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A. Stephen Lanza
Visiting Lecturer in Human Rights
Phone: (860) 297-5175 Office Location: Trinity Commons
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Trinity College faculty member since 2017
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M.A., Univ. of Connecticut (1992)
B.A., Univ. of Connecticut (1976)

Anthony Stephen Lanza background includes involvement in human rights, social justice, transpersonal psychology, and the human potential movements of the 1970s.  He has spent 12 years full-and part-time in various graduate programs - most recently five years in a doctoral program in Human Development and Family Studies.  Other graduate studies include organizational psychology and social work.  A varied life-course has included hitching-hiking across America, working as a certified Master Mechanic, and many years training, competing, and teaching in the martial arts.  He is a licensed marital and family therapist, clinical supervisor, state approved provider of domestic violence intervention services, special master for the regional family trial docket, and a trained mediator.

After 18 years leading a nonprofit community corrections agency, he recently launched Justice Consultants, LLC with the mission to affect policies and practices in the criminal justice system so that these are fair and restorative.  He serves the Project Director, for The Phoenix Association with the mission to “change the culture of criminal justice”. He has 25 years’ experience in community justice, human development, and clinical practice.  Along with his background in research, interpersonal violence, program development, policy, and nonprofit management, Steve holds faculty positions at the University of Connecticut in Human Development & Family Studies and in Norwalk Community College’s Criminal Justice Program.  He formerly taught in the Marital & Family Therapy Program at Fairfield University.  Among his publications, a recent co-authored paper received the American Journal of Public Health Paper of the Year Award.