Lisa Stolzenberg

Lisa Stolzenberg

Areas of Expertise

Sentencing, Discrimination in the Criminal Justice System, Unemployment and Crime, National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS)


BS, University of Florida, Criminal Justice, 1985
MS, Florida State University, Criminology, 1986
PhD, Florida State University, Criminology, 1993


Office: Modesto A. Maidique Campus, PCA-253A
Phone: 305.348.5890
Webpage: Website:

Lisa Stolzenberg is Professor and Chair of the Department of Criminal Justice at Florida International University. She received her BA in criminal justice from the University of Florida and her MS and PhD in criminology from Florida State University. She has published numerous articles, books and monographs. Prior to joining the faculty at FIU, she was a professor in public policy at Indiana-Purdue University Fort Wayne and held previous positions as a researcher and consultant with several state and national organizations, including the Florida Department of Corrections, Health and Rehabilitative Services, Westat, and the Justice Research and Statistics Association. She also served as the previous site director for the ADAM program in Miami-Dade County. More recently, she developed and implemented the first PhD program on International Crime and Justice in the United States, which began in August 2015. She also instituted fully online undergraduate and graduate degrees in criminal justice at FIU that currently enroll more than 2,000 students each semester.