Faculty

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).
2021 FSU Faculty Award Winners
College of Criminology & Criminal Justice Associate Professor Jillian Turanovic and Mark C. Stafford Professor of Criminology Daniel Mears were recently honored by the University with faculty awards.
Matthew Robinson
Matthew Robinson, College of Criminology & Criminal Justice alumnus and professor at Appalachian State University, was recently named among the Top 25 most influential criminologists by AcademicInfluence.com, coming in at the 19th most influential in the field.
Online Masters' in Criminal Justice #8 in the nation
The College of Criminology and Criminal Justice’s online graduate program remains among the top 10 best programs in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 Best Online Programs ranking. The College’s online master’s degree in criminal justice retained its respective spots at No. 8 nationally and No. 6 among public universities. For veterans, the online program checked in at No. 5.
Brendan Lantz
The College of Criminology & Criminal Justice is pleased to announce that Assistant Professor Brendan Lantz has been selected as the 2021 Academy New Scholar awardee for the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences.