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Dr. Lisa Barao

Dr. Lisa Barao
Assistant Professor
Horace Mann Center, Office #135
(413) 572-5553


Ph.D. Northeastern University, Criminology & Justice Policy, 2018

M.A. University of Massachusetts Lowell, Criminal Justice, 2013

B.A. University of Massachusetts Amherst, Criminal Justice, 2012


Dr. Barao's teaching areas include topics in law enforcement, the administration of justice, and evidence-based policing. She has taught at Central Connecticut State University, Goodwin College, and Northeastern University. Her research interests focus on crime prevention and violence reduction strategies, the evaluation of law enforcement technologies, and issues in the police organizational culture. She has worked on projects with several police agencies located in Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, and California. Dr. Barao is a member of the American Society of Criminology, the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, and the American Society of Evidence-Based Policing.