Criminology and Justice Studies

Katherine Lorenz

Doctor Katherine Lorenz
Associate Professor
(818) 677-5192
Office location:
SH 130-U


Dr. Lorenz teaches multple CJS courses. For the Fall 2020 term, Dr. Lorenz is teaching CJS 326 Victimology, and CJS 480 Applied Research in CJ (Internship and Field Experience class).


Ph.D., Criminology, Law, & Justice, December 2017, University of Illinois at Chicago

Dissertation Title: “Reporting Sexual Assault to the Police: Victim Experiences and the Potential for Procedural Justice”

M.A., Criminology, Law, & Justice, December 2013, University of Illinois at Chicago

B.S., Sociology, May 2012, Central Michigan University


Katherine Lorenz, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Criminology and Justice Studies. She received her Ph.D. in Criminology, Law, and Justice from University of Illinois at Chicago in 2017. Dr. Lorenz is a sexual violence researcher focusing on the post-assault experiences of survivors including: help-seeking, reporting and disclosure, coping, and recovery in relation to social reactions and social support provided from various informal and formal or institutional sources. Her research utilizes qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methodologies through an intersectional feminist approach. She engages the community through activism and advocacy in the areas of sexual assault, sexual harassment, domestic violence/intimate partner violence, and criminal justice reform. For a full review of her academic and professional experience, see her CV below.

Dr. Lorenz's CV