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Marie M. Mele Thomas, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Criminal Justice
Edison Hall 339B

Marie M. Mele Thomas, Ph.D.

Dr. Marie Mele Thomas obtained her PhD in Criminal Justice from Rutgers University.  Before joining academia, Professor Mele Thomas worked for the National Institute of Justice and the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office as a victim advocate. Her research on victimization and intimate partner violence has been published in Journal of Family ViolenceJournal of Crime and Justice, and Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies & Management. Dr. Mele Thomas’ research interests include intimate partner violence, repeat victimization and victim advocacy.


Ph.D., Rutgers University

M.S., American University

B.S., The College of New Jersey

Research Interests

Intimate partner violence, domestic homicide, repeat victimization


Frequently Taught Classes

  • Applied Data Analysis in Criminal Justice (CJ 525)
  • Criminology (CJ 241, SO 241)
  • Homeland Security Research Methods (HLS 315)
  • Introduction to Criminal Justice (CJ 101)
  • Research Methods (CJ 315)
  • Seminar in Criminal Justice (CJ 490)
  • Senior Research Project in Homeland Security (HLS 490)

Recently Taught Classes

2021 Fall

2021 Summer A

2021 Spring

2020 Fall

2020 Summer A

2020 Spring

2019 Fall

2019 Summer A

2019 Spring