Peggy Kendrigan

Margaret (Peggy) Kendrigan, Ph.D.

Peggy is an Assistant Regional Chief in the Division of Community Corrections, Milwaukee Region.  She manages several Probation and Parole Offices including four units of agents who work with sex offenders in Milwaukee County.  Additionally, she has oversight responsibility for Purchase of Services, which delivers treatment programming and housing services to offenders on supervision.  She assisted with the development and implementation of the Victim Support Committee.  She also represents the region on a variety of task forces and work groups.

Peggy has also held senior management position in several private, non-profit organizations and was the founder and first director of Shalom High School.  

Courses Taught

  • CJAD 6425 Females: Criminal Justice Systems
  • CJAD 6415 Victims & Victim Policy
  • CJAD 6931 Special Topics in Sex Offenders (Spring 2012)


  • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
    • Ph.D., Urban Education / Criminal Justice (minor) Doctorate Title: "A Descriptive Study of Violent Juvenile Offenders in Three Counties in Wisconsin"
    • M.S., Social and Cultural Foundations of Education
  • Marquette University
    • B.S., History / Political Science

Professional Experience

  • Assistant Regional Chief, Wisconsin Department of Corrections,
  • Adjunct Professor, UW-Parkside, 1997-Present
  • Executive Director, Neighborhood House of Milwaukee, 1998-2000


Research Interests

  • Impact of crime on victims and survivors
  • Special needs of female offenders
  • Effective sex offender treatment / programming



  • “A Descriptive Study of Violent Juvenile Offenders in Three Counties in the State of Wisconsin”


  • 2007 - Secretary's Salute Award - Service Nominee Granted for Outstanding Service to Crime Victims
  • 2004 - American Probation & Parole Association - Joe Kegan Award for Outstanding Contributions to Crime Victims
  • 1995 - Community Service Award - Shalom High School Granted for being the founder of Shalom Higher School in 1973



  • Member of the Attorney Generals Crime Victim Council since 2008




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Marquette University College of Professional Studies
707 Building, Room 403
P.O. Box 1881
Milwaukee WI 53201-1881
Phone: (414) 288-3153 or (800) 793-6450, extension 2
FAX: (414) 288-3298