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Judith Sgarzi


Criminal Justice
School of Social Sciences & Humanities

(617) 928-4789


Ph.D., Boston College
M.S.C.E., Suffolk University
B.S., Bridgewater State College


As the Director of the Mount Ida Criminal Justice Program from 1992 to 2007, Professor Judith M. Sgarzi launched the program with just six students. She played a pivotal role in developing the Criminal Justice curriculum and internship program. Additionally, Sgarzi is the author of a text book and currently working on another in the field. She brings her extensive teaching experience from Western New England College, Salem State College, Boston College and Anna Maria College to Mount Ida.

Sgarzi draws excitement from her evolving field. “Criminal justice changes all the time it covers police, corrections, courts and juvenile justice. Today I am very interested in International crime and its implications on our country.” Currently, Sgarzi teaches Criminology, Corrections, Ethical Decision Making in Criminal Justice, and Senior Internship in Criminal Justice Social Issues. To her, the best part of teaching is “watching students grow in their understanding and knowledge.” She advises students to not lose sight of their goal and to always put their studies first. “You cannot fail if you do,” she adds.

When Sgarzi is not in the classroom, she can be found working on her poetry, which has been featured in several publications.