Associate Professor of Sociology
Phone: ext. 2352

Academic Accomplishments

  • Ph.D., Drew University, Religion and Society (Sociology of Religion), 2010
  • M.A., Philosophy, Drew University, 2008
  • M.S., Applied Sociology, Clemson University, 1996
  • B. A., Sociology, Clemson University, 1993


Dr. Amy D’Olivo is Associate Provost, Academic Dean, and an Associate Professor of Sociology at Centenary University.  Dr. D’Olivo holds a Ph.D. from Drew University in Religion and Society/Sociology of Religion, an M.S. in Applied Sociology from Clemson University, and a B.A. in Sociology from Clemson University.   Dr. D’Olivo’s specific areas of responsibility include student retention, faculty development, and oversight of academic programs and curriculum.

Dr. D’Olivo has over 20 years of teaching experience.  In addition to teaching at Centenary University, Professor D’Olivo has been an instructor of topics in sociology at Montclair State University, Warren County Community College, Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College, Shaw University, and Limestone College.  In 2003, Dr. D’Olivo received the Distinguished Teaching Award at Centenary University.

In addition to her other responsibilities, Dr. D’Olivo works closely with community organizations assisting with research and data analysis.  Collaboration with local agencies has resulted in a number of partnerships and several grant opportunities including serving as a researcher on a highly competitive Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation Planning Grant in 2014.

Dr. D’Olivo has presented at several local and regional conferences, served as a chapter reviewer for several textbooks, and published original work including a co-authored introduction to sociology text book.  Articles written by Dr. D’Olivo can be found in Law Enforcement Today, ILEESE The Magazine for First Responders, and The Encyclopedia of Criminal Justice.  Current scholarly interests include student retention, leadership in higher education, and mentorship.


Current research interests and projects include a historical comparison of national identity indicators among emerging adults and prevention of substance abuse in underage youth.

Published Works

D’Olivo, A., & Fitzpatrick, R. (2011, December). The Muslim-American community responds to global Jihadism. Law Enforcement Today(online).

D’Olivo, A., & Fitzpatrick, R. (2011, November). The Muslim-American Community Responds to Global Terrorism,” ILEESE: The Magazine of the First Responder. Institute for Law Enforcement and Emergency Services Education (November 2011).

D’Olivo, A. (2010).  Exploring National Identity among Emerging Adults: A New Jersey Case Study. Dissertation Drew University

D’Olivo, A.  (2005). Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act, Encyclopedia of Law Enforcement.

Klumas, A.L., Marchant, Thomas. (1994) “Images of Men in Popular Sitcoms”, Journal of Men’s Studies, Vol. 2, No. 3, pp. 269-285

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