Wilson Palacios

Wilson R. Palacios (PhD, University of Miami) is an Associate Professor of Criminology in the School of Criminology & Justice Studies at the University of Massachusetts Lowell while also serving as the Criminal Justice Master’s Program Coordinator. For 26 years, Dr. Palacios’s primary teaching areas are: (1) Criminological Theory, (2) Race, Crime & Gender, (3) Substance Use, Misuse, & Abuse, (4) Qualitative Research Methods I, (5) Qualitative Research Methods II, and (6) Qualitative Data Analysis. His research foci have always centered for People Who Use Drugs (PWUDs), Active Non-incarcerated Criminal Offenders, and Community Engaged Research. Recently, Dr Palacios has served as either PI, CO-PI, or consultant on several federally funded research projects responsible for a series of both peer and non-peer reviewed research articles and community /conference presentations.