Areas of Expertise
Terrorism, Race and Crime, Criminal Sentencing, Criminal Justice Policy
PhD, Florida State University, Criminology, 1993
MS, Florida State University, Criminology, 1987
BA, Stetson University, History, 1984
Stewart J. D'Alessio is a Professor in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs. He received his BA in History from Stetson University and his MS and PhD in Criminology from Florida State University. Professor D'Alessio has an extensive publication record and practical experience in program evaluation. Before entering academia, he worked on a federally funded grant for the Florida Department of Corrections evaluating innovative programs established in local jails throughout the state. He also worked as an evaluator for a federally funded juvenile treatment program established at the Dozier School for Boys in Marianna, Florida. Additionally, Professor D'Alessio served as a consultant to several national-level studies for the Justice Research and Statistics Association in Washington, D.C., including an assessment of the Federal Anti-Drug Abuse Acts of 1986 and 1988 funded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance and a nationwide survey of drug task force commanders. Professor D'Alessio also served previously as a Captain in the Military Police, and he participated in "Operation Just Cause" and "Operation Desert Storm." His unit received the "Valorous Unit Award" for extraordinary heroism while engaged in military operations during "Operation Just Cause" in Panama.