Professor, University of South Florida, College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Criminology, Tampa, Florida. August 1981 to present. Responsibilities include undergraduate and graduate instruction and thesis and doctoral advising. Areas of specialization include Juvenile Homicide, Adolescent Parricide Offenders (youth who kill parents), Individual Violence, Family Violence, Treatment and Intervention Strategies with Offenders and Survivors of Trauma, Personality Assessment, and Juvenile Justice.
Courses Taught on the Graduate Level
Courses Taught on the Undergraduate Level
Supervisor of Directed Research/Directed Study Approximately 60 students have completed directed research under my supervision. These have included undergraduate students in criminology, political science, and psychology, and graduate students in criminology, social work, and psychology.
Masters’ Theses and Doctoral DissertationsCompleted in Criminology. I have served as a member (8) or chair (15) of thesis committees for 23 students who completed their masters' degrees in Criminology. I have also served as chair and committee member for two Criminology students who completed their doctoral dissertation.
Involvement in other Graduate Programs. I have served as a member of two doctoral dissertation committees through which students in Anthropology and Counselor Education completed their Ph.D. degrees. I have also served as a committee member for two students who completed projects to earn their Ed.S. Degree in the College of Education (degree between MA and Ph.D.) I have also served as an outside chair and reader for doctoral students in Communications, Aging Studies, and Mathematics.
Current Research Involvement with Undergraduate and Graduate Students. I routinely serve as a member or chair of several undergraduate honors theses, master’s level theses, graduate projects, and doctoral committees.
Presenter and Consultant, 21st Century for Teaching Excellence, USF. I have participated in workshops each semester designed to teach faculty and graduate students how to use audience response systems (clickers), Fall 2006 to present.
Content Advisor, Coordinator, and Panel Moderator for 30 televised educational programs on topics related to criminology, criminal justice, and juvenile justice shown multiple times on cable channels. These programs are described in a later section of this CV.
Director of Education, Center for Mental Health Education, Assessment and Therapy, Tampa, Florida. Under my direction, the Center was approved to give Continuing Education Units by the American Psychological Association, the Florida Department of Regulations Board of Psychological Examiners and the Board of Clinical Social Workers, Marriage and Family Workers, and Mental Health Counselors. Activities included providing training to mental health and social services professionals in the dynamics of violence, assessment issues, and effective intervention strategies for survivors of trauma and offender populations. February 1992 to February 1998.
Teaching Fellow, State University of New York, Albany. Taught undergraduate course in Nature of Crime and Crime Control from a multidisciplinary perspective, emphasizing integration of theoretical tenets with empirical findings. August 1979 to December 1979.