Faculty and Staff

 Full-Time Faculty

(Click on the links, where available, to see individual faculty web pages for more details)

  • Ashley Carver, Ph.D. (University of Melbourne), Associate Professor: Terrorism, counter-terrorism, genocide, policing and law enforcement.  Tel: (902) 420-5874; email: ashley.carver@smu.ca 

  • Rachael Collins, Ph.D. (University of Saskatchewan), Associate Professor: Violence, serial homicide, mass murder, quantitative analysis, meta-analysis. Tel: (902) 491-6475; email: r.collins@smu.ca 

  • Diane Crocker, Ph.D. (York University), Professor: Gender-based violence, criminal harassment/stalking; restorative justice; qualitative and quantitative research methods; feminist criminology; law and policy; and program evaluation. Tel: (902) 420-5875; email: diane.crocker@smu.ca

  • Alexa DodgePh.D. (Carleton University), Assistant Professor:  digital criminology, technology-facilitated violence, sexual violence, feminist criminology, criminal law, and restorative justice. Tel: (902) 420-5888; email: alexa.dodge@smu.ca 

  • Maria Gómez, Ph.D. (New School for Social Research), Associate Professor. Criminological & political theory, prejudice & hate crimes, gender & cultural studies, critical legal theory. Tel: (902) 420-5149; email: maria.gomez@smu.ca 

  • Jay Healey, Ph.D. (Simon Fraser University), Assistant Professor. Sexual violence, sexual sadism, atypical sexual behavior, nonsexual homicide, and quantitative research methodologies. Tel: (902) 420-5531; email: jay.healey@smu.ca 

  • Jamie Livingston, Ph.D. (Simon Fraser University), Associate Professor: Mental illness and criminal justice; stigma; compulsory treatment; forensic mental health; risk and recovery. Tel: (902) 491-6258; email: jamie.livingston@smu.ca 

  • Stephen Schneider, Ph.D. (University of British Columbia), Professor: Organized crime, crime prevention, developmental criminology, policing and law enforcement; community development.
    Tel: (902) 420-5872 ; email: stephen.schneider@smu.ca  

  • Marcus Sibley, Ph.D. (Carleton University), Assistant Professor: critical policing and governance; criminalization of sex work and human trafficking; sexual and gender-based violence; critical theory.
    Tel: (902) 491-3357; email: marcus.sibley@smu.ca


Adjunct Faculty

  • Dr. Verona Singer, Ph.D. (Dalhousie University): Intimate partner violence, sexual violence, victim services

Part-Time Instructors

  • Robert Kennedy
  • Verona Singer 
  • Aileen McGinty

In Memoriam

  • Dr. John McMullan, Ph.D., Professor (1985-2014)
  • Dr. Kevin Bonnycastle, Ph.D., Associate Professor (2004-2011)

Contact us

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Department of Criminology
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Mailing address:
923 Robie Street