Whitney DeCamp

Dr. Whitney DeCamp is an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology and Director of the Kercher Center for Social Research at Western Michigan University. His degrees include a B.S. in Criminal Justice from York College of Pennsylvania (2004), an M.S. in Administration of Justice from Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania (2005) and a Ph.D. in Criminology from University of Delaware (2009).

Dr. DeCamp's research interests primarily include criminology, research methodology, statistics, intellectual property issues, video games, media, and technology and society. His research has appeared in such venues as the British Journal of Criminology, Computers in Human Behavior, Journal of Youth and Adolescence, Personality and Individual Differences, Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice, and various other peer-reviewed journals. It has also been featured by CNN, Encore, GQ, Time, and other national news services.

In addition to these research interests, Dr. DeCamp has also worked on various funded research projects both before and since arriving at WMU. Though experienced with a variety of research approaches, much of his work has involved survey-based research and he has founded several on-going electronic service-oriented survey projects.