Associate Professor of Sociology
Dr. Waid-Lindberg has been a member of the faculty in the department of history and social sciences at Northern State University since the fall of 2013. She earned a B.A. in psychology from the University of Kentucky; an M.S.C.J. degree in criminal justice from the University of Alabama; and a doctorate in criminology and criminal justice from the Florida State University’s College of Criminology and Criminal Justice. A native of Richmond, Va., Dr. Waid-Lindberg was a four-year letter winner on the women’s swim team as well as a two-time Southeastern Conference all-academic performer at the University of Kentucky.
CJUS 201 Introduction to Criminal Justice
CJUS 203 Policing in a Free Society
SOC 351 Criminology
SOC 354 Victimology
SS 360: The Traveling Classroom
SOC 383 Sport and Society
SOC 402 Social Deviance
SOC 423 Social Stratification
CJUS 452 Prisons and Penology
SOC 455 Juvenile Delinquency
SOC 456 Community Corrections
SOC 470/570 Child Abuse and Neglect
Northern State University, Outstanding Faculty Member, 2017
Northern State University, Nora Staael Evert Research Award, 2017
Great Plains Sociological Association, Excellence in Teaching Award, 2016
Historical perspectives of correctional practices
The culture of control
The subculture of the prison (particularly models of female adaptation to imprisonment)
Issues in juvenile justice processing
Punitive attitudes of the public
The fear of crime
Social issues related to sport
Programming and staffing needs of victim advocates and victim services
Dr. Waid-Lindberg has been involved in several research projects, including a study of low-income neighborhoods in Mobile, Ala., a statewide evaluation of disproportionate minority contact in Florida’s juvenile justice system, and a multi-college campus evaluation of crime fear and punitive attitudes of students. Her scholarly writing has appeared as book chapters and in journals such as Corrections Compendium, The Journal of Juvenile Justice Services, The Quarterly Review of Distance Education, The International Journal of Social Inquiry, Journal of Criminal Justice Education, The Canadian Journal of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Western Criminology Review, and the Annual Review of Interdisciplinary Research.
Dobbs, Rhonda R., Courtney A. Waid-Lindberg, & Alejandro del Carmen. (Republished, 2017). “Students’ Perceptions of Online Courses: The Effect of Online Course Experience.” Quarterly Review of Distance Education, 18(1), 101-117.
- Originally published in Volume 10, Issue 1, pp. 9-26 (2009)
Brownfield, Kristi & Courtney A. Waid-Lindberg. (2017). “Frontier Justice: Examining Representations of Modern Rural Policing on Television.” Annual Review of Interdisciplinary Justice Research, 6, 168-198.
Waid-Lindberg, Courtney A., Daryl J. Kosiak, & Kristi Brownfield. (2015). “The Representation of Prison Subculture Models in Mid-20th Century Hollywood Film.” Annual Review of Interdisciplinary Justice Research, 5, 125-151.
Waid-Lindberg, Courtney A. (2014). “A Criminologist’s Journey: Embracing the Sociological Roots of Justice Studies.” The Annual Review of Interdisciplinary Justice Research, 4, 255-259.
Edited Book Chapters
Kohm, Steven A., Courtney A. Waid-Lindberg, Rhonda R. Dobbs, Michael Weinrath, & Tara O’Connor Shelley. (2016). “Media, Fear of Crime, and Punitivity Among University Students in Canada and the United States.” In Derek Chadee (Ed.), Psychology of Fear, Crime, and the Media. New York: Taylor and Francis.
Courtney A. Waid-Lindberg. (2017). “Imprisonment Binge and ‘Get Tough’ Movement.” In Kent Kerley (Ed.), Encyclopedia or Corrections. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell.
Courtney A. Waid-Lindberg. (2014). “News Media, Television and Radio.” In Timothy R. Levine & J. Geoffrey Golson (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Lying and Deception. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.