Dawna Komorosky, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Department of Criminal Justice Administration

(510) 885-3203
MI 4068
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Dr. Komorosky has been a faculty member of the Department of Criminal Justice Since 2004. Her background includes a masters in psychology with an emphasis in marriage and family therapy. She has counseled and advocated for rape survivors and victims of domestic violence, including play therapy with children in domestic violence shelters. Furthermore, she has counseled clients in a dual diagnosis psychiatric hospital. Before moving on to earn her Ph.D. in criminology, Dr. Komorosky worked in the foster care system as a treatment manager for families and foster children.

Professional Focus

Dr. Komorosky's main teaching and research interests focus on women in the criminal justice system, animal abuse, and corrections. She is committed to educating the community about relationship violence and its connection with animal abuse. Her commitment to these issues has lead to publications, presentations, and service learning in these areas.


Spring Quarter 2017
Course #SecCourse TitleDaysFromToLocationCampusTextbook Info
CRJA 450001Animal CrueltyMW1:20PM2:30PMSC-N321Hayward Campus View Books
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