Faculty & Staff

Listed below are the current faculty and staff for the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice at Kennesaw State University.

Name
Position
  • Samuel Abaidoo

    Samuel Abaidoo Professor of Sociology

    Dr. Sam AbaidooPosition:
    Professor of Sociology

    Phone: (470) 578-4473
    Email: sabaidoo@kennesaw.edu
    Location: SO 5058


    Areas of expertise: Technology and society, dark heritage studies, sociology of biotechnology
  • Judy Allen

    Judy Allen Senior Lecturer of Sociology

    Dr. Judy Brown-AllenPosition:
    Senior Lecturer of Sociology

    Phone: (470) 578-2070
    Email: jallen12@kennesaw.edu
    Location: SO 4068


    Areas of expertise: Minority student retention, Social inequality, Social Isolation of Minorities in Upscale Communities, Relationship Profiles, Adopt a Senior Bridge Building
  • Tony Bailey

    Tony Bailey Part-time Instructor of Criminal Justice

    Position:
    Part-time Instructor of Criminal Justice

    Phone: (470) 578-6739
    Email: tbaile20@kennesaw.edu
    Location: SO 4055


    Areas of expertise: Police Administration, Police in America
  • Dawn Baunach

    Dawn Baunach Interim associate dean for faculty/student development and strategic initiatives; Professor of Sociology

    Dawn BaunachPosition:
    Interim associate dean for faculty/student development and strategic initiatives; Professor of Sociology

    Phone: (470) 578-4258
    Email: dbaunach@kennesaw.edu
    Location: SO 4058


    Areas of expertise: Sexualities and gender inequalities, work and occupations, health disparities, quantitative methodologies

    Faculty web page

  • Jesse Benjamin

    Jesse Benjamin Professor of International Conflict Management and Sociology

    Dr. Jesse BenjaminPosition:
    Professor of International Conflict Management and Sociology

    Phone: (470) 578-2067
    Email: jbenjam2@kennesaw.edu
    Location: SO 3003B


    Areas of expertise:
    Pan-Africanism, decolonial theory, history of race, whiteness studies, epistemology, development
  • Dennis Brown

    Dennis Brown Part-time Instructor of Criminal Justice

    Position:
    Part-time Instructor of Criminal Justice

    Phone: (470) 578-6739
    Email: dbrown3@kennesaw.edu
    Location: SO 4055


    Areas of expertise: Ideological/Group Violence and Law Enforcement, Information and Cyber Security
  • Leann Cabage

    Leann Cabage Lecturer of Criminal Justice

    Leann CabagePosition:
    Lecturer of Criminal Justice

    Phone: (470) 578-4734
    Email: lcabage@kennesaw.edu
    Location: SO 4059


    Areas of expertise: policing, correctional programming, and inequalities
  • Beverly Reece Churchwell

    Beverly Reece Churchwell Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice

    Beverly Reece ChurchwellPosition:
    Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice

    Phone: (470) 578-6739
    Email: breece11@kennesaw.edu
    Location: SO 4067


    Areas of expertise: Life-course criminology, desistance from crime, barriers to reentry, corrections, juvenile delinquency 

    Faculty web page

  • Jennifer Combs

    Jennifer Combs Part-time Instructor of Criminal Justice

    Position:
    Part-time Instructor of Criminal Justice

    Phone: (470) 578-6739
    Email: jcombs10@kennesaw.edu
    Location: SO 4055


    Areas of expertise: Corrections, Criminal Investigation, Ethics in Criminal Justice
  • Joel Crombez

    Joel Crombez Assistant Professor of Sociology

    Dr. Joel CrombezPosition:
    Assistant Professor of Sociology

    Phone: (470) 578-6739
    Email: jcrombez@kennesaw.edu
    Location: PS 141


    Areas of expertise: critical, social, and sociological theory, political economy, mental health, technology

    Faculty web page

  • Stan Crowder

    Stan Crowder Associate Professor of Criminal Justice

    Dr. Stan CrowderPosition:
    Associate Professor of Criminal Justice

    Phone: (470) 578-6739
    Email: scrowder@kennesaw.edu
    Location: SO 4063


    Areas of expertise:
    Criminal investigations, serial offenders, victimology, criminal profiling, criminal justice ethics
  • Sara Evans

