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Dr. Sherri DioGuardi

Associate Professor of Criminal Justice & Criminology

Dr. DioGuardi teaches Introduction to Criminal Justice, Criminal Law & Procedure, Criminal Justice Ethics, and Miscarriages of Justice.  

  • Research interests include the death penalty, how laws and policies impact the criminal justice system, applied theory, and pedagogy.
  • She received the Outstanding Scholarship Award from the Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship Section of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS) in 2018 and has won regional and national professional division trophies in Corrections, Criminal Law, Juvenile Justice, and Police Administration from the American Criminal Justice Association (ACJA) between 2015 and 2018.
  • Dr. DioGuardi holds degrees from:

University of Florida (2011) Ph.D. in Criminology, Law, & Society

Saint Leo University (2006) MBA in Criminal Justice

Florida Gulf Coast University (2004) BA in Liberal Arts - Art & Business

Publications include:

Cho, Y., DioGuardi, S., Nickell, T. & Lee, W. (2021). Indirect cyber violence and General Strain Theory: Findings from the 2018 Korean Youth Survey. Children and Youth Services Review, 121.

Cho, Y. & DioGuardi, S. (2020). Strain, negative emotion, and cyber violence among South Korean juveniles: A mediation analysis. Children and Youth Services Review, 108.

Wellman, A. P., & DioGuardi, S. (2018). Walking down the Deweyan path: Learning victim advocacy, seeing beyond stigmas, and facilitating second chances. Journal of Qualitative Criminal Justice & Criminology. 6 (1), 49-72.

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. (2017).  Examining the death penalty insider perspective: Capital bench and bar interviews.  In Copes, H. & Grebin, M. (Eds.), Voices from criminal justice: Insider perspectives, outsider experience(Criminology and criminal justice studies), 2nd edition. Routledge (249-266).

DioGuardi, S. (2016). Critical thinking in criminal justice ethics:  Using the affective domain to discover gray matters.  Journal of Criminal Justice Education, 27(40), 535-548.


Sherri DioGuardi
Associate Professor
HUM 301 C - 3
Tel: (660) 543-4669


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