Faculty

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Because of the interdisciplinary nature of the field, the department's faculty have earned PhDs in various disciplines: history, justice studies, law, law and society, psychology, political science, sociology, social psychology, and social work. Their varied backgrounds add diversity and strength to the department and provide students with different insights and perspectives. Quite naturally, the research interests of the faculty have been shaped by their specific academic training and work experiences.

In addition to their academic training, the criminal justice and criminology faculty has extensive administrative and research experience within the justice system. The faculty are involved currently in a number of research activities supported through federal, state, and local grants. These grants provide research opportunities and financial support to graduate students in the department. In addition, many of the faculty serve in advisory capacities to various criminal justice, social service and community-based organizations, which facilitate students’ access to internship opportunities.

Full-Time Faculty

Name Title Office # Phone/E-mail
Jim DeFrancesco, PhD Program Director & Senior Lecturer, Forensic Science Program Flanner Hall, Room 12 773.508.3283
Chris Donner, PhD Associate Professor and
Graduate Program Director
Mundelein Center, Room 807C 773.508.8456
Zhandarka Kurti, PhD Assistant Professor Mundelein Center, Room 807B 773.508.8525
Arthur J. Lurigio, PhD Professor and Associate Dean Sullivan Center, LSC 773.508.3503
Kayla Martensen Full-Time Instructor Mundelein Center, Room 805B (773) 508-8608
Damon M. Petrich, PhD Assistant Professor Mundelein Center, Room 807D 773.508.8596
David E. Olson, PhD Professor, Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology
Co-director of the Center for Criminal Justice Research, Policy and Practice
Mundelein Center, Room 811 773.508.8594
Maribeth Rezey, PhD Assistant Professor Mundelein Center, Room 805A 773.508.8375
Loretta Stalans, PhD Professor
Director, Psychology of Crime and Justice Minor
Mundelein Center, Room 818 773.508.8368
Don Stemen, PhD Professor, Chairperson
Director, Sociolegal Studies Minor
Mundelein Center, Room 811 773.508.8505
J. Michael Vecchio, PhD Lecturer Mundelein Center, Room 805D 773.508.8892
William C. Watkins, PhD Lecturer, Undergraduate Program Director and Internship Director Mundelein Center, Room 805C 773.508.8864
Elizabeth Webster, PhD Assistant Professor Mundelein Center, Room 807A 773.508.8631

Part-Time Faculty

Name Title Office # Phone/E-mail
Jordan Boulger Part-Time Instructor Mundelein Center, Room 819 312.508.8893
Georgina Enciso Part-Time Instructor Mundelein Center, Room 819 312.508.8893
J. Patrick Griffin Part-Time Instructor Mundelein Center, Room 819 773.508.8893
Edward Mogul Part-Time Instructor Mundelein Center, Room 819 773.508.8893
Mariana Palacios Part-Time Instructor Mundelein Center, Room 819 (773) 508-8892
Gregory Prestipino Part-Time Instructor Mundelein Center, Room 819 773.508.8893
John Specker Part-Time Instructor Mundelein Center, Room 819 773.508-8893
Melissa Spooner Part-Time Instructor Mundelein Center, Room 819 773.508.8893

Emeriti Faculty

Name Title Office # Phone/E-mail
Jona Goldschmidt, JD, PhD Professor Emeritus Mundelein Center, Room 819 773.508.8891 (Dept.) 773.793.8470 (Mobile)
Robert Lombardo, PhD Professor Emeritus Mundelein Center, Room 819 773.508.8893