Distinguished Alumni Awards

Early Career Outstanding Alumni Award
Kristen Jozkowski - 2016
Portrait of Kristen Jozkowski

Kristen Jozkowski, M.S.'07, Ph.D.'11 is currently a tenure-track, assistant professor of Public Health, affiliate faculty member in Gender Studies, and the director of the Sexuality Research Lab at the University of Arkansas where she teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses. She is also a Research Fellow at the Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction at Indiana University.

In her first year as faculty at the University of Arkansas, Dr. Jozkowski was awarded her department's Outstanding Research Award. In 2014, she was awarded the Outstanding Young Professional Award from the Population, Reproductive and Sexual Health Section of the American Public Health Association and the Rising STAR Award for excellence in service, teaching and research by the College of Education and Health Professions at the University of Arkansas.

Dr. Jozkowski's research on sexual consent and sexual assault prevention is not only important, but timely given recent national attention on sexual assault prevention. She is one of the leading researchers on sexual consent and clearly remains committed to reducing rates of sexual assault on college campuses through her research and advocacy.

Dr. Jozkowski has authored or co-authored over 50 peer-reviewed articles and over 85 presentations at national and international conferences. Her work has been cited by mainstream media including the New York Times, Chronicle of Higher Education, the Daily Beast, and Cosmopolitan Magazine demonstrating the importance and impact of her work.

She is committed to student growth both inside and outside the classroom.