Faculty & Staff

Center for Criminology & Public Policy Faculty

Thomas G. Blomberg

Dean and Sheldon L. Messinger Professor of Criminology · Executive Director, Center for Criminology and Public Policy Research

Blomberg’s research is focused upon identifying ways to more effectively link research knowledge to public policy. This includes examining the relationship between educational achievement among incarcerated youthful offenders and successful…

William D. Bales

Professor · Faculty Affiliate, Center for Criminology and Public Policy Research

Prior to joining the faculty in the College of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Florida State University in August of 2003, Bill Bales was the director of research with the…

Krista Flannigan

Teaching Faculty

Krista R. Flannigan, J.D. is an attorney and advocate experienced in emergency response and management, media relations, community collaboration and program development. She is also practiced public speaker and educator.…

Stephen D. Hurm

Director, Policing Research & Policy Institute

Mr. Stephen Hurm is a proven 30+ year attorney and law enforcement leader in various size agencies who offers seasoned expertise in developing successful risk management strategies and training individual and…

George B. Pesta

Director, Center for Criminology and Public Policy Research

George Pesta is the Director of the Center for Criminology and Public Policy Research. At the Center, he manages funded research projects, supervises GRAs and collaborates with faculty on project…

Raymond B. Vickers

Entrepreneur-in-Residence and Director, Institute for the Prevention of Financial Fraud

Dr. Vickers, whose background includes a law degree and a Ph.D. in economic and business history, served for four years as Assistant Comptroller of Florida, the Chief of Staff of…