Dr. Breanna Boppre is an Assistant Professor (tenure-track) in the School of Criminal Justice. She earned her Ph.D. in Criminology and Criminal Justice from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in 2018. She was honored as an Outstanding Graduate from her university. Dr. Boppre also earned her M.S. in Criminal Justice from Portland State University and her B.A.(hon) in Criminal Justice from the University of Nevada, Reno.

Dr. Boppre’s research assesses how victimization, adversity, and trauma lead to system-involvement. She also critically examines legal and carceral responses, and the impacts of such responses on those directly impacted. Much of her research uses a gendered, intersectional, and familial lens. Dr. Boppre uses various methodological techniques, including quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods. Dr. Boppre has been involved with several externally and internally funded research projects. Dr. Boppre conducts research with multiple agencies in the community. Her work appears in numerous peer reviewed outlets including Justice Quarterly, the International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative CriminologyCorrections: Policy, Practice, and Research, Feminist Criminology, and Victims & Offenders

Dr. Boppre currently teaches Corrections, Introduction to Research Methods, and Women, Crime, and Criminal Justice. She uses engaging teaching techniques (e.g., experiential and service learning) to help students build personal and applied connections to the course material. Dr. Boppre is a Tilford diversity fellow and service-learning faculty scholar for Wichita State.


Academic Interests and Expertise
  • Victimization-offending overlap
  • Correctional policies and practices
  • Women and youth system-involvement
  • Impacts of incarceration on families
  • Mixed methods