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Youngstown State University offers two undergraduate programs in Criminal Justice:

  • a two-year program in Criminal Justice leading to the degree Associate of Applied Science
  • a four-year program leading to the degree Bachelor of Science in Applied Science with a major in Criminal Justice

The four-year degree is built upon a core-track concept with emphasis (track) areas in law enforcement, corrections, legal processes, and loss prevention/assets protection.

The department also offers eight (8) minors in several emphasis areas.

In each undergraduate area and certificate program, a grade of "C" or better must be received in each required Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences course.

A graduate program is also available leading to the Master of Science degree in Criminal Justice. Refer to the Graduate Catalog for details.

Learning Outcomes

The student learning outcomes for majors within the Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences Department  are  as follows:

  •  Students will identify the key aspects to the elements of law (Certificate in Basic Police Training and job preparation).
  •  Students will develop knowledge about criminological theories and public policy practices (legal, economic, and social) that influence the American Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences system (Associate of Applied Science degree in Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences).
  •  Students will communicate their knowledge about criminological theories and public policy practices (legal, economic, and social) that influence the institutions of the American Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences system through details of its subsystems-policing, courts, and corrections (Bachelor of Science in Applied Science in Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences).
  •  Students will understand the basic principles of the scientific disciplines (i.e. chemistry and biology) included in their curriculum. (Bachelor of Science in Applied Science in forensic science).

Admission Policy

Students wishing to transfer into the Department of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences must have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0. Note: individuals with a felony, drug, and/or domestic violence conviction will experience difficulty gaining employment in the criminal justice and forensic sciences or forensic science field. Students with misdemeanor convictions should seek advice from an advisor in the Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences program. Students with juvenile sex offense convictions should also seek advice.

Retention Policy

The Department of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences expects its majors and students enrolled in its courses to engage in legal, ethical, professional, and civil behavior which respects the rights of all persons. Disruptive and inappropriate behavior (as defined in department, college, or University policy) may lead to removal from, or non-acceptance into, the department as a major or as an enrolled student in one of its courses. YSU requires a 2.0 overall GPA in order to graduate.

For more information,visit the Department of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences.

Forensic Science Program

Multidisciplinary program between the departments of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences, Biological Sciences, Chemistry, and Sociology and Anthropology.
 
Youngstown State University offers an undergraduate degree, the Bachelor of Science in Applied Science, in Forensic Science. The program is housed in the Department of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences. Forensic science can be broadly defined as the application of science to law. This program is designed to give students both a theoretical and practical background in the scientific, legal, and investigative aspects of forensic science. Graduates of the program are prepared for continued education in graduate programs or for immediate employment in forensic science related facilities. Many careers in or related to forensic science require academic preparation beyond the undergraduate level. Students should be prepared to pursue advanced degrees within their discipline.

Admission Policy

Students wishing to transfer into the forensic science program must have and maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5. Note: individuals with a felony, drug, and/or domestic violence conviction will experience difficulty gaining employment in the fields of forensic science and/or criminal justice. Students with misdemeanor convictions or juvenile sex offense convictions should seek advice from an advisor in the Department of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences.

Internships

YSU's forensic science program requires a six semester hour internship experience which will provide students with the opportunity to integrate academic studies with the daily operations of a forensic science related facility. Each semester hour requires approximately 45 on-site hours. Internships also foster the development of networking relationships with practitioners who can assist in procuring future employment. Certain criminal convictions may prohibit students from being eligible for an internship experience.

For more information, visit the Forensic Science Program.

Police Academy and Internships

YSU's Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences department now offers a full-service police academy, Basic Peace Officer Training Academy. Admission to the academy is open to all qualified applicants who meet admission standards of YSU and the Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission. All instructors in the Academy are certified by the Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission and meet all of the requirements to teach in the Basic Police Academy. YSU students who successfully complete the Academy will receive 16 semester hours of credit and a letter from the Ohio Peace Officers Training Commission that will qualify them for certification upon being commissioned. The new curriculum consists of a minimum 558 hours of training. Application packets can be picked up at the Academy Office, Cushwa Hall Room 2361.

YSU's Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences Department has an internship experience that provides students with an opportunity to integrate academic studies with the daily operation of a Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences agency. Internships also foster the development of networking relationships with practitioners who can assist in procuring future employment. Certain criminal convictions may prohibit students from being eligible for an internship experience. Student interns register for 3 to 12 semester credit hours. Each credit hour requires approximately 45 on-site hours. This program is for seniors. Students can enroll in the Police Academy or an internship, but not both.

Dr. Martin A. Abraham
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs and Professor of Civil/Environmental and Chemical Engineering
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1982
Ph.D., University of Delaware, 1987

Dr. Samuel Adu-Poku
Professor of Art
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., University of Science and Technology (Ghana), 1987
Dip. Ed., University of Science and Technology (Ghana), 1988
M.Ed., University of New Brunswick (Canada), 1995
Ph.D., University of British Columbia (Canada), 2002

Dr. Mari L. Alschuler
Assistant Professor of Social Work
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Brown University, 1980
M.Ed., Teachers College of Columbia University, 1987
M.S.W., Fordham University, 1990
Ph.D., Barry University, 2012

Dr. Isam E. Amin
Professor of Geological and Environmental Sciences
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., University of Khartoum, 1977
M.S., New Mexico Inst. of Mining and Technology, 1983
Ph.D., University of Nevada-Reno, 1987

Dr. Tiffany M.B. Anderson
Assistant Professor of English
B.A., Southern Methodist University, 2004
M.A., Southern Methodist University, 2006
Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 2012

Dr. Corey E. Andrews
Professor of English
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Miami University, Ohio, 1992
M.A., Ohio University, 1995
Ph.D., Ohio University, 2000

Dr. James Andrews
Professor of Physics and Astronomy
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Bucknell University, 1979
J.D., University of Virginia School of Law, 1982
B.S., Cleveland State University, 1989
M.S., Case Western Reserve University, 1992
Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University, 1995

Dr. Felicia P. Armstrong
Associate Professor of Geological and Environmental Sciences
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., University of Dayton, 1987
M.S., Alabama AM University, 1996
Ph.D., Oklahoma State University, 2003

Dr. Abdurrahman Arslanyilmaz
Associate Professor of Computer Science and Information Systems
Graduate Faculty Member
B.E., Gazi University (Turkey), 1998
Certificate, Intensive English School, Middle East Technical University (Turkey), 2000
M.Ed., University of Missouri-Columbia, 2002
Ph.D., Texas AM University, 2007

Dr. David K. Asch
Associate Professor of Biological Sciences
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1981
M.S., Creighton University, 1983
Ph.D., University of Kansas Medical Center, 1991

Dr. Kathleen Aspiranti
Assistant Professor of Counseling, Special Education, and School Psychology
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Wright State University, 2004
M.S., University of Tennessee, 2009
Ph.D., University of Tennessee, 2011

Dr. Diana Awad-Scrocco
Assistant Professor of English
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Youngstown State University, 2006
M.A., Kent State University, 2008
Ph.D., Kent State University, 2012

Dr. Daniel Ayana
Professor of History
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Addis Ababa University, 1980
M.A., Addis Ababa University, 1984
Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1995

Dr. Rebecca Lee Badawy
Assistant Professor of Management
B.A., State University of New York at Buffalo, 2008
M.A., West Chester University of Pennsylvania, 2010
Ph.D., State University of New York at Buffalo, 2014

Dr. Mona Bahl
Assistant Professor of Management
Graduate Faculty Member
Bachelor of Commerce, Panjab University, 1995
Masters of Commerce, Panjab University, 1997
M.B.A., Mumbai University, 2004
Ph.D., Purdue University, 2013

Dr. Snjezana Balaz
Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Northland College, 2001
M.S., University of Nebraska, 2005
Ph.D., University of Nebraska, 2007

Dr. Ganesaratnam K. Balendiran
Professor of Chemistry
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., University of Sri Lanka, 1985
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1991

Dr. Kevin E. Ball
Associate Provost and Professor of English
B.A., Truman State University, 1992
M.A., Truman State University, 1994
Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2000

Dr. Diane Barnes
Professor of History
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Fairmont State College, 1987
M.A., West Virginia University, 1995
Ph.D., West Virginia University, 2000

Dr. Rebecca A. Barnhouse
Professor of English
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Florida State University, 1983
M.A., University of North Carolina, 1986
Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1994

Dr. Andrea Barrick
Assistant Professor of Social Work
B.S.W., Barton College, 2001
M.P.A., West Virginia University, 2008
M.S.W., West Virginia University, 2008
M.A., West Virginia University, 2012
Ph.D., West Virginia University, 2015

Christopher Barzak
Professor of English
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Youngstown State University, 1998
M.A., Youngstown State University, 2003
M.F.A., Chatham University, 2010

Dr. Patrick J. Bateman
Associate Professor of Management
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Rutgers University, School of Business, 1995
M.S., Temple University, Fox School of Business, 2002
M.F.A., Chatham University, 2010
Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, 2008

Dr. Laura L. Beadling
Assistant Professor of English
Graduate Faculty Member
B.F.A., Bowling Green State University, 1995
M.A., Purdue University, 2001
Ph.D., Purdue University, 2007

Dr. Jane Beese
Associate Professor of Educational Foundations, Research, Technology, and Leadership
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., University of Akron, 1987
M.A., Case Western Reserve University, 1991
Ed.D., University of Akron, 2008

Dr. Jennifer Behney
Assistant Professor of Foreign Languages and Literatures
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Capital University, 1995
M.A., University of Findlay, 1997
Ph.D., Michigan State University, 2011

Dr. Raymond E. Beiersdorfer
Professor of Geological and Environmental Sciences
B.A., Queens College, City University of New York, 1979
M.S., University of California at Davis, 1982
Ph.D., University of California at Davis, 1992

Dr. Christopher M. Bellas
Associate Professor of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, 1997
A.S., Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, 1998
M.S., Youngstown State University, 2001
Ph.D., Kent State University, 2010

James A. Benedict
Instructor of Physical Therapy
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., The Ohio State University, 1982
M.Ed., Kent State University, 1989

Dr. Terry Benton
Assistant Professor of English
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Youngstown State University, 1999
M.A., Youngstown State University, 2001
Ph.D., Kent State University, 2015

Dr. Deborah Fairchild Benyo
Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences
B.S., University of New Hampshire, 1985
M.S., The Ohio State University, 1987
Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 1991

Claudia A. Berlinski
Assistant Professor of Art
B.F.A., Buffalo State College, 1986
M.F.A., The Ohio State University, 1991

Dr. Kristine Blair
Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences and Professor of English
B.A., California State University, 1986
M.A., California State University, 1988
Ph.D., Purdue University, 1994

Sheila M. Blank
Clinical Instructor of Nursing
B.S.N., Youngstown State University, 2001
School Nurse License, Youngstown State University, 2005
M.S.N., Youngstown State University, 2007

Dr. Shelley Blundell
Assistant Professor of Communication
B.A., Kent State University, 2006
B.S., Kent State University, 2007
M.L.S., Kent State University, 2009
Ph.D., Kent State University, 2015

Dr. Ewelina Boczkowska
Associate Professor of Music
Graduate Faculty Member
D.E.C., Jean-de-Brebeuf College and Vincent-d'Indy School of Music, 2000
B. M., McGill University, 2002
Ph.D., University of California, 2009

Dr. Brian Bonhomme
Professor of History
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., City College of the City University of New York, 1993
M.A., City College of the City University of New York, 1996
Ph.D., The City University of New York Graduate Center, 2000

Dr. Theodore R. Bosela
Professor of Engineering Technology
B.E., Youngstown State University, 1981
M.S., University of Akron, 1985
Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, 1993

