Dr. Lori Elis

Professor of Criminal Justice

Interim Department Chair

Radford University Office of University Relations


Office: CHBS Building, room 5028
Phone: 540-831-6775
E-Mail: lelis@radford.edu


  • Ph.D., University of Maryland, College Park

  • M.A., University of Maryland, College Park
  • B.A., University of Maryland, College Park

Dr. Elis joined the Radford University faculty in 2007.


Dr. Elis' research interests include gender and crime, developmental theories of crime, domestic violence, and the examination of patterns of sentencing disparity in Virginia.

Recent Professional Activities

Dr. Elis' recent professional activities include publications in the areas of police responses to domestic violence, restorative justice, and an empirical test of Gottfredson and Hirschi's General Theory of Crime.