Lane Kirkland Gillespie
Dr. Lane Kirkland Gillespie earned a Ph.D. in Criminology from the University of South Florida in 2013 and joined the faculty of the Department of Criminal Justice at Boise State University later that year. Dr. Gillespie’s research focuses on violence and victimization, including intimate partner violence, the relationship between gender and crime, rural crime and justice, and the role of the victim in criminal justice processes (e.g., capital sentencing). She teaches courses in her areas of research interest, as well as research methodology. Dr. Gillespie currently serves on the Idaho Rural Community Collaborative for Underserved Youth Victims of Sexual Assault and Dating Violence with fellow SPS colleague, Dr. Laura King. She is also an active member of the American Society of Criminology (ASC) and is the current president of the Western Association of Criminal Justice (WACJ).