About Marisa L. Beeble

Dr. Marisa Beeble received her Ph.D. in Ecological – Community Psychology with a specialization in quantitative methodology from Michigan State University. She is currently an Associate Professor of Psychology. Dr. Beeble is an applied community psychologist with experience working across the disciplines of psychology and criminal justice. Her scholarship is dedicated to improving the criminal justice system’s response to female offenders, a significantly underserved community of women with overwhelming histories of interpersonal victimization, substance use, and mental health concerns.

Dr. Beeble also works to enhance substance abuse prevention initiatives serving at-risk populations. She currently serves on the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services’, Evidence-Based Programs and Strategies Review Panel to assist in the identification of evidence-based initiatives targeted at preventing substance abuse.

She has also served as a technical assistance provider through SAMHSA’s Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies’ Service to Science initiative designed to build programmatic capacity for sustainable evaluation designs among innovative substance abuse prevention programs. In addition to teaching at Russell Sage, she teaches in the Program Evaluation graduate program at Michigan State University. She also serves as the Criminal Justice Interest Group Chair for Division 27 of the APA.

Research Interests

Understanding and improving the lives of female offenders
Criminal Justice

Visiting one of the local county correctional facilities was transformative for my students; many of them left the facility with more passion for the course content and a desire to promote system’s change.

Marisa L. Beeble

Associate Professor of Psychology

Educational Background

Ph.D., Michigan State University
Ecological-Community Psychology