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Faculty & Staff

  • Andrew J. Harris, Ph.D.

    Andrew J. Harris, Ph.D.

    Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Programs, Associate Professor

    Mental illness & the criminal justice system; sex offender management policy; juvenile justice policy & practice.

  • April Pattavina, Ph.D.

    April Pattavina, Ph.D.

    Interim Chair of the School of Criminology & Justice Studies, Associate Professor

    Crime Reporting, Corrections, Intimate Partner Violence, Sexual Assault.

  • Eve Buzawa, Ph.D.

    Eve Buzawa, Ph.D.

    Professor Emerita

    Domestic violence, with a specific focus on criminal justice & societal interventions; victimology; police organizations & behavior.

  • James M. Byrne, Ph.D.

    James M. Byrne, Ph.D.

    Professor of Criminology & Justice Studies

    Evidence-based practice; global crime and justice; criminal justice technology.

  • William Fisher, Ph.D.

    William Fisher, Ph.D.

    Professor Emeritus

    Crime and mental illness, mental health law, statistics and research design.

  • James J.F. Forest, Ph.D.

    James J.F. Forest, Ph.D.

    Professor and Director of Security Studies, Interim Director, Center for Terrorism and Security Studies

    International security studies, terrorism, weapons of mass destruction, homeland security.

  • Chris Harris, Ph.D.

    Chris Harris, Ph.D.

    Associate Professor, Transfer Student Advisor

    Policing, Developmental Criminology, Quantitative Research Methods

  • David Hirschel, Ph.D.

    David Hirschel, Ph.D.

    Professor Emeritus

    Victims Of Crime, Particularly Spouse Abuse; International Criminal Justice; Legal Issues In Criminal Justice.

  • Kareem Jordan, Ph.D.

    Kareem Jordan, Ph.D.

    Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Programs

    Juvenile Justice; Race and Justice; Quantitative Methodology/Data Analyse

  • Cathy A. Levey, Ph.D.

    Cathy A. Levey, Ph.D.


    Mental health issues in the Criminal Justice system, especially Corrections; Self-handicapping behavior

  • Alan Jay Lincoln, Ph.D.

    Alan Jay Lincoln, Ph.D.

    Professor Emeritus and University Ombuds (retired)

  • Melissa Morabito, Ph.D.

    Melissa Morabito, Ph.D.

    Associate Professor

    Policing and Police Organizations, Public Health and Mental Illness, Comparative Policing, Gender

  • Jill Portnoy, Ph.D.

    Jill Portnoy, Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor

  • Jason Rydberg, Ph.D

    Jason Rydberg, Ph.D

    Assistant Professor

    Prisoner Reentry, Sex Offenders and Offenses, Community Supervision, Program Evaluation

  • Larry Siegel, Ph.D.

    Larry Siegel, Ph.D.

    Professor Emeritus

    Delinquency, criminology, & corrections.

  • Kelly Socia, Ph.D.

    Kelly Socia, Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor

    Offender re-entry & recidivism, Registered sex offenders, Public policy-making, Environmental criminology, GIS, Spatial Analyses.

  • Rebecca Stone, Ph.D.

    Rebecca Stone, Ph.D.


    Public health and criminal justice, with a focus on gender, race and class; violence against women; women and substance use.

  • Paul E. Tracy, Ph.D.

    Paul E. Tracy, Ph.D.


    Methodology & statistical analysis; criminal careers.

  • Linda M. Williams, Ph.D.

    Linda M. Williams, Ph.D.

    Professor Emerita

    Violence against women, human trafficking, trauma & memory, research methods.

  • Angela Callahan, M.A.

    Angela Callahan, M.A.

    Visiting Instructor in Criminology & Justice Studies, Undergraduate Advisor

  • Kimberly R. Kras, Ph.D.

    Kimberly R. Kras, Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor

  • Wilson R. Palacios, Ph.D.

    Wilson R. Palacios, Ph.D.

    Associate Professor

    Substance Abuse, Hidden Populations, Qualitative Research Methods

  • Arie Perliger, Ph.D.

    Arie Perliger, Ph.D.

    Professor of Security Studies

  • Neil Shortland, M.Sc.

    Neil Shortland, M.Sc.

    Program Manager, Center for Terrorism and Security Studies; Lecturer, School of Criminology and Justice Studies

    Terrorism, Security, malevolent creativity & innovation, decision-making.