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Matthew J Delisi

Matt DeLisi

  • Distinguished Professor
  • Dean's Professor
  • Coordinator of Criminal Justice
Matt DeLisi is Distinguished Professor, Dean’s Professor, Coordinator of Criminal Justice, and Faculty Affiliate of the Center for the Study of Violence at Iowa State University, USA. Professor DeLisi is a renowned scholar with 500 scholarly publications including more than 30 books on an array of topics in the social, behavioral, and forensic sciences, including the top-selling Ted Bundy and the Unsolved Murder Epidemic: The Dark Figure of Crime (Palgrave Macmillan, 2023). In 2013, Dr. DeLisi testified to the United States Senate Judiciary Committee on criminal justice policy and regularly provides expert services and consultation on capital murder and homicide offender cases in multiple federal and state jurisdictions. In the practitioner realm, Dr. DeLisi previously worked as a research specialist with United States Probation and Pretrial Services and a pretrial services officer with a state agency.

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203 East Hall
510 Farm House Ln.


  • Ph.D., Sociology, University of Colorado, 2000
  • B.A., Policy Studies, Syracuse University, 1995