Bryanna Fox

Associate Professor, University of South Florida

Areas of Expertise

  • Forensic psychology
  • Violent offenders
  • Crime prevention
  • Evidence-based policing

Key Findings


Bryanna Fox, Associate Professor of Criminology at the University of South Florida, is an expert in forensic psychology, violent offenders, crime prevention and evidence-based policing.

Fox serves as a faculty affiliate at the Florida Mental Health Institute. She previously served as an FBI Special Agent, research consultant for the FBI’s Field Investigation Group and research fellow in the FBI’s Behavioral Science Unit. Fox has received several honors and awards for her work, including the Early Career Award from the American Society of Criminology’s Division of Developmental and Life-Course Criminology, the Outstanding Paper Award from the Journal of Criminal Psychology, Outstanding Research Achievement Award and Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award from the University of South Florida and the Nigel Walker Outstanding PhD Award from the University of Cambridge.

She has been published in various journals, including Criminal Justice and Behavior, Psychological Bulletin, Law and Society Review, Social Forces, and Sexual Abuse.

Fox earned her Ph.D. in Psychological Criminology at the University of Cambridge and her B.S. in Crime, Law, & Justice and Psychology at Penn State University.