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Professor Harrington was also an instructor for several Jail Officer training academies in Wisconsin including those at Fox Valley Technical College, Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, and Mid-State Technical College. He has presented at numerous national, state, and regional jail conferences.
Before pursing his doctorate, Michael Harrington was employed in Waushara County Wisconsin for 6 years as a Lieutenant managing the corrections division for the Waushara County Sheriff’s Department. He also worked for two years as a Unit Manager for the Wisconsin prison system managing units for mentally ill offenders, and civilly committed violent sex offenders. Prior to that he worked for four years as the Huber/Diversion Officer for the Shawano County Sheriff’s Department where his duties included the management of inmate programs as well as second in command of jail operations.
While pursuing his doctoral studies in Nebraska, Professor Harrington taught classes in the Criminology and Criminal Justice program, was a research assistant for projects including police use of DNA, community orientated policing, and domestic violence program evaluation. Lastly, he was research Assistant for the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services. Before coming to NMU, Michael Harrington taught at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee and Texas A&M International University. His research interests include adjustment to prison, jails, judicial decision making, violent crime and victimology.
Education: Ph.D. in Criminology and Criminal Justice-University of Nebraska at Omaha (Fall 2011); Master of Science in Criminal Justice-University of Wisconsin Milwaukee in December 1995; Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice University of Wisconsin Milwaukee May 1991.
Michael Harrington quickly settles into Marquette and shows he has a lot to offer NMU.