Candice R. Hodge, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Criminal Justice

Phone: (626) 815-6078
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Candice R. Hodge, Ph.D., is a member of the sociology honors program Alpha Kappa Delta, the Association of Black Sociologists, the California Sociological Association, the Pacific Sociological Association, the DC Sociological Society, the Southern Sociological Society, and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). Her research interests include the effects of colorism in the 21st century, body image among African American teenage girls, domestic violence, interpersonal violence on college campuses, STDs and HIV among minority communities, and the effects of poverty among African American communities. Hodge volunteers at a number of soup kitchens, homeless shelters, and women’s centers during her spare time on the weekends, and participates in the choir and women’s ministry at her local church. She follows the Scripture in Philippians 4:13 (NKJV): “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”


  • Ph.D., Sociology and Anthropology (Emphases in Racial Inequality and Criminology), Howard University
  • M.A., Sociology (Emphasis in Racial Inequality), California State University, Fullerton
  • B.A., Sociology and Black Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara

Academic Area

  • School of Behavioral and Applied Sciences
    • Department of Criminal Justice


  • Criminological Theory
  • Interpersonal Violence/Domestic Violence
  • Race, Class, and Gender
  • Research Methods
  • STDs and HIV Among Communities of Color
  • Victimology

Courses Taught

  • CJ 280 – American Court System
  • CJ 340 – Victimology

Office Hours

Monday and Wednesday, 3-6 p.m.

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