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Stephanie A. Ainsworth

  • Associate Director, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice
  • Associate Professor


Dr. Stephanie Ainsworth is an Associate Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice and Associate Director of the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Norwich University. She is also the Academic Advising Coordinator for the University. Dr. Ainsworth has worked on numerous grant-funded research projects to build translational tools that guide practitioners to implement evidence-based practices and has developed and delivered training to corrections practitioners in jurisdictions across the country. Her current research looks at the use of trauma-informed practices in various settings. Her other research interests include the adoption of evidence-based practices in justice settings, individuals with substance-use disorders, and substance-abuse treatment programs. She teaches courses in research methods, corrections, CJ Administration, Drugs and Society, and the CJ capstone.


Ph.D. Criminology, Law & Society, George Mason University
M.A. Justice, Law, and Crime Policy, George Mason University
B.S. Administration of Justice from George Mason University

Courses Taught

CRIM 209 Social Science Research Methods
CRIM 320 Drugs and Society
CJ 410 Senior Seminar


Maass, S.A. (2023). Trauma-informed teaching tips for criminology and criminal justice faculty. The Criminologist, 49(1), 34-36.

Maass, S.A. (2022). Developing empathy and reducing student stigma toward substance-using individuals. The Criminologist, 47(3), 26-27.

Maass, S.A. (2019). VADOC SOARING 3 Organizational Survey Results. Virginia Department of Corrections. Center for Advancing Correctional Excellence. Norwich University.