CJ Appleton

Graduate Research Assistant

I am a second year Ph.D. student. My current research is broadly focused on reentry. This includes work on probation officer-client relationship, probation officer organizational perceptions, the development of best practices in probation and parole, and the job hiring process. I am also doing research on identity change in solitary confinement.


  • BA in Sociology/Anthropology, Lewis & Clark College
  • MS in Sociology, Portland State University


Research Interests

  • Reentry
  • Race
  • Identity
  • Behavior Change
  • Organizational Change


Current Projects

  • Arnold Foundation project