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Position Role:
Faculty

Office Location:
WC

Office Number:
WC 254P

Office Hours:

Monday: 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Tuesday: 10:30 am - 3:30 pm

Wednesday: 9:00 am - 10:30 am, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

 

 

Campus Box Number:
10

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Position Role:
Faculty

Office Location:
WC

Office Number:
WC 254A

Office Hours:

Monday: 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Tuesday: 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Wednesday: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Thursday: 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Campus Box Number:
10

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Position Role:
Faculty

Office Location:
WC

Office Number:
254D

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Dr. Bradford is on sabbatical leave in Fall 2018. 

Campus Box Number:
10

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Bio:

Jennifer Bradford received her doctorate from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 2010, specializing in corrections. She received her Master of Criminal Justice from Boston University in 2005 and her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Willamette University in 1999. In addition to corrections, her areas of specialization include community corrections, prison rehabilitation, inmate-correctional officer relations, and pretrial services. She has taught online for Boston University since 2006 to include Research Methods, Criminology, Statistics, Victimology, Terrorism, and White Collar Crime.

Dr. Bradford has presented nationwide at several professional conferences and has publications on a variety of research topics to include cognitive-behavioral rehabilitation for juvenile sex offenders and juvenile sight and sound separation policy implications. She served six years active duty for the US Navy as a Chinese linguist and worked professionally as a sworn bond commissioner for Larimer County Pretrial Services, which included bond advisement processing at the Larimer County Detention Center in Fort Collins, CO. Dr. Bradford currently serves her community as a Victim Advocate for Broomfield City and County and serves as the Department of Higher Education designee on the CO Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice. Dr. Bradford teaches a variety of courses at MSU Denver to include (but not limited to) Intro to Corrections, Research Methods & Basic Statistics, Criminal Justice & the Social Structure, Victimology, Federal Law Enforcement and Terrorism, Criminological Theories, and the Capstone Senior Experience course.



Position Role:
Faculty

Office Location:
WC

Office Number:
WC 254K

Office Hours:

Tuesday: 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Thursday: 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Campus Box Number:
10

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Bio:

Dr. Allison M. Cotton is a tenured, Full Professor of Criminology at Metropolitan State University of Denver. A Colorado native, Dr. Cotton received a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1991, a Master’s Degree in Sociology from Howard University in Washington, D.C. in 1995, and a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2002.

Dr. Cotton’s publications range in subject from issues related to the death penalty, eye-witness identifications, lethal behavior and expert witnesses to issues around race class gender and crime. Her first book, Effigy: Images of Capital Defendants was released in the summer of 2008 by Lexington Books. Her second (co-authored) book, Class, Race, Gender & Crime: The Social Realities of Justice in America (4th edition) was released in July 2014 by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. Dr. Cotton is a member of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences and the American Society of Criminology. A two-time Fulbright scholar, Dr. Cotton now serves as a board member of the Colorado Fulbright Foundation. She is also a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.



Position Role:
Faculty

Office Number:
WC 254N

Office Hours:

Monday: 10:00 am - 11:00 am, 1:45 pm - 4:00 pm

Wednesday: 1:45 pm - 3:00 pm

Thursday: 10:00 am -12:15 pm

Campus Box Number:
10

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Bio:

Mr. Gaines has a wide range of experience ranging from law enforcement to higher education which has allowed him to cultivate a diverse perspective on the law enforcement landscape. During his career, he has worked as a Patrol Officer, a Field Investigator, and a Criminal Justice Instructor. Mr. Gaines has received extensive training in the areas of criminal investigation, narcotic identification, DUI prosecutions, advanced homicide investigation, active shooter response, and mobile field force.

Mr. Gaines received a Bachelor's and Master’s degree in Criminology & Criminal Justice from Florida State University in 2010 and 2012. Mr. Gaines also received a Master of Science degree in Public Administration from Florida International University in 2016.  In addition, Mr. Gaines is completing his Ph.D., in Criminal Justice & Criminology from Nova Southeastern University. Mr. Gaines’ research interest includes racial profiling, biased policing, immigration control, and destructiveness of low self-control. 



Position Role:
Faculty

Office Location:
WC

Office Number:
254C

Office Hours:

Monday : 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Tuesday: 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Campus Box Number:
10

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Bio:

Professor Jackson is the Chair and Associate Professor of Criminal Justice and Criminology at Metropolitan State University of Denver. Dr. Jackson graduated from Kansas State University with a Ph.D. in Sociology in 2009, the University of Kansas with an M.P.A in 2002, and Wichita State University with a B.S. in Criminal Justice in 2000. Dr. Jackson’s research interests explore the relationship between race, class, and punishment as well as racial profiling. Dr. Jackson’s work appears in Justice and Research Policy, The National McNair Scholars Journal, and Crime and Justice in America and Criminal Justice Studies.

