Dorothy Lockwood Dillard, Ph.D.

Dr. Dillard is an Associate Professor and Chair in the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice at Delaware State University. She began her research and evaluation career as a graduate student in the Department of Sociology at the University of Delaware in 1987. Her doctoral dissertation examined gender differences in a sample of juvenile delinquents heavily involved in crime in Miami. While working on her doctorate, she was a research associate with the Center for Drug and Alcohol Studies (CDAS). After completing her doctorate in 1993, she continued to work at the CDAS as the Associate Director. She also served as Co-Principal Investigator on several multi-million dollar NIDA funded research grants, including an effectiveness study of a prison based therapeutic community continuum oftreatment (Key-Crest). In 1994, Dr. Dillard left the CDAS and initiated a consulting business working with federal and state governments as well as nonprofit agencies. As an evaluation consultant, she evaluated 8 CSAT funded grants serving substance abusers; consulted on program development, proposal writing and facilitated contracting processes; and provided small scale evaluation efforts for numerous nonprofit agencies. In 2008, Dr. Dillard joined the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice at Delaware State University and in 2013 was promoted to Chair. In 2009, she secured a grant from the Delaware Criminal Justice Council to assess its Disproportionate Minority Contact efforts in the juvenile justice system. She worked with four undergraduate students to complete the study. It was selected by OJJDP as a model report and is available on the website.