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Sherri DioGuardi

Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice

Office: 214 Moore Hall
Address: Campus Box 851
(252) 335-3718
Fax: (252) 335-3331

Sherri DioGuardi is an Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice in the Department of Criminal Justice, Sociology, and Social Work. Dr. DioGuardi received her Ph.D. from the University of Florida (2011) and her M.B.A. from Saint Leo University (2006). She also graduated summa cum laude from Florida Gulf Coast University (2004).

Dr. DioGuardi's dissertation research is entitled, "Is there a Legitimacy Crisis in America's Death Penalty System: A Survey of Capital Case Workers." In 2009, she also published a book review in the International Crime Justice Review, 19 (3): 356-357.

Before becoming an academician, Dr. DioGuardi was a court reporter for over 20 years, during which time she served as the President of the South Carolina Court Reporters Association. She maintains active memberships in the American Society of Criminology (ASC), the National Education Association (NEA), the American Bar Association (ABA) as a non-lawyer member, and the National Court Reporters Association. As a graduate student, she was honored to be nominated for the University of Florida Faculty Teaching Award 2009-2010, and subsequently received the Outstanding Colleague Award (2010) as well as the Innovative Teaching Award (2011) by the Gator Criminology Syndicate.

Dr. DioGuardi is currently teaching two sections of CJ201, Introduction to Criminal Justice; CJ203, Criminal Justice Ethics; and CJ206, Policing in American Society. In the past she has taught numerous courses, including Research Methods, Statistics in Criminal Justice and Criminology, and Criminological Theory.

Dr. DioGuardi has presented her research at both national and regional conferences. She has presented "Aggravation and Mitigation in Florida Capital Cases: Is There Alignment with Criminological Theory" at the American Society of Criminology in St. Louis, Missouri, and at the Florida Society of Social Science in 2008; "Perception of Fairness and Theoretical Utility in Florida Capital Case Proceedings" at the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences in San Diego, CA, in 2009; and "Nursing Home Regulation: Focus on Florida" at the American Society of Criminology in San Francisco, CA, and at the Graduate Student Council's Annual Convention in 2010. Her ongoing research interests are: Theory (administrative, criminological, and sociological); Sociology of Law; Organizational Deviance; Political Culture; Capital Punishment; Mixed Research Methods; and Pedagogy in Higher Education.

PhD, University of Florida (2007-2011)