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2020 - 2021 ACJS Committees

 

To view ACJS policies associated with ACJS Committees, please consult the

ACJS Policy Manual.

 

For a brief description of Committee responsibilities and term limits, click here.


 

Academic Review
Chair: Jeffrey Bouffard, Iowa State University (2018-2021)
Deputy Chair: Jay Abanese, Virginia Commonwealth University (2020-2023)
Kevin Buckler, University of Houston, Downtown (2018-2021)
Peter Kratcoski Sr., Kent State University (2018-2021)
David Mackey, Plymouth State University (2018-2021)
Maria Tcherni-Buzzeo, University of New Haven (2019-2022)
Robert Worley, Lamar University (2019-2022)
Betsy Kreisel, University of Central Missouri (2020-2023)
Gayle Rhineberger-Dunn, University of Northern Iowa (2020-2023)
Thomas E. Santarlas, University of Tampa (2020-2023)
ACJS Board Liaison: Denise Boots, University of Texas at Dallas


CHAIR CONTACT:
Jeffrey Bouffard
Sociology Department
Iowa State University
204 East Hall
Ames, Iowa 50010
Jab088@iastate.edu


 

Affirmative Action
Chair: Denise Kindschi Gosselin, Western New England University
Deputy Chair: Angela Taylor, Fayetteville State University
Lisa M. Carter, Florida Southern College
Jon Hager, University of North Georgia
Alesa R. Liles, Georgia College
Dyan McGuire, Saint Louis University
Claire Nolasco, Texas A&M University-San Antonio
Forrest Rodgers, Salem State University
Allison Brooke Willingham, University of Wisconsin-Superior
ACJS Board Liaison: Lorenzo Boyd, University of New Haven

CHAIR CONTACT:
Denise Gosselin
Western New England University
214 Middle St.
Hadley, MA 01035
dgosselin@charter.net

 

 

Assessment
Chair: Robert Lytle, University of Arkansas, Little Rock (2018-2021)
Deputy Chair: Samantha Clinkinbeard, University of Nebraska, Omaha (2019-2022)
Assistant Deputy Chair: Jill Gordon, Virginia Commonwealth University
Nikki Banks, Grand Rapids Community College
Harold Broderick, St. Johns College
Suman Kakar, Florida International University
Chad Litton, University of Mary
Emmanuel Onyeozili, University of Maryland Eastern Shore
Brenda Rowe, Texas A&M University-San Antonio
Ahmet Yayla, DeSales University
ACJS Board Liaison: Stephanie Lipson Mizrahi,California State University, Sacramento

CHAIR CONTACT:
Robert Lytle
University of Arkansas at Little Rock
2801 S. University Ave
Ross Hall 511
Little Rock, AR 72204
rdlytle@ualr.edu



Awards
Chair: Bitna Kim, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Deputy Chair: Angela Gover, University of Colorado, Denver
ACJS Board Liaison: Anthony A. Peguero, Virginia Tech

 

For a full list of Awards Committee members click here.

CHAIR CONTACT:
Bitna Kim
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
411 North Walk
Indiana, PA 15705
Bitna.kim@iup.edu

 

Budget, Finance, and Audit
Chair: Denise Boots, University of Texas at Dallas
Marlyn Jones, California State University, Sacramento

Member TBD
Member TBD

ACJS Board Liaison: Marlyn Jones, California State University, Sacramento

CHAIR CONTACT:
Denise Boots
University of Texas at Dallas
Program of Public Policy & Political Economy
800 W. Campbell Rd GR 31
Richardson, TX 75080
Deniseboots@utdallas.edu

 

 

Committee on National Criminal Justice Month
Chair: Stephen Owen, Radford University
Deputy Chair: Andrea Walker, University of Temple
Leslie Ricard Chambers, Criminal Justice Policy Advisor, Gov. LA
Patricia Dahl, Washburn University
Jessica Noble, Lewis and Clark Community College
Beth Pelz, University of Houston Downtown
Johnny Rice II, Coppin State University
ACJS Board Liaison: Cassandra Reyes, West Chester University of Pennsylvania

CHAIR CONTACT:
Stephen Owen
Radford University
801 E. Main Street
Radford, VA 24142
ssowen@radford.edu


 

