and Justice Studies

p/ 614.823.1267
e/ LKern@otterbein.edu
Office: Towers Hall 214


  • The Ohio State University, PhD, 1999
  • The Ohio State University, MA, 1992
  • Miami University, BA, 1988

Research & Teaching Interests

  • Gangs
  • Policing
  • Deviant subcultures

Personal Biography

Dr. Kern received her doctorate from The Ohio State University. Her classes are in the criminology concentration. Her research interests are criminology and juvenile delinquency. She also teaches Introductory Sociology, Research Methods, Social Problems, and also teaches in the Integrative Studies and Senior Year Experience programs. She is currently completing research on women in policing, and has begun researching gang involvement in violent crime in Columbus. Her other research interests include stigma management among members in deviant communities, and the intersections between pollution, crime, and lower income neighborhoods.

/ Office of Academic Affairs

The Office of Academic Affairs is located in Roush Hall, 27 S. Grove St.

Office Hours

M-F: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

p / 614.823.1556

/ Also see...