Sarah Tahamont is an Assistant Professor at the University of Maryland, Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice. Prior to joining the faculty at UMD, she was a post-doctoral fellow at the School of Criminal Justice and the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy at the University at Albany, SUNY and an Embedded Scholar in the Office of Justice Research and Performance at the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS).
Broadly, Sarah's research interests include corrections, causal inference, longitudinal patterns of criminal justice contact, and methodological advances in Criminology and Criminal Justice. One of the major concentrations in her research portfolio is to examine the ways that prison policy shapes individual outcomes both during incarceration and post-release. She is co-principal investigator (with Jordan Hyatt, Drexel University) on a grant to fund the first experimental evaluation of higher education in prison. Another line of inquiry in Sarah's research portfolio examines the role (and consequences) of administrative record linkage in applied social science research.
Sarah holds an M.P.P and Ph.D. in Public Policy from the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley and a B.A. from Vassar College.