La Tanya Skiffer

College of Natural and Behavioral Sciences

Department of Sociology


(310) 243-3039

Biographical Information

Professor Skiffer is originally from South Los Angeles (formerly South Central LA) and is a veteran of the United States Army with eight years of combined active duty and reserve military service. She received her Associate’s degree from Moorpark College, California, her undergraduate degree in Sociology from the University of Colorado-Denver and her Master’s degree in Sociology from the University of Missouri-Columbia. Professor Skiffer is currently a doctoral candidate at the University of Missouri-Columbia and she will complete her Ph.D. in 2006. Professor Skiffer’s dissertation project entitled, “Views and Perceptions of Causes of Crime: The Case of Black Female Offenders” utilizes social attribution theory to analyze Black women inmates perceptions of crime causality.

Here at Cal State University Dominguez Hills, Professor Skiffer has teaches Criminology, Sociology of Law, Deviant Behavior, Sociology of Drug and Alcohol Use, and Gangs and Adolescent Subcultures. Additionally, Professor Skiffer has volunteered in the non-profit community coordinating organization and infrastructure development for over five years. She has provided hands-on project coordination, fund development and grant writing services to local non-profit organizations.