Constitution and By-Laws
Chair: Ellen Cohn, Florida International University (2018--2021)
Deputy Chair: Alida Merlo, Indiana University of Pennsylvania (2019-2022)
Assistant Deputy Chair: Claire Nolasco, Texas A & M University, San Antonio
Tom Barker, Eastern Kentucky University (Exp. 2021)
Joshua Battin, Mansfield University of Pennsylvania (Exp. 2021)
Nishaun Battle, Virginia State University (Exp. 2021)
Catherine Kaukinen, University of Central Florida (Exp. 2021)
Philip R. Kavanaugh, Penn State Harrisburg (Exp. 2021)
Amie Scheidegger, York College of Pennsylvania (Exp. 2021)
Hyeyoung Lim, University of Alabama, Birmingham (Exp. 2022)
Mark Pogrebin, University of Colorado, Denver (Exp. 2022)
Riane Bolin, Radford University (Exp. 2022)
Ellen G. Cohn, Florida International University (Exp. 2023)
Ryan Spohn, University of Nebraska at Omaha (Exp. 2023)
ACJS Board Liaison: Chad Posick, Georgia Southern University

CHAIR CONTACT:
Ellen G. Cohn
Dept of Criminal Justice
Florida International University
11200 Southwest 8th Street PCA
Miami, FL 33199
Cohne@fiu.edu

 

 

Doctoral Summit
Chair: Deanna Button
Cherie Carter, University of Cincinnati
Anthony Peguero, Virginia Tech University
Monica Summers, Fresno State University
Courtney Porter, Fairfax County Juvenile & Domestic Relations District Court (JDRDC)

ACJS Board Member Liaison: Heather L. Pfeifer, University of Baltimore

CHAIR CONTACT:
Deanna Button
Stockton University
101 Vera King Farris Drive
Galloway, NJ 08205
Deanna.button@stockton.edu

 

 

Ethics
Chair: Hsiao-Ming Wang, University of Houston, Downtown (Exp. 3/21)

Schannae Lucas, California Lutheran University

Robert Bing III, University of Texas, Arlington (Exp. 3/21)
Emily Wright, University of Nebraska, Omaha (Exp. 3/22)
Mary Brewster, West Chester University of Pennsylvania (Exp. 3/22)
Ex -Officio: Prabha Unnithan (Immediate Past President,)
ACJS Board Member Liaison: Prabha Unnithan, Colorado State University


CHAIR CONTACT:

Hsiao-Ming Wang

University of Houston, Downtown

wangh@uhd.edu


 

Membership
Chair: Carol Archbold, North Dakota State University
Deputy Chair: Elias Nader, University of Baltimore
Shavonne Arthurs, Seton Hill University
Francis Boateng, The University of Mississippi
Jeff Bryson, Glenville State College
Michael George, Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation (PIRE)
Kristen Green, Lawson State Community College
Tiffany Kragnes, Upper Iowa University
George Richards, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
ACJS Board Member Liaison: Cathy Marcum, Appalachian State University

CHAIR CONTACT:
Carol Archbold
North Dakota State University
Dept 2315
PO Box 6050
Fargo, ND 58108
Carol.archbold@ndsu.edu

 


Nominations and Elections
Chair: Prabha Unnithan, Colorado State University
Aimee Delaney, Worcester State University
Andrew Giacomazzi, Boise State University
Robert Tillyer, University of Texas-San Antonio
Kiesha Warren-Gordon, Ball State University

Suman Kakar, Florida International University
ACJS Liaison to Executive Board: Prabha Unnithan, Colorado State University

CHAIR CONTACT:
Prabha Unnithan
Department of Sociology
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado 80523-1784
Prabha.unnithan@colostate.edu


Program
Co-Chair: Dawn Beichner, Illinois State University
Co-Chair: Stephanie Mizrahi, California State University, Sacramento

Deputy Co-Chair: Courtney Porter, George Mason University
Deputy Co-Chair: Monica Summers, Fresno State University
ACJS Board Liaison: Cassia Spohn, Arizona State University


For a full list of Program Committee Topic Chairs click here.

