Autumn Walden, J.D., M.A.
Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice and Legal Studies, Division of Social & Behavioral Science at Elmira College
From Quakertown, PA
I graduated from the Pennsylvania State University in 1991 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in the Administration of Justice now called Criminal Justice degree program. I then graduated from Widener University School of Law with a Juris Doctorate in 2004. I started practicing law when I became licensed in the state of Pennsylvania in October, 2004 and am still in practice today. I practice criminal defense and family law, predominantly criminal defense. I graduated again from the Pennsylvania State University in 2021 with a Master of Arts in Criminal Justice so I could pursue a teaching career. My master's paper was on prosecutorial and judicial discretion and the focal concerns perspective theory. I am continuing to develop this paper for publication. In May of 2021 I accepted a full time tenured track position at Elmira College in the Legal Studies and Criminal Justice Departments. Teaching has been both fulfilling and rewarding.