Francesca Spina Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor in the Social Sciences Department and the Coordinator of the Criminal Justice Program at Springfield College. Dr. Spina is also an adjunct faculty member in the Division of Online and Continuing Education at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. She earned a Ph.D. in Criminal Justice and Criminology from the University of Massachusetts Lowell and a B.A. in Economics from Trinity College.
Dr. Spina’s research interests include race and justice, environmental justice, ex-offender rehabilitation and reentry, and criminal justice policy reform. She has published and presented nationally on these topics.