Quinnipiac University
Stephen Crandall McGuinn

Associate Professor of Criminal Justice

Director of Criminal Justice

Steve McGuinn is an associate professor of criminal justice and director of the criminal justice program; he has been at Quinnipiac since 2013. He holds an A.B. from the University of Chicago, a MS from Columbia University and a PhD from the University of Maryland, College Park. As a strong believer in experiential learning, he has taught upper level seminars inside Connecticut state prisons for the past five years – with Quinnipiac students learning alongside currently incarcerated men. He is the former director and one of the founding members of the Prison Project at Quinnipiac (https://www.quprisonproject.org). Prior to receiving his doctorate, he worked as a mental health clinician and unit supervisor on Rikers Island in New York City. Since arriving at Quinnipiac, he has published one book on prison management, one book on reentry after incarceration, and along with Alan Bruce, he has written an introductory Criminal Justice text.


  • AB, The University of Chicago
  • MS, Columbia University
  • PHD, University of Maryland -College Park


  • Justice and Law

Office Location

  • College of Arts & Sciences 1 219

Mail Drop

  • CL-AC1