Department of Sociology and Criminology
Thirty Years of experience in Ohio Corrections, including ten years as a prison warden
Fifteen months experience as an advisor to the Iraqi and Kurdish prison systems
More than thirty years of teaching in higher education
Unarmed Self-defense Instructor
Disturbance Control Team Commander and SWAT Team member
Victim-Offender Dialogue Facilitator/ Victim advocacy
Advanced Interviewing and Interrogation Techniques training
Critical Incident Management Instructor
Law School classes in first amendment, evidence, civil procedure, Islamic law, Jewish law, international humanitarian law, and international law
History of American corrections Comparative justice systems Appalachian studies
ABD, Case Western Reserve University, American History Ph.D., Ohio State University, Sociology M.A., Kent State University, Applied Sociology B.A., Marietta College, Psychology
- “Listening to Prisoners” A View From The Trenches: A Manual for Wardens by Wardens. (The North American Association of Wardens and Superintendents) 1999.p. 4:15- 4: 22
- “Women’s Prisons: You’ve Come a Long Way” The Highlighter, (Columbus, Ohio: The Ohio Corrections and Court Services Association, March 1996.). p.5.
- “Hard Times: Appalachians in Ohio’s Prison System” in Obermiller, Phillip, Ed. Down Home Down Town: Urban Appalachians Today (Dubuque, Iowa: Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company, 1996). 131-136
- “Prison Music” The Highlighter, (Columbus, Ohio: The Ohio Corrections and Court Services Association, June, 1992.). p.4.
- “Computer Labs in Ohio's Correctional Pre-release Program,” Journal of the Correctional Education Association (Lanham, Md.: The International Correctional Education Association, 1987). p. 81-84.
- “Appalachian Identity at Ohio State University,” Appalachian Journal, (Boone, NC.: Appalachian State university). 12(Fall, 1984), 73-78.
- “The Revitalization of Harrison West: A Case Study in Urban Policy Analysis,” (Columbus: The Ohio State University, 1982. Ph.D. Dissertation
- “An Evaluation of Community House,” (Kent: Kent State University, 1974.) Master's Thesis.