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Justice and Policy Studies Department

Will Pizio

Charles A. Dana Professor of Justice and Policy Studies


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Will Pizio
Will Pizio

Meet the Professor

Will Pizio has taught Criminal Justice at Guilford College for 20 four years. His focus lies in two distinct areas. First, he is a policing and criminal justice policy expert with sub-expertise in police use of force and police culture. He has a background in policing, which guides his research, reading, and class content. He also has a degree in cyber security and also teaches courses in that area.

Lastly, his latest book is for high school students and focuses on engaging in an efficient and effective college search along with strategies to succeed in college, specifically in their first year.



State University of New York at Albany, Ph.D., 2009
Criminal Justice
State University of New York at Albany, M.S., 1995
Criminal Justice
State University of New York at Albany, B.S., 1989
Criminal Justice

Selected Scholarship

Preparing Yourself to Succeed in College: A Professor’s Guide to Choosing a College and Thriving in Your First Year. A 2 Z Publishing.

Courses Taught

Law Enforcement and Police Roles
Criminal Procedure
Criminal Investigation
Professional Development in Criminal Justice
Police Brutality and Culture
Seminar in Cyber Security
Foundations of Criminal Justice (graduate)
Problem-Solving in Criminal Justice (graduate)