CHAIR CONTACT:
Cassia Spohn
School of Criminology and Criminal Justice
Arizona State University
411 N. Central Ave, Suite 600
Phoenix, AZ 85004
cassia.spohn@asu.edu

 

 

Public Policy
Chair: Pauline Brennan, University of Massachusetts, Lowell (2020-2023)
Deputy Chair: William Pelfrey, Virginia Commonwealth University (2021-2024)
Ronald Burns, Texas Christian University (2018-2021)
Lisa Dario, Florida Atlantic University (2018-2021)
David May, Mississippi State University (2018-2021)
Richard Hartley, University of Texas, San Antonio (2019-2022)
Kimya Dennis, Salem College (2019-2022)
Jay O. Coons, Sam Houston State University (2020-2023)
Nicholas P. Lovrich, Jr., Washington State University (2020-2023)
Brian Harte, St. Johns College (2020-2023)
ACJS Board Liaison: Marlyn Jones, California State University, Sacramento


CHAIR CONTACT:
Pauline Brennan
School of Criminology & Justice Studies
113 Wilder Street
Lowell, MA 08154
Pauline_brennan@uml.edu


 

Student Affairs
Chair: Meghan Novisky, Cleveland State University
Deputy Chair: Camille Gibson, Prairie View A & M
Lynn M. Barnes, Tennessee State University
Lauren Barrow, Chestnut Hill College
Tusty ten Bensel, University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Lyndsay Boggess, University of South Florida
Jeff Czarnec, Southern New Hampshire University
Patricia Drown, Regent University
Janice Iwama, American University
Lindsay Kahle, West Virginia University
Rebecca Pfeffer, Univ of Houston, Downtown
Cynthia-Lee Williams, William Paterson University
ACJS Board Liaison: Christine Nix, University of Mary Harden Baylor

CHAIR CONTACT:

Meghan A. Novisky
Criminology Anthropology & Sociology
Cleveland State University
2121 Euclid Ave
Cleveland, OH 44115
m.novisky@csuohio.edu

 

Teller’s Committee
Chair: Prabha Unnitha, Immediate Past President
Members: TBD
ACJS Board Liaison: Prabha Unnithan, Colorado State University


CHAIR CONTACT:

Prabha Unnithan
Department of Sociology
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado 80523-1784
Prabha.unnithan@colostate.edu

 

 

Crime and Justice Research Alliance
Chair: Peter Wood, Eastern Michigan University (2017-2020)
Marlyn Jones, California State University, Sacramento (2017-2020)
Pauline Brennan, University of Massachusetts Lowell (2019-2022)
William Pelfrey, Virginia Commonwealth University (2020-2023)
Ex-Officio & ACJS Board Liaison: John Worrall, ACJS Executive Director

CHAIR CONTACT:
Peter Wood
Eastern Michigan University
712J Pray Harrold
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
734-487-8099
peter.wood@emich.edu


AD HOC Committees:
 
Employment Exchange
Coordinator:Jonathan Lee, Penn State, Harrisburg

COORDINATOR CONTACT:
Jonathan Lee, Ph.D.
School of Public Affairs
Penn State Harrisburg
777 W. Harrisburg Pike
Middletown, PA 17057



Innovator Award for Practitioners
Chair: Chad Posick, Georgia Southern University - Region 2 Trustee Southern

Cassandra L. Reyes, Region 1 Northeast
Melissa W. Burek, Region 3 Midwest
Christine Nix, Region 4 Southwest
Stephanie Lipson Mizrahi, Region 5 Western

CHAIR CONTACT:

Chad Posick
Department of Criminal Justice & Criminology
Georgia Southern University
PO BOX 8105
1332 Southern Drive
Statesboro, GA 30460
cposick@georgiasouthern.edu

 


Committee on History Mini Grants
Chair: Anthony A. Peguero, Virginia Tech

Camille Gibson, Prairie View A&M University
Alison Burke, Southern Oregon University
Stan Korotchenko, University of Central Florida

CHAIR CONTACT:
Anthony A. Peguero
Virginia Tech
anthony.peguero@vt.edu


 

Sage Junior Faculty Professional Development Teaching Workshop

Coordinator: Brian Payne, Old Dominion University
 

WORKSHOP CONTACT:

Brian Payne
2020B Koch Hall
Norfolk, VA 23529
757-683-4757
bpayne@odu.edu

 

Note: The SAGE Junior Faculty Professional Development Teaching Workshop Award selection committee members are listed on the Awards Committee page. 

 

ACJS Representative To:

United Nations
Philip Reichel, University of Northern Colorado
Alternative Representative:
Yuliya Zabyelina, John Jay College of Criminal Justice

CONTACT:
Philip Reichel
University of Northern Colorado
2506 57th Ave
Greeley, CO 80634-4506
970-330-6286
p_reichel@yahoo.com
 

International Association of Chiefs of Police

Dean Dabney, Georgia State University

 

CONTACT:

Dean Dabney

Georgia State University

Department of Criminal Justice & Criminology
Post Office Box 3992
Atlanta, GA 30302-3992
404-431-1039
ddabney@gsu.edu