Dr. Frank J. Bosso
Professor of Human Performance and Exercise Science
B.S., Slippery Rock University, 1978
M.S., West Virginia University, 1979
Ph.D., NEOUCOM / Kent State University, 1990

Dr. Philip Sean Brady
Professor of English
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Bucknell University, 1977
M.A., University of Delaware, 1979
M.A., San Francisco State University, 1986
Ph.D., State University of New York, 1990

Dr. Margaret L. Briley
Assistant Professor of Counseling, Special Education, and School Psychology
B.S., Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 1976
M.Ed., Georgia State University, 1981
Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, 1999

Dr. S. Cory Brozina
Assistant Professor and Director of First-Year Engineering
B.S., Virginia Tech, 2005
M.S., Virginia Tech, 2007
Ph.D., Virginia Tech, 2015

Dr. Kristin L. Bruns
Assistant Professor of Counseling, Special Education, and School Psychology
B.S., University of South Dakota, 2006
M.A., University of South Dakota, 2008
Ph.D., Kent State University, 2014

Dr. Jeffrey M. Buchanan
Professor of English
Graduate Faculty Member
A.B., University of Michigan, 1990
M.A., University of Pittsburgh, 1997
Ph.D., University of Michigan, 2002

Dr. William R. Buckler
Associate Professor of Geography
B.A., Wayne State University, 1969
M.A., Michigan State University, 1973
Ph.D., Michigan State University, 1981

Dr. Annette M. Burden
Professor of Mathematics and Statistics
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Youngstown State University, 1976
M.S., Youngstown State University, 1980
Ph.D., Union Institute and University, 2002

Dr. Michael Butcher
Associate Professor of Biological Sciences
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Christopher Newport University, 1996
M.S., Wake Forest University, 2000
Ph.D., University of Calgary, 2006

Dr. Jonathan J. Caguiat
Associate Professor of Biological Sciences
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., University of Michigan, 1988
Ph.D., Michigan State University, 1995

Dr. Martin Cala
Professor of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Duke University, 1978
M.S., State University of New York at Binghamton, 1987
Ph.D., State University of New York at Binghamton, 1991

Laura Calcagni
Clinical Instructor of Nursing
B.S.N., Youngstown State University, 1999
M.S.N., Youngstown State University, 2013

Dr. Craig S. Campbell
Professor of Geography
B.A., Indiana University (Purdue University at Indianapolis), 1984
M.A., University of Kentucky, 1987
Ph.D., University of Kansas, 1993

Lori A. Carlson
Instructor of Mathematics and Statistics
B.S., Youngstown State University, 1988
M.S., Youngstown State University, 1997

Cara A. Carramusa
Instructor of Physical Therapy
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., D'Youville College, 2000
M.S., D'Youville College, 2000

Dr. Dawna Lynn Cerney
Associate Professor of Geography
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., University of Lethbridge (Canada), 1994
M.E.Des., University of Calgary (Canada), 2000
Ph.D., Texas State University, 2006

Stephen Chalmers
Associate Professor of Art
B.A., Allen R. Hite Art Institute, University of Louisville, 1993
B.S., University of Louisville, 1993
M.F.A., Southern Illinois University, 1999

Dr. Guang-Hwa (Andy) Chang
Professor of Mathematics and Statistics
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Nat'l. Taiwan Col of Marine Sc. and Tech., (China), 1981
M.S., Texas Tech University, 1987
Ph.D., Texas Tech University, 1993

Dr. Huaiyu (Peter) Chen
Associate Professor of Accounting and Finance
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Wuhan University, (China), 1997
M.B.A., Clarkson University, 1999
Ph.D., Syracuse University, 2003

Dr. Kyosung Choo
Assistant Professor of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Handong Global University, 2005
M.S., Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, 2011
Ph.D., Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, 2011

Dr. Ronald K. Chordas
Assistant Professor of Health Professions
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Youngstown State University, 1970
M.S., Youngstown State University, 1977
Ph.D., Kent State University, 1996

Joy Christiansen Erb
Associate Professor of Art
Graduate Faculty Member
B.F.A., Miami University, 2001
M.F.A., Texas Woman's University, 2005

Kelly Clark
Clinical Instructor of Nursing
B.S.N., Youngstown State University, 2007
M.S.N., Walden University, 2012

Susan Ann Clutter
Associate Professor of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Clark University, 1995
M.F.S., The George Washington University, 2002

Christine Cobb
Professor of Theater and Dance
B.S., Illinois State University, 1976
M.A., The Ohio State University, 1989

Dr. Terri L. Coffee
Clinical Assistant Professor of Nursing
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S.N., Youngstown State University, 1995
M.S.N., Youngstown State University, 2008
D.N.P., Chatham University, 2011

Dr. Jeffrey T. Coldren
Professor of Psychology
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Albright College, 1983
M.A., University of Kansas, 1988
Ph.D., University of Kansas, 1992

Kelly Colwell
Assistant Professor of Health Professions
B.S.A.S., Youngstown State University, 1999
M.R.C., Youngstown State University, 2013

Dr. Eleanor A. Congdon
Associate Professor of History
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Williams College, 1988
M.A., University of Minnesota, 1993
Ph.D., University of Cambridge - Gonville and Caius College, 1997

Dr. Brett P. Conner
Associate Professor of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., University of Missouri, 1998
M.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2000
Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2002

Dr. Chester R. Cooper
Professor of Biological Sciences
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., University of Pittsburgh, 1979
M.A., University of Texas, 1983
Ph.D., University of Texas, 1989

Dr. Pedro Cortes
Associate Professor of Civil/Environmental and Chemical Engineering
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Inst. Tecnologico de Celaya (Mexico), 1997
M.S., Inst. Technologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (Mexico), 2001
Ph.D., University of Liverpool (UK), 2005

Michael D. Costarell
Associate Professor of Engineering Technology
B.S.M.E., Youngstown State University, 1989
M.S.M.E., Carnegie Mellon University, 1999

Daniel P. Coyne
Instructor of Engineering Technology
B.A., Youngstown State University, 1980

Dr. Amy Graban Crawford
Associate Professor of Communication
B.S., Miami University, 1991
M.A., Indiana State University, 1995
Ph.D., Florida State University, 2002

Dr. Michael J. Crescimanno
Professor of Physics and Astronomy
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Princeton, 1985
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 1991

Dr. M. Kathleen L. Cripe
Associate Professor of Teacher Education
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Youngstown State University, 1986
M.S., Youngstown State University, 1998
Ph.D., University of Akron, 2009

Dragana Crnjak
Associate Professor of Art
Graduate Faculty Member
B.F.A., University of Akron, 2002
M.F.A., Virginia Commonwealth University, 2004

Dr. Lauren Cummins
Professor of Teacher Education
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Dyke College, 1978
M.Ed., Kent State University, 1982
Ed.D., Nova Southeastern University, 2000

Dr. Rebecca M. L. Curnalia
Associate Professor of Communication
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Olivet College, 2001
M.A., Northern Illinois University, 2003
Ph.D., Kent State University, 2007

Dr. Larry S. Curtin
Associate Professor of Chemistry
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Northern Illinois University, 1985
M.S., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1986
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1990

Joseph D'Uva
Associate Professor of Art
B.F.A., The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 1996
M.A., University of Iowa, 2000
M.F.A., University of Iowa, 2000

Dr. Ramesh Dangol
Assistant Professor of Management
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Middlebury College, 1997
M.B.A., Ball State University, 2002
Ph.D., Purdue University, 2012

Cynthia Daniels
Clinical Instructor of Nursing
Diploma, Sharon General Hospital - School of Nursing, 1988
B.S.N., Youngstown State University, 1996
M.S.N., Youngstown State University, 2001

Dr. Dana Davis
Assistant Professor of Social Work
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., University of Maryland, 1992
M.S.W., University of Pittsburgh, 1998
Ph.D., Widener University, 2013

David Davis
Journalism Fellow, Communications
B.A., The Colorado College, 1983
M.S., Columbia University, 1985

Dr. Donna M. DeBlasio
Professor of History
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Youngstown State University, 1974
M.A., Youngstown State University, 1976
Ph.D., Kent State University, 1980

Dr. C. Susan deBlois
Associate Professor of Educational Foundations, Research, Technology, and Leadership
B.A., St. Joseph College, 1967
M.A., The University of Iowa, 1974
M.S.W., The University of Iowa, 1975
Ph.D., The University of Iowa, 1984

Dr. Maria E. Delost
Assistant Professor of Health Professions
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Youngstown State University, 1979
M.S., University of Akron, 1985
Ph.D., Virginia Commonwealth University, 2005

Laura J. Dewberry
Instructor of Marketing
B.S., John Carroll University, 2003
M.B.A., Cleveland State University, 2006

Dr. Suzanne Diamond
Professor of English
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Rutgers University, 1986
Ph.D., Rutgers University, 1996

Dr. Jeffrey C. Dick
Professor of Geological and Environmental Sciences
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Kent State University, 1980
M.S., Kent State University, 1982
Ph.D., Kent State University, 1992

Dr. Thomas P. Diggins
Professor of Biological Sciences
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Kent State University, 1986
M.S., State University of New York, 1991
Ph.D., State University of New York, 1997

Dr. Mary Lou DiPillo
Associate Dean and Professor of Teacher Education
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Mercyhurst College, 1971
M.S., Youngstown State University, 1988
Ph.D., University of Akron, 1994

Dr. James Dombrosky
Assistant Professor of Human Ecology
B.S., Slippery Rock University, 1978
M.B.A., University of Pittsburgh, 1995
Ph.D., Iowa State University, 2011

Dr. Theresa Duncko
Assistant Professor of Teacher Education
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Youngstown State University, 1978
M.L.S., Kent State University, 1995
Ph.D., Kent State University, 2006

Dr. Patrick R. Durrell
Professor of Physics and Astronomy
B.S., University of Victoria (Canada), 1990
M.S., McMaster University (Canada), 1992
Ph.D., McMaster University (Canada), 1996

Dr. Adam C. Earnheardt
Associate Professor of Communication
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Clarion University of Pennsylvania, 1995
M.S., Clarion University of Pennsylvania, 1999
Ph.D., Kent State University, 2007

Dr. Mary Beth Earnheardt
Associate Professor of Communication
B.A./B.S., Clarion University, 1997
M.S., Clarion University, 1999
Ph.D., Kent State University, 2006

Dr. Kent J. Engelhardt
Professor of Music
Graduate Faculty Member
B.M., Youngstown State University, 1986
M.M., Youngstown State University, 1993
M.A., University of Pittsburgh, 1999
Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, 2001

Dr. Rangamohan V. Eunni
Professor of Management
Graduate Faculty Member
M.S., University of Bath (UK), 1997
D.B.A., Boston University, 2003

Dr. Diana L. Fagan
Professor of Biological Sciences
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, 1976
Ph.D., University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, 1986

Dr. Jaelyn Farris
Assistant Professor of Psychology
B.S., Allegheny College, 1998
M.S.Ed., Youngstown State University, 2000
M.A., Notre Dame, 2005
Ph.D., Notre Dame, 2007

Dr. Amanda Fehlbaum
Assistant Professor of Sociology, Anthropology, and Gerontology
B.A., University of Texas, 2007
M.A., University of Texas, 2009
Ph.D., University of Oklahoma, 2014

Dr. John J. Feldmeier
Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy
B.A. and B.S., University of Texas, 1994
Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University, 2000

Amy Flick
Instructor of English
B.A., Youngstown State University, 2003
M.A., Youngstown State University, 2005

