Grant Tietjen

Associate Professor

Dr. Tietjen teaches criminal justice courses and specializes in convict criminology and prison reform.

He is a member of the Midwestern Sociological Society and the American Society of Criminology.

Education and Training

  • PhD, MA, BA, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Sociology

Areas of Professional Interest

  • Criminal justice
  • Criminology
  • Education
  • Criminological theory
  • Mass incarceration
  • Social stigma
  • Social inequality


Peer Reviewed
Tietjen, G., Burnett, J., and Olson Jessie, B. (May 2020). Onward and Upward – The Significance of Mentorship for Formerly Incarcerated Students and Academics. Critical Criminology.

Tietjen, Grant. 2019. "Convict Criminology: Learning from the Past, Taking on the Present, Expanding to Meet the Future." Critical Criminology. 27(1): 1-14.

Tietjen, Grant, Chris Garneau, Veronica Horowitz, and Harmoni Joie Noel. 2018. "Showing Up: The Gendered Effects of Social Engagement on Educational Participation in United States Correctional Facilities." The Prison Journal. 98(3): 359-381.

Tietjen, Grant. 2013. "The Inside's Influence on the Outside." Journal of Prisoners on Prisons. 22(2): 76-99.

Tietjen, Grant. 2012. "Auto-Ethnography on Desistance from Crime." Euro Vista: Probation and Community Justice, University of Birmingham, UK, 3(1), 1-6.

Whitt, Hugh P. and Grant E. Tietjen. 2012. "Vehicular Homicide in France in the Equine Era: Were Distracted Driving and Road Rage Decivilizing Consequences of the Civilizing Process in the 1840s?" Homicide Studies. 16 (2): 151-174.

Book Chapter
Tietjen, Grant "Violence in American Prisons." Violence in America. ABC-CLIO Publishers. (Publication forthcoming in December 2019)

Tietjen, Grant. 2014. "Convict Criminology." Encyclopedia of Corrections. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell.

Tietjen, Grant. 2014. "ADX Florence." Encyclopedia of Corrections. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell.

Book Review
Tietjen, Grant. 2014. "Frank Tannenbaum and the Making of a Convict Criminologist" ~by Yeager, Matthew G. Routledge Social Sciences Division.

Under Review
(Revise and Resubmit) Tietjen, Grant, James Burnett, and Bernadette Olson Jessie. 2019. "Onward and Upward - the vitality of Mentorship within the School of Convict Criminology." Critical Criminology.

Works in Progress
Tietjen, Grant and Daniel Kavish. "In the Pool without a Life Jacket: Status Fragility of Formerly Incarcerated Academics." (Invited book chapter for a conference in Padua Italy, May 31-June 1, 2019 titled CONVICT CRIMINOLOGY FOR THE FUTURE.)

Tietjen, Grant and Chris Garneau. "Trauma as a Predictor of Correctional Education Usage: A Mixed Methods Analysis." (2019 American Society of Criminology Panel presentation and future journal article)

Tietjen, Grant. "Taking Back a Justice Impacted Identity: From Ex-Convict to Professor Ex-."

Tietjen, Grant and Nick Park. "Formerly Incarcerated Citizens: Facing Stigma Upon Release."

Tietjen, Grant. "Building a Formal Theory of Convict Criminology."


Grant Tietjen

Criminal Justice
Ambrose Hall 311
518 W. Locust St.
Davenport, IA 52803

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