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Dr. Shenique S. Davis

Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice Program, Borough of Manhattan Community College (CUNY)


Shenique S. Thomas-Davis, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor at the City University of New York (CUNY) Borough of Manhattan Community College. Prior to joining CUNY, she served as a Senior Policy Analyst with the Council of State Governments Justice Center where she managed projects centered on the improved application of the risk and needs framework in corrections and developed training curricula and resources to support a more informed approach of reentry strategies, specifically for adults with sexual offense convictions. Her research sits within a criminology and human development framework and examines the social consequences of mass imprisonment efforts on individuals, family systems, and communities, race-related stress, and public policy. Shenique has taught courses for the New Jersey Scholarship and Transformative Education in Prisons Consortium (NJ-STEP) and previously worked as a research assistant professor at the Rutgers University Evidence-Based Institute for Justice Policy Research. She has conducted related work on incarcerated individual’s familial ties, prison visitation, and reentry, most recently presenting her research at the University of Oxford. Shenique received her Ph.D. from Rutgers University, School of Criminal Justice and earned her BA in Psychology from Hampton University.