DEPARTMENT OF CRIMINOLOGY & CRIMINAL JUSTICE
The University bestows the designation "Graduate Faculty" upon faculty following review
of their credentials and recommendation by their colleagues. The University maintains
six levels of graduate faculty: (1) Full, (2) Associate, (3) Adjunct, (4) Adjunct
Research Co-Mentor, (5) Affiliate, and (6) Adjunct Teaching.
Only Full graduate faculty members may chair doctoral committees. Adjunct Research
Co-Mentor members may serve as co-chair of a master's or doctoral committee. Full
or Associate graduate faculty may chair master's committees. Only one adjunct or affiliate
graduate faculty member may serve as a voting member on any master's or doctoral committee.
Teaching adjunct members may not serve on graduate committees.
BERT BURRASTON, Assistant Professor, PhD (2003), University of Oregon 
ANGELA CREWS, Associate Professor, PhD (1996) Indiana University of Pennsylvania 
RANDOLPH T. DUPONT, Professor, PhD (1981), The University of Texas at Austin 
K. B. TURNER, Associate Professor, PhD (1996), University of Nebraska-Lincoln 
MARGARET VANDIVER, Professor, PhD (1989), Florida State University 
AMANDA D. JOHNSON, Assistant Professor, PhD (2010) Sam Houston State University 
JAMES C. MCCUTCHEON, Assistant Professor, PhD (2013) University of Central Florida 
STEPHEN WATTS, Assistant Professor, PhD (2013), University of Georgia 
LENARD WELLS, Instructor, PhD (2008), Cardinal Stritch University 
CLIFFORD T. FREEMAN, MA (1997), The University of Memphis 
ROBERT KELSEY, PhD (1988), State University of New York at Buffalo 
ISAAC T. VAN PATTEN, PhD (1983), Virginia Polytechnic Institute 
ADJUNCT TEACHING MEMBERS
SAM COCHRAN, MS (1974), University of Southern Mississippi 
MICHAEL HOFFMAN, JD (1978), Southern Methodist University 
JOSE F. LEON, JD (2002), Universidad Catolica Andres Bello 
ROBERT D. NATIONS, BS, East Texas Baptist University 
WAYNE J. PITTS, Professor, PhD (2003), University of New Mexico 
WILLIAM E. POWELL, MPA (1986), University of Memphis 
ANDY WILSON, MS (2003), Utica College of Syracuse University 
MELISSA TETZLAFF- BEMILLER, Visiting Assistant Professor, PhD (2013), University of Central Florida 
MARY HONORE TUCKER, Visiting Assistant Professor, JD (2004), Louisiana State University 
NOTE: Expiration date of graduate faculty membership is indicated in brackets.