2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog (Updated Spring 2019) 
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2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog (Updated Spring 2019) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Department of Criminal Justice

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Dr. Lorenzo M. Boyd, Chair


The mission of the Department of Criminal Justice is to prepare students for careers in a variety of criminal justice-related settings while considering issues related to Social Justice. The program is also designed to prepare its graduates to enter master’s programs in criminology and criminal justice.


The objectives of the Criminal Justice Department are to:

  1. Prepare students for careers in a variety of Criminal Justice related settings; and,

  2. Prepare its graduates to enter master’s level programs in criminology and criminal justice.

The specific objectives of the Criminal Justice program are to develop in each student:

  1. an understanding of the principles underlying the functions of the criminal justice system and its relationship to the larger society in which it is embedded;

  2. the ability to think clearly, independently, and critically about the fundamental issues in criminal justice;

  3. the ability to research, analyze and write about criminal justice issues;

  4. the foundations necessary for graduate study, and for careers in the field of criminal justice.


Directory of Faculty

Boyd, Lorenzo M., Department Chair, Associate Professor

B.A. University of Massachusetts, M.A. University of Massachusetts Boston, PhD., Northeastern University


Dahlgren, Daniel C., Assistant Professor
B.A., M.A., Kent State University; Ph.D., Kent State University/University of Akron


Ejiogu, Kingsley, Assistant Professor
B.S., Abia State University, Nigeria; M.S., Imo State University, Nigeria; Ph.D., Texas Southern University


Hickling, Shamma J., Instructor
B.A. M.S. Fayetteville State University, Ph.D. (ABD) University of Cincinnati


Mosley, Thomas S., Associate Professor
B.A., University of Memphis; M.A., University of Memphis; Ph.D., Howard University


Onyeozili, Emmanuel C., Professor
B.A., University of Ibadan; M.A., Clark-Atlanta University; Ph.D., Florida State University


Tsai, Lily Chi-Fang, Assistant Professor
LL.B, Soochow University; LL.M National Taipei University; Ph.D., Sam Houston State University


Walters-Jones, Nelseta V., Assistant Professor
B.S., Prairie View A&M University; M.S., Prairie View A&M University; Ph.D. Prairie View A&M University


Weathers, Janese D., Lecturer
B.A., M.S. University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Ph.D. (ABD) University of Maryland Eastern Shore



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