Dr. Martha Dow
Director, Community Health & Social Innovation
Dr. Martha Dow is an Associate Professor in Sociology at the University of the Fraser Valley. She completed her BA and MA in Sociology at the University of Western Ontario and her PhD in Educational Studies at the University of British Columbia. Her MA research comparing inter-provincial sentencing patterns of violent young offenders combined with her frontline experience working with high risk youth in conflict with the law sparked Dr. Dow’s interest in strengthening the relationship between public policy decisions and the lived experiences of the individuals and communities impacted by these decisions.