Jennifer Marson

Headshot of Doctor Jennifer Marson from the School of Criminal Justice


Office: 214-C DeVos

Phone: 616-331-7134


Office Hours


Genocide and State Crime; International Crime and Justice; Restorative Justice


Dr. Jennifer Marson-Reed completed her undergraduate studies at Lake Superior State University, graduating with a B.A. in Sociology, with a focus on International Relations. She earned her M.A. in Sociology from Central Michigan University and Ph.D. in Sociology with emphasis in Criminology from Western Michigan University.  Jennifer joined the School of Criminal Justice in the fall of 2018. Prior to coming to GVSU, Jennifer was an Assistant Professor at Fayetteville State University. 

Jennifer enjoys spending time with her husband Dale, son Boone, and dog Roosevelt. 

Courses Taught

  • CJ 101 Justice and Society
  • CJ 201 Criminology
  • CJ 300 Research Methods in Criminal Justice
  • CJ 330 Correctional Process
  • CJ 360 Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program (Fall 2020)
  • CJ 400 Qualitative Research Methods
  • CJ 482 Culture, Crime, and Justice
  • CJ 680 Comparative Criminal Justice

Research Interests 

Dr. Marson-Reed's research interests center on the notion of "justice," what justice is and how it is obtained.  More specifically, justice and reconciliation following mass atrocity, international crime and restorative justice, inequality within the criminal justice system, and wrongful convictions.