Grant E. Tietjen, PhD, is an Associate Professor in the Criminal Justice Program at the School of Social Work and Criminal Justice at the University of Washington – Tacoma (UWT). Dr. Tietjen, formerly Associate Professor and Assistant Program Director for the Masters of Science in Criminal Justice at St. Ambrose University (SAU) in Davenport, Iowa, earned his Ph.D. from the Department of Sociology at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln (UNL) in 2013.
He has written, researched, and lectured on convict criminology, mass incarceration, class inequality, criminological theory, and pathways to correctional/postcorrectional education. He has published in multiple peer reviewed journals, book chapters, and academic encyclopedias; with multiple works in progress. Tietjen’s most recent peer reviewed research has been published in Humanity and Society; Social Justice: A Journal of Crime, Conflict & World Order; and Criminal Justice Studies. He is the author of Justice Lessons: The Rise of the System Affect Academic Movement, with the University of California Press, slated for publication in 2024. Dr. Tietjen is also a Co-editor of a special issue of The Journal of Prisoners on Prisons, titled Twenty-Five Years of Convict Criminology.