Suzanne Lea

Suzanne Lea | Red Dot Foundation Global

Suzanne Goodney Lea currently serves as the Board Director and CEO of the Red Dot Foundation Global. Prior to that she was as a full-time Fellow at the Interactivity Foundation and an Assistant Professor and Chair of Trinity College’s Criminal Justice Program in Washington, D.C.  From 2005 to 2007, she was an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Gallaudet University.  Suzanne is a first-generation college student who has had a long-standing relationship with college access programs such as Upward Bound/TRIO, McNair Scholars, and College Bound.  She has a B.A. in sociology and in history from the University of Michigan, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in sociology, with a minor in criminal justice, from Indiana University.  Suzanne’s academic research explored criminology-related public policy, particularly as it corresponds to the intersection of race and crime, the etiology of violent behavior, and the definition and measurement of crime.  She is a member of the American Sociological Association, the Academy of Behavioral Profiling, the American Society of Criminology, and the Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP).

Suzanne lives in Columbia, MD, with her husband Andrew, their infant son Marcus, and their two dogs, Jack and Clyde.  Andrew works as a test engineer for International Space Station components at the NASA-Goddard facility.  The family enjoys hiking, offbeat beers and wines, dining out with friends, and cooking interesting meals at home.