Dr. Stacy Moak received her B.S. in Criminal Justice from the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, MS, in 1987. She completed a Juris Doctorate from Loyola Law School in New Orleans, LA, in 1991, and a Ph.D. in Urban Studies from the University of New Orleans in New Orleans, LA, in 1998.
She joined the University of Arkansas, Little Rock faculty in the fall of 2005 as an Associate Professor of Criminal Justice. Dr. Moak has a joint faculty appointment with the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville Public Policy Program. She is the graduate coordinator for the Masterâ€™s of Arts degree in Criminal Justice at UALR.
She serves on Graduate Council for the University and the Undergraduate Core Curriculum Revision Committee for the University. She has past service on College Council for the College of Professional Studies.
Additionally, Dr. Moak is active in the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences and has served as Chair of the Student Affairs Committee and the Juvenile Justice Section. She is also a member of the American Society of Criminology.
She has an active research agenda in the areas of juvenile law and justice, and environmental criminology. She is on the editorial boards for Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice and The American Journal of Criminal Justice.
Prior to joining the faculty at UALR, she taught at University of Louisianaâ€“Monroe for seven years in the Criminal Justice Program. During her tenure at University of Louisianaâ€“Monroe, she served as the faculty advisor for Lambda Alpha Epsilon, Alpha Phi Sigma Honor Society, director of the Institutes for Corrections and Juvenile Justice, and held offices on numerous boards of directors for community non-profit organizations.