MSCJ Faculty

Listed below are the current faculty and staff for the Master of Science in Criminal Justice program at Kennesaw State University.

Name
Position
  • Beverly Reece Churchwell

    Beverly Reece Churchwell Associate Professor of Criminal Justice

    Dr. Beverly Reece ChurchwellPosition:
    Associate Professor of Criminal Justice

    Phone: (470) 578-6739
    Email: breece11@kennesaw.edu
    Location: SO 4067


    Areas of expertise: Life-course criminology, desistance from crime, barriers to reentry, corrections, juvenile delinquency 

    Faculty web page

  • Stan Crowder

    Stan Crowder Associate Professor of Criminal Justice

    Dr. Stan CrowderPosition:
    Associate Professor of Criminal Justice

    Phone: (470) 578-6739
    Email: scrowder@kennesaw.edu
    Location: SO 4063


    Areas of expertise: Criminal investigations, serial offenders, victimology, criminal profiling, criminal justice ethics

  • Sara Evans

    Sara Evans Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice

    Dr. Sara EvansPosition:
    Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice

    Phone: (470) 578-6739
    Email: sevan120@kennesaw.edu
    Location: PS 142


    Areas of expertise: Neighborhoods and crime, public space, delinquency, scholarship of teaching and learning, high-impact practices

    Faculty web page

  • Melanie Holland

    Melanie Holland Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice

    Dr. Melanie HollandPosition:
    Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice

    Phone: (470) 578-6739
    Email: mholla47@kennesaw.edu
    Location: PS 144


    Areas of expertise: Sentencing policies and theories, sentencing inequality, contextualization of disparate court outcomes

    Faculty web page

  • Gang Lee

    Gang Lee Professor of Criminal Justice

    Dr. Gang LeePosition:
    Professor of Criminal Justice

    Phone: (470) 578-6739
    Email: glee18@kennesaw.edu
    Location: SO 4072


    Areas of expertise: Cybercrime, international criminology, comparative criminal justice, program evaluation

    Faculty web page

  • Tanja Link

    Tanja Link Interim Assistant Chair of Sociology & Criminal Justice; Crimminal Justice Internship Coordinator; Associate Professor of Criminal Justice

    Dr. Tanja LinkPosition:
    Interim Assistant Chair of Sociology & Criminal Justice; Crimminal Justice Internship Coordinator; Associate Professor of Criminal Justice

    Phone: (470) 578-2292
    Email: tlink1@kennesaw.edu
    Location: SO 4066


    Areas of expertise: Vulnerable populations, corrections and reentry, barriers to reentry, desistance from crime, juvenile delinquency, substance use
  • Michael Logan

    Michael Logan Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice

    Dr. Michael LoganPosition:
    Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice

    Phone: (470) 578-6739
    Email: mlogan21@kennesaw.edu
    Location: SO 4055


    Areas of expertise: Violence, Violent Extremism, Criminal Organizations, Offender Decision-Making, Malevolent Creativity

    Faculty web page

  • James McCafferty

    James McCafferty Associate Professor of Criminal Justice

    Dr. Jim McCaffertyPosition:
    Associate Professor of Criminal Justice

    Phone: (470) 578-7771
    Email: jmccaff4@kennesaw.edu
    Location: SO 4074


    Areas of expertise: Risk assessment, juvenile corrections, community corrections, campus gun policies

     Faculty web page

  • Jennifer McMahon

    Jennifer McMahon Interim Chair of Sociology and Criminal Justice; Professor of Criminal Justice and Sociology

    Dr. Jennifer McMahon-HowardPosition:
    Interim Chair of Sociology and Criminal Justice; Professor of Criminal Justice and Sociology

    Phone: (470) 578-2643
    Email: jmcmaho7@kennesaw.edu
    Location: SO 4054


    Areas of expertise: Victimization, violence prevention, sexual assault case processing, gun control, program evaluation 

    Faculty web page

  • Rebecca Petersen

    Rebecca Petersen Associate Professor of Criminal Justice

    Dr. Becky PetersenPosition:
    Associate Professor of Criminal Justice

    Phone: (470) 578-4732
    Email: rpeterse@kennesaw.edu
    Location: SO 4062


    Areas of expertise: Juvenile justice, juvenile delinquency, youth gangs, research methods
  • Heidi Scherer

    Heidi Scherer Criminal Justice Program Coordinator; Associate Professor of Criminal Justice

    Dr. Heidi SchererPosition:
    Criminal Justice Program Coordinator; Associate Professor of Criminal Justice

    Phone: (470) 578-2894
    Email: hscherer@kennesaw.edu
    Location: SO 4065


    Areas of expertise: Criminology, victimology, campus safety, sexual violence
  • Richard Stringer

    Richard Stringer Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice

    Dr. Richard StringerPosition:
    Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice

    Phone: (470) 578-6739
    Email: rstring7@kennesaw.edu
    Location: SO 4051A


    Areas of expertise: Drug and alcohol policy,policing, advanced quantitative methods 

    www.richardstringer.net

    Faculty web page

     

  • Christopher Totten

    Christopher Totten Director, MSCJ Program; Professor of Criminal Justice (Law)

    Dr. Chris TottenPosition:
    Director, MSCJ Program; Professor of Criminal Justice (Law)

    Phone: (470) 578-4413
    Email: ctotten@kennesaw.edu
    Location: SO 4069


    Areas of expertise: Criminal Law and Procedure, Criminal Law and Society, International Criminal Law
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