Assistant Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice
Ph.D. -- Simon Fraser University (Criminology)
M.S. -- California State University, Long Beach (Criminal Justice)
B.S. -- California State University, Long Beach (Criminal Justice)
Dr. Nash’s research interests are concentrated in white-collar crime and counter-terrorism within the policing paradigm. Her research in these areas has an interdisciplinary focus drawing from the fields of criminology, sociology, and economics--especially through network theory and diffusion theory--in understanding illicit networks. Dr. Nash’s teaching focus is in quantitative research methods using a variety of methodological applications, including social network analysis, GIS crime mapping, and statistical analysis. Recent research includes mapping an illicit fraud network to better understand how financial decision-making is embedded in social relations.
Direct Dial Phone: 562-985-5597
Office Location: Engineering Technologies (E-Tec) 252