Wall of Fame
The Department of Criminology Wall of Fame honors a select group of alumni who have distinguished themselves by attaining the highest level of professional accomplishment while demonstrating strong personal integrity.
Manley Jaquiss is a Correctional Probation Senior Supervisor with the FloridaDepartment of Corrections in the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit in Tampa, Florida. He has been with the Department since 1988 and spent twenty-five years in the Twentieth Judicial Circuit in Ft. Myers. He currently manages the Tampa Intake office and oversees those sentenced for felony offenses.
Mr. Jaquiss received a B.A in Criminal Justice in 1986 from the University of South Florida and a M.A. in Criminal Justice Administration from the University of South Florida in 2015. His focus of study in the Master's program was the exploration of appropriate housing for sex offenders in the community. He is utilized as a guest lecturer in Criminology and works on obtaining interns for the Department of Corrections.
Mr. Jaquiss is the former Chairman of the Ft. Myers-Naples USF Alumni Chapter and served two terms as a Director on the USF Alumni Association. He remains active with many USF activities together with his wife Jill ('87) and daughter Megan ('16).
Regina Lombardo was appointed the 2nd highest ranking official of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives in March 2017. As the Associate Deputy Director and Chief Operating Officer, Ms. Lombardo is responsible for the day-to-day operations of an agency charged with enforcing laws and regulations related to firearms, explosives, arson, and alcohol and tobacco trafficking.
At the time of her appointment, she was serving as the Assistant Director for ATF's Office of Human Resources and Professional Development (HRPD) where she was responsible for the strategic management of ATF's workforce through recruitment, selection, development, and evaluation programs, ensuring it stands ready to meet the challenges of the Bureau's mission.
A member of the Senior Executive Service and a seasoned law enforcement professional, Ms. Lombardo began her law enforcement career in 1992, as a special agent in the ATF Miami Field Division. Rising through the ranks at ATF, she served in many management positions including Deputy Assistant Director of Field Operations' Central Region; Special Agent in Charge of the Tampa Field Division: Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the New York Field Division; Chief, ATF's Leadership Institute; Group Supervisor for the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Task Force in Miami; and as Assistant ATF Country Attaché in Toronto, Canada.
Ms. Lombardo holds a bachelor's degree in Criminology from the University of South Florida and is a member of several organizations which include: Women in Federal Law Enforcement, The National Association of Women Law Enforcement Executives, the Florida Sheriffs Association, the International Associations of Chiefs of Police, and Major City Chiefs.
Kimberley Munzo is the founder and CEO of AspirEDU, Inc., a provider of educational analytics to the higher education and K-12 community. She created two software platforms to help schools offer more proactive support to their students. Dropout Detective uses the school's existing data to automatically identify students that are at risk of dropping out of or failing classes. Instructor Insight provides metrics on the performance and engagement of instructors in their courses. These platforms are hosted on the AWS platform and are used by nearly 200 schools in the U.S. and as far away as Shanghai and Sydney.
Ms. Munzo graduated from USF in 1999 with a B.A. in Criminology. She went on to earn an MBA from Saint Leo University. She has taught criminal justice courses at Saint Leo University and business courses at other institutions. Her experience in teaching and in managing educational initiatives drove her to create solutions to problems she saw first-hand.
Ms. Munzo is a USF Fast 56 award recipient in the Class of 2016 and 2018.
In his thirty-ninth year with the Tampa Police Department, Thomas Wolff is currently the manager of the Tampa Police Department's Communication Bureau. He is responsible for the radio communications between officers along with the processing of all 911 and non-emergency calls made within the City of Tampa.
Prior to this civilian role, Mr. Wolff served thirty years at TPD before retiring as the Major in charge of the Criminal Investigation Division where he oversaw the Forensic Unit, Homicide, Sex Crimes, Hit and Run, and Gang Squads; the Narcotics Unit, the Fugitive Apprehension Unit, and the Communications Bureau. During his career he worked at the Tampa Police Academy training recruits and officers, assisted in maintaining the department's accreditation, earned separate accreditation specifically for Communications. Mr. Wolff successfully coordinated the radio communications between multiple local, state and federal agencies for the Republican National Convention, Bollywood and other special events held in Tampa. He also partnered with the Criminology Department faculty as Grant Administrator for a Department of Justice Problem Solving Grant that led to a 24% reduction in auto burglaries in Ybor City.
Mr. Wolff earned two degrees from USF; a B.S. in Criminal Justice (1980) and a M.A. in Criminology (1991).
Outstanding Criminology Ambassadors
Each of these professionals has represented the department in ways that promote and enhance the department's identity.
