Criminal Justice Faculty

CJ Faculty Page

Department Chair:

 Thomas W. Hughes, J.D.University of Dayton, Ph.D., University of Cincinnati
Associate Professor: Policing, Criminal Procedure, Criminal Law

 

 

 

 

 

 

Professors:

jpeg of George HigginsGeorge E. Higgins Ph.D., Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Professor: Criminological Theory Testing, Advanced Quantitative Methods, Cybercrime

 

 

 

jpeg of DGK in AustraliaDeborah G. Keeling, Ph.D., Purdue University
Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs, College of A&S
ProfessorCorrections, Program Evaluation, International Policing

 

 

jpeg of Dr VitoGennaro F. Vito, Ph.D., The Ohio State University
Professor:  CJ Leadership, Capital Punishment




Associate Professors:

Viviana Andreescu, Ph.D., University of Louisville
Associate Professor: Criminological Theory, Women & Crime, International Persp. on Violence


 

Cherie Dawson-Edwards, Ph.D.Virginia Commonwealth University 
Associate Dean, A&S Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Associate Professor, Criminal Justice
Director, Social Change

 

 

Elizabeth L. Grossi, Ph.D., Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Associate Professor: Corrections and Criminology, International Service Learning

 


 

 

Kristin Swartz, Ph.D., University of Cincinnati
Vice Chair - Director of Graduate Studies
Associate Professor: Communities & Crime, Effectiveness of Correctional Intervention, Correctional Staff Issues & School Crime


 

Assistant Professors:

Bradley Campbell, Ph.D., Sam Houston State University
Assistant Professor: Policing: Investigations, Decision-Making, Training, Responses to Victims

 

 

       

      Barry Denton

      Barry Denton Ed.D, Spaulding University 
      Assistant Professor: Criminal Justice, Terrorism and Homeland Security



       

      Ben FisherBenjamin W. Fisher, Ph.D., Vanderbilt University
      Assistant Professor: School Safety & Security Measures, Exclusionary Discipline, School Climate, Perception of School Safety & Inequality

       

       

           

              Michael LosavioMichael M. Losavio, J.D., Louisiana State University
              Assistant Professor: Criminal Procedure, Law & Computer Forensics

               

               

               

              jpeg of Heather OuelletteHeather Ouellette, Ph.D.University of South Carolina
              Assistant Professor: Institutional and Community Corrections, Offender Assessment & Management

               

               

               

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                  Angela J. Thielo, Ph.D., University of Cincinnati
                  Assistant Professor: Effective Corrections, Juvenile Justice





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                  Alex O. Widdowson, Ph.D., Florida State University
                  Assistant Professor: Criminal & Delinquent Behavior, Criminology, Capital Punishment


                       

                       

                      Adjunct Faculty:

                       Joseph S. Grant, Ph.D., University of Louisville
                      Adjunct Faculty: Law Enforcement, Cultural Intelligence, Conflict Management



                      Theresa C. Hayden, Ph.D., University of Louisville
                      Adjunct Faculty: Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methodology, Human Trafficking

                       

                       

                       

                      Photo of SPI Director Cindy ShainCynthia Shain, M.S., Eastern Kentucky University
                      Director: Southern Police Institute
                      Adjunct Faculty: Law Enforcement & Leadership 



                      Faculty Emeritus:

                       

                      J. Price Foster Ph.D., Florida State University
                      Professor Emeritus

                       

                       

                      Dr. Bill WalshWilliam F. Walsh Ph.D., Fordham University.
                       Professor Emeritus

                       

                       

                      Part-Time Lecturers:

                        Harry E. Allen Ph.D., The Ohio State University
                        Part-Time Lecturer: Corrections,  Ethics, White Collar Crime

                         

                         

                         


                        Charles BakerCharles D. Baker Ed. D., Arizona State University
                        Part-Time Lecturer: Law Enforcement, Serial Murder, Criminalistics

                         

                         

                         


                        Terry EdwardsTerry D. Edwards, J.D.University of Louisville
                        Part-Time Lecturer: Criminal Law & Evidence, Criminal Procedure, Constitutional Law

                         

                             

                             

                            John Gregory, Ph.D., Virginia Commonwealth University
                            Part-Time Lecturer: Law Enforcement

                            Joe Gutmann, J.D., University of Louisville
                            Part-Time Lecturer: Criminal Law & Evidence, Criminal Procedure

                            Wesley Jennings, Ph.D., University of Florida
                            Part-Time Lecturer: Sex Crimes, Gender Race/Ethnicity, Gangs

                            Bruce Ponder 
                            Part-Time Lecturer

                            Cassandra Rausch, Ph.D., University of Louisville
                            Part-Time Lecturer: Death Investigation

                            George Richards, Ph.D. CPP, University of Akron
                            Part-Time Lecturer: Occult Crime, Emergency Mgmt., Homeland Security