Associate Professor of Criminal Justice Studies
Criminal Justice Department
Dr. Melissa Stacer is an Associate Professor of Criminal Justice at the University of Southern Indiana. Her teaching and research interests are in the area of corrections, specifically institutional corrections (jails and prisons). Additional research interests are in justice-involved veterans, prison culture, prisoner misconduct, reentry, collateral consequences of incarceration, and criminal justice education. Dr. Stacer teaches courses on corrections, prisons, death penalty, the effects of incarceration, community corrections, and criminological theory.
Ph.D., Sociology, 2010, Purdue University
Graduate Certificate, Survey Research, 2008, Purdue University
M.S., Sociology, 2007, Purdue University
B.A., Criminal Justice and Sociology, 2005, Saginaw Valley State University