Criminology and Criminal Justice

507 Chafee Building, 10 Chafee Road, Kingston, RI 02881

401.874.2587 (ph); 401.874.2588 (f)

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Dr. Amanda Rolle

  • Lecturer of Criminology & Criminal Justice
  • Chafee Hall, Rm 179
  • Phone: 401.874.4930
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Amanda Rolle joined the University of Rhode Island as a Lecturer in fall 2017. She holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology (concentration in criminal justice) as well as a master’s degree and a doctorate in human resource development. She is also currently enrolled in a master’s program in criminal justice.

Soon after completing her bachelor’s degree, she joined the Raleigh Police Department. She served in a variety of capacities in the detective division including sexual assaults, aggravated assaults and internal affairs. She was certified as a training instructor through the NC Justice Academy and taught sexual assault investigations, hazardous materials, diversity and sensitivity, and first-aid and CPR to academy recruits and in-service training for police personnel. She earned the rank of Sergeant and remained in field operations. She later moved to Nashville, TN where she served as the Director of Security and Safety for the Metro Davidson County Juvenile Court. Her responsibilities included the supervision of both sworn and non-sworn officers and internal investigations. She also served as the Court’s NCIC-Terminal Agency Coordinator (TAC). She also served as a Supervising Investigator for the San Bernardino County (California) Public Defender’s Office.

She teaches Criminal Justice System and Topics in Sociology (Ethics in Criminal Justice).


  • Ph.D. in Human Resource Development, Texas A & M University, 2015
  • M.A. in Human Resource Development, Texas A & M University, 2009
  • Certificate: Homeland Security, Bush School of Government & Public Service at Texas A & M University, 2008
  • B.A. in Sociology-concentration in Criminal Justice, North Carolina State University, 1990

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