Community Impact Fellows
Randi Shedlosky-Shoemaker, PhD, is an associate professor in the psychology department at YCP. She is a social psychologist by training, with a focus in social cognition (e.g., attributional processes, biases and stereotypes, attitudes) and social relations (e.g., group dynamics, prejudice). Her doctoral work specifically focused on narrative psychology (i.e., how we use and are influenced by stories). Randi teaches general psychology, essential skills and tools for psychology majors, multicultural awareness, psychological perspectives on intimate relationships, and senior capstone in psychology. She conducts research in several areas of social psychology, but often focus most on topics that relate to attitudes towards sociocultural issues and social identity. In addition, she research issues related to student learning and success, including striving to create more inclusive and equitable learning environments. Randi predominantly work with quantitative methodology and has experience designing surveys, correlational studies, experiments.
PJ Verrecchia, PhD, is Associate Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice. He started his career in juvenile probation, and then moved to state administration for Pennsylvania's juvenile justice system. The author of over 20 peer reviewed journal articles and two textbooks, PJ has been with the college since 2006.
Peter Leasure, JD, PhD, is an assistant professor at York College of Pennsylvania in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice. Peter attended New England Law Boston for law school and the University of South Carolina for his research doctorate. His research areas include experimental design, research quality control, corporate compliance, and collateral consequences of conviction. Peter's research has appeared in various scholarly journals such as Crime and Delinquency, the Journal of Experimental Criminology, the Journal of Financial Crime, and the Journal of Money Laundering Control.
Chrystine Mitchell, PhD, is a graduate of University of Maryland, College Park with a PhD in Reading Education. She teaches literacy education courses as well as foundational courses in education. She enjoys working with pre-service teachers to help integrate best practices in literacy instruction and assessment. Her area of research and passion is embedding digital technologies and culturally sustaining pedagogies in her coursework to help prepare future teachers for the changing landscape in schools.