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Cassandra Dodge – Assistant Professor

Armstrong Campus

Office: University Hall

Phone: (912) 344-3166


Curriculum Vitae


Cassandra Dodge is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology at Georgia Southern University. She received her doctorate in Criminology from the University of South Florida in 2021, where she also earned a graduate certificate in digital forensics in 2017. She maintains active membership in the American Society of Criminology’s Division of Cybercrime and the European Society of Criminology’s Working Group on Cybercrime. 

A veteran of the United States Air Force Security Forces, her research interests include cybercrime, sexual assault in the military, law enforcement technology, and LGBT issues in justice. Her work has appeared in the American Journal of Preventative Medicine, Deviant Behavior, American Journal of Criminal Justice, and Journal of Criminal Psychology.


Ph.D., Criminology (2021) University of South Florida

Graduate Certificate, Digital Forensics (2017) Florida Center for Cybersecurity, University of South Florida

M.S., Criminal Justice Sciences (2016) Illinois State University

B.S., Criminal Justice Sciences (2014) Illinois States University

Teaching & Research Interests


Applied Digital Forensics 1 & 2; Introduction to Criminal Justice; Online Violence; Interpersonal Online Violence; Legal Aspects of Cybercrime


Cybercrime; Digital Forensics; Military Sexual Assault; Technology and Law Enforcement Policy

Awards, Grants, & Honors

2022 – Outstanding Ambassador Award, Dept. of Criminology, University of South Florida

2021 – Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Award, College of Behavioral and Community Sciences, University of South Florida

2020 – Association of Doctoral Programs in Criminology and Criminal Justice Dissertation Research Grant ($1500)

2019-2021 – Lawrence A. Pippins Endowed Memorial Scholarship, Dept. of Criminology, University of South Florida

2018 – Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Doctoral Summit Fellow

2017 – 1st Place Presentation, USF Criminology Graduate Research Symposium

2017-2021 – Graduate Assistantship, Dept. of Criminology, University of South Florida

2016-2017 – Graduate Student Fellowship, Dept. of Criminology, University of South Florida

2016 – Outstanding Graduate Student Award, Dept. of Criminal Justice Sciences, Illinois State University

2014-2016 – Graduate Student Assistantship, Department of Criminal Justice Sciences, Illinois State University

Last updated: 1/22/2024