Marina Saad

Marina Saad

Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice
Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice



  • BS, Rutgers University, Newark
  • MA, Rutgers University, Newark
  • PhD, Rutgers University, Newark


  • Race
  • Implicit Social Cognition
  • Corrections
  • Parole
  • Stigma


  • Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • Statistics Research Methods

Academic Profile

Dr. Saad earned a doctorate in criminal justice from Rutgers University- Newark. She also received both her MA and BS in criminal justice from Rutgers. She previously worked at the Vera Institute of Justice and with the New Jersey State Parole Board. Her primary research interests center around the intersection of social psychology and criminal justice. Specifically, her research examines the cognitive processes underlying the identities of individuals who have professional and personal relationships with offenders. Her work elucidates the cognitive effects of relationships and interactions with offenders which have previously been unexamined in the criminological literature. Her research has implications for relationships between offenders and others and improved offender outcomes. She also completed the Association of College and University Educators course on “Teaching Effectiveness for Student Success” a national evidence-based intensive course on all elements of teaching in higher education settings.

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