Education & Social Sciences

College of Education and Social Sciences.

Martini, Pete

Peter J. Martini, III, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Criminology and Sociology
ACEN 208

Pete Martini's CV

Ph.D., Interdisciplinary Social Psychology, University of Nevada, Reno, NV, 2017
M.A., Interdisciplinary Social Psychology, University of Nevada, Reno, NV, 2011
B.A., Psychology, Saginaw State University, Saginaw, MI, 2009
B.A., Political Science, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, 2006

I was born and raised in a small farming town, not altogether different than North Manchester, situated on Lake Huron in northern Michigan. As a first-generation college student, my journey started at Michigan State University (GO GREEN!) where I was an active member of the Mock Trial Team (we used to face off against Manchester’s team during regionals). My graduate training took me to the beautiful Mountain West – an area I am still fond of.

I have an abiding love of research. Thanks to my interdisciplinary training, I have had the good fortune to work on myriad projects in the arenas of business, medicine, public health, religion, and criminal justice. My favorite project, to date, was an evaluation of a felon reentry program utilized by the Nevada Department of Corrections. The project made it necessary to engage with prisoners and prison staff, allowing me to gain a more holistic understanding of both the state of incarceration, and the tools we give offenders before they rejoin society.

My current research interests include the intersection of social psychology and health; quantitative methodology, and offender reentry. Though, in truth, I enjoy talking about methodology and statistics with anyone from any discipline.

In my free time I am a political news junky and avid reader perpetually in search of a good coffee shop.

Pete teaches: 
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology
SOC/SOWK 275 Practicum in Sociology/Human Services (for criminology majors/minors)
SOC 223 Deviance and Social Control
SOC/SOWK 244 Criminal Behavior and the Criminal Justice System
SOC 262 Sociology of Law
SOC/SOWK 340 Youth and the Juvenile Justice System
SOC 350 Health, Medical Care, and Society
SOC 385 Seminar:  Victimology
SOC 440 Senior Seminar (criminology)

Pete joined the MU faculty in Fall 2018.