Amber Morczek

Assistant Professor of Criminology
RFAB 209
(417) 667-8181, ext. 2200
amorczek@cottey.edu
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Assistant Professor of Criminology

Amber Morczek

Dr. Amber Morczek teaches a wide variety of classes in the Criminology program here at Cottey including: the Criminal Justice System, Introduction to Criminology, and Violence Against Women.

Ph.D., Criminal Justice and Criminology – Washington State University
M.S., Criminal Justice – State University of New York College at Buffalo
B.A., Psychology – State University of New York Institute of Technology
A.A.S., Human Services – Mohawk Valley Community College

While she recently graduated with her Ph.D. from Washington State University in 2018, Dr. Morczek has been teaching criminal justice and criminology courses at the college level since 2010. Her teaching experience includes the following classes: Violence Against Women, Introduction to Criminal Justice, Corrections, Ethics in Criminal Justice, Realizing Justice in a Multicultural Society, Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Criminology, as well as a course called, the Prison Debate Project (a class cross-taught with inmate students in a Washington State Department of Corrections medium-security prison).

As a content expert on violence against women, Dr. Morczek is frequently asked to share her expertise with both students and professionals across the country – both in-person and via webinar. In addition to speaking at Syracuse University, Bard College, State University of New York College at Buffalo, the University of Idaho, and Washington State University, she has delivered presentations to the following state and federal agencies: the Utah Coalition Against Sexual Assault, the New York State Coalition Against Sexual Assault, the Illinois Coalition Against Sexual Assault, the Illinois Coalition Against Domestic Violence, the Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault, the Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Assault, the Battered Women’s Justice Project, the Latino Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence, and the Washington State Department of Corrections.

Dr. Morczek is currently working on a paper on vicarious trauma as well as turning her dissertation into a peer-reviewed manuscript.

When she’s not working, you can find Dr. Morczek with her beloved cat, Plankton.

For updated information on Dr. Morczek’s scholarly activities (and to obtain a copy of her CV) please visit: ambermorczek.com.

Recent Publications:

Morczek, A. (2017). Nonconsensual Pornography: Circulating Sexual Violence Online. Family & Intimate Partner Violence Quarterly, 10(1), 63-74.

Morczek, A. (November/ December 2017). Incest Pornography: Eroticizing Intrafamilial Sexual Violence. Sexual Assault Report, 21(2), 17-31.

Morczek, A. & Mueller, D. (July/August 2017). Online Misogyny: Contextualizing Violence Toward Women in the Digital Age. Sexual Assault Report, 20(6), 85-97.

Walker, A., Makin, D.A., & Morczek, A. (2016). Finding Lolita: A Comparative Analysis of Interest in Teenage Pornography. Sexuality & Culture, 20(3), 657-683.

Makin, D.A. & Morczek, A. (2016). X Views and Counting: Interest in Rape-Oriented Pornography as Gendered Microaggression. The Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 31(12), 2131-2155.

Makin, D.A. & Morczek, A. (2015). The Dark Side of Internet Searches” A Macro Level Assessment of Rape Culture. The International Journal of Cyber Criminology, 9(1), 1–23.

Morczek, A. (Fall 2015). Pornography: The Mass Production of Sexual Violence. Family & Intimate Partner Violence Quarterly, 8(2), 117-127.

Morczek, A. (March/April 2015). The Synergistic Connection Between Sexual Violence and Rape Culture. Sexual Assault Report, 18(4), 49-64.

Awards:

Young Alumnus Achievement Award (2018)
State University of New York College at Buffalo, Alumni Association

Graduate Student Instructor Award of Excellence (2018)
Washington State University, Graduate and Professional Student Association

Doctoral Summit Scholarship (2017)
Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Doctoral Summit

President’s Award for Leadership (2016)
Washington State University, Student Involvement

Outstanding Student Award (2016)
Washington State University, Division of Student Affairs

Arnold & Julia Greenwell Memorial Scholarship for Social Sciences & Humanities (2016)
Washington State University, The Graduate School

Martin Luther King, Jr. Distinguished Service Award (2016)
Washington State University, Martin Luther King Program

Outstanding Service Award (2015)
Washington State University, Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology

Karen P. DePauw Leadership Award (2014)
Washington State University, The Graduate School

Women of Recognition Award (2014)
Washington State University, President’s Commission on the Status of Women

Excellence in Teaching Award (2012)
Washington State University, Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology

Morgan Graduate Award (2009)
State University of New York College at Buffalo, Criminal Justice Department

E-mail: amorczek@cottey.edu