Juli Liebler

Juli  Liebler
  • Assistant Director of Virtual Degree Programs / Assistant Professor (Fixed-Term)
  • School of Criminal Justice
  • 426 Baker Hall
  • 655 Auditorium Rd.
  • East Lansing, MI 48824
  • (517) 432-6448


Office Hours

Opioid Prevention and Education Network (OPEN)


Juli Liebler earned her PhD in Criminal Justice in 2015 from Michigan State University. Prior to being appointed as the Director of Outreach, Juli served as the chief of police at the East Lansing Police Department. During her 28 year career she held many positions, including; patrol officer, undercover narcotics officer, tactical team member, sergeant, lieutenant, captain, deputy chief, and chief. Juli is also a graduate of the FBI National Academy. She has been teaching undergraduate classes in criminology and criminal justice since 2007.

Current Research

  • Criminal Justice Student Hiring Preferences
  • Detroit P.D. - Project Safe Neighborhoods
  • The Police Response to the Opioid Crisis

Areas of Expertise

  • Policing
  • Opioid Trafficking
  • Sports Riots
  • Police Administration