Sharon Kantorowski Davis, Ph. D. is a Professor of Sociology at the University of La Verne, in Southern California. Her areas of expertise are Criminology, Juvenile Delinquency, Deviance, and Qualitative Research Methods. She received her Ph.D. in Sociology at the University of Southern California (USC), and her M.A. and B.A. in Sociology at San Diego State University. She is President Elect of the Pacific Sociological Association and has served as vice president of the Pacific Sociological Association, two-time president of the University of La Verne Faculty Senate, and three-time chair of the Faculty Assembly. She was chair of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology for a decade. She has 20 academic publications and more than 100 professional conference paper presentations. She has earned a chili pepper on ratemyprofessor.com. She is committed to social justice and equality. She enjoys international travel, singing, and international folk dancing.