Diane Leamy

Role: Faculty Emeritus
Campus: Springfield



  • MS, Criminal Justice, 1982, Illinois State University 

  • BS, Criminal Justice, 1978, Illinois State University 


  • CRM 210 Introduction to the American Criminal Justice System
  • CRM 270 Institutional and Community-Based Corrections Criminal Justice
  • CRM 375 Current Issues in Corrections
  • CRM 490 Internship in Criminology

Professional experience

Diane Leamy is involved with the Citizens Advisory Board for Probation and Parole, Crime Stoppers, and the Alpha House Community Board. She is the faculty advisor to the Criminal Justice Society, a student organization that exposes criminology majors to numerous professional speakers, activities, and career opportunities. Diane also serves as the Department’s internship coordinator. 

Research and professional interests

Ms. Leamy has worked as a juvenile probation and detention officer. In addition, she has completed research and presentations in policing, crime prevention, the courts and corrections. She's the one to contact if you are anticipating enrolling in a criminal justice internship, regardless of what kind it is (law enforcement, in the courts, in corrections, etc.). Ms. Leamy is also the primary criminology adviser for prospective students, transfer students and other incoming students in criminology. She is the academic sponsor of the student Criminal Justice Society (an organization for students interested in the field of criminal justice).

Awards and honors

  • Alumni Achievement Award, Department of Criminal Justice at Illinois State University, 2007
  • Senior Instructor May 2009