Eric Madfis, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Specialty: Criminal Justice

Madfis, Eric

Contact information

Dept: Social Work
Room: WCG 223C
Phone: 253-692-4809


  • Ph.D., Sociology, Northeastern University, 2012.
  • M.A., Sociology, Northeastern University, 2007.


Eric Madfis became a member of UW Tacoma's faculty in the fall of 2012. His research interests are in juvenile delinquency and juvenile justice, theoretical criminology, homicide and interpersonal violence, school crime and security, youth subculture and counterculture, masculinities and crime, and hate crime and supremacist groups. His most recent scholarship explores perceptions of and reactions to threats of rampage shootings in American public schools.