Ph.D., Sam Houston State University; M.Law, University of Lausanne in Switzerland



Dr. Pierre Rivolta is an Associate Professor in the Criminology and Criminal Justice Department.

A native of France, Dr. Rivolta earned a B.S. in Forensic Science and an M.Law in Criminal Justice from the University of Lausanne in Switzerland. He holds a Ph.D. in Criminal Justice from Sam Houston State University. Dr. Rivolta also holds the Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) designation from the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.

Dr. Rivolta teaches a wide variety of courses at the Mount. His two primary teaching interests are the administration of justice and fraud examination. His scholarly pursuits center on the evaluation of pre-trial and post-conviction programs for special offender groups. Dr. Rivolta has performed consulting work for a variety of criminal justice agencies. 

Dr. Rivolta lives in Anderson Township with his wife, Xavier University Finance Professor Mia Rivolta, and their daughter. His personal interests involve international travel, woodworking, and exercising.