Bryce Kushmerick-McCune

Graduate Research Assistant

Bryce Kushmerick-McCune is a doctoral student in Criminal Justice & Criminology at Sam Houston State University and a Research Assistant at the Center for Advancing Correctional Excellence (ACE!). As a primarily qualitative researcher, her interests include incarcerated people’s coping and adjustment to incarceration, the process of prisonization, and prison staff discretion and decision-making. She earned her B.S. and M.A. from George Mason University in Criminology, Law & Society in 2021 and 2023, respectively.


  • PhD in Criminal Justice & Criminology (current), Sam Houston State University
  • M.A. in Criminology, Law & Society, George Mason University
  • B.S. in Criminology, Law & Society, George Mason University

Current Projects:

  • HEAL Connections Needs Assessment (P.I. Dr. Faye S. Taxman)
  • Enhancing Correctional Spaces and Cultures (P.I. Dr. Danielle S. Rudes)