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Faculty and Staff


All faculty and staff of the Department of Criminal Justice are located on the 4th Floor of Clow Faculty.  

Our Criminal Justice Faculty

We are pleased that our faculty brings a broad depth of knowledge to the classroom. Both our traditional and online major are supported by a faculty of professors with Ph. D.’s in Criminal Justice, Political Science and Sociology. Our full-time faculty members:

  • have active research agendas in criminal justice and criminology,
  • consistently present research at national criminal justice and criminology conferences,
  • have published articles in social scientific journals,
  • teach courses related to their chosen specializations.

In addition, our department is supported by adjunct professors who have J.D.’s, M.A.’s and M.S.’s, with a wide variety of backgrounds and years of experience out in the field.

Dr. David Jones

Dr. David Jones

Professor and Department Chair

Professor. Ph.D. in Political Science, University of Kansas (1980), Urban Political Theory, Law and Courts Curriculum vitae Contact Email: jonesd@uwosh.edu Phone: (920) 424-2492 Office: Clow Faculty 417.

Dr. Victoria Beck

Dr. Victoria Beck

Professor

Dr. Victoria Beck holds a Ph.D. in criminal justice from the University of Cincinnati. She is the past President of Midwestern Criminal Justice Association. Her research has appeared in a variety of academic journals and has focused on issues related to laws and sexual victimization, rape myths and video games, eyewitness identification and criminal justice education. Dr. Beck is currently teaching the following courses: Research Methods, Introduction to Criminal Justice, Criminological Theory and Criminal Law. Curriculum vitae Contact Email: beckv@uwosh.edu Phone: 920-424-7094 Office: Clow Faculty 421.

Dr. Michael Lenza

Dr. Michael Lenza

Associate Professor

Ph.D. in Sociology, University of Missouri – Columbia (2005). Publications and research includes: statistical and qualitative methodologies, death penalty, research methods and ethics, medical marijuana, theory, convict criminology, corrections, criminology and institutional violence. Curriculum Vitae Contact Email: lenzam@uwosh.edu Phone: (920) 424-0457 Office: Clow Faculty 425.

Dr. Chris Rose

Dr. Chris Rose

Associate Professor

He is an experimental criminologist with specializations in statistics, quantitative research methodology and social problems. His research has appeared in a variety of academic journals and books, such as the Journal of Crime and Justice, the Journal of Correctional Education, Offender Programs Report, Journal of Drug Education, Teaching Forum, Journal of Interpersonal Violence, Journal of Offender Rehabilitation, Understanding Correctional Violence and the State of Corrections. He teaches courses on Statistics, Quantitative Research Methodology, Major Issues in Criminal Justice, Criminological Theory, Organized Crime and Crime Films. Curriculum VitaeContact Email: rosech@uwosh.edu Phone: (920) 424-0860 Office: Clow Faculty 419.

Dr. Jason Lee

Dr. Jason Lee

Assistant Professor

It is with deep sadness that we share news of the unexpected death of Dr. Jason Vaughn Lee, professor of Criminal Justice, on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at his home in Oshkosh. Dr. Vaughn Lee joined the UW Oshkosh faculty in fall 2014, coming to Wisconsin from the University of Wyoming. A specialist on policing and police administration, he taught a wide range of classes in criminology, crime causation, and policing. His scholarship included research on the potential consequences of racially-biased policing as well as policy-oriented studies of citizen perceptions of law enforcement and homeland security.
(The comments above were released in an e-mail sent on the behalf of Dean John Koker.)

Adjunct Professors

Gene Bartman, JD

Emeritus Faculty

Susan Reed, Ph.D. Stephen Richards, Ph.D., Home Phone: 920-907-0326; Cell Phone: 920-904-3737; RICHARDS VITA 9-2015