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








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


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




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



Michael LosavioMichael M. Losavio, J.D.Louisiana State University
Assistant 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


Assistant Professors:

Jennifer R. Cox, Georgia State University
Assistant Professor


Barry Denton

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


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


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




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




    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:

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



    Dr. Bill WalshWilliam 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




    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