Kim Logio, Ph.D.

Associate Professor and Chair of Sociology
Office: Merion Hall 367
Phone: (610) 660-1685

Kim Logio came to Saint Joseph’s University after completing her doctoral work at the University of Delaware.  She teaches the research methods courses required of all criminal justice and sociology majors.  Dr. Logio works with students as they develop the research proposals for their senior thesis.  Together with Dr. George Dowdall, Dr. Logio has written the Adventures in Criminal Justice Research textbook that walks students through the process of using the Statistical Software for the Social Sciences (SPSS)©.  Her own research involves adolescent health, body image, and deviant behavior.  She is exploring a new research opportunity on cultural differences in language learning.  Dr. Logio also teaches courses in race, gender, and criminal justice, women and health, and graduate research methods.  She was given a certificate of merit in teaching in 2008.



B.A., Sociology, Gettysburg College

M.A. and Ph.D., Sociology, University of Delaware




Logio, Kim A., George W. Dowdall, Earl Babbie, and Fred Halley.  2008. Adventures in Criminal Justice Research 4th edition.  Thousand Oaks, CA:  Pine Forge Press.

Dowdall, George W., Kim A. Logio, Earl Babbie, and Fred Halley.  2004.  Adventures in Criminal Justice Research:  Data Analysis for Windows:  Using SPSS Versions 11.0/11.5, or Higher, Third Edition.  Thousand Oaks, CA:  Pine Forge Press.

Edited Volumes:

Andersen, Margaret L., Kim A. Logio, and Howard F. Taylor (eds.).  2008.  Understanding Society:  An Introductory Reader (third edition).  Belmont, CA:  Wadsworth.


Carr, Patrick, Kim A. Logio, and Shana Maier.  2004.  “Keep Me Informed:  What Matters for Victims as they Navigate the Juvenile Criminal Justice System in Philadelphia.”  International Review of Victimology 10:  117-137.

Logio, Kim A.  2003.  “Gender, Race, Childhood Abuse, and Body Image among Adolescents.”  Violence Against Women 9: 931-954.

Book Reviews:

Logio, Kim A.  2004.  “Review of Odd Girl Out:  The Hidden Culture of Aggression in Girls by Rachel Simmons.”  Violence Against Women 10:  1075-1078.

Other Publications:

Logio, Kim A. 2008.  “Body Image.”  Entry in Encyclopedia of Social Problems edited by Vincent Parrillo.  Thousand Oaks, CA:  Sage Publications.


Faculty Expert Profile

  • Expertise: Recessions Impact on Young Adults, Childhood Obesity, Body Image and BMI, Children’s and Women’s Health