Dr. Stephen R. Flora
Professor of Psychology
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., University of North Carolina, 1985
M.S., University of Georgia, 1987
Ph.D., University of Georgia, 1990

Dr. Neil Flowers
Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Statistics
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Michigan State University, 1986
M.A., Temple University, 1988
Ph.D., Michigan State University, 1996

Dr. Francois P. Fowler
Associate Professor of Music
Graduate Faculty Member
B.M., University of Ottawa, 1996
M.M., Florida State University, 1998
D.M., Florida State University, 2002

Dr. Kendra Fowler
Associate Professor of Marketing
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Kent State University, 1993
M.B.A., Kent State University, 1995
Ph.D., Kent State University, 2011

Dr. Timothy Francisco
Professor of English
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Western Connecticut State University, 1987
M.A., Western Connecticut State University, 1993
Ph.D., University of Alabama, 2001

Dr. Gordon G. Frissora
Associate Professor of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Mercyhurst College, 1975
M.S., Youngstown State University, 1990
Ph.D., Kent State University, 1996

Dr. Adam L. Fuller
Assistant Professor of Politics and International Relations
B.A., San Diego State University, 1999
M.A., University of British Columbia (Canada), 2001
Ph.D., Claremont Graduate University, 2009

Lori Ann Fusco
Clinical Instructor of Nursing
B.S.N., Youngstown State University, 1997
M.S.N., Youngstown State University, 2013

Ida Fusillo
Assistant Professor of Health Professions
A.A.S., Youngstown State University, 1996
B.S.A.S., Youngstown State University, 1997
M.P.H., Youngstown State University / NEOMED, 2007

Dr. Stephen L. Gage
Professor of Music
Graduate Faculty Member
B.M., State University of New York at Fredonia, 1978
M.M., Eastman School of Music, 1983
Ed.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1994

Katherine N. Garlick
Assistant Professor of Theater and Dance
B.A., Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 2004
M.F.A., Indiana University Bloomington, 2007

Dr. Jeanette M. Garr
Professor of Civil/Environmental and Chemical Engineering
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., State University of New York at Buffalo, 1978
M.A., State University of New York at Buffalo, 1984
Ph.D., State University of New York at Buffalo, 1989

Dr. Weiqing Ge
Associate Professor of Physical Therapy
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Tianjin University (China), 1987
M.S., Xi' An Medical University, Xi' An (China), 1992
Ph.D., Peking Union Med. Coll. Chinese Acad. Of Med Sc. (China), 1996

Dr. Douglas T. Genna
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Haverford College, 2006
M.A., The John Hopkins University, 2008
Ph.D., The John Hopkins University, 2011

Dr. Julia M. Gergits
Professor of English
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., DePaul University, 1978
M.A., Penn State University, 1980
Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 1987

Dr. Jill M. Gifford
Associate Professor of Biological Sciences
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Arizona State University, 1996
Ph.D., Kent State University, 2001

Robert Gilliland
Instructor of Computer Science and Information Systems
B.S., Youngstown State University, 1998
M.C.I.S., Youngstown State University, 2008

Dr. Karen Giorgetti
Associate Professor of Psychology
B.S., Sweet Briar College, 1995
M.S., Purdue University, 1997
Ph.D., Purdue University, 2004

Dr. Priscilla N. Gitimu
Associate Professor of Human Ecology
B.S., Moi University (Kenya), 1996
M.S.Ed., Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, 1999
Ph.D., Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, 2005

Dr. Randall E. Goldberg
Associate Professor of Music
Graduate Faculty Member
B.M., University of Texas, 1996
M.M., New England Conservatory of Music, 1998
Ph.D., Indiana University Bloomington, 2011

Dr. Richard G. Goldthwait
Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Statistics
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Carnegie Mellon University, 1976
M.S., University of Pittsburgh, 1981
Ph.D., University of Texas at Dallas, 1988

Dr. Paul B. Gordiejew
Associate Professor of Sociology, Anthropology, and Gerontology
B.A., Southern Connecticut State College, 1977
M.S., Southern Connecticut State College, 1980
Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, 1993

Dr. Jay L. Gordon
Associate Professor of English
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Brandeis University, 1991
M.A., Carnegie Mellon University, 1995
Ph.D., Carnegie Mellon University, 2001

Dr. Stacy Graber
Assistant Professor of English
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., University of Michigan, 1989
M.A., Wayne State University,1993
Ph.D., Arizona State University, 2011

Betty L. Greene
Instructor of Teacher Education
B.S., Miami University, 1974
M.Ed., Miami University, 1983

Dr. David William Griswold
Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Muskingum College, 2005
D.P.T., Youngstown State University, 2008

Daryl D. Gross
Instructor of Engineering Technology
A.A.S., Youngstown State University, 1973
B.S.A.S., Youngstown State University, 1975
M.B.A., Youngstown State University, 1983
M.S.E., Youngstown State University, 2001

Dr. Max V. Grubb
Assistant Professor of Communication
B.S.C., Ohio University, 1979
M.A., Kent State University, 1994
Ph.D., Ohio University, 1999

Dr. Guohong (Helen) Han-Haas
Associate Professor of Management
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Shandong Normal University (China), 1991
M.A., Shandong University (China), 1994
M.A., University of Minnesota, 2002
Ph.D., University of Illinois, 2007

Dr. Lucas D. Hardy
Assistant Professor of English
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., University of Maine, 2003
M.A., University of Maine, 2005
Ph.D., State University of New York at Albany, 2012

Dr. John M. Hazy
Professor of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Youngstown State University, 1988
M.A., Kent State University, 1990
Ph.D., Kent State University, 1995

Richard Helfrich
Assistant Professor of Art
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., La Roche College, 1996
M.F.A., Savannah College of Art and Design, 2008

Dr. Jolien A. Helsel
Assistant Professor of Economics
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Youngstown State University, 1992
M.A., Youngstown State University, 1995
Ph.D. Kent State University, 2008

Dr. Christopher Austin Hill
Assistant Professor of Theater and Dance
B.A., University of Utah, 2008
M.A., The Ohio State University, 2010
Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 2013

Tami W. Holcomb-Hathy
Instructor of Social Work
B.A., Ursuline College
M.S.S.A., Case Western Reserve University, 2002

Dr. Charles Howell
Dean of the Beeghly College of Education and Professor of Educational Foundations, Research, Technology, and Leadership
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Georgia State University, 1973
M.F.A., University of Iowa, 1985
Ph.D., Syracuse University, 2000

Dr. Patricia L. Hoyson
Professor of Nursing
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S.N., Pennsylvania State University, 1986
M.S.N., Kent State University, 1991
Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, 2001

Dr. Ou Hu
Professor of Economics
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Beijing Inst. of Business, 1997
M.A., West Virginia University, 2001
Ph.D., West Virginia University, 2004

Dr. Marsha M. Huber
Associate Professor of Accounting and Finance
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Ohio University, 1981
M.B.A., Miami University, 1983
Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 2003

Dr. Tiffany F. Hughes
Assistant Professor of Sociology, Anthropology, and Gerontology
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Allegheny College, 2001
M.P.H., University of South Florida, 2008
Ph.D., University of South Florida, 2008
Postdoctoral Scholar, University of Pittsburgh, 2012

Dr. Allen D. Hunter
Professor of Chemistry
B.S., University of British Columbia (Canada), 1981
Ph.D., University of British Columbia (Canada), 1985

Dr. Shakir Husain
Professor of Civil/Environmental and Chemical Engineering
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., The Aligarh Muslim University (India), 1974
M.S., University of Mississippi, 1984
Ph.D., University of Mississippi, 1987

Dr. AKM Anwarul Islam
Professor of Civil/Environmental and Chemical Engineering
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Bangladesh University of Engineering Technology, 1992
M.S., Florida State University, 2000
Ph.D., Florida State University, 2005

Dr. Carrie R. Jackson
Assistant Professor of Counseling, Special Education, and School Psychology
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., California University of Pennsylvania, 2000
M.A., California University of Pennsylvania, 2001
D.Ed., Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 2013

Jaietta Jackson
Instructor of Communication
B.F.P.A., Kent State University, 1993
M.A., New York University, 1998

Dr. John A. Jackson
Associate Professor of Chemistry
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., University of Minnesota, 1982
Ph.D., University of Iowa, 1990

Dr. Cryshanna A. Jackson Leftwich
Associate Professor of Politics and International Relations
B.S., Miami University, 2001
M.S., West Virginia University, 2002
Ph.D., University of Akron, 2006

Dr. Alan M. Jacobs
Professor of Geological and Environmental Sciences
Graduate Faculty Member
A.B., The City University of New York, 1963
A.M., Indiana University Bloomington, 1965
Ph.D., Indiana University Bloomington, 1967

Dr. Jalal Jalali
Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1979
M.S., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1980
Ph.D., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1984

Dr. Jozsi Z. Jalics
Associate Professor of Mathematics and Statistics
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., John Carroll University, 1996
M.S., The Ohio State University, 1999
Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 2002

Dr. Charles Jeffords
Assistant Professor of Educational Foundations, Research, Technology, and Leadership
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Grove City College, 1962
M.S., Edinboro University, 1969
Ed.D., Youngstown State University, 2008

Sarah E. Jenyk
Instructor of Economics
B.A., Youngstown State University, 2006
M.A., Youngstown State University, 2007

Dr. Michael K. Jerryson
Associate Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies
B.A., University of Wisconsin, 1996
T.E.F.L., U.S. Peace Corps, Mongolia, 1997
M.A., University of Wisconsin, 2000
Ph.D., University of California, 2008

Dr. Qi Jiang
Professor of Sociology, Anthropology, and Gerontology
B.A., Second Beijing Inst. of Foreign Languages (China), 1972
Diploma in English Literature, Carleton University (Canada), 1977
M.A., University of Pittsburgh, 1986
Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, 1994

Dr. Carl G. Johnston
Professor of Biological Sciences
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., University of Manitoba, 1981
M.S., University of Alaska, 1986
Ph.D., University of Cincinnati, 1992

Ellen E. Jones
Assistant Professor of Theater and Dance
B.A., University of Tennessee, 1979
B.A., University of Tennessee, 1981
M.F.A., Indiana University, 1984

Dr. James Juergensen
Assistant Professor of Psychology
B.A., Youngstown State University, 2009
M.A., Case Western Reserve University, 2012
Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University, 2014

Dr. Jai K. Jung
Assistant Professor of Civil/Environmental and Chemical Engineering
B.S., Han Yang University, 2006
Ph.D., Cornell University, 2011

Dr. Debbie Juruaz
Professor of Health Professions
B.S., The Ohio State University, 1975
D.D.S., The Ohio State University, 1983

Julia Kalina-Hammond
Instructor of Social Work
B.A., The Ohio State University, 1992
M.S.S.A., Case Western Reserve University, 2000

Dr. Diane P. Kandray
Professor of Health Professions
B.S. Ed., The Ohio State University, 1984
R.D.H., The Ohio State University, 1984
M.Ed., Kent State University, 1989
Ed.D., Youngstown State University, 2016

Dr. Birsen Karpak
Professor of Management
Graduate Faculty Member
D.B.A., University of Istanbul (Turkey), 1974

Dr. Maria Paulina Kassawat
Assistant Professor of Accounting and Finance
B.S., University of Guanajuato, 2006
M.S., West Virginia University, 2008
M.B.A., West Virginia University, 2009
Ph.D., Florida Atlantic University, 2015

Susan E. Kearns
Assistant Professor of Health Professions
A.D.N., Kent State University, 1995
B.S.N., Kent State University, 2000
M.S.N., University of South Alabama, 2008

