Associate Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice; Graduate Program Director
Ph.D., 2009, Criminal Justice
University at Albany
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
Resume / CV
Gregory Zimmerman’s research interests focus on examining the interrelationships among individual-level factors of crime, social context, and criminal offending. This includes investigating the influence of psychological factors on crime across familial, peer, and neighborhood ecologies, and investigating contextual effects on individual-level behavior. Hierarchical linear modeling is particularly important for addressing this research agenda. His teaching interests include research methods in the social sciences, juvenile justice, and criminological and sociological theory.
- Zimmerman, Gregory M.* and Chad Posick. Detecting specialization in interpersonal violence versus suicidal behavior. Journal of Adolescent Health, published online before print September 10, 2014, DOI: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2014.07.003.
- Zimmerman, Gregory M.* 2014. The covariates of parent and youth reporting differences on youth secondary exposure to community violence. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 43: 1576–1593.
- Zimmerman, Gregory M.* and Steven Messner. 2013. Individual, family background, and contextual explanations of racial and ethnic disparities in youths’ exposure to violence. American Journal of Public Health, 103: 435–442.
- Zimmerman, Gregory M.* 2013. Does violence toward others affect violence toward oneself? Examining the direct and moderating effects of violence on suicidal behavior. Social Problems, 60: 357–382.
- Zimmerman, Gregory M.* and Bob Edward Vásquez. 2011. Decomposing the peer effect on adolescent substance use: Mediation, nonlinearity, and differential nonlinearity. Criminology, 49: 1235–1273.
- Zimmerman, Gregory M.* and Steven Messner. 2011. Neighborhood context and nonlinear peer effects on adolescent violent crime. Criminology, 49: 873–903.
- Zimmerman, Gregory M.* and Greg Pogarsky. 2011. The consequences of parental underestimation and overestimation of youth exposure to violence. Journal of Marriage and Family, 73: 194–208.
- Zimmerman, Gregory M.* and Steven Messner. 2010. Neighborhood context and the gender gap in adolescent violent crime. American Sociological Review, 75: 958–980.
- Zimmerman, Gregory M.* 2010. Impulsivity, offending, and the neighborhood: Investigating the person-context nexus. Journal of Quantitative Criminology, 26: 301–332.
Awards and Honors
- Distinguished Doctoral Dissertation Award, School of Criminal Justice, University at Albany, 2009
- Eliot H. Lumbard Award for Academic Excellence, School of Criminal Justice, University at Albany, $500, 2008
- Graduate Student Employees Union (GSEU) Award for Advanced PhD Students
- Making Exceptional Progress Toward the Degree, University at Albany, $3,000, 2005
- Reviewer, Criminology (2010-present)
- Reviewer, American Journal of Sociology (2010-present) Reviewer, Crime, Law and Social Change (2010-present) Reviewer, Journal of Quantitative Criminology (2009-present) Reviewer, National Science Foundation (2010-present)
- Editorial Assistant, Journal of Criminal Justice and Popular Culture (2003-2007) Book Reviewer, Prentice-Hall (2007-present)
- Member, American Society of Criminology (2005-present) Member, American Sociological Association (2010-present)