Mary Ellen Mastrorilli

Mary Ellen MastrorilliAssociate Professor of the Practice, Criminal Justice; Chair, Applied Social Sciences

PhD, Northeastern University
MPA, Suffolk University
BA, University of Massachusetts, Boston


Dr. Mastrorilli’s research interests focus on female offenders, community corrections, and law and society. She holds over twenty-five years of experience in positions ranging from correction officer to prison administrator. She is the recipient of the Correctional Association of Massachusetts’ Professional Excellence Award, as well as the Breaking the Glass Ceiling Award given by the National Center for Women and Policing. Mastrorilli teaches courses in criminal justice and sociology.

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