Dr. Bruce Keillor
Professor of Marketing
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., University of Minnesota, 1987
M.B.A., Minnesota State University, 1989
Ph.D., University of Memphis, 1994

Nicole Kent-Strollo
Clinical Instructor of Nursing
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S.N., Youngstown State University, 1994
M.S.N., Kent State University, 2002

Dr. Daniel Keown
Assistant Professor of Music
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., University of Wisconsin, 2001
M.M., Indiana State University, 2004
Ph.D., University of Missouri, 2013

Dr. G. Jay Kerns
Professor of Mathematics and Statistics
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Glenville State College, 1999
M.A., Bowling Green State University, 2000
Ph.D., Bowling Green State University, 2004

Dr. Lucy Xiaojing Kerns
Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Statistics
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Hangzhou University, 1994
M.S., Bowling Green State University, 2002
Ph.D., Bowling Green State University, 2006

Dr. Jane Kestner
Associate Dean and Professor of Psychology
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Ball State University, 1973
M.A., University of Notre Dame, 1975
Ph.D., University of Notre Dame, 1978

Dr. Peter Kimosop
Assistant Professor of Geography
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., University of Nairobi (Kenya), 2000
M.A., Western Michigan University, 2005
Ph.D., University of Cincinnati, 2011

Dr. Tammy A. King
Associate Dean and Professor of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences
B.S., Youngstown State University, 1987
M.S., Youngstown State University, 1990
Ph.D., Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 1996

Dr. Alena Kirova
Assistant Professor of English and Foreign Languages and Literatures
B.A., Yakutsk State University, 2003
M.A., Florida State University, 2011
Ph.D., Rutgers University, 2016

Dr. Brian D. Kiser
Associate Professor of Music
B.M.E., University of Northern Iowa, 1998
M.M., University of Illinois, 2000
D.M.A., Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, 2007

Robert J. Korenic
Associate Professor of Engineering Technology
B.E.C.E., Youngstown State University, 1997
M.S.E., Youngstown State University, 1999

Dr. Anthony J. Kos
Professor of Management
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S.B.A., Youngstown State University, 1983
M.B.A., Youngstown State University, 1987
Ph.D., Kent State University, 1997

Dr. Robert W. Kramer
Associate Professor of Computer Science and Information Systems
B.S., Youngstown State University, 1987
M.S., University of Pittsburgh, 1991
Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, 1998

Dr. Victoria E. White Kress
Professor of Counseling, Special Education, and School Psychology
Graduate Faculty Member
M.A. Ed., University of Akron, 1995
Ph.D., University of Akron, 1999

Joseph Kromholz
Instructor of Music
B.M., Cleveland Institute of Music, 2007
M.M., Cleveland Institute of Music, 2008

Dr. Johanna Krontiris-Litowitz
Professor of Biological Sciences
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Case Western Reserve University, 1974
M.S., Case Western Reserve University, 1977
Ph.D., Cleveland State University, 1984

Dr. Christopher Krummel
Professor of Music
Graduate Faculty Member
B.M., Miami University, 1985
M.M., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1992
D.M.A., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1997

Dr. Yongung Kwon
Assistant Professor of Human Performance and Exercise Science
B.S., Yeungnam University, 2006
M.S., University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 2010
Ph.D., Virginia Commonwealth University, 2015

Carol M. Lamb
Associate Professor of Engineering Technology
B.S., Youngstown State University, 2001
M.S.E., Youngstown State University, 2005

Dr. Nancy Crum Landgraff
Professor of Physical Therapy
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., University of Pittsburgh, 1982
M.H.S., University of Florida, 1988
Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, 2004

Dr. Karen H. Larwin
Associate Professor of Educational Foundations, Research, Technology, and Leadership
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Kent State University, 2003
M.A., Kent State University, 2004
Ph.D., Kent State University, 2007

Dr. Mary E. LaVine
Assistant Professor of Teacher Education
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., North Central College, 1978
M.S., University of Illinois at Chicago, 1990
Ph.D., Kent State University, 1998

Dr. David B. Law
Professor of Accounting and Finance
B.A., Youngstown State University, 1975
M.B.A., Youngstown State University, 1985
Ph.D., Cleveland State University, 1995

Dr. Alina Lazar
Professor of Computer Science and Information Systems
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Western University of Timisoara (Romania), 1995
Ph.D., Wayne State University, 2002

Dr. Kenneth Learman
Professor of Physical Therapy
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S.P.T., State University of New York at Buffalo, 1989
M.E.H.E., Pennsylvania State University, 1993
Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, 2007

Dr. Thomas E. Leary
Associate Professor of History
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., John Fisher College, 1969
Ph.D., Brown University, 1985

Dr. Loren R. Lease
Associate Professor of Sociology, Anthropology, and Gerontology
B.A., Kenyon College, 1994
M.A., The Ohio State University, 1996
Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 2003

Dr. Hae-Jong Lee
Associate Professor of Music
Graduate Faculty Member
B.M., Seoul National University, 1989
M.M., Westminster Choir College, 1995
D.M.A., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2003

Dr. Sung Hee Lee
Assistant Professor of Counseling, Special Education, and School Psychology
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Hongik University, 1999
M.Ed., Dankook University, 2002
M.A., University of Iowa, 2006
Ph.D., University of Washington, 2011

Dr. Scott A. Leonard
Professor of English
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Humboldt State University, 1987
M.A., Humboldt State University, 1987
Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 1992

Dr. Keith J. Lepak
Associate Professor of Politics and International Relations
B.A., Carroll College, 1976
M.A., University of Virginia, Charlottesville, 1980
Ph.D., University of Virginia, Charlottesville, 1986

Dr. Brian D. Leskiw
Associate Professor of Chemistry
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Niagara University, 1998
Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University, 2003

Dr. Lillian L. Lewis
Assistant Professor of Art
B.S., Howard Payne University, 1999
M.A., University of North Texas, 2008
Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University, 2015

Dr. Frank Xiying Li
Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S.E.E., The Ohio State University, 1996
M.S.E.E., Youngstown State University, 1999
Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University, 2005

Dr. Betty Jo Licata
Dean of the Williamson College of Business Administration and Professor of Management
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., State University of New York at Geneseo, 1978
M.B.A., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1981
Ph.D., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1982

Dr. Matthew Lindberg
Assistant Professor of Psychology
B.A., University of Florida, 2002
B.S., University of Florida, 2002
M.S., Ohio University, 2007
Ph.D., Ohio University, 2010

Dr. Clovis Linkous
Professor of Chemistry
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Purdue University, 1976
Ph.D., Michigan State University, 1983

Dr. Susan A. Lisko
Associate Professor of Nursing
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S.N., Youngstown State University, 1984
M.S.N., Gannon University, 1992
D.N.P., Case Western Reserve University, 2009

Dr. Megan List
Assistant Professor of Teacher Education
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Roberts Wesleyan College, 2001
M.E., Roberts Wesleyan College, 2005
Ph.D., North Carolina State University, 2012

Dr. Heather E. Lorimer
Associate Professor of Biological Sciences
Graduate Faculty Member
A.B., University of Chicago, 1982
M.A., Columbia University, 1988
M.Phil., Columbia University, 1989
Ph.D., Columbia University, 1992

Dr. J. Paul Louth
Associate Professor of Music
Graduate Faculty Member
B.M., University of Toronto, 1995
B.E., University of Toronto, 1997
M.M., University of Western Ontario, 2004
Ph.D., University of Western Ontario, 2008

Dr. Sherri R. Lovelace-Cameron
Professor of Chemistry
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Drexel University, 1986
Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, 1992

Dr. Joseph P. Lyons
Associate Professor of Health Professions
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Bloomsburg University, 1971
Sc.D., John Hopkins University, 1975

Dr. Eric MacDonald
Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Phyllis Friedman Chair in Engineering
B.S., University of Texas at Austin, 1993
M.S., University of Texas at Austin, 1997
Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin, 2002

Dr. Thomas L. Madsen
Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Statistics
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., University of Aarhus (Denmark), 2004
M.S., University of Aarhus (Denmark), 2007
Ph.D., University of Oklahoma, 2014

Dr. Hazel Marie
Associate Professor of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S.M.E., University of Texas at Austin, 1984
M.S.E., Youngstown State University, 1998
Ph.D., University of Akron, 2005

Dr. Don Martin
Professor of Counseling, Special Education, and School Psychology
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Roanoke College, 1974
M.S., Radford University, 1976
Ph.D., North Texas State, 1981

Dr. Holly J. Martin
Assistant Professor of Civil/Environmental and Chemical Engineering
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Mississippi State University, 2002
Ph.D., Mississippi State University, 2006

John D. Martin
Assistant Professor of Engineering Technology
B.E., Youngstown State University, 2006
M.S., Youngstown State University, 2010

Dr. Ndinzi Masagara
Associate Professor of Foreign Languages and Literatures
M.A., University of Southern California, 1986
Ph.D., University of Southern California, 1991

Dr. Marcia Matanin
Professor of Teacher Education
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Youngstown State University, 1987
M.E., Kent State University, 1990
Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 1993

Dr. Walter T. Mathews
Associate Professor of Communication
A.B., Oberlin College, 1974
M.S., Case Western Reserve University, 1977
Ph.D., Michigan State University, 1987

Matthew Mazuroski
Associate Professor of Theater and Dance
B.A., Emporia State University, 2002
M.F.A., Northwestern University, 2006

Dr. George E. McCloud
Professor of Communication
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Eastern Michigan University, 1967
M.A., University of Michigan, 1968
Ph.D., University of Michigan, 1975

Missy McCormick
Assistant Professor of Art
Graduate Faculty Member
B.F.A., Georgia Southern University, 1994
M.F.A., University of Florida, 2001

Christine E. McCullough
Professor of Art
Graduate Faculty Member
B.F.A., University of Maryland, Baltimore County, 1978
M.F.A., Maryland Institute College of Art, 1993

Dr. Jill B. McCullough
Assistant Professor of Accounting and Finance
B.B.A., Ohio University, 1978
M.B.A., Youngstown State University, 1985
D.M., Case Western Reserve University, 2010

Dr. Colleen McLean
Associate Professor of Geological and Environmental Sciences
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Youngstown State University, 1997
M.S., Kent State University, 2002
Ph.D., Michigan State University, 2011

Dr. Hojjat Mehri
Professor of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
B.S., Abadan Institute of Technology, 1968
M.S., Illinois Institute of Technology, 1973
Ph.D., Illinois Institute of Technology, 1981

Dorian Mermer
Instructor of Communication
B.A., Hiram College, 1987
M.A., Kent State University, 1989

Dr. Monica Merrill
Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences
B.A., Kent State University, 2006
M.A., University of Akron, 2011
Ph.D., University of Akron, 2014

Dr. Sara Michaliszyn
Assistant Professor of Human Performance and Exercise Science
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S.A.S., Youngstown State University, 2000
M.S., University of Pittsburgh, 2003
Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, 2006

Dr. Stacie Renee Mickens
Assistant Professor of Music
B.A., Luther College, 2002
M.M., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2004
D.M.A., University of Michigan, 2012

Dr. Kenneth L. Miller
Professor of Counseling, Special Education, and School Psychology
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Purdue University, 1979
M.S., Purdue University Calumet, 1985
Ph.D., Purdue University, 1990

Dr. Xiangjia Min
Associate Professor of Biological Sciences
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Laiyang Agricultural College (China), 1984
M.S., Beijing Agricultural University, 1987
Ph.D., University of Hawaii, 1995
M.S., University of British Columbia, 2002

Dr. Jeanine L. Mincher
Associate Professor of Human Ecology
B.S., Youngstown State University, 1985
M.S., Youngstown State University, 1989
Ph.D., Kent State University, 2010