Previously, Dr. Jackson worked in City Management, as a Research Analyst, a Corrections Officers for the Kansas Department of Corrections and served in the U.S. Army. Outside of professional interests, he travels, reads, writes, and enjoys working out. Dr. Jackson is a member of the American Society of Criminology, Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, and the American Correctional Association. His list of community volunteering includes: serving as President of Phi Beta Sigma fraternity, Gammu Nu Chapter and advisor for the Delta Chapter, as well as a volunteer work for Wichita State University’s Building Up Dream’s in Urban Youth Program, the City of Wichita’s Alternative Revenue Task force and the state of Colorado’s Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice. Dr. Jackson currently serves as a commissioner on the City of Denver’s Crime Prevention and Control Commission.



Position Role:
Faculty

Office Number:
254H

Office Hours:

Tuesday: 11:00 am - 12:15 pm

Tuesday: 8:15 pm - 9:00 pm

Thursday: 11:00 am - 12:15 pm

Thursday: 8:15 pm - 9:00 pm

Campus Box Number:
10

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Position Role:
Faculty

Office Number:
WC 254P

Office Hours:

Monday : 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Wednesday: 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Thursday: 10:45 am - 11:45 am

Campus Box Number:
10

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Bio:

Dr. Jia received her Ph.D. in Criminal Justice at Sam Houston State University in 2018 and her M.A. in Police Administration and Comparative Police Studies from the Chinese People’s Public Security University in 2006. As a former police officer in China, Dr. Jia worked in the areas of intelligence analysis, incident command, international police cooperation, crisis management and counter-terrorism. She also was tasked with planning and implementing the security operations for the Beijing Olympic Games in 2008.
Dr. Jia research interests include police crisis management and counter-terrorism strategies in the United States, Europe, and Asia. Her dissertation used spatial analyses to study environmental criminology and intelligence-led policing. She has published several peer-reviewed articles in scholarly journals including Journal of Criminal Justice; George Mason University Civil Rights Law Journal; Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies & Management, and Journal of Chinese People’s Public Security University (A top-ranked journal in China). Her teaching interests include cybersecurity, cybercrime, homeland security, crime analysis, police systems and practices, comparative criminal justice, and research methods.

Dr. Jia is a member of numerous national and international organizations which include the American Society of Criminology (ASC), the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS), the International Police Executive Symposium (IPES), and the Asian Association of Police Studies (AAPS).



Position Role:
Faculty

Office Number:
WC 254J

Office Hours:

Tuesday: 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Wednesday: 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Thursday: 2:00 pm - 4:40 pm

Campus Box Number:
10

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Bio:

Barbara B. Koehler received her Juris Doctorate from University of Denver, College of Law and her Bachelor of Arts from Southern Methodist University.

She was in the private practice of law for 30 years and during that time also served as a municipal court judge. She retired from the active practice of the law in 2012 and transitioned to teaching. She brings practical life experiences to the classroom.

She teaches Criminal Law, Constitutional Issues in Criminal Procedure & Evidence, American Judicial Systems, and Ethics. She also teaches undergraduate and graduate classes online for American Public University Systems including Research, Analysis & Writing, Introduction to the Law, Family Law, Constitutional Law, Contracts, Introduction to the Courts, Tort Law, and Civil Practice and Procedure.



Position Role:
Faculty

Office Number:
254G

Office Hours:

Tuesday: 9:45 am - 12:15 pm

Thursday: 9:45 am - 12:15 pm

Campus Box Number:
10

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Position Role:
Faculty

Office Location:
WC

Office Number:
254B

Office Hours:

Monday: 8:00 am - 9:15 am

Tuesday: 8:15 am - 9:15 am

Wednesday: 8:00 am - 9:15 am

Thursday: 8:00 am - 9:15 am

Campus Box Number:
10

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Bio:

Jeff London, PhD received his doctoral degree from the University of Colorado in 2006. While at CU, Dr. London was awarded CU-Boulder’s Department of Sociology “2003 Excellence in Teaching Award,” given by the Colorado Beta Chapter of Alpha Kappa Delta, and the “2002 GPTI Instructor of the Year” award, given for excellence in classroom instruction. During the summer of 2007, Dr. London began working at MSU Denver and is now an Associate Professor. In early 2010, Dr. London published his first book entitled, How the Use of Marijuana Was Criminalized and Medicalized, 1906-2004. Dr. London’s book investigates the social construction of the processes of marijuana criminalization and marijuana medicalization. It is the first substantive study on the subject to include a detailed historical context in which to situate a new theoretical model for examining the contemporary U.S. drug policy debate.

