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  Dr. William P. Bloss is Chair of the Department of Criminal Justice, College of Human Ecology, at East Carolina University.  His previous academic appointments were at The Citadel and University of Houston. He holds Ph.D., M.A., and B.S degrees in Criminal Justice.  His research focuses on transnational and comparative crime and terrorism, police practices, and privacy issues in criminal justice. Professor Bloss has written several books, articles, and other publications in addition to conducting international research, consulting with government agencies, and editorial advising with academic publications. Dr.  Bloss is a fellow of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences and has been named to Marquis Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who among America’s Teachers. Prior to entering academia, he served as a regional police academy director and law enforcement officer.
     
  Dr. James F. Anderson has over 17 years of experience teaching undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students.  He received a Ph.D. in Criminal Justice in 1995 from The George J. Beto College of Criminal Justice at Sam Houston State University and a Masters’ in Criminology from Alabama State University. Prior to coming to East Carolina University as Chair of the Department of Criminal Justice in 2005, he was Professor of Criminal Justice at the University of Missouri at Kansas City in the Department of Sociology, Criminal Justice, Criminology and Anthropology. He was also a visiting Graduate Research Fellow at the National Institute of Justice in Washington, D.C. and tenured as an Associate Professor of Criminal Justice at Eastern Kentucky University in the Department of Police Studies.
     
  Dr. Mark Jones is a Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice, College of Human Ecology, East Carolina University. Dr. Jones came to ECU in 1993. He holds the Ph.D. Degree from Sam Houston State University, the M.S. Degree in Criminal Justice from Georgia State University, and a B.S. Ed. Degree in Recreation and Leisure Studies from the University of Georgia. His research interests include community corrections, terrorism, and selected aspects of religion and criminal justice. He has authored several books on various aspects of criminal justice (See below.) Prior to entering the academic field, Dr. Jones worked as an adult probation officer and a recreation supervisor for the Georgia Department of Corrections. Dr. Jones is the leader of a summer study abroad program in France and the United Kingdom.
     
  Dr. Jon Sorensen is a Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice, College of Human Ecology, at East Carolina University.  His previous academic appointments were at Prairie A&M University and Vera Institute of Justice, among others. Professor Sorensen holds Ph.D., M.A., and B.A. degrees in Criminal Justice and has published numerous books, chapters, and articles in the areas of capital punishment, criminal justice education, and corrections. His research and teaching interests focus on corrections, juvenile delinquency, research methods, and criminal justice policy.
     
 

Dr. John J. Kerbs is an Associate Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice within the College of Human Ecology at East Carolina University. He earned a Joint Ph.D. (Social Work and Sociology) and M.A. from the University of Michigan, M.S.W. from University of California, Berkeley, and B.S. from Emory University. His research largely focuses on the safety and victimization of community-based, school-based, and prison-based populations. He is an award-winning instructor who received, among others, the UNC Board of Governors Distinguished Professor for Teaching Award, 2010-2011.

     
  Dr. Bonner is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice, College of Human Ecology, at East Carolina University. She is a graduate of the University at Albany, SUNY and also holds M.S., M.A. and B.A. degrees in Criminal Justice. Her research focuses on the administration of the criminal justice process, with a particular emphasis on police decision making and the effects of policies and programs on police operations. Prior to joining the ECU faculty, Dr. Bonner was an analyst at the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services where she evaluated the effects of the 2009 Rockefeller Drug Law Reform. She has served as a Senior Analyst at the John F. Finn Institute for Public Safety (Albany, NY) and presently works with them on an NIJ-funded project which measures procedural fairness and its incorporation into police accountability systems.
     
  Dr. Abdullah Cihan is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice, College of Human Ecology, at East Carolina University.  He holds a Ph.D; M.A. in Criminal Justice and L.L.B. in Law. His research interests include policing, criminology, and quantitative methods. Professor Cihan’s recent publications include articles in Police Quarterly, Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies & Management and Journal of Criminal Justice.
     
  Dr. Patrick Cundiff is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice, College of Human Ecology, at East Carolina University. He earned a PhD and M.A. in Crime, Law, and Justice from The Pennsylvania State University and B.A. in Psychology from Kent State University. His research centers on a social-psychological approach to the study of crime and criminal justice with a focus on delinquency and the impact of expectations, aspirations, and the life-course.
     
 

Dr. Megan Magers is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice, College of Human Ecology, at East Carolina University. She earned a PhD in Public Affairs from the University of Central Florida and M.S., B.S. in Justice Administration and B.S. in Psychology from the University of Louisville.  Her research primarily focuses on examining criminal justice responses to special populations/offenders with mental illness, substance abuse, or homelessness issues.  She has conducted program evaluation research examining the effectiveness of the Drug Court and Memphis Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) models.  Other research interests include working with community agencies in collaborative research, development, and evaluation projects.

     
 

Dr. Michele Stacey is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice, College of Human Ecology, at East Carolina University.  She earned a Ph.D. from the University of Missouri-St. Louis and M.A. in Criminology/Criminal Justice and B.A. degrees in Psychology and Sociology from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. Dr. Stacey previously held an academic appointment at Virginia Union University. Her research focuses on the formal and informal social control of minority groups, with particular interest in hate crime victimization. 


 

     
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