Our Faculty - Criminal Justice

Our Faculty

Faculty Profiles

  • Robert Grantham

    Associate Professor and Acting Chairperson of Criminal Justice
    Maxwell Library, Room 311P
    Tel:
    508.531.1497
    Degrees

    BBA, Loyola Marymount University
    MA, Pepperdine University
    MS, PhD, Perdue University

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  • Emily Brissette

    Emily Brissette
    Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice
    Maxwell Library, Room 311
    Tel:
    508.531.2469
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  • Kyung-shick Choi

    Professor of Criminal Justice
    Maxwell Library, 311D
    Tel:
    508.531.2566
    Degrees

    BS, Northeastern University
    MS, Boston University
    PhD, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

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  • Jo-Ann Della Giustina

    Professor and Chairperson of Criminal Justice
    Maxwell Library, 311E
    Tel:
    508.531.2582
    Degrees

    BA, Clark University
    MA, Columbia College
    JD, IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law
    PhD, City University of New York Graduate Center 

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  • Feodor A. Gostjev

    Feodor A. Gostjev
    Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice
    Maxwell Library

    Feodor A. Gostjev received his doctorate in sociology from the University of Miami (Florida). He teaches Research Methods in Criminal Justice (CRJU 320) and Analyzing Criminal Justice Data (CRJU 330). His research and scholarship areas of interest include immigration and crime as well as immigration policy and enforcement. His dissertation explored how immigrant entrepreneurship and other forms of immigrant economic activity  affect violent crime rates across U.S. counties. Last spring he received the Outstanding Graduate Student Award from the University of Miami's Department of Sociology. His favorite activities are fantasy football, swimming with sharks and kayaking.

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  • Jennifer Hartsfield

    Associate Professor of Criminal Justice; Graduate Program Coordinator
    Maxwell Library, 311C
    Tel:
    508.531.2718
    Degrees

    BA, MA, PhD, University of Oklahoma

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  • Jamie Huff

    Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice
    Maxwell Library, Room 311N
    Tel:
    508.531.2661
    Degrees

    PhD, University of Connecticut

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  • Michael King

    Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice
    Maxwell Library

    Michael King teaches Introduction to Criminal Justice (CRJU 201) and Seminar:Critical Issues in Crime and Justice (CRJU 496). He received his doctorate in Sociology from the University of California Santa Cruz. His research examines the role of policing in American society, particularly the policing of protest and race. His first book, tentatively titled When Riot Cops Are Not Enough: The Policing and Social Control of Occupy Oakland, is forthcoming from Rutgers University Press.

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  • Mitchell L. Librett

    Professor of Criminal Justice
    Maxwell Library, 311J
    Tel:
    508.531.2724
    Degrees

    BFA, University of Arizona
    PhD, City University of New York Graduate Center

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  • Khadija Monk

    Associate Professor of Criminal Justice
    Maxwell Library, Room 311N
    Tel:
    508.531.1825


    Dr. Monk's research centers on using the principles of environmental criminology to develop effective crime-specific prevention strategies.  Professor Monk recently examined how crime is managed in central business districts in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio.  While pursuing her doctorate and working as a research associate with the University of Cincinnati Policing Institute, Professor Monk traveled across Ohio helping cities to implement and antiviolence campaign based on the Boston Gun Project, referred to as the Ohio Community Initiative to Reduce Violence.  In addition, she worked as a community crime analyst for Cincinnati's Community Police Partnering Center.  this organization sought to improve the relationship between the police and high-crime communities in an effort to address crime and disorder problems.  Professor Monk has taught at the University of Cincinnati and for the California State University system.

    Areas of Expertise

    Environmental Criminology
    Crime Prevention
    Policing

    Degrees

    BA, MS, PhD, University of Cincinnati

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  • Mia Ortiz

    Associate Professor of Criminal Justice; Internship Coordinator
    Maxwell Library, 311F
    Tel:
    508.531.2427
    Degrees

    BA, University of California at Riverside
    MA, San Francisco State University
    PhD, City University of New York

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  • Carolyn Petrosino

    Professor of Criminal Justice
    Maxwell Library, 311B
    Tel:
    508.531.2324
    Degrees

    BA, Howard university
    MSW, PhD, Rutgers University

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  • Stephen Simms

    Instructor of Criminal Justice
    Maxwell Library, 311N
    Tel:
    508.531.2075
    Degrees

    BA, Memorial University of Newfoundland
    MA, York University, Toronto

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  • Richard Wright

    Professor of Criminal Justice
    Maxwell Library, 311G
    Tel:
    508.531.2678
    Degrees

    BA, Burlington College
    MA, PhD, University of Massachusetts at Boston

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  • Wendy Wright

    Wendy Wright
    Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice
    Maxwell Library, Room 311H
    Tel:
    508.531.1267

    Wendy Wright joined the faculty of the department of Criminal Justice at BSU in the Fall of 2013. Prior to coming to BSU, she completed her doctoral work in Political Science at Rutgers University. She has published in a range of outlets including political science and interdisciplinary journals. She teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses in the Criminal Justice department and is committed to active learning and social justice.

    She served as the Faculty Associate to the Martin Richard Institute for Social Justice from Fall 2014 - Spring 2018, and in the Fall of 2018 was appointed the Director of the Honors Program at BSU. She is an avid supporter of study abroad and has co-led two tours to the United Kingdom, where she also holds the post of Visiting Research Fellow at Canterbury Christ Church University. Current research projects include a manuscript theorizing the justifications of mass incarceration, and articles on militarized policing and bail reform efforts. 

    Areas of Expertise

    Political Theory, Critical Theory, Law & Society, Ethics, Critical Race Theory, Feminist Theory, Black Feminist Theory, Constitutional Law.

    Degrees

    BA, Brandeis University
    MA, William Paterson University
    PhD, Rutgers University, The State University of New Jersey

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