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Carla Lewandowski, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Carla Lewandowski, Ph.D.


Dr. Carla Lewandowski received a Certificate in Law, an M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania, M.S. from Oxford University and B.A. from Princeton University. Her main research interests include homeland security, terrorism, and policing. She is currently finishing an evaluation of a fusion center to understand how they collect and disseminate information. Her newest project is an analysis of use of force incidents for the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority Transit Police. Dr. Lewandowski teaches courses in International Terrorism, Race, Class, Ethnicity and Criminal Justice as well as an introductory criminal justice course. Additionally, Dr. Lewandowski has served on the Bureau of Justice Assistance Executive Session on Police Leadership and was the recipient and PI of a Justice Assistance Grant Project on speed humps.

Selected Publications

Carter, J.G., Lewandowski, C. and May, G.A. “Disparity between Fusion Center Mission Statements and Self-Reported Activity.” Criminal Justice Review. (Forthcoming)

Lewandowski, C., Rojek, J. and Manjarrez, V. “Using a Fusion Center Model to Reduce Clutter and Improve Border Security.” Journal of Applied Security Research. (Forthcoming)

Lewandowski, C. and Nestel, T. (2016) “Police Communication at the Local Level: An Exploratory Study.” Journal of Policing, Intelligence and Counter-Terrorism. 11 (1): 49-62.

Lewandowski, C. and Carter, J. G. (2014). “Intelligence dissemination from a state fusion center in the United States.” Security Journal. Advanced online publication. DOI:10.1057/sj.2014.38.  

Lewandowski, C. (2012). “Observations from within a state fusion center: Operations and daily routines.” IALEIA Journal, 21(1): 72-91.


Contact Information
Phone:(856) 256-4500 extension 3738
Office Hours: Fall 2016: Wed 3:30-6:30pm

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