A native of New Rochelle, New York and a graduate of Hampton University, Ms. Idonia K. Barrett is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice teaching courses in Criminal Justice and Sociology. Ms. Barrett is interested in advancing the social conditions of the underserved and wanting to diminish the disparities of the injustices that occur within the criminal justice system. She has received recognition as "Favorite Professor" for the 2013-2014 academic year by the Student Support Services and nominated as "Female Faculty Member of the Year" from HBCU Digest for 2016. Having received her Master of Arts in Criminal Justice with a specialization in Criminal Law and Procedure from John Jay School of Criminal Justice in New York, NY, Ms. Barrett is currently a doctoral candidate in the Human Service program with a concentration in Criminal Justice from Walden University. Her research interests are focused on corrections, the sex offender population as well as their victims, and offender reentry. Furthermore, Ms. Barrett is a part of various academic committees on campus and serves as the Freshman Advisor, Advisor for the Sociology Club, and creator and coordinator of the annual Art of Hip Hop Conference presented by the School of Liberal Arts. All in all, Ms. Barrett looks to promote professional attitudes among the student body and serve the surrounding community and beyond in efforts to make positive changes in the lives of those in need.