Stacey Hervey

Hervey, Stacey


Bullying, Criminal Justice/Criminology, Education, Gang Violence, Policing/Law Enforcement, Racial Issues/Hate Crime


Group violence, Hate crimes, Juvenile delinquency, Education, Internet safety, Online recruiting, Extremism

Degree: MSSc

Title: Associate Professor

Department: Criminal Justice and Criminology


Mobile Phone: 720-987-7511

Alternate Phone: 720-423-6644

Interviewed by: Washington Post, Chalkbeat Colorado, CBS4, NPR, Denver7, 9NEWS, FOX31, WABE 90.1 FM


Stacey Hervey, MSSc, is an associate professor in the Criminal Justice and Criminology Department at Metropolitan State University of Denver. She specializes in school safety, extremism, hate crimes/group violence and issues affecting juveniles. 

Hervey has worked in Victim Services and spent a short time as a patrol officer before deciding to teach full time. She is a mayoral appointee to the City of Denver Crime Prevention and Control Commission and in 2009 received the FBI Director Leadership Award for her contributions to the community. Hervey has also received the Mile High Teacher Award and Distinguished Teacher Award. She is a member of the Rocky Mountain Association of Identification and has worked with Homeland Security and the Attorney General's office to develop training resources for parents on internet safety and has presented throughout the United States.

In addition to teaching undergraduate and graduate courses for Metropolitan State University of Denver, Hervey also teaches courses for University of Colorado at Colorado Springs with her primary role being a high school teacher for Denver Public Schools. She is most proud of her work advocating for marginalized communities and introducing law enforcement careers to underrepresented populations.

Hervey received a master of social science in Criminal Justice from University of Colorado Denver and bachelor of arts in Sociology and Deviance from University of Colorado Boulder. She also holds a Law Enforcement Certificate from Arapahoe Community College and a Teaching Certificate from Metropolitan State University of Denver.