- Assoc. Professor, Department Chair
- Political Science, Sociology, & Geography
Ph.D., Criminal Justice, Texas State University
M.A., Sociology, Texas State University
B.A., Photojournalism, Southern Illinois University
2018 (Forthcoming): “Alcohol and Campus Violence.” Book chapter in Violence Goes to College (3rd ed.), Charles C. Thomas, publisher.
2015-17: “The Allegory of the Caver.” Texas Lutheran University Freshman Reader.
2014: Book Chapter: “The Allegory of the Caver,” TLU Reader.
2014: “Exploring the Roles of Redemption, Agency, and Motivation in Two Groups of High-Risk Felony Probationers,” Journal of Qualitative Criminal Justice and Criminology, Volume 2, Number 2. Journal acceptance rate = 18%.
March 2016: Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Annual Meeting, Denver, Colorado. Poster presentation of results from teaching an online course: An Old Dog Learns New Tricks: Reflections on a First Online Teaching Experience
October 2014: Southwestern Association of Criminal Justice Annual Meeting, South Padre Island, Texas. Poster presentation of forthcoming article in Journal of Qualitative Criminal Justice and Criminology: Exploring the Roles of Redemption, Agency, and Motivation in Two Groups of High-Risk Felony Probationers
November 2013: American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia. Poster presentation of final dissertation results: Exploring the Process of Desistance in Two Groups of High-Risk Probationers
March 2013: Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Annual Meeting, Dallas, Texas. Poster presentation of preliminary dissertation results: An Exploration of the Desistance Process in Two Groups of High-Risk Probationers
2013: Presented poster based upon dissertation at the 2013 annual conference of the American Society of Criminology
March 2012: Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Annual Meeting, New York City, New York. Paper presentation: Examining the Fit Between Probationers’ Assessed Needs and Their Access to Services: A Research Proposal