L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs

L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs


Doctoral students

Carolyn Zappa

Carolyn Naoroz

B.F.A., Fordham University and the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater; M.A., Criminology and Criminal Justice, Eastern Michigan University


  • Criminal Justice Police
  • Policing
  • Body Worn Cameras

Carolyn Naoroz is currently a doctoral research assistant with the National Institute of Justice in Washington D.C.  She has a M.A. in Criminology and Criminal Justice from Eastern Michigan University, and is a doctoral candidate in Public Policy and Administration with a concentration in Criminal Justice at Virginia Commonwealth University’s L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs.  Ms. Naoroz is working with the Richmond Police Department on an officer perception survey of RPD’s body worn camera program for her dissertation, and she has also served as a peer-reviewer for the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) for the last three years.

Prior to pursuing her graduate education, Ms. Naorozgraduated from the prestigious arts boarding and college preparatory school Interlochen Arts Academy, as well as from Fordham University and The Alvin Ailey School’s B.F.A. program in New York, NY majoring in dance.  In her spare time, Ms. Naoroz serves as a board member for Friends of Richmond K9, a non-profit organization that fundraises for the Richmond Police Department’s K9 Unit.