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Intelligence Analysis Faculty


DeVere D. Woods Jr., Ph.D.
Michigan State University; Criminal Justice; December 1997
Director of School of Criminology and Security Studies, Chair, Professor, and Director of the Institute of Criminology, 1999
Teaching 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) 237-2190;

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Arif Akgul, Ph.D.
Washington State University; Criminal Justice; May 2007
Assistant Professor, 2018
Teaching and research interests include intelligence analysis, population migration, travel security, law enforcement, drug policy, GIS, and cybersecurity.

HH 235; (812) 237-2370;


Avdi Avdija, Ph.D.
Indiana University of Pennsylvania; Criminology; May 2010
Associate Professor, 2010
Teaching assignments include Law Enforcement, Criminal Justice, Criminal Investigation, Criminalistics, 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-4 Nov. 09.jpg Shannon M. Barton, Ph.D.
University of Cincinnati; Criminal Justice; August 2000
Professor, 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;

Behem Travis Behem, M.S.
Indiana State University 2006
Instructor, Academic Advisor, 2013
Teaching assignments include Introduction to Criminology, Report Writing for Criminal Justice Professionals and Introduction to Policing. Research and publication interests include policing in a post 9/11 society, national database for DNA, Privacy issues and policing. Prior experience includes Loss Prevention, Emergency Medical Dispatching, and Policing.  Other areas of focus are with the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice Speaker Series, Recruiting, Marketing, Department Newsletter and the Criminology Career Fair.​

HH 214; (812) 237-2196;



Christian Gallagher, Ph.D.
Indiana State University
Assistant Professor
Teaching assignments include Law Enforcement, Court Systems, and Crime Prevention

HH 227; 812-237-2192;

Dr. Robert Girod

Robert Girod, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, 2019
Post-Doctoral Executive Program Certificate, Leadership in the 21st Century, Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government. 
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Criminology and Public Administration, The Union Institute and University. 
Doctor of Jurisprudence (J.D.), Law, Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School. 
Teaching assignments Law Enforcement, Crime Analysis,  Counterintelligence

HH 227; 812-237-2441;




Gary Hartsock, M.S.
Indiana State University
Instructor. Academic Advisor 2013
Teaching assignments include Institution Based and Community Based Corrections, Correctional Counseling, and Correctional Administration.

HH 219; (812) 237-2195;


Mackey, William  ABD
University of Cincinnati,
Instructor 2016.
Teaching assignments include Community-Based Corrections, Juvenile Justice, and Criminal Procedure. Research interests include cybercrime, white-collar crime, and criminological theory.

HH 228.(812) 237-2198;


David Polizzi, Ph.D. 
Duquesne University; Psychology; December 2002
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;

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Clayton Cooper
American Military University

Teaching assignments include class in the Intelligence Analysis major. 

Mr. Cooper is a contracted consultant for the Department of Defense. He has prior experience as a criminal investigator and served as a Non-Commissioned Officer in the United States Navy Reserve for eight years with one deployment supporting the Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa.

Phillip L. Kollath

Phillip L. Kollath, MA.
American Military University,
Lecturer 2018.
Mr. Kollath is an intelligence analyst with the FBI and certified FBI adjunct instructor. His teaching and research interests include crime analysis, military intelligence, strategic analysis, open source intelligence.


Tamara McCollough
Indiana State University
Tamara has been working within the Criminal Justice Field since 2006.  She has worked as an Emergency Medical Dispatcher, Accreditation Manager and as a law enforcement officer with the Indiana State University Police Department.  Tamara graduated from the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy Basic Class 06-167 in Plainfield, Indiana.  Tamara currently serves as the Clery Compliance Lieutenant.  Tamara is an International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators Accreditation Assessor. Tamara is also a Lecturer for the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice. 

MS in Criminology and Criminal Justice from Indiana State University (2016)
BS in Criminology and Criminal Justice from Indiana State University (2008)

Research Interests:
The use of Technology as an investigative tool, Clery Act law enforcement’s obligations, social demographics and the effects on crime data spikes, policy implications to curb instances of police misconduct, recruitment strategies to build an inclusive law enforcement agency, and report writing as an aid to successful prosecutions.

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