Katie L. Hughes

Graduate Assistant


Katie Hughes is a doctoral candidate at the University of Louisville. Her main research interests include institutional corrections, prison operation, correctional staff wellness, and criminological theory. She is currently working with Dr. Kristin Swartz on a National Institute of Justice grant exploring the effects of a Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program on correctional officer stress. She has a BS in Justice Administration from the University of Louisville and a Master’s degree in Criminal Justice with a concentration in corrections from the University of Cincinnati.