Dr. Diana C. Noone was the Chair of Social Sciences and an Associate Professor of Criminal Justice and at Fairmont State University. She previously worked for the United States Department of Justice and the National Institute of Justice where she was a social science analyst in the Office of Research and Evaluation. While at the Department of Justice, Dr. Noone coordinated research on diverse topics such as drugs, terrorism, and firearms. She also worked with local communities throughout the United States to establish councils to study and implement policy regarding drugs and crime in their communities. In addition, Dr. Noone developed domestic violence and victims’ rights curriculum for the Defense Institute of International Legal Studies (DIILS) for presentation in more than 35 countries.
Dr. Noone has extensive experience in politics having worked on Capitol Hill and for a presidential campaign. She has also worked as a lawyer in a national law firm, as a child abuse investigator and led a social services family preservation unit. Dr. Noone received a doctorate in social work (Ph.D.) from the University of Maryland at Baltimore. She also earned a Juris Doctor (J.D.) from the Widener University School of Law in Wilmington, Delaware and a Masters in Social Work (M.S.W.) from The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. She received her Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in political science from Virginia Polytechnical Institute and State University (Virginia Tech). She has conducted research in the United States and Africa and has published national and internationally on topics such as corruption, detention policy, arrestees and drug use, domestic violence, juvenile justice and firearm use. Dr. Noone has presented papers at various conferences throughout the United States and abroad.