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


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

Jennifer R. Cox, Georgia State University
Assistant Professor


Barry Denton

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


Ben Fisher

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




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


          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:

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




                  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:

                    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