Scott Riiska Ph.D.
- B.A. University of Southern Maine, Political Science & Sociology, 1991
- M.A. American University, Sociology, 1997
- Ph.D. American University, Sociology, 2004
I am teaching at my alma mater, having graduated from USM in 1991 with a BA in Political Science and Sociology. I held a graduate fellowship at American University in Washington D.C., where I earned my MA (1997) and PhD (2004) in Sociology. As a graduate intern at the Maryland Division of Corrections, I helped establish an intelligence network to reduce the impact of gangs and other security threats in the state’s prisons. I have over 15 years of experience working with juvenile and adult offenders, in settings such as the Long Creek Youth Development Center, Riverview Psychiatric Center, and Cumberland County Jail.