Dr. Stephanie C. Jerstad

Assistant Professor of Sociology

Dr. Stephanie C. Jerstad

Contact Information


Office: McComsey 232
Phone: 717-871-7476


T: 12:30-2:00 PM
W: 12:30-2:30 PM
R: 12:30-2:00 PM
Comments: additional hours available


Harrison College, 2014
B.S. Criminal Justice

University of Cincinnati, 2016
M.S. Criminal Justice

Southern Illinois University, 2022
PhD Criminology and Criminal Justice

Research and Scholarly Interests:

Sex offender legislation, aging sex offender population, housing barriers, corrections, global corrections, re-entry, felony collateral consequences, survey methodology, and mixed methods

Courses taught at Millersville:

SOCY 210 Sociology of the Family
SOCY 230 Criminology
SOCY 331 Police and the Courts
SOCY 332 Modern Corrections
SOCY 339 Comparative Global Justice


Care for the aging: Long-term care facilities’ willingness to accept persons convicted of sex offenses into their care as residents. Dissertation, 2022

Jerstad, S., Levenson, Jill S. A review of laws addressing access to long-term care facilities for people convicted of sex crimes: Prevention of harms in the context of public health goals. Forthcoming

Open Education Resources: Lady (In)Justice (merlot.org)