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Whitney Tchoula

Research Areas

Drug Use
Drug Markets
Rural Crime
Gender & Visual Criminology


Whitney Tchoula began her Ph.D at Rutgers School of Criminal Justice in 2017. Her research interests include drug use, drug markets, rural crime, gender, and visual criminology. Her work has been published in The International Journal of Drug Policy, Deviant Behavior, among others. She has presented her research at international and regional conferences, such as The American Society of Criminology and the Southern Criminal Justice Association annual meetings. In addition to research, Whitney is a passionate undergraduate instructor having designed and taught Criminology and Introduction to Writing in Criminal Justice (this course was instructed at New Jersey City University). She holds a B.A. in Sociology from Western Kentucky University and a M.S in Criminal Justice from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.