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Faculty & Staff

  • 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.

  • Sheldon Zhang, Ph.D.

    Professor and Chair

    Transitional Organized Crime, Human Trafficking, Offender Re-entry and Rehabilitation, Program Evaluation.

  • 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.

    Professor of Criminology & Justice Studies

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

  • William Fisher, Ph.D.

    Professor Emeritus

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

  • James J.F. Forest, Ph.D.


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

  • Chris Harris, Ph.D.

    Associate Professor, Transfer Student Advisor

    Policing, Developmental Criminology, Quantitative Research Methods

  • David Hirschel, Ph.D.

    Professor Emeritus

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

  • 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.


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

  • Alan Jay Lincoln, Ph.D.

    Professor Emeritus and University Ombuds (retired)

  • Melissa Morabito, Ph.D.

    Associate Professor

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

  • Jill Portnoy, Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor

  • Jason Rydberg, Ph.D

    Assistant Professor

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

  • Larry Siegel, Ph.D.

    Professor Emeritus

    Delinquency, criminology, & corrections.

  • 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.


    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.


    Methodology & statistical analysis; criminal careers.

  • Linda M. Williams, Ph.D.

    Professor Emerita

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

  • Angela Callahan, M.A.

    Visiting Instructor in Criminology & Justice Studies, Undergraduate Advisor

  • Kimberly R. Kras, Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor

    Corrections and Reentry, Life Course Criminology, Mixed Methods

  • Wilson R. Palacios, Ph.D.

    Associate Professor

    Substance Abuse, Hidden Populations, Qualitative Research Methods

  • April Pattavina, Ph.D.

    Associate Professor

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

  • Arie Perliger, Ph.D.

    Professor and Director of Security Studies

  • 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.