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Danielle Murdoch teaches undergraduate courses in corrections, introduction to and decision-making in criminal justice, women and justice, and the School’s Honours program. Her commitment to learning, unlearning, and relearning, and her approach to teaching that is characterized by care, connection, inclusivity, and diversity in content and assessments, has been recognized at the university and faculty level. She is a 2022 recipient of the SFU Excellence in Teaching Award and a 2019 winner of the SFU Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Cormack Award for Excellence in Teaching.
Murdoch is also a recipient of Teaching and Learning Development Grants aimed at investigating various aspects of teaching and learning practice (e.g., decolonizing criminology curricula, experiential learning, and TA mentorship). Her research focuses on correctional policy and practice and pedagogy.
AREAS OF INTEREST
Corrections policy and practice; comparative corrections; prisons and incarceration; prisoner release and reintegration.
- BA (SFU)
- MPhil (Cambridge)
- PhD (SFU)
- Murdoch, D., Fabian, S., Love, H., O’Doherty, T., & Scott, M-A. (2023, March 14). Why is self-reflection core to decolonisation and antiracism in the Academy? Times Higher Education Campus. www.timeshighereducation.com/campus/why-selfreflection-core-decolonisation-and-antiracism-academy
- Griffiths, C .T. & Murdoch, D. J. (2022). Canadian Corrections (6th ed.). TopHat.
- McGuire, M. & Murdoch, D. J. (2022). “A lot of my day is spent looking at in-justice”: Reflections on decolonizing teaching and relationship building across differences. OnlineFirst. Journal of Criminal Justice Education. https://doi.org/10.1080/10511253.2022.2121001
- Murdoch, D. J. & McGuire, M. (2022). Decolonizing criminology: Exploring criminal justice decision-making through strategic use of Indigenous literature and scholarship. Journal of Criminal Justice Education, 33(3), 325-346. https://doi.org/10.1080/10511253.2021.1958883
- McGuire, M. & Murdoch, D. J. (2022). (In)-Justice: An examination into Federally Incarcerated Indigenous Women in Canada. Punishment & Society, 24(2), 529-550. https://doi.org/10.1177/14624745211001685 *Punishment & Society Best Article Prize 2022
- Murdoch, D. J., O’Doherty, T., & Todd, H. (2021). Preparing and supporting graduate students in their role as teaching assistants: An exploration of TA training in a School of Criminology. Journal of Criminal Justice Education, 32(1), 42-59. https://doi.org/10.1080/10511253.2020.1833954
- Murdoch, D. J. (2020). Examining student participation in pedagogical correctional tours: Educational ‘and a lesson for the soul and humanity’? Criminology, Criminal Justice, Law & Society, 21(2), 57-75. https://ccjls.scholasticahq.com/article/14146-examining-student-participation-in-pedagogical-correctional-tours-educational-and-a-lesson-for-the-soul-and-humanity
- Excellence in Teaching Award for outstanding educators at Simon Fraser University for 2022
- 2022 Best Article Prize, Punishment & Society (for the paper with Michaela McGuire: (In)-Justice: An examination into Federally Incarcerated Indigenous Women in Canada).
- Lesley B. Cormack Award for excellence in teaching in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences for 2019
RECENTLY TAUGHT COURSES
- CRIM 131: Introduction to the Criminal Justice System – A Total Systems Approach
- CRIM 241: Introduction to Corrections
- CRIM 304: Women and Justice
- CRIM 343: Correctional Practice
- CRIM 410: Decision-Making in Criminal Justice
- CRIM 491: Current Theory and Research In Criminology: Advanced Topics
- Walls to Bridges: Instructor Training. Hosted by the Faculty of Social Work, Wilfred Laurier University & Correctional Service Canada’s Grand Valley Institution for Women. June 2023.
- 10-week Blended Learning Design. Centre for Educational Excellence, Simon Fraser University. September – December 2022.
- Moving Together in the Ways of the People. Centre for Educational Excellence, Simon Fraser University. September – December 2022.
- Translating Your Research into Policy Workshop – Pilot Project. Informed Opinions. August 29-30 2022.
- National Great Teachers Seminar. Thompson Rivers University. July 10-14 2022.
- Emerging Thought Leaders Program. Simon Fraser University & Informed Opinions. May 2022.
- Anti-Racist Pedagogies Program: Healing from Racism Journey. Centre for Educational Excellence, Simon Fraser University. Summer 2021-Spring 2022.
- Tools for Well-Being in the Classroom. SFU Health Promotion Team & Institute for the Study of Teaching and Learning in the Disciplines, Simon Fraser University. Fall 2021 & Spring 2022.
- Disrupting Colonialism through Teaching: An Integrated Seminar Series and Grants Program. Institute for the Study of Teaching and Learning in the Disciplines, Simon Fraser University. Fall 2019-Summer 2020.
Future courses may be subject to change.