Stan Stojkovic

Environmental portrait of Helen Bader School of Social Welfare Dean Stan Stojkovic outside Enderis Hall with Holton Hall in the background.

Stan Stojkovic, Ph.D., is Dean and Professor of Criminal Justice in the Helen Bader School of Social Welfare at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM). He has been a faculty member within the Helen Bader School of Social Welfare for the past 33 years.  He received his Ph.D. in social science (with cognate specializations in criminal justice and criminology, public administration, and philosophy) from Michigan State University in 1984.

He is author, co-author, co–editor, and editor of eight books on various topics in the criminal justice administration and management areas; Criminal Justice Organizations: Administration and Management, 6th Edition (with David Kalinich and John Klofas, Cengage Publishing Company, 2015), The Administration and Management of Criminal Justice Organizations: A Book of Readings, 5th Edition (Edited with John Klofas and David Kalinich, Waveland Press, 2004), Corrections: An Introduction, 2nd Edition (with Rick Lovell, published by Anderson Publishing Company, 1992 and reissued by Bridgepoint Education, Inc., 2013), Crime and Justice in the Year 2010 (Edited with John Klofas, published by West/Wadsworth Publishing Company, 1995), and Correctional Leadership: A Cultural Perspective (with Mary Ann Farkas, published by Thomson Publishing Company, 2004). All of these books are widely used across the country in colleges and universities. He finished a sixth book entitled Managing Special Populations in Jails and Prisons with the Civic Research Institute in 2005 and had another  edition of the volume published in early 2010. He is currently working on an edited book addressing prisoner reentry with Palgrave/MacMillan Publishers.

In addition, Dean Stojkovic is author or co-author of over 50 academic publications, book chapters, monographs, editorials, and other publications. He is a frequent guest on radio talk shows, has made numerous television appearances concerning crime related issues, and has served as a consultant to many police agencies and correctional organizations. For 15 years, he was a trainer for the Wisconsin Department of Corrections. He co-coordinated the California Leadership Institute for the California Department of Corrections for 10 years. The institute was composed of a six-week curriculum for upper level correctional administrators. The institute graduated over 325 participants. Dr. Stojkovic has worked for the government of South Africa and the United Nations addressing correctional leadership development. His paper entitled “Correctional Leadership Development Programming in War Torn Countries” was presented at the Eleventh United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice in Bangkok, Thailand, April 2005. This paper also has been published in the Journal of Comparative Criminology. He has also published a piece in the Pace Law Review Journal regarding the importance of prison oversight to prison effectiveness.

He has conducted numerous projects evaluating correctional outcomes. He was principal local evaluator for the Correctional/Law Enforcement Family Services (CLEFS) project, funded by the National Institute of Justice. In addition, he was co-evaluator of the Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) initiative with the U.S. Attorneys Office in Southeastern Wisconsin. He is currently working with the Police Officer Standards and Training (POST) agency for the state of California regarding prisoner re-entry. In addition, he serves on the board of the Milwaukee High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) and receives $1,000,000.00 annually to promote HIDTA initiatives in Southeastern Wisconsin. Finally, he is also a commissioner on the Wisconsin Law Enforcement Accreditation Group, a group dedicated to advancing law enforcement accreditation in the state of Wisconsin.