Faculty

Master of Science in Justice Administration

The foundation of the Master of Science in Justice Administration online degree program is a committed and active faculty. Due to the expertise of the faculty, a number of partnerships have been developed between the Department of Justice Administration and national, state, and local criminal justice agencies.

Through these partnerships, faculty provide timely and essential research, service and advisement on current issues within criminal justice. This active practical involvement serves to enhance the relevance of classroom instruction and the currency of educational material offered by the program.

Faculty are currently actively involved with the U.S. Department of Justice in the development of an F.B.I. Regional Computer Forensic Laboratory in addition to ongoing research with local, state and federal law enforcement and other criminal justice agencies.

Here are our faculty members:

  • Viviana Andreescu, Associate Professor; Ph.D., University of Louisville. (Criminal Behavior and Research Design.)
  • Cherie Dawson-Edwards, Associate Professor: Ph.D., Virginia Commonwealth University (Public Policy & Administration)
  • J. Price Foster, Professor Emeritus; Ph.D., Florida State University. (Criminology, Juvenile Justice, Ethics, Cross Cultural Perspectives in Criminal Justice.)
  • Elizabeth L. Grossi, Associate Professor; Ph.D., Indiana University of Pennsylvania. (Corrections and Criminology.)
  • Theresa C. Hayden, Assistant Professor; Ph.D., University of Louisville. (Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methodology, Crimes Against the Elderly.)
  • George E. Higgins, Associate Professor; Ph.D., Indiana University of Pennsylvania. (Criminological Theory Testing, Advanced Quantitative Analysis, and Cybercrime.)
  • Ronald M. Holmes, Professor Emeritus; Ed.D., Indiana University. (Serial Violence, Profiling, Sex Crimes.)
  • Thomas W. Hughes, Associate Professor; J.D., University of Dayton, Ph.D., University of Cincinnati. (Policing, Criminal Procedure, Criminal Law.)
  • Deborah G. Keeling, Professor & Ph.D. Program Coordinator; Ph.D., Purdue University. (Corrections, Program Evaluation, International Policing.)
  • Mike M. Losavio, Assistant Professor; J.D., Louisiana State University. (Criminal Procedure and Law, Computer Forensics.)
  • Eric S. McCord, Assistant Professor; Ph.D., Temple University. (Law Enforcement, Crime Pattern Analysis, Crime Prevention through Environmental Design)
  • Kristin M. Swartz, Assistant Professor; Ph.D., University of Cincinnati (Criminal Justice)
  • Richard A. Tewksbury, Professor; Ph.D., Ohio State University. (Deviant Behavior, Qualitative Methods.)
  • Gennaro F. Vito, Professor, Vice Chair; Ph.D., Ohio State University. (Research Methods, Statistics, Capital Punishment.)
  • William F. Walsh, Professor Emeritus; Ph.D., Fordham University. (Police Leadership & Administration, Criminal Justice Issues, & Law Enforcement Personnel)
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