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Department of Criminal Justice

Humphreys Building 300
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Phone: 660-543-4950

Dr. Sherri Dioguardi

Dr. Sherri DioGuardi

Assistant Professor







Ph.D. in Criminology, Law, & Society, University of Florida
M.B.A. with Concentration in Criminal Justice, Saint Leo University
B.A. in Liberal Arts with Minors in Art and Business Management, Florida Gulf Coast University

Professional Organizations and Affiliations

Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences
American Bar Association (non-lawyer member)
American Society of Criminology
National Court Reporters Association

Research Interests

Applied Criminological Theory
Criminal Justice Education
Death Penalty
Sociology of Law

Selected Solo Publications

DioGuardi, S. (2017). “Examining the death penalty insider perspective: Capital bench and bar interviews,” pp. 249-266, chapter in Copes, H. & Pogrebin, M. (Eds.), Voices from Criminal Justice: Insider Perspectives, Outsider Experiences (Criminology and Criminal Justice Studies), 2nd Edition. Routledge.

DioGuardi, S. (2017). Teaching criminological theory: Using a Piaget platform to support higher.level learning. Journal of Criminal Justice Education, 28 (3), 441-460.

DioGuardi, S. (2016). Critical thinking in criminal justice ethics: Using the affective domain to discover gray matters. Journal of Criminal Justice Education, 27 (4), 535-548.

DioGuardi, S. (2014). Examining the death penalty insider perspective: Capital bench and bar interviews. Journal of Qualitative Criminal Justice and Criminology, 2(1), 148-173.

Contact Information

Office: Humphreys Building 301C-3
Phone: 660-543-4669