Stacia N. Stolzenberg is an Associate Professor in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Arizona State University. She is also a core faculty for ASU's program on law and behavioral sciences. Appointed as the Director of the Undergraduate Program in Criminology and Criminal Justice in January of 2022, Dr. Stolzenberg also acts as the Barrett Faculty Honors Advisor for Criminology and Criminal Justice students.
Trained as an applied developmental psychologist who completed a three-year postdoc at the University of Southern California’s Gould School of Law, Dr. Stolzenberg takes an interdisciplinary approach to studying children’s reports of maltreatment, then applying her work to criminal justice systems. Her work focuses on the direct application of developmental science to increasing accurate and complete disclosures from children, without increasing false reporting. To do so, she studies the reporting, investigating and prosecuting of child maltreatment. Furthermore, Stolzenberg studies children’s competencies and vulnerabilities regarding their cognitive abilities, as they apply to child interviewing. She is also interested in methodological decision-making and how this influences the robustness of developmental science.