Dr. Mustansir Mir
Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies
B.A., Government College, Punjab University (Pakistan), 1967
M.A., Government College, Punjab University (Pakistan), 1969
M.A., University of Michigan, 1980
Ph.D., University of Michigan, 1983

Joseph J. Mistovich
Professor of Health Professions
A.A.S., Youngstown State University, 1982
B.S., Youngstown State University, 1985
M.Ed., Kent State University, 1988

Dr. Stefan Moldovan
Assistant Professor of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., The Polytechnic University of Bucharest, 2004
M.S., The Polytechnic University of Bucharest, 2005
Ph.D., University of Akron, 2013

Dr. Dennis Morawski
Associate Professor of Social Work
B.S., Lake Superior State College, 1978
M.S.W., Wayne State University, 1980
Ph.D., University of Tennessee, 1990

Dr. David S. Morgan
Professor of Music
Graduate Faculty Member
B.M., University of Texas, 1990
M.M., University of Texas, 1993
D.M.A., University of Texas, 1996

Greg Moring
Professor of Art
Graduate Faculty Member
B.F.A., State University of New York at New Paltz, 1973
M.F.A., Rinehart School of Sculpture, Maryland Institute College of Art, 1975

Dr. Joseph L. Mosca
Dean of the Bitonte College of Health and Human Services and Professor of Social Work
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S.W., University of Illinois at Chicago, 1980
M.S.W., University of Illinois at Chicago, 1981
Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, 1992

Dr. Allan Mosher
Professor of Music
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., San Francisco State University, 1974
B.A., University of California, Berkeley, 1977
M.M., Eastman School of Music, 1978
D.M.A., University of Cincinnati, 1986

Dr. Faramarz Doc Mossayebi
Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Graduate Faculty Member
B.E., Youngstown State University, 1981
M.S., Youngstown State University, 1987
M.S., Youngstown State University, 1990
Ph.D., University of Akron, 1994

Kin Ping Moy
Professor of Engineering Technology
B.E., Youngstown State University, 1971
M.S., Youngstown State University, 1973

Dr. Nicole Mullins
Professor of Human Performance and Exercise Science
B.S., University of New Hampshire, 1994
M.A., Kent State University, 1997
Ph.D., Kent State University, 2002

Kathleen E. Mumaw
Assistant Professor of Accounting and Finance
B.S., Youngstown State University, 1978
M.B.A., Youngstown State University, 1981

Dr. Philip C. Munro
Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
B.S.E.E., Washington University, 1960
M.S., Washington University, 1964
Ph.D., Purdue University, 1973

Dr. Nathan Myers
Associate Professor and Associate Provost for International and Global Initiatives
B.A., Mount Vernon Nazarene College, 1999
Ph.D., University of Kentucky, 2005

Dr. Denise A. Narcisse
Associate Professor of Sociology, Anthropology, and Gerontology
B.A., University of Illinois at Chicago, 1977
M.P.A., Roosevelt University, 1980
M.A., University of Illinois at Chicago, 1997
Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago, 2006

Michelle Nelson
Professor of Art
B.F.A., Herron School of Art, 1993
M.F.A., Indiana University, 1998

Dr. Nguyet Thi Nguyen
Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Statistics
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Hanoi National University of Education, 1998
M.S., Hanoi National University of Education, 2002
M.S., Florida State University, 2011
Ph.D., Florida State University, 2014

Dr. Peter Norris
Professor of Chemistry
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., The University of Salford (England), 1986
Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 1992

Dr. Valerie Marie O'Dell
Associate Professor of Nursing
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S.N., Youngstown State University, 1985
M.S.N., Kent State University, 1993
D.N.P., Case Western Reserve University, 2009

Dr. Patrick O'Leary
Assistant Professor of Human Ecology
B.S., Bowling Green State University, 2005
M.S., Purdue University, 2007
Ph.D., Purdue University, 2010

Dr. Matt O'Mansky
Associate Professor of Sociology, Anthropology, and Gerontology
B.A., Indiana University, 1991
Ph.D., Vanderbilt University, 2007

Dr. Anita C. O'Mellan
Professor of Mathematics and Statistics
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, 1987
M.S., Texas AM University, 1988
Ph.D., Memphis State University, 1993

Dr. Daniel J. O'Neill
Professor of Communication
B.A., Wayne State University, 1961
M.A., Bowling Green State University, 1962
Ph.D., Michigan State University, 1969

Dr. Tom Nelson Oder
Professor of Physics and Astronomy
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Makerer University (Uganda), 1984
M.S., University of St. Andrews (UK), 1986
Ph.D., Auburn University, 1999

Dr. Caroline Oltmanns
Professor of Music
Graduate Faculty Member
Diploma, Greiburg, Germany, 1989
M.M., University of Southern California, Los Angeles, 1991
D.M.A., University of Southern California, Los Angeles, 1995

Dr. Christian C. Onwudiwe
Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Southern University and AM College, 1986
M.A., Southern University and AM College, 1988
Ph.D., Howard University, 1995

Dr. Tomi P. Ovaska
Associate Professor of Economics
M.A., University of Jyvaskyla (Finland), 1997
M.A., West Virginia University, 2001
Ph.D., West Virginia University, 2003

Dr. Alfred W. Owens
Professor of Communication
B.A., Baldwin Wallace College, 1969
M.A., Kent State University, 1971
Ph.D., Kent State University, 1983

Dr. Diana Q. Palardy
Associate Professor of Foreign Languages and Literatures
B.A., Reed College, 1997
M.A., University of Colorado, 2004
Ph.D., University of Virginia, 2008

Dr. Joseph Palardy
Professor of Economics
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Frostburg State University, 1997
Ph.D., West Virginia University, 2002

Ruth Palich
Assistant Professor of Health Professions
A.A.S., Youngstown State University, 1994
B.S.A.S., Youngstown State University, 2005
M.H.H.S., Youngstown State University, 2008

Dr. Martha Pallante
Professor of History
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Youngstown State University, 1977
M.A., College of William and Mary, 1982
Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, 1988

Dr. Gabriel Palmer-Fernandez
Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies
B.S., Florida International University, 1977
M.A., West Georgia College, 1978
M.T.S., Harvard University, 1981
A.M., Harvard University, 1988
Ph.D., Harvard University, 1992

Cathy Bieber Parrott
Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S.P.T., University of Texas Medical Branch, 1984
M.S., University of Pittsburgh, 1994

Dr. Phyllis Paul
Dean of the College of Creative Arts and Communication and Professor of Music
B.M., Lenoir-Rhyne University, 1983
M.M., Florida State University, 1989
Ph.D., Florida State University, 2003

Dr. Matthew Paylo
Associate Professor of Counseling, Special Education, and School Psychology
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Grove City College, 2000
M.A., Slippery Rock University, 2004
Ph.D., University of Virginia, 2007

Dr. Brandt Payne
Associate Professor of Music
B.M., University of Iowa, 2001
M.M., Arizona State University, 2004
D.M.A., Arizona State University, 2010

Dr. Gang Peng
Associate Professor of Management
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Shandong University (China), 1992
M.B.A., Southeastern Louisiana University, 1999
Ph.D., University of Washington, 2006

Dr. Dennis A. Petruska
Professor of Economics
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., University of Pittsburgh, 1973
M.A., The Ohio State University, 1975
Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 1984

Dr. Karin A. Petruska
Associate Professor of Accounting and Finance
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Youngstown State University, 1989
M.B.A., Youngstown State University, 1993
Ph.D., Kent State University, 2008

Dr. Jennifer Pintar
Professor of Human Performance and Exercise Science
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Washington and Jefferson College, 1994
M.S., University of Pittsburgh, 1995
Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, 2001
M.P.H., University of Pittsburgh, 2004

Kimberly Pleva
Instructor of Management
B.S.B.A., Youngstown State University, 2000
M.B.A., Youngstown State University, 2005

Dr. Rachael J. Pohle-Krauza
Associate Professor of Human Ecology
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., D'Youville College, 2001
M.S., D'Youville College, 2001
Ph.D., State University of New York at Buffalo, 2007

Dr. David H. Pollack
Associate Professor of Mathematics and Statistics
B.S., University of Illinois, 1976
M.S., University of Illinois, 1982
Ph.D., University of Illinois, 1989

Michael Pontikos
Instructor of Marketing
B.S., Bowling Green State University, 1991
M.B.A., Youngstown State University, 1995

Dr. David S. Porter
Professor of Politics and International Relations
B.S., Grand Valley State College, 1975
M.P.A., Grand Valley State College, 1981
M.A., Michigan State University, 1984
Ph.D., Michigan State University, 1987

Dr. Tod Porter
Professor of Economics
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Syracuse University, 1978
M.A., Syracuse University, 1981
Ph.D., Syracuse University, 1984

Dr. Douglas M. Price
Associate Professor of Civil/Environmental and Chemical Engineering
B.S., Pennsylvania State University, 1984
M.S., University of Notre Dame, 1986
Ph.D., University of Notre Dame, 1988

Dr. Alicia Prieto Langarica
Associate Professor of Mathematics and Statistics
B.S., University of Texas at Dallas, 2008
Ph.D., University of Texas at Arlington, 2012

Dr. Donald Priour
Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Rice University, 1995
M.A., Princeton, 1997
Ph.D., Princeton, 2000

Dr. Jake J. Protivnak
Associate Professor of Counseling, Special Education, and School Psychology
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Andres University, 1998
M.Ed., Kent State University, 2002
Ph.D., Ohio University, 2005

Dr. Lashale Diane Pugh
Assistant Professor of Geography
B.A., Youngstown State University, 2000
B.S., Youngstown State University, 2000
M.S., Youngstown State University, 2002
Ph.D., University of Maryland, 2009

Amy Raabe
Instructor of Human Ecology
B.S., Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 2010
M.S., Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 2013

Dr. Jill E. Rankin
Clinical Assistant Professor of Nursing
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S.N., Youngstown State University, 2003
M.S.N., Youngstown State University, 2008
D.N.P, Carlow University, 2013

Dr. Crystal L. Ratican
Assistant Professor of Teacher Education
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Edinboro University, 2002
M.Ed., Walden University, 2006
Ph.D., Walden University, 2011

Dr. Michael Raulin
Assistant Professor of Psychology
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., University of Wisconsin, 1972
M.S., University of Wisconsin, 1975
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, 1977

Dr. Steven M. Reale
Associate Professor of Music
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Indiana University, 2001
M.A., University of Michigan, 2003
Ph.D., University of Michigan, 2009

Dr. Peter A. Reday
Associate Professor of Marketing
B.A., Oakland University, 1971
M.I.M., American Graduate School of International Management, 1977
Ph.D., Nanyang Technological University (Singapore), 2002

Dr. Steven Reese
Professor of English
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Bucknell University, 1981
M.A., University of Delaware, 1983
Ph.D., University of Delaware, 1988

Sueann Rendano
Clinical Assistant Professor of Nursing
A.A.S., Youngstown State University, 1976
B.S.N., Youngstown State University, 1978
M.S.N., University of Akron, 1986

Dr. Ian J. Renne
Associate Professor of Biological Sciences
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Syracuse University, 1992
M.S., Clemson University, 1996
Ph.D., Clemson University, 2001

Dr. Stephanie Lyu Rhee
Assistant Professor of Social Work
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Seoul Women's University, 1984
M.A., Korea University, 1988
M.A., Case Western Reserve University, 1997
M.S.S.A., Case Western Reserve University, 1999
Ph.D., University of Kentucky, 2013

Dr. Keisha T. Robinson
Associate Professor of Health Professions
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Xavier University of Louisiana, 1999
M.P.H., St. Louis University, 2002
Dr.P.H., University of Pittsburgh, 2007