    Sara Evans Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice

    Dr. Sara EvansPosition:
    Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice

    Phone: (470) 578-6739
    Email: sevan120@kennesaw.edu
    Location: PS 142


    Areas of expertise: Neighborhoods and crime, public space, delinquency, scholarship of teaching and learning, high-impact practices

    Faculty web page

  • Daniel Farr

    Daniel Farr Senior Lecturer of Sociology, Internship Coordinator, Sociology

    Dr. Dan FarrPosition:
    Senior Lecturer of Sociology, Internship Coordinator, Sociology

    Phone: (470) 578-7970
    Email: dfarr4@kennesaw.edu
    Location: SO 5006


    Areas of expertise:
    Gender, Sexuality, LGBTQ Studies, Queer Health, Media, Body Studies
  • Peter Fenton

    Peter Fenton Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice - Retired, teaching Part-time

    Position:
    Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice - Retired, teaching Part-time

    Phone: (470) 578-6739
    Email: pfenton@kennesaw.edu
    Location: SO 4055


    Areas of expertise: Policing, Organized Crime, Ethics in CJ, Criminal Procedure, Intro to CJ
  • Ravi Ghadge

    Ravi Ghadge Assistant Professor of Sociology, Sociology Program Coordinator

    Ravi GhadgePosition:
    Assistant Professor of Sociology, Sociology Program Coordinator

    Phone: (470) 578-3725
    Email: rghadge@kennesaw.edu
    Location: SO 4076


    Areas of expertise: Urban sociology, transnational sociology, agrarian crisis, racial emotions

    Faculty web page

  • Jenae Harris

    Jenae Harris Lecturer of Criminal Justice

    Jenae HarrisPosition:
    Lecturer of Criminal Justice

    Phone: (470) 578-6739
    Email: jharr635@kennesaw.edu
    Location: SO 4055


    Areas of expertise: Criminal courts, Criminal law and criminal procedure, the American judicial system
  • Melanie Holland

    Melanie Holland Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice

    Dr. Melanie HollandPosition:
    Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice

    Phone: (470) 578-6739
    Email: mholla47@kennesaw.edu
    Location: PS 144


    Areas of expertise: Sentencing policies and theories, sentencing inequality, contextualization of disparate court outcomes

    Faculty web page

  • Richard Hutchinson

    Richard Hutchinson Senior Lecturer of Sociology

    Dr. Richard HutchinsonPosition:
    Senior Lecturer of Sociology

    Phone: (470) 578-6739
    Email: rhutch13@kennesaw.edu
    Location: SO 5122


    Areas of expertise: Social movements, social theory, environmental sociology, social stratification 
  • Laquanda Jackson

    Laquanda Jackson Part-time Instructor of Sociology

    Position:
    Part-time Instructor of Sociology

    Phone: (470) 578-6739
    Email: ljack170@kennesaw.edu
    Location: SO 4055


    Areas of expertise: Intro to Sociology, Social Problems
  • Wendell Johnson

    Wendell Johnson Lecturer of Sociology

    Dr. Wendell JohnsonPosition:
    Lecturer of Sociology

    Phone: (470) 578-6739
    Email: wjohn129@kennesaw.edu
    Location: SO 4055


    Areas of expertise: Ethnography, community-based health interventions, health disparities
  • Leigh Keever

    Leigh Keever Part-time Instructor of Sociology

    Position:
    Part-time Instructor of Sociology

    Phone: (470) 578-6739
    Email: lkeever@kennesaw.edu
    Location: SO 4055


    Areas of expertise: Sociology of Gender, Sociology of Violence
  • Carolee Larsen

    Carolee Larsen Lecturer of Sociology

    Carolee LarsenPosition:
    Lecturer of Sociology

    Phone: (470) 578-2365
    Email: clarsen1@kennesaw.edu
    Location: UC 120


    Areas of expertise: Race/class/gender, classical and modern theory, qualitative methods, sociology of education
  • Gang Lee

