Criminal Justice Faculty

CJ Faculty Page

Department Chair:

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








Cherie Dawson-Edwards, Ph.D.Virginia Commonwealth University 
Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs
Professor, Criminal Justice
Director, Social Change


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. (Retired), Purdue University
ProfessorCorrections, Program Evaluation, International Policing




 Gennaro F. Vito, Ph.D., The Ohio State University
Professor:  CJ Leadership, Capital Punishment, Policing 

Associate Professors:

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


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




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



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




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


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Alex O. Widdowson, Ph.D.Florida State University
Associate Professor: Criminal & Delinquent Behavior, Criminology, Life Course Criminology




    Assistant Professors:

    Jennifer R. Cox, Georgia State University
    Term Instructor: Research Design and Quantitative Analysis


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



    jpeg of Katie HughesKatie Hughes, Ph.D. , University of Louisville
    Term Assistant Professor: Juvenile Justice, Corrections, Intro, and Correctional Treatment and Rehabilitation



     Heather M. Ouellette, Ph.D.University of South Carolina
    Director of Undergraduate Studies and Assistant Professor: Corrections, Public Opinion, and Disparities





    Adjunct Faculty:

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




    Geetha Suresh, Ph.D., University of Louisville
    Adjunct Faculty: Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methodology





    Faculty Emeritus:

    Terry EdwardsTerry D. Edwards, J.D.University of Louisville
    Associate Professor Emeritus




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



         William F. Walsh Ph.D., Fordham University.
         Professor Emeritus



        Part-Time Lecturers: 

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




         Michael Bassi, University of Louisville
        Part-Time Lecturer:  Law Enforcement in the United States




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        Virginia Braden, Ph.D., University of Louisville 
        Part-Time Lecturer: Wrongful Convictions and Cold Case Investigations




        Barry Denton

        Barry Denton Ed.DSpaulding University 
        Part-Time Lecturer: Criminal Justice, Terrorism and Homeland Security




         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

         Dennis Hippert, Ph.D.Nova Southeastern University
        Part-Time Lecturer: Law Enforcement in the United States

         Ruben Pavlov, Ph.D., University of Louisville
        Part-Time Lecturer: 

        Cassandra Rausch, Ph.D., University of Louisville
        Part-Time Lecturer: Death Investigation, DNA & Forensics Investigation, and Forensic Evidence: Analysis & Investigation

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