Amanda Roby
Assistant Professor of Health Professions
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S.R.C., Youngstown State University, 2000
M.H.H.S., Youngstown State University, 2011

Molly Roche
Clinical Assistant Professor of Nursing
A.A.S., Youngstown State University, 1978
B.S.N., Kent State University, 1979
M.S.N., Kent State University, 1987

Dr. Gregory C. Rocheleau
Assistant Professor of Sociology, Anthropology, and Gerontology
B.A., University of Michigan, 2003
M.A., Eastern Michigan University, 2008
Ph.D., Bowling Green State University, 2012

Dr. Stephen Rodabaugh
Professor of Mathematics and Statistics
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1970
M.A., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1971
Ph.D., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1974

Dr. Richard Lee Rogers
Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., University of Illinois at Chicago, 1983
Ph.D., Princeton University, 1996

Dr. Jena Root
Associate Professor of Music
Graduate Faculty Member
B.M., Shenandoah Conservatory, 1993
M.M., Syracuse University, 1996
Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 2000

John Rossi
Instructor of Marketing
B.S.B.A., The Ohio State University, 1981
M.B.A., Youngstown State University, 1996

Dr. Zara C. Rowlands
Associate Professor of Human Ecology
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Howard University, 1991
M.S., Howard University, 1995
Ph.D., Florida International University, 2003

Dr. Jae Joong Ryu
Assistant Professor of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Iowa State University, 2003
M.S., Iowa State University, 2005
Ph.D., Iowa State University, 2009

Dr. Christina Saenger
Assistant Professor of Marketing
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., University of Akron, 2003
M.B.A., University of Akron, 2005
Ph.D., Kent State University, 2012

Dr. Salvatore Sanders
Dean of the Graduate College and Professor of Health Professions
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S.A.S., Youngstown State University, 1985
M.S., University of Akron, 1988
Ph.D., University of Akron, 2006

Joseph S. Sanson
Assistant Professor of Engineering Technology
B.E., Youngstown State University, 1993
M.S., Youngstown State University, 2013

Dr. John E. Sarkissian
Professor of Foreign Languages and Literatures
B.A., Michigan State University, 1971
Ph.D., Duke University, 1977

Dr. Gail Saunders-Smith
Associate Professor of Teacher Education
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Kent State University, 1974
M.A., Kent State University, 1977
M.S., Youngstown State University, 1980
Ph.D., University of Akron, 1994

Dr. Glenn Schaft
Professor of Music
Graduate Faculty Member
B.M., Baldwin Wallace College Conservatory of Music, 1982
M.A., Eastern Illinois, 1983
D.M.A., University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, 1993

Dr. Kriss A. Schueller
Professor of Computer Science and Information Systems
B.A., Youngstown State University, 1981
M.S., Youngstown State University, 1982
Ph.D., Northwestern University, 1987

Dr. Pamela A. Schuster
Professor of Nursing
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S.N., The Ohio State University, 1975
M.S.N., Kent State University, 1982
Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University, 1990

Dr. Jeremy T. Schwartz
Assistant Professor of Accounting and Finance
Graduate Faculty Member
B.B.A., Kent State University, 1993
M.S., Kent State University, 1994
M.A., Indiana University, 1998
Ph.D., Indiana University, 2003

Dr. Michael A. Serra
Associate Professor of Chemistry
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Adrian College, 1984
B.A., Adrian College, 1984
Ph.D., Iowa State University, 1990

Dr. Kimberly A. Serroka
Professor of Nursing
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S.N., Youngstown State University, 1987
M.S.N., Kent State University, 1989
D.N.P., Case Western Reserve University, 2009

Swati Sethi
Instructor of Psychology
B.A., Youngstown State University, 2010
M.A., Cleveland State University, 2012

Dr. Raymond J. Shaffer
Assistant Professor of Accounting and Finance
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Grove City College, 1974
M.B.A., Youngstown State University, 1985
D.B.A., University of Kentucky, 1990

Dr. Ronald V. Shaklee
Professor of Geography
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., University of Kansas, 1975
M.A., University of Kansas, 1979
Ph.D., University of Kansas, 1983

Dr. Bonita Sharif
Associate Professor of Computer Science and Information Systems
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Cyprus College (Cyprus), 1997
M.S., Kent State University, 2003
Ph.D., Kent State University, 2010

Dr. Suresh Sharma
Assistant Professor of Civil/Environmental and Chemical Engineering
Graduate Faculty Member
B.E., Tribhuvan University (Nepal), 2000
M.Sc., Tribhuvan University (Nepal), 2005
Ph.D., Auburn University, 2012

Guy Shebat
Instructor of English
B.A., Boston College, 1979
M.A., Boston College, 1986

Dr. Bradley A. Shellito
Professor of Geography
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Youngstown State University, 1994
M.A., The Ohio State Univesity, 1996
Ph.D., Michigan State University, 2001

Cynthia M. Shields
Clinical Associate Professor of Nursing
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S.N., Bowling Green State University, 1984
M.S.N., Idaho State University, 1992
D.N.P., Case Western Reserve University, 2016

Dr. Elvin B. Shields
Professor of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
Graduate Faculty Member
B.E.M.E., Youngstown State University, 1974
M.S.M.E., University of Akron, 1979
Ph.D., University of Akron, 1991

Dr. Mary P. Shortreed
Clinical Assistant Professor of Nursing
B.S.N., University of Akron, 1982
M.S.N., Kent State University, 1991
D.N.P., Case Western Reserve University, 2015

Dr. Thelma Silver
Professor of Social Work
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., McGill University, 1969
M.S.W., McGill University, 1971
Ph.D., Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, 1995

Dr. Josef B. Simeonsson
Professor of Chemistry
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1986
Ph.D., University of Florida, 1990

Dr. David A. Simonelli
Professor of History
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., University of Connecticut, 1988
M.A., Tulane University, 1991
Ph.D., Tulane University, 2001

Dr. Carla Anne Simonini
Associate Professor of Foreign Languages and Literatures
B.A., Amherst College, 1987
M.A., University of Rhode Island, 1994
Ph.D., Brown University, 2006

Dr. Dolores V. Sisco
Assistant Professor of English
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., University of Baltimore, 1995
M.A., Central Michigan University, 1998
Ph.D., Michigan State University, 2005

Dr. Stephanie Smith
Professor of Art
B.A., Washington and Lee University, 1989
M.A., Rutgers University, 1998
Ph.D., Rutgers University, 2000

Suzanne Smith
Assistant Professor of Health Professions
A.A.S., Youngstown State University, 1988
B.S.A.S., Youngstown State University, 1991
M.Ed., Kent State University, 2006

Dr. Thomas Smotzer
Professor of Mathematics and Statistics
Graduate Faculty Member
B.M., Baldwin Wallace, 1988
M.S., Indiana University Bloomington, 1991
Ph.D., Indiana University Bloomington, 1995

Frank G. Sole
Assistant Professor of Management
B.A., Youngstown State University, 1976
M.B.A., Youngstown State University, 1989

Dr. Virgil C. Solomon
Associate Professor of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
Graduate Faculty Member
Engineer's Diploma (equiv. BS/M.Sc.), Gheorghe Asachi Polytechnic Institute, (Romania), 1990
Ph.D., Kumamoto University, 2002

Dr. Doori Song
Assistant Professor of Marketing
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Dankook University, 2007
M.A., Michigan State University, 2009
Ph.D., University of Florida, 2013

Dr. Angela Spalsbury
Professor of Mathematics and Statistics
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Kent State University, 1989
M.A., Kent State University, 1991
M.Sc., University of Pretoria (South Africa), 1992
Ph.D., Kent State University, 1996

Dr. Patrick T. Spearman
Associate Professor of Educational Foundations, Research, Technology, and Leadership
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., University of Cincinnati, 1992
M.Ed., University of Cincinnati, 2000
Ph.D., Temple University, 2005

Jonathan Dana Sperry
Associate Professor of Art
Graduate Faculty Member
B.F.A., Southern Methodist University, 1995
M.F.A., Indiana University, 2001

Dr. Paul A. Sracic
Professor of Politics and International Relations
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Albright College, 1984
M.A., Rutgers University, 1990
Ph.D., Rutgers University, 1993

Dr. Wim F.A. Steelant
Dean of the College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics and Professor of Chemistry
B.S., St. Lieven College (Belgium), 1992
M.S., West-Brabant College (The Netherlands), 1993
Ph.D., University of Amsterdam (The Netherlands), 2000
Post-Doctoral, University of Washington, 2000-2002

Dr. Silvia Stefan
Assistant Professor of Health Professions
A.A.S., Youngstown State University, 1994
B.S.A.S., Youngstown State University, 2001
M.H.H.S., Youngstown State University, 2003
Ed.D., Youngstown State University, 2016

Dr. Nina V. Stourman
Associate Professor of Chemistry
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Moscow State University (Russia), 1984
M.S., Moscow State University (Russia), 1984
Ph.D., Moscow State University (Russia), 1992

Dr. David E. Stout
Professor and John S. and Doris M. Andrews Chair in Accounting
Graduate Faculty Member
Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, 1982

Dr. Sharon A. Stringer
Professor of Psychology
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Georgetown University, 1977
M.S., University of Miami, 1980
Ph.D., University of Miami, 1982

Dr. Linda J. Strom
Associate Professor of English
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Portland State University, 1983
M.A., Portland State University, 1986
Ph.D., University of Oregon, 1992

Dr. William Gregg Sturrus
Professor of Physics and Astronomy
B.S., Hope College, 1983
Ph.D., University of Notre Dame, 1989

Dr. John R. Sullins
Associate Professor of Computer Science and Information Systems
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1983
M.S., University of Rochester, 1985
Ph.D., University of Maryland, 1990

Dr. Albert J. Sumell
Associate Professor of Economics
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Salisbury State University, 1999
M.A., Georgia State University, 2003
Ph.D., Georgia State University, 2006

Dr. Lin Sun
Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Tsinghua University, 2001
M.S., Tsinghua University, 2004
Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2010

Dr. Ying Joy Tang
Assistant Professor of Psychology
B.A., Wesleyan College, 2009
M.S., Syracuse University, 2012, 2014
Ph.D., Syracuse University, 2015

Dr. Jamal K. Tartir
Professor of Mathematics and Statistics
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Hiram College, 1991
M.A., Miami University, 1993
Ph.D., Ohio University, 1998

Dr. Padraic ("Paddy") W. Taylor
Associate Professor of Mathematics and Statistics
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., McDaniel College (fka Western Maryland College), 1999
M.S., North Carolina State University, 2003
Ph.D., North Carolina State University, 2006

Bonnie L. Thompson
Clinical Assistant Professor of Nursing
R.N., Sharon Regional Hospital School of Nursing, 1982
B.S.N., Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania, 1989
M.S.N., Clarion University of Pennsylvania, 2007

Robert J. Thompson
Assistant Professor of Art
B.S., California University of Pennsylvania, 2007
M.F.A., Savannah College of Art and Design, 2011

Dr. Stephanie A. Tingley
Professor of English
B.A., Wittenberg University, 1980
M.A., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1981
Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1987

Dr. Alan E. Tomhave
Associate Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies
B.A., University of Texas at Austin, 1996
M.A., St. John's College-Santa Fe, 1997
M.A., University of Missouri, 2007
Ph.D., University of Missouri, 2008

James P. Tressel
President of the University and Professor of Teacher Education
B.A., Baldwin Wallace College, 1975
M.A., University of Akron, 1977

