Faculty of Applied Health & Community Studies
Teaching & Research Interests
Scholarship, Research & Creative Activities
Marlene is a Professor in the Bachelor of Community Safety Program in the School of Public Safety. She received her Masters and PhD from the Department of Sociology at McMaster University and Bachelor of Arts degrees with honors in both Sociology and History from Western University. Her PhD dissertation examined the economic, political, social and legal causes of the abolition of the British transatlantic slave trade.
Prior to joining Sheridan College, Marlene held senior policy and research positions with the Government of Ontario, working on a range of issues, including the rights of crime victims and social welfare in Ontario. Marlene was also an instructor at McMaster and Western University, where she taught courses in research methods, statistics, social inequality and theory.
She is passionate about animal welfare and rescue. In her spare time, she volunteers at a local animal shelter – cleaning, fundraising and program development.
- Race and ethnicity
- Social inequality
- Social theory
- Social movements
- Program evaluation
- Research methods and work and organizations.
- Her research has been published in peer-reviewed journals