Lisa Snow

Lisa Snow

Affiliate Instructor

    Bradley Hall
    (309) 693-0306



Dr. Lisa M. Snow is currently employed full time by Peoria Public Schools as a teacher at Woodruff Technical Center teaching criminal justice and corrections courses. She has also worked recently as a Community Outreach Coordinator at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Lisa retired from the City of Peoria Police Department after serving for 28 years in various officer, detective and command positions. Lisa reached the rank of Assistant Chief of Police, retiring her commission in 2018. Lisa has taught criminal justice courses for well over a decade at both Illinois Central College and Bradley University.

Lisa has attended several advanced learning institutions earning an Associate’s Degree from Illinois Central College in Corrections, a Bachelors in the Administration of Criminal Justice from Bradley and Master’s Degree from Bradley University in Human Development and Counseling. Lisa earned a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois in Human Resource Education. Lisa conducted her dissertation research on the formation of prejudice in the police. She has also graduated from the Northwestern School of Staff and Command and the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s National Academy.

Lisa has received numerous awards for her work in the community, Police Department and for her educational achievements including but not limited to: Illinois Central College Outstanding Alumni, Northwestern University Kreml Leadership Award, The Prescott Bloom Leadership Award, 25 Women in Leadership Award, 2 Distinguished Police Service Awards along with several academic achievement awards.

Lisa is currently a trained crisis intervention worker for the National Organization for Victim Assistance (NOVA). She is working with district staff and students to start a youth crisis response team at Peoria Public Schools.
She serves in several local volunteer organizations focusing on reduction of violence and overdose in our community.