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Marcus Shaw, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Office Phone Email
S2 140 559.278.2321

Biographical Sketch

Dr. Marcus Shaw is an Assistant Professor in the Criminology department at California State University Fresno. He joined the department in 2017. Dr. Shaw was the first Doctoral graduate in Sociology from University of California Merced. He earned a Masters in Social Sciences from University of California Merced, and a B.A. with honors from California State University Stanislaus. Dr. Shaw has taught courses at University of California Merced and California State University Stanislaus. 

Recently Dr. Shaw was awarded the Community Partnership Award from Fresno Unified School District for his work mentoring at risk youth in the community. Dr. Shaw established a mentoring program as part of his juvenile delinquency service-learning course. This course gives students the opportunity to gain experience working with youth in the community. 

Dr. Shaw has also received a federal grant to work with youth and reduce delinquency in Kings County.

Dr. Shaw's most recent publication on the effects of parental incarceration can be found below. Dr. Shaw has published in Sociological Compass and Critical Criminology and is currently a reviewer for many top tier journals.

Previous publication:



Fresno State professor credits college with saving his life

Courses Taught

  • CRIM 50. Statistical and Computer Applications in Criminal Justice
  • CRIM 120. Juvenile Delinquency
  • CRIM 120S. Juvenile Delinquency
  • CRIM 135. Community-Based Corrections
  • CRIM 204. Quantitative Methods and Analysis