Because of the interdisciplinary nature of the field, the department's faculty have earned PhDs 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
Garry Bombard, PhD Program Director, Forensic Science Life Science Building 122, LSC 773.508.3676
Chris Donner, PhD Assistant Professor Mundelein Center, Room 805A 773.508.8864
Jona Goldschmidt, JD, PhD Professor, Undergraduate Program and Internship Director Mundelein Center, Room 807C 773.508.8456
Robert Lombardo, PhD Associate Professor Mundelein Center, Room 807D 773.508.8375
Arthur J. Lurigio, PhD Professor and Associate Dean Sullivan Center, LSC 773.508.3503
David E. Olson, PhD Professor, Graduate Program Director Mundelein Center, Room 807A 773.508.8594
Loretta Stalans, PhD Professor
Director, Psychology of Crime and Justice Minor
Mundelein Center, Room 818 773.508.8368
Don Stemen, PhD Associate Professor, Chairperson Mundelein Center, Room 807B 773.508.8505
J. Michael Vecchio, PhD Assistant Professor Mundelein Center, Room 805C 7703.508.8596
Brandi Vigil, M.S. Full-Time Faculty Mundelein Center, Room 805B 773.508.8608

Part-Time Faculty

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