Elizabeth L Grossi

Associate Professor


Elizabeth L. Grossi is an Associate Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice at the University of Louisville. She holds a Ph.D. in Criminology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, a Master of Science in Justice Administration from the University of Louisville, and a Bachelors of Arts in Criminal Justice.

Professor Grossi teaches graduate and undergraduate course in criminological theory, international terrorism, and corrections. Her research interests include justice-involved veterans and specialty treatment courts, interpersonal violence, racial profiling, and program evaluation. She is actively involved in the university’s International Service Learning Program (ISLP) taking students to Belize and the Philippines.

She served as the President (2001) of the Southern Criminal Justice Association (SCJA) and as the organization’s Executive Director from 1994-1999. From 1996-1999 she served as the Region 2 Trustee for the Academy of Criminal Justices Sciences (ACJS) and as a member of the ACJS Executive Board (1996-1999). She is a member of the American Society of Criminology (ASC), the International Chiefs of Police (ICAP) and the American Correctional Association (ACA). She serves on the Board of Directors for Athena’s Sisters and the Kentucky Veteran of the Year organizations.

Colonel (Ret.) Grossi served in the U.S. Army Military Police Corps from (1982-2015) in the active and reserve components. She served in Iraq, Afghanistan and other stateside assignments. Her career includes service as a Criminal Investigation Command (CID) Special Agent, a company and battalion commander, inspector general, and as the Chief of Detainee Operations for the Office of the Provost Marshal General in Washington, DC.