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Rebecca Ridener, Ph.D
Assistant Professor


TR 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and W 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Rebecca J. Ridener received her Ph.D. in Criminal Justice from the University of Cincinnati in 2010 and is an Assistant Professor, Undergraduate Coordinator, and Internship Advisor in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Slippery Rock University.  Her research focuses on criminological theory, corrections, and program evaluation.  Professor Schnupp teaches in the areas of criminological theory, corrections, and research methods.


  • 2010 Ph.D., Criminal Justice, University of Cincinnati
  • 2004 M.S., Criminal Justice, University of Cincinnati
  • 2002 B.A., Political Science, Emory University

Courses Taught

  • Community Corrections
  • Theoretical Criminology
  • Research Methods
  • Introduction to Criminology and Criminal Justice
  • Criminal Justice Policy
  • Correctional Administration (graduate level)
  • Criminological Research (graduate level)
  • Advanced Criminological Theory (graduate level)
  • Internship (undergraduate and graduate levels)
Research Interests
  • Community Corrections
  • Correctional Rehabilitation
  • Families and Crime
  • Criminology
  • Biosocial Criminology
  • Life-Course Criminology
  • Early Intervention
  • Program Implementation and Evaluation

Selected Publications

Kuehn, Sarah & Rebecca Schnupp (2013, January).  Butler county drug treatment court process evaluation.  Submitted to Butler, Pennsylvania Court of Common Pleas.

Vaske, Jamie, Kevin M. Beaver, John P. Wright, Danielle Boisvert, & Rebecca Schnupp (2009). An interaction between DAT1 and having an alcoholic father predicts serious alcohol problems in a sample of males. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 104, 17-22.

Schnupp, Rebecca (2010). Le Blanc, Marc: An integrated personal control theory of deviant behavior. In Francis T. Cullen & Pamela Wilcox (Eds.), Encyclopaedia of criminological theory. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications. 

Wright, John Paul, Rebecca Schnupp, Kevin M. Beaver, Matt DeLisi, & Michael G. Vaughn (2012).  Genes, maternal negativity, and self-control: Evidence of a gene X environment interaction. Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice, 10(3), 245-260.

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