Dr. Diana Dolliver

Associate Professor
Academic Director, JECTF


  • Ph.D., Criminology and Justice Policy, Northeastern University, 2013
  • M.S., Criminal Justice, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, 2008
  • B.A., Criminal Justice, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, 2006
  • B.A., International Studies, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, 2006

Research Areas

  • Criminality on Darknets
  • Cryptocurrency Investigations
  • Digital Forensics
  • Cybersecurity and Warfare
  • Law Enforcement
  • Drugs and Crime
  • Comparative Criminology


Dr. Diana Dolliver is a cyber criminologist and policing scholar, and serves as the Academic Director for the region's Joint Electronic Crimes Task Force (JECTF) - a state-of-the-art digital forensics laboratory jointly operated by UA and UAPD. Dr. Dolliver has an active Top Secret/SCI national security clearance and her areas of expertise include darknet-based criminality, drug trafficking, law enforcement (use of force, community policing, active shooter preparedness), and digital forensics. Dr. Dolliver also studies matters of national security and cybersecurity and warfare. Dr. Dolliver is certified in mobile device and vehicle forensics, and is a certified operator of the VirTra firearms training simulator system. Dr. Dolliver manages a darknet research team staffed with Cyber Intelligence Analysts and provides free training to all law enforcement agencies. The training schedule can be found on her website. Past interviews and media features include TIME Magazine, The Boston Globe, and NBC News.

Selected Publications