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I received my B.A. in Education from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1979, but I did not enter graduate school until 1988. In that 10 year interim, I was a public school teacher, a multi-media producer, a hardware store clerk, a bartender, and a medical education media specialist. I received both my Masters (1990) and Doctorate (1995) degrees in Justice Studies from Arizona State University. While attending graduate school I taught courses about research and law at ASU-Tempe and Ottawa University-Phoenix.
I have taught courses in a variety of formats and on such
subjects as the criminal justice system; computer crime and Internet justice;
applied statistics; research methods; criminal justice policy; the War on
Terror; women, crime and justice; law in America;
Justice in the 21st Century; and security in a global world. I was the NAU
President's 2001 Outstanding Social and Behavioral Science Teacher and an NAU
delegate to the 1998 Harvard Roundtable on Teaching and Technology and
represented NAU at the 2006 Red Rock Great Teaching Retreat.
I have published on the topics of sexual harassment, women's litigation, online gender conflict, victim/crime worker relationships, the Lautenberg Amendment, and the treatment of Arab-Americans Post-911. I have completed research for ASU's Commission on the Status of Women, the State Bar of Arizona's Gay and Lesbian Task Force and the Epiphany Youth Education Task Force.
In addition to teaching and research, I also coordinate the NAU Faculty Ombuds Program. I am an associate of the International Ombuds Association, and a member of the Society for the Study of Social Problems as well as the Law and Society Association.
I was born and raised in North Carolina I lived in South Phoenix for 10 years and for the past 13 years have called Flagstaff my home. When I am "off duty," I enjoy hiking with my terriers, art photography and quilting.