Dr. Kerry Mulligan is a Senior Research Analyst with the Misdemeanor Justice Project. Prior to joining MJP, Dr. Mulligan worked as a Senior Researcher at the Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice and as an Assistant Professor of Law & Society at Sage College of Albany. Dr. Mulligan is experienced in research design, data management and analysis, human services and social policy, and civilian oversight of law enforcement. She earned a PhD and MA in Sociology from the University of California, Riverside and a BA in Sociology and Social Work from the College of Saint Rose. While at UC Riverside, Dr. Mulligan served as the Data Manager of the Colleges & Universities 2000 Project. Her recent research focuses on gender and racial disparities in criminal sentencing.