Faculty & Staff


Larry K. Gaines, Ph.D. (Sam Houston State University)

Professor and Chair 
Interests: Community policing, drug enforcement, police administration, criminal justice program evaluation, and racial profiling

Gisela M. Bichler, Ph.D. (Rutgers University)

Interests: Social network analysis and the socio-spatial structure of crime events, co-offending and illicit transnational markets, program evaluation, environmental crime prevention and problem-oriented policing.

Christine Famega, Ph.D. (University of Cincinnati)

Interests: Police technology, criminal procedure, criminal justice policy and program evaluation, white collar crime, criminological theory

Shuryo Fujita, Ph.D. (Rutgers University)

Assistant Professor 
Interests: Motor vehicle theft, Spatiotemporal analysis of crime, Data visualization, Problem-oriented policing, CPTED and Situational crime prevention

Janine Kremling, Ph.D. (University of South Florida)

Associate Professor
Interests: Capital punishment, racial discrimination, corrections, drug use and abuse comparative criminal justice systems.

Brian H. Levin, J.D. (Stanford University)

Interests: Paralegal studies, criminal law, constitutional law, hate crime, and terrorism

Matthew Logan, Ph.D. (University of Cincinnati)

Assistant Professor 
Interests: Prison Research, White-Collar Crime, Quantitative Analyses, Criminological Theory

Nerea Marteache, Ph.D. (Rutgers School of Criminal Justice)

Associate Professor
Interests: Situational crime prevention, criminal justice policy, white collar/occupational crime, public opinion and criminal justice.


Alexis Norris, Ph.D. (Michigan State University)

Assistant Professor
Interests:Crime prevention programs, juvenile justice, restorative justice, program evaluation, and intimate partner violence.

Deborah Parsons, Ph.D. (University of California, Irvine)

Assistant Dean, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Interests: Women in policing, community policing, media and criminal justice, and criminal justice system issues

John David Reitzel, Ph.D. (University of Florida)

Assistant Professor
Interests: Race & ethnic differences in criminal offending, perceptions of policing, and evidence-based policing (EBD).

Andrea Schoepfer,Ph.D . (University of Florida)

Professor, Graduate Coordinator
Interests: White-collar/corporate crime,criminological theory, deviance, research methods

Pamela J. Schram, Ph.D. (Michigan State University)

Professor, Associate Dean, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Interests: Juvenile justice, women and crime, corrections, research methods and statistics

Stephen G. Tibbetts, Ph.D. (University of Maryland)

Interests: Theoretical criminology, biosocial and psychological predictors of offending

Douglas B. Weiss, Ph.D. (University of Maryland)

Assistant Professor
Interests: Developmental and life course criminology, corrections, substance use, comparative criminal justice, quantitative methods

Faculty Emeriti 

  • Frances Coles, Professor
  • David Shichor, Professor
  • Franklin P. Williams III, Professor


Part-Time Faculty

  • Kenneth Becknell,
  • Holly Benton,
  • Michelle Brown,     
  • Darren Goodman,               
  • Jill Merrall,                                               
  • Dennis Schertell,        

Palm Desert                                 

  • Manny Bustamante,                          
  • Gary Michael Jeandron,                
  • Neil Lingle,                   
  • Erin Wolbeck,  
  • Louis Cobarruviaz,