Asha Layne, Ph.D.

Title: 
Assistant Professor
Office Location: 
Jenkins Building Room 434
Phone: 
443-885-4268
Email: 
Asha.Layne@morgan.edu
Education:

B.A. William Paterson University, Anthropology, 2002
M.S. Morgan State University, Sociology, 2009
Ph.D. Howard University, Sociology, 2015

Collage Crime Scene Investigation

Education:

B.A. William Paterson University, Anthropology, 2002
M.S. Morgan State University, Sociology, 2009
Ph.D. Howard University, Sociology, 2015

Collage Crime Scene Investigation

Dr. Asha Layne joins Morgan State University as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology. Before her career in teaching, she was a Crime Scene Investigator for the Baltimore City Police Department. Most recently, she completed her postdoctoral appointment at Morgan State University with the Division of Research and Economic Development-Morgan Community Mile Initiative, where she assisted in the successful development and acquisition of an innovative Community Action Response Effort (CARE) policing grant.

Asha received her B.A. in Anthropology with a minor in Biology from William Paterson University in New Jersey, her M.S. in Sociology from Morgan State University, and her Ph.D. from Howard University with concentrations in Criminology and Social Inequality. Dr. Layne's research interests include: the subtypes of domestic violence, juvenile justice, policing, critical race theory and victimization, and violence and ecology. Her research has allowed her to work directly with various organizations such as, Women Accepting Responsibility and the House of Ruth. She has authored several papers and presented her work at conferences and symposiums nationally and internationally, specifically in the West Indies.

Dr. Layne teaches the following courses: Applied Sociology, Introduction to Sociology, Social Theory, Sociology of Law, Victimology, Urban Sociology, Community Based Corrections, Research Methods, and Sociology of Deviance. Outside of her profession, you will find her actively participating in the development and advancement of tomorrow's leaders through outreach and mentorship.