Dr. Cathy Marcum

Dr. Catherine D. Marcum joined the Department of Government and Justice Studies in 2012 and is currently the Department Chair. She earned a Ph.D. in Criminology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Her areas of teaching and research focus on correctional issues, cybercrime, and victimization, and very much enjoys working with students on research. She has published over 60 peer-reviewed journal articles and 20 books in her fields. Dr. Marcum serves on the Executive Board of the Southern Criminal Justice Association and Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, as well as Chair of the Division of Cybercrime for the American Society of Criminology. She is an active volunteer for the Girl Scouts of America, Hardin Park School and other community organizations.

Areas of Expertise & Interest:
• Correctional issues
• Cybercrime victimization and offending
• Victimization

• Ph.D. (2008) Criminology, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
• M.S. (2004) Criminal Justice, Marshall University
• B.S. (2002) Criminal Justice, West Virginia State University

Courses Taught:

  • Undergraduate Courses:
    • Corrections
    • Criminological Theory
    •  Cybercrime
    • Offender Reentry & Recidivism
    •  Research Methods
    • Writing in Criminal Justice
  • Graduate Courses:
    • Cybercrime
    • Crime, Theory, and Policy
Title: Department Chair, Professor of Criminal Justice
Department: marcumcm@appstate.edu

Email address: Email me

Phone: (828) 262-3075

Fax: (828) 262-2947

Office address
352 B Anne Belk Hall


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