Behavioral Sciences

  • November 27, 2023

    Taking bold steps: Meet PNW 2023 graduate Alondra Diaz

    Alondra Diaz, ‘23, likes to remind herself of advice received from her mother: if you see something in your world you don’t like, then take the initiative to go change it and make a difference.

  • October 17, 2023

    Professor Nicky Ali Jackson receives 2023 Heart of Indiana Torchbearer Award

    Nicky Ali Jackson, professor of Criminal Justice and executive director for the Center for Justice and Post-Exoneration Assistance (CJPA) at Purdue University Northwest (PNW), was awarded the 2023 Heart of Indiana Torchbearer Award by the Indiana Commission for Women.

  • September 28, 2023

    Purdue Northwest Sociology faculty member’s research examines representation in LGBTQ children’s books

    A PNW Sociology faculty member’s recently published research on representation in LGBTQ-themed children’s books offers a helpful critique on the diversity of characters and familial relationships depicted.

  • July 24, 2023

    A Coerced Confession?

    Nicky Ali Jackson, executive director of Purdue University Northwest’s Center for Justice and Post-Exoneration Assistance in Hammond, was quoted recently in the Chicago Sun-Times article about Cleveland “Christopher” Bynum, a Gary man serving a 300-year sentence for 5 killings another man later confessed to.

  • May 26, 2023

    Chancellor Medallion Recipient: Meet 2023 PNW graduate Sharyl Riley

    Sharyl Riley, ’23, earned a bachelor of science degree in Computer Information Technology with a concentration in Cybersecurity from the College of Technology and a minor in Criminal Justice from the College of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences at Purdue University Northwest (PNW). 

  • April 28, 2023

    PNW Graduate LaPorte Police Department’s First Social Worker

    The Northwest Indiana Times shares how Purdue University Northwest graduate Caitlyn Kalisik is helping officers deal with mental health and drug abuse issues encountered during calls for assistance.

  • April 25, 2023

    PNW Day of Giving Spotlight: Tamar Clark

    As Purdue University Northwest looks ahead to Day of Giving on April 26, 2023, PNW student Tamar Clark shares how your support for scholarships helps first-generation, low-income PNW students Power Onward to achieve their goals.

  • March 28, 2023

    PNW student’s research featured in undergraduate research journal

    Purdue University Northwest alumna Saige Addison's undergraduate research is featured in the latest Journal of Purdue Undergraduate Research (JPUR).

  • December 22, 2022

    Changing lives: Meet 2022 PNW graduate Jalyn A. Smith

    Inspired by her mother’s career in social work, Jalyn A. Smith, ’22, chose to major in the same field and will graduate with a bachelor of arts degree in Social Work from the College of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.

  • December 19, 2022

    PNW students present the big picture on climate change

    Students in a fall semester “Environment and Social Justice” class taught by Kim Scipes, professor emeritus of Sociology, presented a research symposium that took a local lens to resources, energy production, population, food and other topics while connecting them to the larger issue of global climate change.