Lisa M Dadio

Lisa M Dadio

Department of Forensic science
University of New Haven


Dr. Lisa M Dadio is a retired police Lieutenant from the New Haven Police Department in Connecticut.  She spent approximately 16 years in the detective division, as a detective, Sergeant and then Lieutenant, commanding the Major Crimes Unit.  She spent approximately 4 years in the crime scene unit as a detective, processing over two hundred crime scenes ranging from vandalism to homicides.  In addition, she was a certified law enforcement instructor for the state of Connecticut, certified to teach both recruits and sworn officers in the areas of criminal investigation, crime scene investigation, forensic photography, sexual assault and bias crimes, child abuse and death investigations, domestic violence investigations, and homicide investigations.

Since retiring from the police department in 2012, she has taught in higher education and three years ago came to the University of New Haven.  At the University, she teaches Crime Scene Investigation and Introduction to Forensic Science to undergraduate students and Principles of Forensic Science, Death Investigation and Survey of Forensic Science to graduate students. Additionally, she is the graduate program coordinator for the University's Forensic Technology Program in the Forensic Science Department.

Research interest:

Criminal investigation; Crime scene investigation; Forensic photography; Sexual assault and Bias crimes; Child abuse investigations; Domestic violence investigations; Homicide investigations.