Erica Fissel, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Criminal Justice

Office: HS1 314

Phone: 407-823-2603


Professional Summary

Dr. Erica Fissel is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice at the University of Central Florida, with a secondary appointment with the Violence Against Women Faculty Research Cluster. She received her PhD in Criminal Justice from the University of Cincinnati in Spring 2019. Her primary research interests currently focus on interpersonal victimization that occurs in cyberspace, including cyberstalking and intimate partner cyber abuse. Her research examines the correlates of victimization and perpetration, the reporting and help-seeking behaviors of victims, and the consequences of victimization. Some of her recent work has been published in Journal of Quantitative Criminology, Journal of Interpersonal Violence, Crime and Delinquency, and Violence and Victims. Dr. Fissel also works with a non-profit organization, Cybercrime Support Network, to implement and evaluate programs that assist victims of cybercrime.


Ph.D. in Criminal Justice
University of Cincinnati

Area of Expertise


Research Interests

  • Cyberstalking
  • Intimate partner cyber abuse
  • Reporting/help-seeking behaviors of victims

Recent Publications

Fissel, E. R., & Reyns, B. W. (2019) The Aftermath of Cyberstalking: School, Work, Social, and Health Costs of Victimization. American Journal of Criminal Justice. DOI

Reyns, B. W., & Fissel, E. R. (2019). Recurring online victimization among college women: Risk factors from within the hookup culture. Violence and Victims, 34(4), 701-716.

Fissel, E. R. (2018). The reporting and help-seeking behaviors of cyberstalking victims. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. DOI

Fissel, E. R., Wilcox, P., & Tillyer, M. S. (2018). School discipline policies, perceptions of injustice, and in-school delinquency. Crime & Delinquency. DOI

Tillyer, M. S., Wilcox, P., & Fissel, E. R. (2018). Violence in schools: Repeat victimization, low self-control, and the mitigating influence of collective efficacy. Journal of Quantitative Criminology, 34(2), 609-632.

Professional Organizations

American Society of Criminology
Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences

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