Deshonna Collier-Goubil, Ph.D.

Chair and Associate Professor, Department of Criminal Justice

Phone: (626) 815-6000, Ext. 5091
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Deshonna Collier-Goubil, Ph.D., takes a holistic perspective of the criminal justice system, those with whom the system interacts (victims, offenders, communities), and the challenges the criminal justice system faces in today’s rapidly changing climate. Collier encourages her students to think critically and ethically about the criminal justice system, challenging them to study the system from differing perspectives while maintaining a core principle of integrating their faith with their career goals. Her research interests include race and crime, gender and crime, and prisoner re-entry. She has also served as a fellow for the National Institute of Justice and the College Board (Social Justice Fellow).


  • Ph.D., Howard University
  • M.A., Fuller Theological Seminary
  • B.A., Langston University

Academic Area

  • School of Behavioral and Applied Sciences
    • Department of Criminal Justice