Martha Hurley will be the next dean of the Liberal Arts, Communication & Social Sciences Division at Sinclair Community College in Dayton, Ohio, effective June 1. She has been serving as chair and professor in the criminal justice and security studies department at the University of Dayton. Her research focuses on criminal justice policy analysis, restorative justice, corrections, and community-police relationship building. She is the author of Aging in Prison: The Integration of Research and Practice (Carolina Academic Press, 2018).
“It is an honor to join Sinclair College and continue its mission to find the need and endeavor to meet it through transformative, inclusive education and community partnerships,” said Dr. Hurley. “I look forward to building lasting relationships with Sinclair’s faculty, staff, and local and regional partners to further student success and advance Sinclair’s strategic priorities of alignment, growth, and equity.”
Born and raised in Darlington, South Carolina, Dr. Hurley earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina. She holds a master’s degree in sociology and a Ph.D. in criminal justice from the University of Cincinnati.