Criminology and Criminal Justice Faculty

Name &Title




Alex Alvarez, Ph.D., Professor

(M.A., Ph.D., University of New Hampshire 1991)

Genocide, violence, homicide


NAU 1990


Cyndi Banks, Ph.D., Professor


(B.A., M.A., Simon Fraser University, Canada; Ph.D., Cambridge University 1997)

Human Rights, professional women in the criminal justice system, international children’s rights, gender and crime, women’s incarceration, youth in juvenile institutions and prisons, justice ethics, and comparative and cultural criminology

NAU 1999  


Dennis Catlin, Ph.D., Associate Professor


(B.A., Hope College; M.S., Ph.D., Michigan State University 1981)

Criminal justice administration, ethics, international rule of law, court systems


NAU 1999  


Michael Costelloe, Ph.D., Assistant Professor

(B.A., University of Alabama–Birmingham; M.S., Ph.D., Florida State University 2004)

Criminological theory, political economy, social control, punitive attitudes, immigration issues


NAU 2003


Luis Fernandez, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

(B.A., California State University; M.A., Ph.D., Arizona State University 2005)

Protest policing, globalization, critical race theory, and social control in late modernity

NAU 2006

Larry Gould, Ph.D., Professor, Associate Dean of College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

(B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Louisiana State University 1991)


Law enforcement systems, police policies and procedures, quantitative methods, criminal and civil liability, Native American policing issues

NAU 1991  


Lynn C. Jones, Ph.D., Associate Professor

(B.A., Trinity University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Arizona 1999)

Cause lawyering; law and society; gender and crime; victim services and victim advocacy

NAU 2001  


Rebecca Maniglia, Ph.D., Assistant Professor

(B.A., M.A., Ph.D University of Illinois at Chicago, 2007)

Gender and crime; juvenile justice; feminist criminology; intersectional

approaches to crime; restorative justice

NAU 2007

Raymond J. Michalowski, Ph.D., Regents' Professor


(B.A., M.A., Fordham University; Ph.D., Ohio State University 1973)


Criminological theory; international human rights, immigration and border policy, social justice, corporate, environmental and political crime

NAU 1991  


Phoebe Morgan, Ph.D., Associate Professor


(B.A., University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill; M.S., Ph.D., Arizona State University 1995)

Law and society; women, and the law; research methods; visual criminology


NAU 1995  


Marianne O. Nielsen, Ph.D.,  Professor

(B.A., University of Calgary; M.A., Ph.D., University of Alberta 1993)


Indigenous peoples, crime and criminal justice; crime and media, criminal justice organizations


NAU 1993  


Linda Robyn, Ph.D., Associate Professor

(B.S., M.A., Ph.D., Western Michigan University 1998)


American Indians and the criminal justice system, environmental justice and minority people, state/corporate crime, cultural genocide; wrongful conviction

NAU 1994  


Robert C. Schehr, Ph.D., Professor

(B.S., Sangamon State University; M.A., Ph.D., Purdue University 1991)

Wrongful conviction, criminological theory, jurisprudence, justice Policy

NAU 2001  


Neil Websdale, Ph.D., Professor


(B.Sc., Hull University, United Kingdom; M.A., Ph.D., London University, United Kingdom 1991)

Policing, gender, and crime; domestic violence; criminological theory; qualitative methods and analysis


NAU 1994  


Nancy Wonders, Ph.D.,  Professor, Department Chair


(B.A., Western Michigan University; Ph.D., Rutgers University 1990)


Social inequality and justice: gender, race, and class; critical and feminist criminological theory; globalization; border issues; school violence; law and society

NAU 1990  


Faculty Emeriti

H. Richard Delaney, Ph.D., Professor

(B.S., Northeast Missouri State University; M.S., Southern Illinois University; Ph.D., University of Missouri 1965)

Criminal justice, social psychology

NAU 1975

(retired 1998)

Gerald R. Ladhoff, M.S., Professor


(B.S., M.S., University of California–Los Angeles)


NAU 1972 (retired 1997)