Faculty & Staff
DeVere D. Woods Jr., Ph.D.
Michigan State University; Criminal Justice; December 1997Chair, Associate
Professor, and Director of the Institute of Criminology, 1999Teaching assignments include Law Enforcement , Criminal
Justice, Criminal Investigation, and Criminalistics. Research and publication interests include Community Policing,
Police Management and Administration, and Policy Implementation.
HH 206; (812)
Avdi Avdija, Ph.D.
Indiana University of Pennsylvania; Criminology; May 2010
Assistant Professor, 2010
Teaching assignments include Law Enforcement, Criminal
Justice, Criminal Investigation, Techniques of Interviewing and
Interrogation, and Crime Analysis. Research and publication interests include Police Policy
Issues, Evidence-Based Policing, and Crime Analysis.
HH 242; (812) 237-9652;
Shannon M. Barton-Bellessa, Ph.D.
University of Cincinnati; Criminal Justice; August 2000Professor, 2002.Teaching assignments include Community-Based Corrections,
Research Methods, and Criminological Theory. Research and publication
interests include Issues in Juvenile Justice and Delinquency, Correctional
Programming, Correctional Officer Job Satisfaction, Court Improvement,
Intermediate Sanctions, Gangs, and Homicides.
Curriculum Vita HH 240; (812) 237-8332;
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||Travis Behem, M.S.
Indiana State University 2006
Instructor, Academic Advisor, 2013
Teaching assignments include Introduction to Criminology, Report
Writing for Criminal Justice Professionals. Research and publication
interests include Policing in a post 9/11 society, National database
for DNA, Privacy issues and Policing, The New Drone War.
HH 214; (812) 237-2196;
Tyler Burns, M.S.
Indiana State University
Instructor, Distance Education Coordinator, Academic Advisor, 2009
Teaching assignments include Introduction to Criminal Justice System, and
Introduction to Individuals, Societies, and Justice.
HH 211; (812) 237-3039;
Lisa Kay Decker, J.D.
Indiana University School of Law; Doctor of Jurisprudence; May 1985Associate Professor,
1995.Teaching assignments include
Law Enforcement, Courts, and Criminal Law and Law and
Society. Research and publication interests include Criminal
Law, Decision making processes in the Courts,
Police Personnel Selection and Education/Training in Law Enforcement.
HH 212; (812) 237-2200;
Jennifer N. Grimes, Ph.D.
Arizona State University; Justice Studies; May 2007Assistant
Professor, 2006.Teaching assignments include Corrections, Research
Methods, and Theory. Research and publication interests include Corrections
and Sentencing, Media & Justice, and Punishment & Social Control.
HH 237; (812)
Mark S. Hamm, Ph.D.
Arizona State University; Public Administration; May 1985Professor, 1985.Teaching assignments include Research Methods, Criminology Theory, Terrorism
and Public Policy. Research and publication interests include
Terrorism, Prison Subcultures, Human Rights, Cultural Criminology.
HH 238; (812) 237-2197;
Jennifer L. Murray, Ph.D.
Arizona State University; Justice and Social Inquiry; May 2011
Assistant Professor, 2011
Teaching assignments include Serial Killers, Introduction to Law
Enforcement, Introduction to Criminal Justice, and Ethics in Criminal Justice.
Research and publication interests include The Origins of Violent Crime and
Social Deviancy, Mass and Serial Murder, The Psychology of Identity, and
Surveillance and Social Control.
HH 231; (812) 237-3006;
David Polizzi, Ph.D.
Duquesne University; Psychology; December 2002Assistant Professor, 2005.Teaching assignments include Correctional Counseling, Techniques of
Correctional Interviewing, Criminology, Correctional Group Therapy and
Report Writing. Research and publication interests include Correctional
Counseling and Rehabilitation and Social Construction of Race and the
Offender.HH 239; (812) 237-3437;
Sudipto Roy, Ph.D.
Western Michigan University; Criminal Justice; May 1991Professor, 1994.Teaching assignments include Research Methods, Theory, Juvenile Delinquency,
and Community Corrections. Research and publication interests include
Intermediate Sanctions (Electronic Monitoring, Day Reporting, Restitution, etc.) and Victimology.
HH 228; (812) 237-2198;
Franklin T. Wilson, Ph.D.
Sam Houston State University; Criminal Justice; August 2006Assistant Professor,
Associated Professor with the ISU Department of African American Studies
Founding Chair of the Annual International Crime, Media, and Popular Culture
Dr. Wilson's teaching assignments include Research Methods,
Advanced Criminological Theory, Drugs & Society, and Crime & Media. His Research
and publication interests include the depiction of municipal police officers in
the media and its impact on recruitment and retention. Additionally, Dr. Wilson
is currently researching and writing a book on the largest prison cemetery in
the United States. Other areas of research and publication interests include
Race & Socioeconomic Class Issues, Public & Prison Health Issues, Death Penalty
Issues and the The History of Island Prisons. His Research has been published in
leading journals such as The Prison Journal, Women and Criminal Justice, Race
and Justice, Criminal Justice and Law Review, and the Journal of Criminal
Justice and Popular Culture. Additionally, his research has been featured in
numerous news outlets including the New York Times, Pittsburg Gazette, Houston Chronicle,
Texas Monthly, and U.S. Catholic. Dr. Wilson was the winner of the 2010 Indiana
State University Tenure-track International Faculty Award.
HH 230; (812)
Edmund W. Grosskopf, Ed.D.
Professor Emeritus.Teaching assignments include
Introduction to Law Enforcement, Criminal Investigations, Law
Enforcement Administration, Police Community Relations, Private
Security, and Loss Prevention.HH 243; (812) 237-2162;
Robert G. Huckabee, Ph.D.
Sam Houston State UniversityAssociate
Professor Emeritus.Teaching assignments include Criminology, Criminal
Justice, Law Enforcement, and Corrections. Research and publication
interests include Victimization and History of Criminal Justice.
HH 219; (812)
Jeffrey L. Schrink, Ed.D.
Professor Emeritus.Teaching assignments include Introduction to
Criminology and Corrections Internships.HH 229; (812) 237-2172;
Gary Hartsock, M.S.
Indiana State UniversityLecturer.Teaching assignments include Institution
Based and Community Based Corrections, Correctional Counseling, and Correctional
Roland M. Kohr, M.D.
Indiana UniversityVisiting Associate Professor.Teaching assignments
include Advanced Criminalistics and Death Investigations. Current research
includes examination of less-than lethal weapons and their effects.
||Matthew J. Morgan, M.S.
Indiana State UniversityLecturer.
include Criminology and Introduction to Law
Edward B. Motley, M.S.
Salve Regina UniversityLecturer.Teaching assignments include Institution
Based and Community Based Corrections, and Correctional
Eloise Pitt, M.P.A.
Kentucky State University
Lecturer. Academic Advisor, 2007
Teaching Assignments include Introduction to Corrections, Correctional
Institutions, Community Based Corrections, and Juvenile Delinquency.
HH 233; (812)-237-2180;