University of Southern Indiana

Melissa Stacer

Melissa Stacer

Associate Professor of Criminal Justice Studies
Criminal Justice Department

Liberal Arts Center - 3016

Accepts Office Hours by Appointment


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

Professional Organizations

American Society of Criminology

Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences

Midwestern Criminal Justice Association

Indiana Academy of Social Sciences

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