Aubri McDonald

  • Assistant Professor
  • Criminal Justice Department
  • Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago, 2017
  • PHONE: (262) 595-2021
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Aubri McDonald


  • Framing Theory
  • Gangs
  • Crime & Media
  • Criminal Trial Analysis
  • Social Movements
Dr McDonald is an Assistant Professor in the Criminal Justice Department at UW Parkside. She has a PhD in Criminology from the University of Illinois in Chicago and a Master’s in Communication and Media Studies from the University of Colorado, Boulder. Dr McDonald has a B.A. in Psychology and B.S. in Journalism from the University of Kansas.

Her research involves examining racialized and gendered cultural frames in media, social movements, and criminal trials and the influence on cognitive bias and decision-making.

Teaching Awards

2020: Student nomination process. Nominated by a member of the wrestling team for "being a very open-minded instructor to her criminal justice students.", VIPS Program (Very Impactful Professor or Staff), University of Wisconsin - Parkside Athletic Department
COMM 384 - Media/Crime/Criminal Justice
CRMJ 101 - Intro to Criminal Justice
CRMJ 350 - Street Gangs and Crime
CRMJ 365 - Race, Crime, Law (DV)
CRMJ 366 - Women/Crime/Criminal Justice
CRMJ 371 - The Criminal Mind
CRMJ 385 - Media/Crime/Criminal Justice
CRMJ 499 - Independent Study:
SOCA 101 - Introduction to Sociology
SOCA 365 - Race, Crime, Law (DV)
WGSS 366 - Women/Crime/Criminal Justice
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