    Gang Lee Professor of Criminal Justice

    Gang LeePosition:
    Professor of Criminal Justice

    Phone: (470) 578-6739
    Email: glee18@kennesaw.edu
    Location: SO 4072


    Areas of expertise: Cybercrime, international criminology, comparative criminal justice, program evaluation

    Faculty web page

  • Darina Lepadatu

    Darina Lepadatu Professor of Sociology

    Darine LepadatuPosition:
    Professor of Sociology

    Phone: (470) 578-6953
    Email: dlepadat@kennesaw.edu
    Location: SO 4064


    Areas of expertise: organizations, occupations, and work, international conflict management, transnational migration, qualitative methods
  • Tanja Link

    Tanja Link Interim Assistant Chair, Associate Professor of Criminal Justice, Criminal Justice Internship Coordinator

    Tanja LinkPosition:
    Interim Assistant Chair, Associate Professor of Criminal Justice, Criminal Justice Internship Coordinator

    Phone: (470) 578-2292
    Email: tlink1@kennesaw.edu
    Location: SO 4066


    Areas of expertise: Vulnerable populations, corrections and reentry, barriers to reentry, desistance from crime, juvenile delinquency, substance use
  • Michael Logan

    Michael Logan Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice

    Dr. Michael LoganPosition:
    Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice

    Phone: (470) 578-6739
    Email: mlogan21@kennesaw.edu
    Location: SO 4055


    Areas of expertise: Violence, Violent Extremism, Criminal Organizations, Offender Decision-Making, Malevolent Creativity

    Faculty web page

  • Lauren Lunk

    Lauren Lunk Part-time Instructor of Sociology

    Position:
    Part-time Instructor of Sociology

    Phone: (470) 578-6739
    Email: clunk@kennesaw.edu
    Location: SO 4055


    Areas of expertise: Sociology of Gender, Sociology of the Family, Social Problems, Professional Development for Sociology Students
  • Gail Markle

    Gail Markle Associate Professor of Sociology

    Dr. Gail MarklePosition:
    Associate Professor of Sociology

    Phone: (470) 578-2477
    Email: gmarkle@kennesaw.edu
    Location: SO 4071


    Areas of expertise: Environmental sociology, Social inequality, Intersections of race, class, and gender

    Faculty web page

  • James McCafferty

    James McCafferty Associate Professor of Criminal Justice

    Jim McCaffertyPosition:
    Associate Professor of Criminal Justice

    Phone: (470) 578-7771
    Email: jmccaff4@kennesaw.edu
    Location: SO 4074


    Areas of expertise: Risk assessment, juvenile corrections, community corrections, campus gun policies

    Faculty web page

  • Jennifer McMahon

    Jennifer McMahon Interim Chair of Sociology and Criminal Justice; Professor of Criminal Justice and Sociology

    Dr. Jennifer McMahon-HowardPosition:
    Interim Chair of Sociology and Criminal Justice; Professor of Criminal Justice and Sociology

    Phone: (470) 578-2643
    Email: jmcmaho7@kennesaw.edu
    Location: SO 4054


    Areas of expertise: Victimization, violence prevention, sexual assault case processing, gun control, program evaluation

    Faculty web page

  • Cathia Moon

    Cathia Moon Graduate Teaching Assistant

    Position:
    Graduate Teaching Assistant

    Phone: (470) 578-6127
    Email: cmoon21@kennesaw.edu
    Location: MS 243


     
  • Barry Morgan

    Barry Morgan Part-time Instructor of Criminal Justice

    Position:
    Part-time Instructor of Criminal Justice

    Phone: (470) 578-6739
    Email: bmorga58@kennesaw.edu
    Location: SO 4055


    Areas of expertise: Criminal Courts, Criminal Procedures, Crimes and Defenses
  • Bobette Otto

    Bobette Otto Part-time Assistant Professor of Sociology

    Position:
    Part-time Assistant Professor of Sociology

    Phone: (470) 578-6739
    Email: botto@kennesaw.edu
    Location: SO 4055


    Areas of expertise: Race and Ethnicity, Intro to Sociology, Social Problems
  • Rebecca Petersen

