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Loyola University Chicago

Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology


Because of the interdisciplinary nature of the field, the department's faculty have earned Ph.D.s in various disciplines: history, justice studies, law, law and society, psychology, political science, sociology, social psychology, and social work. Their varied backgrounds add diversity and strength to the department and provide students with different insights and perspectives. Quite naturally, the research interests of the faculty have been shaped by their specific academic training and work experiences.

In addition to their academic training, the criminal justice and criminology faculty has extensive administrative and research experience within the justice system. The faculty are involved currently in a number of research activities supported through federal, state, and local grants. These grants provide research opportunities and financial support to graduate students in the department.  In addition, many of the faculty serve in advisory capacities to various criminal justice, social service and community-based organizations, which facilitate students’ access to internship opportunities.

Full-Time Faculty

Name Title Office # Phone/E-mail
Deborah Baskin, Ph.D. Professor Lewis Towers 923, WTC 312.915.7568
Garry Bombard, Ph.D. Program Director, Forensic Science Life Science Building 243, LSC 773.508.3676
Jona Goldschmidt, J.D., Ph.D. Professor, Undergraduate Program Director Lewis Towers 912, WTC 312.915.6299
Robert Lombardo, Ph.D. Associate Professor Lewis Towers 922, WTC 312.915.7565
Arthur J. Lurigio, Ph.D. Professor and Associate Dean Sullivan Center, LSC 773.508.3503
David E. Olson, Ph.D. Professor, Graduate Program Director Lewis Towers 917, WTC 312.915.7563
Ira Sommers, Ph.D. Instructor, Director of the Minor in Psychology, Crime & Justice Lewis Towers 924, WTC 312.915.7562
Loretta Stalans, Ph.D. Professor Lewis Towers 920, WTC 312.915.7567
Don Stemen, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Chairperson Lewis Towers 918, WTC 312-915-7570
J. Michael Vecchio Assistant Professor Lewis Towers 925, WTC 312.915.7539

Part-Time Faculty

Name Title Office # Phone/E-mail
Karl Larsen, Ph.D. Part-Time Faculty
John Maki Part-Time Faculty
Laurel Mazar Part-Time Faculty
Gerald Nora Part-Time Faculty
Michael Rohan Part-Time Faculty
Brandi Vigil Part-Time Faculty
Bernard Ward Part-Time Faculty


Department of Criminal Justice & Criminology
Loyola University Chicago
820 N. Michigan Ave
Chicago,IL 60611
Phone: 312.915.7564

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