Criminology and Criminal Justice Faculty

Name & Title



At NAU Since

Alex Alvarez, Ph.D., Professor

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

Genocide, violence, homicide


NAU 1990


Christine Arazan, Ph.D., Lecturer

(M.A., Ph.D., Florida State University 2007)

Research Methodology and Drug Policy

NAU 2000

Cyndi Banks, Ph.D., Professor,

Department Chair


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

Human Rights, international children’s rights, juvenile justice, gender and crime, justice ethics, transitional justice, and cultural criminology

NAU 1999  


Dennis Catlin, Ph.D.,  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., Associate 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.

Associate 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

Susan S. Hannon, M.S., Instructor

(M.S., Northern Arizona University 1997)

Criminology, Media and Crime

NAU 2000

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., 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.,  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  


Stephani Williams, Ph.D., Lecturer

(M.A., Ph.D. Arizona State University, 2000)

Crime and the Media

Racial Disparities in Justice Outcomes

NAU 2008

Nancy Wonders, Ph.D.,  Professor


(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)

Criminal justice, police culture, urban crime

NAU 1972 (retired 1997)