Faculty & Staff

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Heather Zaykowski, PhD

  • Assistant Professor of Sociology, College of Liberal Arts
  • Telephone: 617.287.6254
  • Fax: 617.287.6288
  • Office Location: Wheatley Hall,04,00010

Areas of Expertise

Victimization, Youth Violence, Communities and Crime, Law and Society


PhD, University of Delaware

Professional Publications & Contributions

Additional Information

View Professor Zaykowski's Curriculum Vitae

Current Research

Research interests include contextualizing victimization and the multiple ways in which people respond to violence – aggressive behavior, contacting the police and informal help-seeking, and examining the ways in which communities develop mechanisms of social control. Ongoing projects include examining the victim-offender overlap from youth to adulthood and its impact on help-seeking. Dr. Zaykowski is also currently the evaluator for the SAMHSA funded “The MASS-MISSION Program to End Chronic Homelessness” project.