Rodrigo Murataya: Department Chair, Professor, and Regular Graduate Faculty
A.A., Yakima Valley College; B.A., Law and Justice, Psychology Minor, Central Washington University; Master of Public Administration, International/Comparative Criminal Justice Systems, University of Washington; Ph.D., Gonzaga University, Interdisciplinary Leadership. Professor Murataya has served as a police officer and specializes in criminal law, law enforcement and comparative criminal justice with a particular focus on Mexico.
Teresa Francis: Associate Professor and Associate Graduate Faculty
B.A., Political Science, University of New Mexico; J.D., Mississippi College School of Law; L.L.M., Criminal Law, State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law. Professor Francis is a lawyer, specializing in criminal and civil law and procedure, family law, and correctional law.
Krystal E. Noga-Styron: Associate Professor, Center Director at CWU Lynnwood, and Associate Graduate Faculty
B.A., Political Science & Spanish, University of Illinois; M.A., Journalism & Communication Law, University of Oregon; J.D., University of Oregon. Professor Noga-Styron is a former Deputy Prosecuting Attorney and is currently appointed as Judge Pro Tempore in Lewis County, WA. Her research and teaching interests include Legal Research and Writing, Report Writing, Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution, Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Family Law, Ethics, Criminal Justice and the Media, Intellectual Property Law, Election Law, and Comparative Law.
J. Michael Olivero: Professor, Center director at CWU Yakima, and Regular Graduate Faculty
B.A., Sociology, San Francisco State University; M.S., Illinois University, Criminal Justice Sciences; PhD., Southern Illinois University, Sociology; Master of Social Work, Eastern Washington University. Professor Olivero has been published numerous times and has served as both a police officer and corrections officer. Professor Olivero specializes in research methods, correctional counseling, gangs, criminology and comparative criminal justice.
Charles E. Reasons: Professor and Regular Graduate Faculty
A.A., Olympic College; B.A., Sociology, Central Washington State College; M.A., Sociology, Ohio University; Ph.D., Sociology, Washington State University; LL.B., University of British Columbia Law School. He has both a Ph.D. and a law degree, which he used to practice law in British Columbia, Canada. Prior to his arrival at CWU, professor Reasons chaired the Criminal Justice Department at Buffalo State College, in New York. He has been published extensively in many different areas, including nine books, numerous book chapters, and journal articles. He has taught and completed research in Canada, Australia, and the United States. Professor Reasons specializes in law, criminology, criminal justice and minorities, crime, and comparative homicide between Canada and the United States.
Mary Ellen Reimund: Associate Professor, Center Director at CWU Des Moines, and Associate Graduate Faculty
B.S., Journalism, Bowling Green State University; M.A., Mass Communications; J.D., Drake University; LL.M., University of Missouri Law School. Professor Reimund has been a public information officer for a Sheriff’s Department, pretrial release interviewer in corrections, and practiced law as a county prosecutor. She has also taught as a part-time adjunct at several colleges and full-time in the School of Law Enforcement, Criminal Justice and Public Safety at Metropolitan State University in St. Paul, Minnesota. Professor Reimund teaches law-related classes. Her scholarship focuses on dispute-resolution and restorative justice.
Key Sun: Professor, Center Director at CWU Pierce, and Regular Graduate Faculty
B.L., Law, Law School of Beijing University; M.A., Criminal Justice, Rutgers University; M.S.W., Community Mental Health, University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign); Ph.D., Psychology, Rutgers University. Professor Sun has worked as a Correctional Mental Health Counselor at the WA Department of Corrections. Professor Sun has taught criminal justice and criminology at East Tennessee State University and at Marshall University. His publications have appeared in psychology and in criminal justice journals and textbooks.
Cody Stoddard: Assistant Professor and Associate Graduate Faculty
B.A., Criminal Justice Administration, Boise State University; B.S., Political Science, Boise State University; M.A., Criminal Justice Administration, Boise State University; Ph.D., Criminal Justice, University of Cincinnati. Professor Stoddard has taught policing and courts in the criminal justice system at Boise State University and court related courses at the University of Cincinnati. His dissertation focused on utilizing an ecological and organizational perspective in order to improve models explaining police decision making. His publications have appeared in Criminal Justice Journals.
Sue Armstrong: Senior Lecturer
B.S., Paralegal Studies, University of Great Falls; J.D. University of Puget Sound School of Law. Licensed attorney; Senior Lecturer teaching Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Civil Litigation, Family Law, Legal Research, Legal Writing and Paralegal Studies.
Cathy Bushá: Senior Lecturer
A.S., Computer Science, Evergreen Community College; B.S., Political Science, Santa Clara University; J.D. Santa Clara University Law School with a Certificate in High Technology Law. Professor Bushá is a practicing lawyer, specializing in family law, juvenile criminal law, business law and contract theory, legal writing and research and paralegal studies.
Wes Clogston: Lecturer
Bachelor of Science degree, Sam Houston State University with emphasis in Police Science; Master of Science degree in Criminal Justice Management. Professor Clogston retired from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department at the rank of Regional Commander with thirty six years’ service. In addition Professor Clogston served on the adjunct staff of the University of Houston Downtown College of Public Service for nine years. Presently Professor Clogston holds a Masters Certification conferred by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Standards and Education, and his areas of specialization are police management, criminology, and ethics.
Robert C. Moore: Senior Lecturer
B.A., Sociology, Central Washington University; M.A., Sociology, New Mexico State University. Professor Moore has worked many years for the Washington Department of Corrections as a prison superintendent, Assistant Director, and Regional Administrator, and for the King County Department of Youth Services as the Probation Manager. His focus is in criminology and corrections.
Simeon Sungi: Lecturer
LL.B.(Hons), Faculty of Law, Open University of Tanzania; LL.M. International Human Rights Law, Indiana University School of Law; M.A. Criminology and Criminal Justice, Indiana State University; Ph.D. Criminal Justice, Indiana University. Professor Sungi is a lawyer and former United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) staff member in Arusha, Tanzania. He also was a legal intern at the United Nations Office of Legal Affairs in New York. Professor Sungi's scholarship is interdisciplinary in nature. He examines the theoretical intersection between law and society with a special focus on the international rule of law. His recent research examined the role of indigenous justice systems as alternatives to international criminal trials and the role criminology in studying international crimes of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes. His publications have appeared in various Legal and Social Science Journals.
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