Major Phillip Beahn has been a police officer for the City of St. Petersburg for 28 years. He graduated from Florida State University in 1989 with a B.S. in Criminology, and earned a Master of Arts in Criminal Justice Administration from the University of South Florida in 2014. As an officer, he worked as a Community Police Officer, and spent ten years on the SWAT Team. As a Lieutenant, he worked in Patrol and commanded the Traffic Section. As a Major, he has commanded the Training Division, a Patrol district, and the Uniform Support Division, which encompasses the Traffic Section, Special Operations, the Field Training Section, and the K9 unit. Major Beahn currently oversees the Crimes Against Property Division within the Investigative Services Bureau, which includes Property Crimes, Economic Crimes, and Forensics.
He attended the Police Executive Research Forum's Senior Management Institute for Police in 2015, and graduated from the Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy in 2011. He is an active member of the community, having served on the Board of Directors for Community Action Stops Abuse (CASA) from 2006 - 2015, and as a mentor for Take Stock in Children at Northeast High School for the past twelve years.
Julie M. Krupa is a Postdoctoral Scholar in the School of Criminal Justice at Michigan State University. In 2012, she graduated from Eastern Michigan University with a B.S. in Criminology and Psychology, and went on to earn her M.S. in Criminal Justice from the University of Central Florida. Most recently, she completed her Ph.D. in Criminology at the University of South Florida in 2018.
Dr. Krupa's research interests include: juvenile corrections, the intersection between public health and juvenile justice, and communities and crime. Her work has been published in the Journal of Child and Adolescent Substance Abuse, Substance Use & Misuse, and the Journal of Community Medicine and Health Education. She currently works on several funded initiatives in Detroit, MI including Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), Ceasefire, and Technology for Improvements in Public Safety (TIPS).
Dr. Krupa looks forward to continuing her work with community partners in Detroit through two initiatives aimed at addressing opioid abuse. She will be working with the Detroit Police Department (DPD) and its partners on an Opioid Abuse Diversion Program, as well as supporting the Wayne County Prosecutors Office (WCPO) on an Innovations in Prosecution project; this project seeks to reduce heroin/opioid overdoes and violent crime.
Lauren Miley is a second-year doctoral student in the Criminology Department. She received her B.A. and M.A. in criminology from USF. She currently works as a research assistant for Dr. Roger Peters providing technical assistance to the GFIT Forensic Diversion project in Hillsborough County, and assists with the UTC coordinating center for North American universities.
Ms. Miley is currently involved with the Pasco Jail Project, a research project overseen by Dr. Bryanna Fox seeking to improve outcomes for jail inmates. She holds a leadership position within the USF Criminology SPRUCE lab, mentoring students on projects and conducting research. She is also on the board of the ASC Division of BioPsychoSocial Criminology and is President of the Criminology Graduate Student Organization. Additionally, Ms. Miley is the producer and co-host of the USF Department of Criminology podcast, Crimeversation. Her research interests include mental health in the criminal justice system, biosocial criminology, and developmental and life-course criminology.
Community Partnership Award
Pasco Sheriff's Office
For the past six years, Pasco Sheriff's Office under Sheriff Chris Nocco's leadership has teamed up with Dr. Bryanna Fox to collaborate on a variety of projects benefitting USF Criminology students and the local community. From implementing and evaluating offender profiles to help address unsolved burglaries with Major Jeff Peake, to collaborating on a major new study on the risks and needs of inmates in the Pasco County Jail alongside Major Stacy Jenkins, the Pasco Sheriff's Office has been the model partner agency to conduct impactful evidence-based research. Recently, Pasco Sheriff's Office and Dr. Fox were awarded a $700,000 grant from the U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance to implement and evaluate a new focused deterrence strategy aimed at reducing violent crime and opioid related offenses in Pasco County. This grant will provide funding for several USF Criminology doctoral students.
Incredibly, Pasco Sheriff's Office also allowed Dr. Fox and graduate students in her Forensic Psychology seminar to help "investigate" a cold case homicide that has remained unsolved for the past 30 years. Graduate students in Dr. Fox's course learned the fundamentals of forensic psychology and applied their knowledge as they "worked" a cold case alongside detectives and crime analysts from Pasco Sheriff's Office. This once-in-a-lifetime experience allowed students to experience the challenges law enforcement commonly face when investigating crimes, particularly cold cases, and how criminological research can be used to help gain insights needed to solve the case. They read hundreds of pages of case files, visited the original crime scene, acted out the offense circumstances, learned from detectives and analysts, and spent hours after class working the case. Throughout the semester, Pasco Sheriff's Office was incredible in terms of the training, mentorship, and partnership they provided to USF Criminology students. Later, students in this course reported that this experience was one of the most beneficial and impactful they had in their academic careers, further illustrating the value of Pasco's contribution and collaboration with USF Criminology over the years.