Experienced Youth Justice Practitioner turned Academic, with a demonstrated history of working within Juvenile Justice. Michelle is currently working as an Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice at Widener University. Michelle earned her Doctorate of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Childhood Studies from Rutgers University – Camden, with distinction. Michelle is a qualitative researcher utilizing digital methods to look at the role of phones and social media in the criminalization and victimization of young people.

Skilled in Digital Research, Researching Sensitive Subjects, Ethics, Managing Nonprofit Organizations, Safeguarding Children, and Youth Leadership. Providing training to professionals who work with young people involved in serious violence including Medical professionals, Police and the MOJ.