Viviana Andreescu (Associate Professor of Justice Administration) received her B.A. from the University of Bucharest, Romania and her M.A., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Louisville. In addition, she studied at the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands and at the Salzburg Seminar in American Studies, Austria. Dr. Andreescu was the recipient of a Fulbright scholarship (1993-1995).
She teaches "Criminal Behavior", "Theories of Crimes & Delinquency","Quantitative Analysis", and "International Perspectives on Violence". Before joining the JA faculty, Dr. Andreescu has taught courses in social statistics, research methods, social theory, social stratification, criminology, juvenile delinquency, public policy, and program evaluation in the Department of Sociology and in the School of Urban Affairs at the University of Louisville.
Dr. Andreescu's scholarly research includes studies focusing on violent crimes, victimization, fear of crime, capital punishment, urban issues, ethnic relationships, and international migration. Her work has been published in peer-reviewed journals such as Criminal Justice Studies, Journal of Ethnicity in Criminal Justice, International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, Journal of Identity & Migration Studies, East European Quarterly, Romanian Journal of Sociology, and Romanian Journal of Social Work.