Dr. Ruth Moyer
Ruth Moyer received her Ph.D. in Criminology from the University of Pennsylvania in May 2020. She was the 2019-2020 Penn Urban Studies Dissertation Completion Fellow. Ruth has designed and taught courses about data analysis, research methods, fieldwork, and the criminal justice system. As a researcher, she addresses policy-relevant and interdisciplinary questions about crime, the criminal justice system, social inequalities, and public health in urban communities. One of her articles, published in the Journal of Experimental Criminology, explored the place-based effect of outpatient methadone maintenance treatment facilities on crime in Philadelphia. Before her doctoral studies, Ruth was a criminal defense attorney for six years; her work included representing clients unable to financially afford private counsel.