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Loyola University Chicago

Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology

Robert Lombardo, Ph.D.

 Title: Associate Professor 
Office: Lewis Towers 922, WTC 
Phone: 312.915.7565 
E-mail: rlombar@luc.edu 


Personal Information

Dr. Robert M. Lombardo, a sociologist, is an Associate Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice and a member of the Graduate Faculty at Loyola University, Chicago. Dr. Lombardo began teaching at Loyola as an adjunct faculty member in 2001 and was appointed full-time to the faculty in 2005. He received his Ph. D. from the University of Illinois, Chicago in 1994.

His dissertation, Recruitment into Organized Crime: A Study of Social Structural Support of Deviance earned the prestigious Hans Mattick Award, presented by the Illinois Academy of Criminology, for outstanding contributions to criminal justice research.

Dr. Lombardo is a thirty-five year police veteran having served thirty years with the Chicago Police Department and five years as the Deputy Chief of the Cook County Sheriff’s Police Department. He has worked in all areas of policing including patrol, investigations, narcotics, administration, and organized crime.

In addition, Dr. Lombardo has taught, as a visiting scholar, at numerous police training facilities including the Chicago Police Academy, the Illinois State Police Academy, and the Police School of Catalonia, Barcelona Spain.

Dr. Lombardo was appointed in 2000 by Illinois Governor George Ryan to serve on the Illinois Wireless Enhanced 911 Board and was a member of the Cook County Emergency Telephone System Board from 1997 to 2001. He also served as a consultant to the Illinois Integrated Justice Information Systems Implementation Board from 2002 to 2005.

Dr. Lombardo has served as a guest editor for the Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice, a peer reviewer for Trends in Organized Crime, and a book reviewer for the American Journal of Sociology.

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Department of Criminal Justice & Criminology
Loyola University Chicago
820 N. Michigan Ave
Chicago,IL 60611
Phone: 312.915.7564

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