Alissa R. Ackerman, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Specialty: Criminal Justice

Ackerman, Alissa R.

Contact information

Dept: Social Work
Room: WCG 314
Phone: 253-692-4373


  • Ph.D., Criminology & Deviance, The City University of New York (CUNY), 2009.
  • M.A., Criminal Justice, The City University of New York (CUNY), 2006.


Alissa R. Ackerman joined the Social Work Program faculty in 2011. For the last five years, she has been teaching criminal justice courses at the university level. Her research interests focus on sex crimes and sex offenders. Alissa's current research involves a national level study of state and federal sex offender registries to assess whether current management practices are effective in reducing crime among the registered sex offender population.