College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Matthew Makarios

  • Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminology, Criminology

    Faculty - Associate Professor of Criminology


    Ph.D. (2009) University of Cincinnati

    M.A. (2005). Washington State University

    B.A. (2003). University of Minnesota Duluth

    Courses Taught

    Criminal Justice System, Criminology, Crime and Community, Statistics for Social Research, Evidence-Based Corrections

    Research Interests

    Criminal Justice Systems, Evidence-Based Corrections, Offender Risk and Needs Assessment, Prisoner Reentry, Life-Course Criminology, and Program Evaluation

    Teaching Interests

    Introduction to Criminal Justice, Introduction to Criminology, Crime and the Inner City, Correctional Rehabilitation, Statistics 


    2016-present Program Coordinator, Bachelor of Applied Science in Criminal Justice.

    2016-present Chair, John Chase Memorial Scholarship Committee.

    2016-present Member, SAC Professional Assessment Committee.

    2015-present Co-chair. Criminology Student Outcomes Assessment Committee. 

    2015-present Coordinator. Articulation Agreements. Criminology Unit.

    Selected Publications

    Makarios, Matthew D., Brusman-Lovins, Lori, Myer, Andrew J., & Latessa, Edward J., (In Press) "Treatment Integrity and Recidivism among Sex Offenders. The Relationship between CPC Scores and Program Effectiveness." Corrections: Policy, Practice, and Research. Accepted October 4th, 2017.

    Makarios, Matthew D., Cullen, Francis. T., & Piquero, Alex. R. (2017). “Adolescent Criminal Behavior, Population Heterogeneity, and Cumulative Disadvantage: Untangling the Relationship Between Adolescent Delinquency and Negative Outcomes in Emerging Adulthood.” Crime and Delinquency, 63, 683-707.

    Steiner, Benjamin, Butler, Harry, Makarios, Matthew D., & Travis, Lawrence. (2017). “Assessing the Effects of Exposure to Supermax Confinement on Offender Post Release Behaviors” The Prison Journal, 97, 275-295

    Myer, Andrew J. and Makarios, Matthew D. (2017). “Understanding the Impact of a DUI Court through Treatment Integrity: A Mixed Methods Approach” Journal of Offender Rehabilitation, 56, 252-276

    Makarios, Matthew D., Brushman-Lovins, Lori, Latessa, Edward J., Smith, Paula. (2016) “Staff Quality and Treatment Effectiveness: An Examination of the Relationship between Staff Factors and the Effectiveness of Correctional Programs.” Justice Quarterly, 33, 348-367.