Georgia State University student Shila Hawk was presented the 2013 Southern Criminal Justice Association’s Outstanding Graduate Student Award during the SCJA Annual Meeting in Virginia Beach, Va., on September 20.
Hawk is a member of the first class of doctoral students working to earn a Ph.D. in Criminal Justice and Criminology offered by the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies.
In addition to her studies and numerous activities in support of the department and school, she has served as a journal book review editor for the Criminal Justice Review and the International Criminal Justice Review, and as a mentor in Georgia State’s Criminal Justice Graduate Student Association. She manages project ATLAS at the Atlanta Police Department and has worked on the DeKalb County Criminal Justice Strategic Plan.
Hawk, also a member of the university’s Urban Fellow’s program and has received the Best Graduate Student Research Paper Award. She holds an M.A. in Sociology and B.A. in Sociology and Criminal Justice from the University of Arkansas, where she received the Bernice Jones Outstanding Graduate Student Award in 2010.