Faculty

Brendan Lantz
The College of Criminology & Criminal Justice is pleased to congratulate Assistant Professor Brendan Lantz who was recently honored by the University with an Undergraduate Teaching Award for Outstanding Teaching in the Major.
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The College’s online master’s degree program remains among the nation’s best, according to the U.S. News & World Report 2022 rankings.  The College’s online master’s degree in criminal justice jumped two spots to No. 6 nationally and also placed No. 5 among public universities and No. 4 for veterans.  Thomas Blomberg, dean of the college and Sheldon L. Messinger Professor of Criminology, credited the faculty for the school’s place among the nation’s elite. 
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The College of Criminology and Criminal Justice is pleased to congratulate Daniel Mears, Mark C. Stafford Professor of Criminology and Distinguished Research Professor, on being recognized with the Bruce Smith, Sr. Award from the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences.
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College of Criminology & Criminal Justice Dean Thomas G. Blomberg was a main presenter at this year’s Justice Research and Statistics (JRSA) Association Fall Criminal Justice Series. Dean Blomberg presented a session on translational criminology and politics.
John Thrasher
Florida State University President Emeritus John Thrasher has joined the College of Criminology & Criminal Justice as a faculty affiliate. President Thrasher retired this August, after serving as Florida State University’s 15th president for seven years.  
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Dean Blomberg was a recent guest on the podcast College Knowledge. In the episode, Criminology: Beyond Criminal Justice - A discussion with Dr. Tom Blomberg of FSU, Dean Blomberg discusses how the field of Criminology goes far beyond Criminal Justice and working in law enforcement. Dr. Blomberg explains how the research, analytics and data gathered by criminologists are being used to make the world a safer place.  To listen to the full interview click here. 
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College of Criminology & Criminal Justice Dean Thomas G. Blomberg will be a main presenter at this year’s Justice Research and Statistics Association Fall Criminal Justice Series. Dean Blomberg will be presenting a session on translational criminology and politics.
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A National Institutes of Health grant totaling $490,436 was recently awarded to three professors from the College's Center for Criminology and Public Policy Research. This grant will fund a three-year study, “The Individual, Situational, and Contextual Risk Factors for Violent Firearm Injury and Firearm Homicide: A Comparative, Policy-Focused Approach,” conducted by Drs.
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A National Science Foundation grant totaling $236,985 was recently awarded to the College's Hate Crime Research and Policy Institute.
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The College is pleased to announce that Dr. Ted Chiricos, William Julius Wilson Professor Emeritus of Criminology, has recently been named a Fellow of the American Society of Criminology (ASC).