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








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


Assistant Professors:

Jennifer R. Cox, Georgia State University
Assistant Professor


 Joseph S. Grant, Ph.D., University of Louisville
Director of Undergraduate Studies
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


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



     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




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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




    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

         Ruben Pavlov, Ph.D., University of Louisville
        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