Dr. Matthew Dolliver

Assistant Professor


  • Ph.D., Criminology and Justice Policy, Northeastern University, 2015
  • M.S., Criminal Justice, Suffolk University, 2007
  • B.A., Criminal Justice, Gonzaga University, 2005

Research Areas

  • Perspectives on crime
  • Perceptions of crime and justice
  • Experimental criminology
  • Research methods and advanced multivariate modeling
  • Crime analysis and complex adaptive systems


Dr. Matthew J. Dolliver is a methodologist and experimental criminologist, and currently serves as a member of both the College of Arts & Sciences Undergraduate Creativity & Research Academy (UCRA) Committee and the Dean's Advisory Committee. Additionally, Dr. Dolliver was recently elected to serve as an alternate on the University's faculty senate. Dr. Dolliver’s research program includes a number of different experimental designs and focus on two overarching themes: Perspectives of Crime and Perceptions of Crime and Justice. This program includes a nationally representative natural experiment centered around public perceptions and criminal justice policy. His program also includes what is believed to be one of the only true experimental examinations of actual jurors both prior to voir dire and again following deliberation. Additionally, Dr. Dolliver’s research includes experiments examining the ability of creativity and adaptive problem solving to mitigate the impact of stressors known to lead to crime. Dr. Dolliver’s research has been presented at national conferences including the American Society of Criminology, the Midwestern Political Sciences Association, the Society for Social Work and Research, the American Association of Geographers, and the Law and Society Annual Conference. His research has appeared in a variety of peer reviewed journals including Studies in Conflict & Terrorism, the Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice, Women & Criminal Justice, and Deviant Behavior. Dr. Dolliver's synergistic courses center around scientific methodology, statistics, and forensic sciences.

Selected Publications