Dr. Tacibaht Turel
Associate Professor of Human Ecology
B.S., Ege University (Turkey), 1997
M.S., Auburn University, 2002
Ph.D., Auburn University, 2008

Robert Twomey
Assistant Professor of Art
B.S., Yale University, 2001
M.F.A., University of California, 2007

Dr. Jeffrey L. Tyus
Associate Professor of Communication
B.S.C., Ohio University, 1993
M.A., Ohio University, 1995
Ph.D., Ohio University, 1999

Dr. Emre Ulusoy
Assistant Professor of Marketing
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Istanbul Bilgi University, 2004
M.A., University of Portsmouth (UK), 2005
M.A., Galatasaray University (Turkey), 2008
Ph.D., The University of Texas-Pan American, 2013

Dr. James C. Umble
Professor of Music
Graduate Faculty Member
B.M., Susquehanna University, 1978
M.M., Bowling Green State University, 1984
D.M.A., University of Michigan, 1995

Dr. Kathryn T. Umble
Associate Professor of Music
Graduate Faculty Member
B.M., University of Michigan, 1983
M.M., Bowling Green State University, 1985
B.S., Youngstown State University, 1989
D.M.A., Michigan State University, 1998

Dr. Yogesh Uppal
Associate Professor of Economics
B.A., University of Delhi, 1998
M.A., Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi, 2000
Ph.D., University of California, Irvine, 2006

Dr. Ebenge E. Usip
Professor of Economics
B.S., State University of New York at Albany, 1974
M.A., State University of New York at Albany, 1976
Ph.D., University of Connecticut, 1984

Dr. Daniel J. Van Dussen
Associate Professor of Sociology, Anthropology, and Gerontology
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Mount Union College, 1997
M.A., University of Akron, 2001
Ph.D., University of Maryland-Baltimore, 2005

Dr. Richard W. VanVoorhis
Associate Professor of Counseling, Special Education, and School Psychology
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Ohio University, 1990
M.A., The Ohio State University, 1992
D.Ed., Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 2003

Jennifer Vaschak
Instructor of Counseling, Special Education, and School Psychology
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Ohio University, 1992
M.S., Youngstown State University, 2004

Dr. William G. Vendemia
Professor of Management
B.S.B.A., The Ohio State University, 1980
M.B.A., Kent State University, 1981
Ph.D., Kent State University, 1991

Dr. Anthony S. Vercellino
Assistant Professor of Civil/Environmental and Chemical Engineering
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville, 2007
M.S., Texas Tech University, 2010
Ph.D., Texas Tech University, 2012

Dr. Charles B. Vergon
Professor of Educational Foundations, Research, Technology, and Leadership
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Denison University, 1968
J.D., University of Michigan Law School, 1971

Dr. Fred W. Viehe
Professor of History
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Lewis and Clark College, 1971
M.A., University of California, Santa Barbara, 1974
Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara, 1983

Cynthia Vigliotti
Assistant Professor of English
B.A., Youngstown State University, 1998
M.A., Youngstown State University, 2001

Dr. Gina Villamizar
Assistant Professor of Foreign Languages and Literatures
B.A., Universidad del Atlantico, 2004
M.A., University of Arkansas, 2007
Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, 2013

Anthony Viviano
Instructor of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
B.E., Youngstown State University, 1995
M.S., Youngstown State University, 1998

Dr. Mark C. Vopat
Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies
B.A., Cleveland State University, 1994
M.A., Cleveland State University, 1996
Ph.D., University of Western Ontario, 2003

Brian D. Vuksanovich
Associate Professor of Engineering Technology
B.E.M.E., Youngstown State University, 1992
M.S.M.E., Youngstown State University, 1996

Dr. Nancy Wagner
Professor of Nursing
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S.N., University of Cincinnati, 1977
M.S.N., Indiana University, 1983
D.N.P., Case Western Reserve University, 2009

Atty. Patricia Bergum Wagner
Associate Professor of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences
B.A., University of Texas, 1979
M.A., University of Texas, 1982
J.D., Northwestern University School of Law, 1985

Dr. Timothy R. Wagner
Professor of Chemistry
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., University of Wisconsin, 1981
Ph.D., Arizona State University, 1986

Dr. Abel Waithaka
Assistant Professor of Human Ecology
B.S., Moi University Eldoret (Kenya), 1996
M.Ed., Youngstown State University, 2009
E.D.S., Liberty University at Lynchburg, 2012
Ph.D., Liberty University at Lynchburg, 2014

Dr. Thomas P. Wakefield
Associate Professor of Mathematics and Statistics
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Youngstown State University, 2002
B.A., Youngstown State University, 2002
M.A., Kent State University, 2004
Ph.D., Kent State University, 2008

Dr. Gary R. Walker
Professor of Biological Sciences
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., University of Colorado, 1977
Ph.D., Wayne State University, 1984

Dr. Darrell R. Wallace
Associate Professor of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
B.S.M.E., The Ohio State University, 1995
M.S.M.E., The Ohio State University, 1998
Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 2006

Dr. Jessica Wallace
Assistant Professor of Human Performance and Exercise Science
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., University of Miami, 2006
M.A., University of Central Florida, 2008
Ph.D., Michigan State University, 2015

Dr. Bruce N. Waller
Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies
B.A., Louisiana Tech, 1968
M.A., University of North Carolina, 1975
Ph.D., University of North Carolina, 1979

Donna Walsh
Instructor of Marketing
B.S., University of Akron, 1985
M.B.A., Youngstown State University, 2008

Dr. Alice M. Wang
Associate Professor of Music
B.M., University of Southern California, 1998
M.M., Royal Conservatory of Music in Antwerpe (Belgium), 2000
D.M.A, University of Texas at Austin, 2007

Dr. Yaqin Wang
Professor of Economics
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Beijing Tech and Business University, 1997
Ph.D., University of Kansas, 2002

Dr. Ying Wang
Associate Professor of Marketing
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., People's University of China, 1993
M.A., Kent State University, 1998
Ph.D., Kent State University, 2006

Robert E. Wardle
Associate Professor of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Youngstown State University, 1998
M.S., Youngstown State University, 2007
M.S., University of Florida, 2010

Dr. Amy Weaver
Assistant Professor of Nursing
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S.N., West Liberty University, 1994
M.S.N., Youngstown State University, 2006
Ph.D., Villanova University, 2013

Dr. Cary Wecht
Associate Dean and Professor of Communication
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Youngstown State University, 1989
M.A., Kent State University, 1993
Ph.D., Kent State University, 1999

Dr. Jane Wetzel
Associate Professor of Physical Therapy
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Ohio Wesleyan University, 1975
Certificate, University of Pittsburgh, 1976
M.S., University of Southern California, 1987
Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, 2001

Dr. Amy E. Williams
Assistant Professor of Counseling, Special Education, and School Psychology
B.S.E., Lock Haven University, 2002
M.S., University of Scranton, 2006
M.Ed., College of William and Mary, 2013
Ph.D., College of William and Mary, 2016

Dr. Eric J. Wingler
Professor of Mathematics and Statistics
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Eastern Illinois University, 1974
M.A., Eastern Illinois University, 1975
Ph.D., University of Illinois, 1982

Dr. Fran Marie Wolf
Professor of Accounting and Finance
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, 1974
M.B.A., Youngstown State University, 1988
Ph.D., Kent State University, 1994

Dr. Nancy Andersen Wolfgang
Assistant Professor of Theater and Dance
Graduate Faculty Member
B.A., University of California, Santa Barbara, 1990
M.A., California State University, Fresno, 1992
M.M., Boston Conservatory, 1996
Ph.D., Kent State University, 2015

Dr. Mark D. Womble
Professor of Biological Sciences
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Texas Christian University, 1975
M.S., University of Kentucky, 1978
Ph.D., University of Michigan, 1983

Dr. Peter Woodlock
Professor of Accounting and Finance
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S.B.A., Youngstown State University, 1979
M.S., The Ohio State University, 1990
Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 1990

Karla A. Wyant
Instructor of Social Work
B.A., Youngstown State University, 1998
M.S., Case Western Reserve University, 2001

Mary Yacovone
Associate Professor of Health Professions
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Youngstown State University, 1982
M.Ed., Kent State University, 1990

Dr. Xiaolou Yang
Associate Professor of Accounting and Finance
B.A., Jilin University (China), 1996
M.S., University of Texas at Austin, 2003
Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin, 2006

Dr. George Yates
Professor of Mathematics and Statistics
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Purdue University, 1971
M.S., California Institute of Technology, 1972
Ph.D., California Institute of Technology, 1977

Dennis Yommer
Instructor of English
B.A., Youngstown State University, 2009
M.A., Youngstown State University, 2011

Dr. Feng Yu
Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Information Systems
Graduate Faculty Member
B.S., Northeastern University, 2005
M.S., Shandong University (China), 2008
Ph.D., Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, 2013

Dr. Cicilia Yudha
Assistant Professor of Music
Graduate Faculty Member
B.M., Cleveland Institute, 2002
M.M., New England Conservatory of Music, 2006
D.M.A., University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 2012

Dr. Misook Yun
Professor of Music
Graduate Faculty Member
B.M., Han-Yang University (Korea), 1986
M.M., Han-Yang University (Korea), 1989
M.M., University of Oregon, 1995
D.M.A., University of Oregon, 1999

Jason Zapka
Assistant Professor of Engineering Technology
B.E., Youngstown State University, 1998
M.S., Youngstown State University, 2010

Mark Zetts
Instructor of Human Ecology
B.A., Mercyhurst College, 1980
M.B.A., Youngstown State University, 1993

Dr. Yong Zhang
Associate Professor of Computer Science and Information Systems
B.S., Ocean University of QingDao (China), 1986
M.S., Ocean University of QingDao (China), 1989
M.S., University of South Florida, 2001
Ph.D., University of South Florida, 2005

CJFS 1500    Introduction to Criminal Justice    3 s.h.

Overview of the American criminal justice process with emphasis on its constituent foundations, its constitutional limits, and the rights of the individual from arrest through sentencing and release.
Gen Ed: Social Science.

CJFS 1510    Survey of Forensic Sciences    3 s.h.

Overview of history, evolution, and current status. Discussion of training, education, certification, accreditation, and legal issues. Designed to be accessible to students without a science background and provide an introduction to forensic science for those considering further studies.

CJFS 2601    Policing    3 s.h.

The evolution, structure, and function of modern police organizations; the role of police in a democratic society; the impact of social, political, and economic influences; contemporary practices and controversies.
Prereq.: CJFS 1500.

CJFS 2602    Criminal Courts    3 s.h.

Structure and function of criminal courts in American society, perceptions of national commissions; organization, administration, and caseflow relationships with appropriate social agencies.
Prereq.: CJFS 1500 or permission of instructor.

CJFS 2603    Corrections    3 s.h.

Development and description of the American correctional systems' history and philosophy; the constitutional foundations of its control, and the rights of those within it. Overview of treatment approaches.
Prereq.: CJFS 1500.

CJFS 3700    Forensic Fire and Explosives Investigation    3 s.h.

Principles of fire science including fire detection, suppression, and investigation of both fire and explosion scenes. Special emphasis on concepts of fire progression, cause and origin determinations, arson investigation, and bombings.
Prereq.: CJFS 1500 or CJFS 1510.

CJFS 3702    Correctional Strategies    4 s.h.

Contemporary theory, practice, and research findings in the administration of juvenile and adult corrections. Community-based programs, including probation/parole/post-release control; institutional resources examined within the perspectives of prevention, control, and rehabilitation of the criminal offender. Must be a Criminal Justice major or have permission of chairperson.
Prereq.: CJFS 2603.
Concurrent with: CJFS 3702L.

