University of Colorado Denver
School of Public Affairs
P.O. Box 173364 - Campus Box 142
Denver, CO 80217 - 3364
Phone: (303) 315 - 0076
Fax: (303) 315 - 2229
Areas of Expertise: Race and ethnicity in the U.S., Quantitative Methods, Urban and Community, Race and Public Policy
Bio: Dr. Dwight's scholarly interests are drawn from her childhood in the rural South, focusing on the intersection of race and place with particular consideration of inequality, public policy, and racial attitudes in the contemporary U.S. Her recent work has connected these interests to the criminal justice system. Dr. Dwight completed her MA and Ph.D. in sociology at Penn State. Her undergradate degree in public health was earned at UNC-Chapel Hill. Prior to joining UC-Denver, she was a member of the faculty at the University of Denver and Western Washington University in Bellingham, WA. She also worked for several years in Institutional Research at UC-Denver, and she has consulted with several policy organizations in the Denver area. She primarily teaches statistics and research methods, and occasional courses on urban issues as well as race and public policy.
White, Kathy and Lucy Dwight. 2012. "SB90 and the Costs Of Local Immigration Enforcement." Colorado Fiscal Institute, Denver CO.
Pasko, Lisa and Lucy Dwight. 2010. "Understanding and Responding to Female Juvenile Offenders in Colorado," Colorado Division of Criminal Justice.
Wilkins, Andrea and Lucy Dwight. 2002. "Programs That Serve Children in Low-Income Families." National Conference of State Legislatures, State Choices on Welfare Series, Denver CO.