    Rebecca Petersen Associate Professor of Criminal Justice

    Dr. Becky PetersenPosition:
    Associate Professor of Criminal Justice

    Phone: (470) 578-4732
    Email: rpeterse@kennesaw.edu
    Location: SO 4062


    Areas of expertise: Juvenile justice, juvenile delinquency, youth gangs, research methods
  • Jennifermichele Petersen

    Jennifermichele Petersen Part-time Instructor of Criminal Justice

    Position:
    Part-time Instructor of Criminal Justice

    Phone: (470) 578-6739
    Email: jln0308@kennesaw.edu
    Location: SO 4055


    Areas of expertise: Criminology, Victimology, Criminal Courts, Intro to CJ
  • Kirstin Ralston-Coley

    Kirstin Ralston-Coley Part-time Instructor of Sociology

    Position:
    Part-time Instructor of Sociology

    Phone: (470) 578-6739
    Email: kralsto4@kennesaw.edu
    Location: SO 4055


    Areas of expertise: Alcohol, Drugs, and Society, Criminology, Sociology of Violence, Introduction to Sociology
  • Elena Rumiano

    Elena Rumiano Part-time Assistant Professor of Sociology

    Position:
    Part-time Assistant Professor of Sociology

    Phone: (470) 578-6739
    Email: egheorgh@kennesaw.edu
    Location: SO 4055


    Areas of expertise: Sociology of Occupations, Social Organization, Social Problems, Intro to Sociology
  • Joseph Rush

    Joseph Rush Part-time Instructor of Criminal Justice

    Position:
    Part-time Instructor of Criminal Justice

    Phone: (470) 578-6739
    Email: jrush20@kennesaw.edu
    Location: SO 4055


    Areas of expertise: Criminology, Intro to Sociology, Medical Sociology
  • Phyllis Russell

    Phyllis Russell Part-time Instructor of Criminal Justice

    Position:
    Part-time Instructor of Criminal Justice

    Phone: (470) 578-6739
    Email: prussel6@kennesaw.edu
    Location: SO 4055


    Areas of expertise: Criminal Courts, Criminal Procedures, Crimes and Defenses, Foundation of Criminal Justice
  • Heidi Scherer

    Heidi Scherer Associate Professor of Criminal Justice, Criminal Justice Program Coordinator

    Heidi SchererPosition:
    Associate Professor of Criminal Justice, Criminal Justice Program Coordinator

    Phone: (470) 578-2894
    Email: hscherer@kennesaw.edu
    Location: SO 4065


    Areas of expertise: Criminology, victimology, campus safety, sexual violence
  • Shari Sheridan

    Shari Sheridan Office Manager

    Position:
    Office Manager

    Phone: (470) 578-6739
    Email: ssherid2@kennesaw.edu
    Location: SO 4056


     
  • Gary Shoats

    Gary Shoats Part-time Instructor of Criminal Justice

    Position:
    Part-time Instructor of Criminal Justice

    Phone: (470) 578-6739
    Email: gshoats@kennesaw.edu
    Location: SO 4055


    Areas of expertise: Foundation of Criminal Justice, Police in America
  • Kathryn Siggelko

    Kathryn Siggelko Admin Associate II

    Position:
    Admin Associate II

    Phone: (470) 578-6739
    Email: ksiggelk@kennesaw.edu
    Location: SO 4055


     
  • Jacqueline Smith

    Jacqueline Smith Part-time Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice

    Position:
    Part-time Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice

    Phone: (470) 578-6739
    Email: jsmit569@kennesaw.edu
    Location: SO 4055


    Areas of expertise: Criminal Procedure, Criminal Investigation, Juvenile Justice, Corrections
  • Brian Starks

    Brian Starks Associate Professor of Sociology

    Dr. Brian StarksPosition:
    Associate Professor of Sociology

    Phone: (470) 578-6710
    Email: bstarks3@kennesaw.edu
    Location: SO 3003E


    Areas of expertise: Religion and Politics, Catholic Identity, Campus Ministry and Young Adults
  • Frank Starosto

