Non-Resident Scholar, Criminal Justice
John Jay College of Criminal Justice
City University of New York
Amy Adamczyk Vitae
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Amy Adamczyk is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and the Doctoral Program in Criminal Justice at the Graduate Center, City University of New York. Professor Adamczyk has examined the influence of religion for explaining the decision to obtain an abortion, timing of first sex, marijuana use, and cross-national attitudes about homosexuality. She was recently awarded a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to examine the influence of religion-supported after-school programs for young men’s health-related behaviors. With her co-authors Steven Stack and Liqun Cao, Professor Adamczyk was awarded the 2008 Donald MacNamara Award for outstanding paper of the year published by the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. In 2009 John Jay College of Criminal Justice awarded Professor Adamczyk the Donald E. J. MacNamara Junior Faculty Award for significant scholarly contributions.
Before joining the faculty at the City University of New York, Professor Adamczyk was an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Wayne State University. In 2005 she earned her Ph.D. in Sociology from the Pennsylvania State University. Her work can be found in the Journal of Health and Social Behavior, Social Science Research, Sociological Quarterly, Justice Quarterly, Sociology of Religion, and the Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion.