Insun Park, Ph.D.

Insun Park, Ph.D.

Title: Assistant Professor
Dept/Program: Sociology and Criminal Justice Studies
Office: Olin Hall 225
Phone: 330-972-7645
Curriculum Vitae: Download in PDF format


Professor Park received her Ph.D. in Criminal Justice with the specialization in Criminology and Corrections from the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Park’s research has focused on the impact of contact with the criminal justice system on youth and young adults. Prior to joining UA in 2019, she worked on state-wide research projects examining the impact of Criminal Justice Reform, effects and consequences of juvenile transfer, and factors related to substance abuse treatment in community-based correctional facilities in Ohio. Building on continued research on these areas, Dr. Park intends to bring scholarly attention and improve the lives of Ohioans in the correctional system.

Besides teaching and research, she serves as the co-advisor for the Sociology club/AKD and Akron Chapter of the Ohio Innocence Project.


Youth in the Criminal Justice System; Juvenile Delinquency; Correctional Policies


3850 330 Criminology (Lecture or online)

3800 100 Introduction to Criminal Justice (Lecture or online)

3800 103 Introduction to Corrections (Lecture or online)