    Frank Starosto Part-time Instructor of Criminal Justice

    Position:
    Part-time Instructor of Criminal Justice

    Phone: (470) 578-6739
    Email: fstarost@kennesaw.edu
    Location: SO 4055


    Areas of expertise: Criminal Courts, Criminal Procedures, Crimes and Defenses, Foundations of Criminal Justice
  • Cristina Stephens

    Cristina Stephens Associate Professor of Sociology

    Dr. Cristina StephensPosition:
    Associate Professor of Sociology

    Phone: (470) 578-6739
    Email: cstep123@kennesaw.edu
    Location: SO 5093


    Areas of expertise: Immigration, acculturation, impact on health, family and quality of life
  • Evelina Sterling

    Evelina Sterling Associate Professor of Sociology

    Dr. Evelina SterlingPosition:
    Associate Professor of Sociology

    Phone: (470) 578-2268
    Email: esterlin@kennesaw.edu
    Location: KH 3407


    Areas of expertise: Health disparities, sexual and reproductive health, maternal and child health, mental health, chronic conditions
  • Richard Stringer

    Richard Stringer Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice

    Richard StringerPosition:
    Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice

    Phone: (470) 578-6739
    Email: rstring7@kennesaw.edu
    Location: SO 4051A


    Areas of expertise: Drug and alcohol policy,policing, advanced quantitative methods

    www.richardstringer.net

    Faculty web page

  • Taura Taylor

    Taura Taylor Limited Term Assistant Professor of Sociology

    Position:
    Limited Term Assistant Professor of Sociology

    Phone: (470) 578-6739
    Email: ttayl156@kennesaw.edu
    Location: SO 4055


    Areas of expertise: Introduction to Sociology, Race and Ethnicity, Sociology of Gender, Social Class, Social Change
  • Christopher Totten

    Christopher Totten Director, MSCJ Program; Professor of Criminal Justice (Law)

    Dr. Chris TottenPosition:
    Director, MSCJ Program; Professor of Criminal Justice (Law)

    Phone: (470) 578-4413
    Email: ctotten@kennesaw.edu
    Location: SO 4069


    Areas of expertise: Criminal Law and Procedure, Criminal Law and Society, International Criminal Law
  • Linda Treiber

    Linda Treiber Professor of Sociology

    Dr. Linda TreiberPosition:
    Professor of Sociology

    Phone: (470) 578-2279
    Email: ltreiber@kennesaw.edu
    Location: SO 4070


    Areas of expertise: Medical Sociology, Nursing, Social Determinants of Health, Work/Organizations Gender

    Linda Treiber Selected Works

  • Todd Vande Zande

    Todd Vande Zande Part-time Instructor of Criminal Justice

    Position:
    Part-time Instructor of Criminal Justice

    Phone: (470) 578-6739
    Email: tav6723@kennesaw.edu
    Location: SO 4055


    Areas of expertise: Technology & Cyber Crime, Police in America, Police Administration, Juvenile Justice
  • Bess Walthour

    Bess Walthour Part-time Instructor of Criminal Justice

    Position:
    Part-time Instructor of Criminal Justice

    Phone: (470) 578-6739
    Email: bwaltho2@kennesaw.edu
    Location: SO 4055


    Areas of expertise: Criminal Courts, Criminal Procedures, Crimes and Defenses
  • William White

    William White Lecturer of Sociology

    Dr. Bill WhitePosition:
    Lecturer of Sociology

    Phone: (470) 578-6739
    Email: wwhite61@kennesaw.edu
    Location: SO 5122


    Areas of expertise: Racial Identity, Housing Discrimination, Neighborhood Redevelopment, Education (Sociology of Knowledge), and Motorcycle Clubs
  • Kenneth White

    Kenneth White Associate Professor of Criminal Justice and Political Science

    Ken WhitePosition:
    Associate Professor of Criminal Justice and Political Science

    Phone: (470) 578-2928
    Email: kwhite88@kennesaw.edu
    Location: SO 5085


    Areas of expertise: Constitutional law, political theory, criminal procedure and ethics
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