Liz Marie Marciniak

Title: Retired Associate Professor of Criminal Justice
Company: University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg
Location: Greensburg, Pennsylvania, United States

Liz Marie Marciniak, retired associate professor of criminal justice at University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in criminal justice education.

Having cultivated 35 years of experience, Dr. Marciniak is a proven educator in the field of criminal justice. In 1999, she joined the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg as an associate professor of criminal justice, educating students there until retiring in 2022. Prior to this appointment, she served as an assistant professor of criminology at the University of North Carolina Wilmington from 1994 to 1999. Dr. Marciniak began her career at the University of Maryland, where she operated as a graduate research assistant from 1987 to 1991 and later as an instructor from 1991 to 1993.

Before embarking on her vocational journey, Dr. Marciniak pursued her own education, beginning with her time at Wittenburg University, where she double majored and earned a bachelor’s degree in biology and sociology, magna cum laude, in 1987. After completing her graduate work at the University of Maryland, she achieved both a Master of Arts and PhD in criminology by 1994. As part of her dedication in the field, Dr. Marciniak also remained affiliated with the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. Over the course of her career, she is most notably proud to have published her book, “Sentencing and Modern Reform: The Process of Punishment,” in 2016. As part of her retirement, Dr. Marciniak hopes to continue pursuing her creative writing endeavors and spending time with her family and friends.

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