CJFS 3702L    Correctional Strategies Laboratory    2 s.h.

Contact, observation, and on-site examination and comparison of community programs and institutional facilities. On-site 6 hours per week for 7 weeks (students are divided into two groups). Must be a Criminal Justice major or have permission of chairperson.
Prereq.: CJFS 2603.
Concurrent with: CJFS 3702.

CJFS 3710    Social Statistics    3 s.h.

Measurement and interpretation of social data by use of descriptive techniques.
Prereq.: CJFS 1500.
Cross-listed: SOC 3701.

CJFS 3712    Criminal Justice Research    3 s.h.

Analysis of the major components of social research, including research design, sampling, measurement, data collection, analysis, and interpretation of findings.
Prereq.: CJFS 3710 or STAT 2601 or equivalent.

CJFS 3714    Forensic Science: Crime Scene Investigation    2 s.h.

An introduction to the legal and practical aspects of crime scene investigation. Emphasis on the value of physical evidence and the skills and tools needed to recognize, collect and preserve physical evidence found at a crime scene.
Prereq.: CJFS 1510 and sophomore standing.
Concurrent with: CJFS 3714L.

CJFS 3714L    Forensic Science: Crime Scene Investigation Laboratory    1 s.h.

Laboratory section designed to teach the practical skills employed by criminalists collecting evidence at a crime scene. Students will gain experience using tools, techniques and procedures required to recognize and collect evidence by completing practical exercises.
Prereq.: CJFS 1510 and sophomore standing.
Concurrent with: CJFS 3714.

CJFS 3715    Criminal Justice Management Concepts    3 s.h.

Modern criminal justice management theory; organizational behavior, organizational development, personnel management, executive decision making, supervision problems. Must be a Criminal Justice major or have permission of chairperson.
Prereq.: CJFS 2601 or CJFS 2602 or CJFS 2603.

CJFS 3716    Forensic Science Evidence Analysis    2 s.h.

Serves as an introduction to the techniques, instrumentation and procedures used in the examination and analysis of physical evidence in a forensic laboratory setting and the legal aspects regarding the use of laboratory reports in the investigation process.
Prereq.: CJFS 3714, CJFS 3714L.
Concurrent with: CJFS 3716L.

CJFS 3716L    Forensic Science Evidence Analysis Laboratory    1 s.h.

Laboratory section designed to familiarize students with instrumentation that is commonly used in the examination and analysis of physical evidence. Students will gain experience with the tools, techniques and procedures used for examining physical evidence through practical exercises.
Prereq.: CJFS 3714, CJFS 3714L.
Concurrent with: CJFS 3716.

CJFS 3718    Family Law    3 s.h.

Fundamental elements of family law, including premarital contracts, traditional and nontraditional marriages and families, procreation rights, legitimacy and paternity, adoption, divorce and separation, property division and support, custody and termination of parental rights, juvenile law, intra-family tort liability and domestic violence.
Prereq.: SOC 1500.
Cross-listed: CHFM 3718.

CJFS 3719    Criminal Law    3 s.h.

Development, theories, and purposes of criminal law; elements of a crime, parties to a crime.
Prereq.: CJFS 2602.

CJFS 3720    Legal Research    3 s.h.

In-depth study and legal research of case law, statutes, rules and regulations at the federal and state levels. Emphasis on how to find and use primary and secondary authority, how to conduct legal research, in-depth legal writing in areas such as torts, contracts, real estate, and criminal law.
Prereq.: CJFS 2602 or permission.

CJFS 3721    Evidence    3 s.h.

Admissibility of evidence, the hearsay rule and its exceptions, opinion evidence, circumstantial evidence, documentary evidence, presumptions, corpus delicti, and evidentiary privileges. Must be a Criminal Justice or Forensic Science major.
Prereq.: CJFS 2602.

CJFS 3735    Crime and Delinquency    3 s.h.

Study of the social context of crime in society, including a review of historical theories offered in explanation of criminal behavior. Review of social and psychological factors underlying delinquency, touching on treatment and preventive measures.
Prereq.: PSYC 1560 or SOC 1500 or CJFS 3736.

CJFS 3736    Criminal Victimization    3 s.h.

Dynamics of the victim-offender relationships within the Criminal Justice System. Review of advocacy programs including information on victim compensation/assistance programs. Examination of society's attitudes towards victims. Review of current laws advocation for compensation of crime victims.
Prereq.: PSYC 1560 or SOC 1500 or CJFS 1500.

CJFS 3740    Criminal Justice Information Systems    3 s.h.

Information theory and practice applied to criminal justice agencies; automated systems in policing, courts, and corrections at the federal, state, and local levels; problems and constitutional constraints. Microcomputer and Internet assignments.
Prereq.: CJFS 1500.

CJFS 3751    Prevention Strategies    3 s.h.

Concepts and strategies of crime prevention, the protection of assets in the public and private sectors. Must be CJFS major, or have permission of chairperson.
Prereq.: CJFS 2601.

CJFS 3752    Race, Ethnicity and Crime in America    3 s.h.

A critical analysis of current research and theories of racial and ethnic discrimination within the American criminal justice system. The discussion will center on issues relating to: patterns of criminal behavior and victimization, police practices, court processing and sentencing, the death penalty, and correctional programs.
Prereq.: CJFS 1500, SOC 1500, or PSYC 1560.

CJFS 3765    Human Relations    3 s.h.

Methods of coping with conflicts arising from law violation intervention; programs for improving interpersonal relations between police and the community.
Prereq.: SOC 1500 and PSYC 1560 plus 9 s.h. in CJFS.

CJFS 3777    Ohio Peace Officer Basic Training    16 s.h.

The Ohio Attorney General's Office, Peace Officer Training Academy's requirements for peace/police officers are taught in the academy. The training academy at YSU consists of approximately 585 classroom hours (5 days a week, 8 hours a day for 15 weeks, plus a minimum of three weekends). Upon completion, students receive eligibility from the Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission for certification if they successfully pass the physical, skills, and written exams.
Prereq.: Senior standing and permission from the Academy Coordinator.

CJFS 3799    Directed Individual Study    1-5 s.h.

Individual study or field research of a special topic related to the criminal justice field. Application must be made to the department prior to registration. May be repeated once for a maximum of 6 s.h.
Prereq.: Senior standing and 15 s.h. of CJFS and approval of instructor.

CJFS 4800    Senior Seminar    3 s.h.

Overview of the criminal justice system in the United States. Review of constitutional issues, discussion of contemporary issues. Serves as the criminal justice generalist track senior capstone course. Portfolios and resumes prepared, assessment exam. Must be a Criminal Justice major or have permission of chairperson.
Prereq.: Senior standing.

CJFS 4803    Correctional Case Management and Treatment    3 s.h.

Theory and techniques of counseling and interviewing the correctional client including case management. Simulated field and clinical situations to provide experience in interviewing and report writing. Serves as the corrections track senior capstone course. Portfolios are resumes prepared, assessment exam. Must be a Criminal Justice major or have permission of chairperson.
Prereq.: CJFS 3702.

CJFS 4807    Criminal Justice Internship    3-12 s.h.

Field experiences in an appropriate criminal justice agency under the direction of qualified and experienced professionals. Grading is CR/NC. May be repeated once for a maximum of 12 s.h.
Prereq.: Senior standing in CJFS and specific emphasis area courses per department guidelines.

CJFS 4848    Loss Prevention and Assets Protection Administration    3 s.h.

Security standards, policy, and regulations at the state and federal levels as they impact on the security operations. Administrative decisions regarding security program. Plant protection, safety and security; credit and insurance investigative procedures. Serves as the loss prevention/assets protection track capstone course. Portfolios and resumes prepared, assessment exam.
Prereq.: CJFS 3751 and senior standing in criminal justice or permission of chairperson.
Gen Ed: Capstone.

CJFS 4850    Special Topics in Criminal Justice    3-5 s.h.

Contemporary issues in criminal justice. Topics are announced prior to enrollment.
Prereq.: Senior standing or permission of instructor.

CJFS 4851    Women and Justice    3 s.h.

Examines the historical development and current women's issues as they related to the justice system. Women's roles in the legal system, prisons (as staff and offenders), victims and perpetrators of violence, policing society and organized crime. Female juvenile delinquency and controversial topics such as abortion and capital punishment.
Prereq.: Senior standing or permission of the chair.

CJFS 4870    Law Enforcement Administration    3 s.h.

Detailed examination of the administration of line and staff services of law enforcement agencies and the role of technology in administration. Serves as the law enforcement track senior capstone course. Portfolios and resumes prepared, assessment exam. Must be a Criminal Justice major or have permission of chairperson.
Prereq.: CJFS 3715 and senior standing.

CJFS 4890    Judicial Administration    3 s.h.

Court management examined in light of structure, judicial responsibility, and inherent power of courts. Case flow, case management, automation, and judicial staffing. Serves as the legal processes track senior capstone course. Portfolios and resumes prepared, assessment exam.
Prereq.: CJFS 3715 and CJFS 3719 and senior standing in criminal justice or permission of chairperson.

CJFS 5802    Corrections Law and Liability    3 s.h.

Analysis and examination of legal mandates and restrictions affecting the field of corrections. History of the development of offender rights, current issues surrounding offender rights, and future concerns in this area. Jail and prison standards, accreditation standards, case law, and liability concerns.
Prereq.: CJFS 3702 or approval of instructor.

CJFS 5814    Practice and Ethics in Forensic Science    3 s.h.

Overview of the forensic science discipline as it relates to the criminal justice system including discussion of legal aspects, constitutional considerations, expert testimony, the role of the expert witness, and ethical standards and dilemmas. Also includes discussion of current events and the evolution and future of the forensic sciences.
Prereq.: CJFS 3714 and CJFS 3714L.
Gen Ed: Capstone.

CJFS 5820    Advanced Legal Research    3 s.h.

Advanced techniques in conducting legal research using standard reference tools as well as automated on-line services and the Internet. Analysis of findings of legal issues related to criminal justice, report and memoranda writing utilizing the Harvard University System of Citations, legal forms and terminology.
Prereq.: CJFS 3720 or approval of instructor.

CJFS 5825    Criminal Procedures and Constitutional Issues    3 s.h.

Constitutional foundations of the American criminal justice process with special emphasis on recent Supreme Court decisions. Legal and practical applications of the laws of arrest, criminal procedure, search and seizure, court structures, and federal civil rights.
Prereq.: CJFS 3719 and must be a criminal justice major or have permission of chairperson.

CJFS 5831    Violence in America    3 s.h.

Analysis of violence in America including official and unofficial statistics, types and levels of violence, research findings, and profiles of offenders. Case analysis of domestic violence, juvenile violence, gangs, and other forms of violence.
Prereq.: CJFS 3735.

CJFS 5865    Gathering and Using Information in Criminal Justice    3 s.h.

Specialized communication skills to prepare criminal justice practitioners in information-gathering techniques, written presentation techniques, verbal and nonverbal communication skills within constitutional guidelines.
Prereq.: CJFS 3712 or CJFS 3765.

CJFS 5875    Juvenile Justice System    3 s.h.

In-depth analysis of the specialized agencies and procedures developed to deal with problems of juveniles from a historical and philosophical perspective. Consideration of the juvenile court, community-based programs, institutionalization.
Prereq.: Senior standing.

CJFS 5892    Comparative and International Criminal Justice Systems    3 s.h.

An examination of how countries' criminal justice systems are shaped and molded by elements of culture, religion, and political ideology of the area. Emphasis will be placed on comparing and contrasting the selected countries' criminal justice systems with those found in the United States of America.
Prereq.: Senior standing or permission of the chair.