Ph.D. University of Central Florida
Phone: (904) 620-2413
Office: Building 51, Room 2307
I am originally from South Carolina and attended my bachelors and masters degree programs there, as well as working in the field as a law enforcement officer for two years. After working in law enforcement, my husband and I picked up and moved to Florida so I could attend the PhD program in Sociology at the University of Central Florida in Orlando. Go Knights! After my PhD, I worked as an assistant professor at Georgia Southern University for two years before returning back "home" to Florida to accept a position at UNF. I love teaching (most of the time). I also love doing policing research, violence research, and research on females in the criminal justice system. In my spare time, should I have any, I like to hang out with my husband and my two sweet little girls and go to the beach.
American Society of Criminology
Homicide Research Working Group
Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences
Southern Criminal Justice Association
Alpha Kappa Delta, International Sociology Honor Society
Bureau of Justice Statistics, Smart Policing Initiative: FY2011 Competitive Grant, Total Grant Amount: $262,551.56/Amount for Subcontractor Evaluation Fee: $38,450, 2011
Covington, M.W. and Libby, N. (Forthcoming). Trust and Transparency in Policing, Proceedings of the Futures Working Group.
Covington, M.W. (Forthcoming). Book Review: Policing Cybercrime. Criminal Justice Review.
Tewksbury, R., Mustaine, E.E., & Covington, M.W. (2010). Offender Presence, Available Victims, Social Disorganization and Sex Offense Rates. American Journal of Criminal Justice 24(1/2): 1-14.
Covington, M.W. and Jasinski, J.L. (2009). Incarcerated Adult and Juvenile Females: Special Issues to Consider. In Roslyn Muraskin (Ed.), Key Correctional Issues (2nd Ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.
Pelfrey, W.V. & Covington, M.W. (2007). Deaths in Custody: The Utility of Data Collected from County Coroners. Criminal Justice Studies 20(1): 65-78.
Pelfrey, W.V. & (Covington) White, M. (2004). South Carolina Deaths in Custody: Final Report of Research. Columbia, SC: South Carolina Department of Public Safety Office of Safety and Grants.
Covington, M.W. Lethal Assaults against Police Officers (2000-2005): A Descriptive Analysis. Poster presented at the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Annual Conference, Cincinnati, Ohio, March 2008
Covington, M.W. & Jasinski, J.L. You’re Not Welcome Here: The Efficacy of Residency Restrictions for Sexual Predators. Poster presented at the American Society of Criminology Annual Conference, St. Louis, Missouri, November 2008
Covington, M.W. Self-Reported Victimizations of Orlando Police Officers. Paper presented at the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Annual Conference, Boston, Massachusetts, March 2009
Covington, M. W. Violence Against Police Officers in Orlando: A Geographic Representation. Poster presented at the American Society of Criminology Annual Conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, November 2009
Mustaine, E.E., Tewksbury, R., & Covington, M.W. Offender Presence, Available Victims, Social Disorganization and Sex Offense Rates. Poster presented at the American Society of Criminology Annual Conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, November 2009
Covington, M.W. Violence against Police Officers: A Criminal Event Analysis. Paper presented at the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Annual Conference, San Diego, CA, March 2010
Covington, M.W. Correlates of Violence against Police Officers in Orlando. Paper presented at the American Society of Criminology Annual Conference, San Francisco, California, November 2010
Covington, M.W. Exploring the Link between Alcohol & Violence against Police Officers. Poster presented at the American Society of Criminology Annual Conference, Washington, DC, November 2011
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