TaLisa J. Carter is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Justice, Law & Criminology in the School of Public Affairs at American University. There, she teaches undergraduate and doctoral level courses in criminological theory and justice. In addition to her role in academia, she consults with Prototype Entities as well as law enforcement agencies on topics pertaining to organizational culture and social deviance.
Dr. Carter is a first-generation college student originally from Long Island, NY. Her concentration in Criminology spans over her entire academic career, having attended the University of Delaware for both her masters and doctoral degrees, and the University of Pennsylvania for her undergraduate studies. Her research has focused on corrections, race, criminological theory and systems of accountability of criminal justice actors. She has been funded by the National Science Foundation, and has presented her research to the American Society of Criminology, the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, and the American Sociological Association. Broadly, Dr. Carter investigates the intersection of race and systems of power within different institutional contexts in an effort to reduce disparate outcomes.