Over the next five years, Dr. London is serving as the evaluator for the administration of a National Science Foundation grant (Denver Metro Chem Scholars). He is also a member of the Colorado Department of Higher Education's General Education Council. In addition, he is an elected member of the Colorado Faculty Advisory Council, and a member of the MSU Denver Faculty Senate Retention, Tenure, and Promotion Committee. As a rule, Dr. London is happiest when he is spending time with his wife and daughter.



Position Role:
Faculty

Office Location:
WC

Office Number:
254F

Office Hours:

Monday: 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Monday: 11:00 am -12:30 pm

Wednesday: 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Wednesday: 11:00 am -12:30 pm

Campus Box Number:
10

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Bio:

My name is Denise Mowder and I am an Associate Professor of the Criminal Justice and Criminology Department at Metropolitan State University of Denver. I am also an attorney and for over ten years I was a prosecutor in Oregon. I specialized in prosecuting cases of domestic violence, child abuse and sexual assault. My expertise is in trial practice, investigations and victim advocacy. I earned my Ph.D. in Criminal Justice from Washington State University. I earned my J.D. from Willamette College of Law at Willamette University in Salem Oregon. I received my B.S. at University of Colorado, Denver.
My research area focuses on the impact of current immigration law and the undocumented battered Latina woman. In particular, does the fear of deportation outweigh the fear of being battered. I am also doing research in the wrongful conviction of the factually innocent.

I love teaching criminal justice courses because when I was a prosecutor there wasn't a day when I didn't interact with the police, judges, defense attorneys, victims, and offenders. It is important to understand the theoretical groundwork but I never forget about “doing justice” in the real world. It is important to understand the theoretical groundwork for this class; however I don't want you to forget about the real world.

I want everyone to consider both theory and practice in all of their papers. Always start with the theory but be sure to include any real world problems that could come up.



Position Role:
Faculty

Office Location:
WC

Office Number:
254E

Office Hours:

Monday: 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Monday: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Wednesday: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Wednesday: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Campus Box Number:
10

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Bio:

Dr. Namgung received his BA from Korea National Police University and worked as a Korean police officer for more than 15 years. While he was a police officer, he also earned an MA in Public Administration (with Police Studies) from University of Exeter in the UK in 2003.  He earned his MA and PhD in Criminology and Criminal Justice from University of Missouri-St. Louis in 2013.

Since 2013, Dr. Namgung has taught American Policing, Community Policing, Research Methods, Criminal Justice Administrative Behavior, and Study Abroad in South Korea. His research interests include police organization, community policing, comparative criminal justice, and research methods. 



Position Role:
Faculty

Office Location:
WC

Office Number:
254Q

Office Hours:

Dr. Trammel is in the Dean's office (as an interim Associate Dean) until the summer of 2019. 

Campus Box Number:
10

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Bio:

Rebecca Trammell, Ph.D. is an assistant professor in the Criminal Justice and Criminology Department. She received her doctorate from the University of California, Irvine in 2007 in sociology. She received her Master’s degree from the University of California, Irvine in 2002 in sociology. She received her Bachelor’s degree from the San Diego State University in 1999 in sociology.

She specializes in inmate violence, incarceration, prison culture, and gender. She has published articles on relational violence, the inmate code, violence against child molesters in prison, and legal practices in Islamic countries. Her book, Enforcing the Convict Code: Violence and Prison Culture focuses on how culture is transmitted in prison and how male and female inmates differ with regard to how violence is socially constructed. She was a principal investigator for a comprehensive study of male and female inmates in Nebraska where she researched conflict between inmates and staff and the connection between respect and violence in prison.

She currently teaches courses in Criminological Theories, Research Methods, Victimology, Juvenile Justice, Female Offenders, and Punishment and Society.



Position Role:
Full-Time Staff

Office Location:
WC

Office Number:
254

Campus Box Number:
10

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Cathy Reddy has been the Administrative Assistant for the Criminal Justice Department since August of 2006.



Position Role:
Full-Time Staff

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My name is Lucinda Conde and I work in the College of Professional Studies as an Academic Advisor. While I am familiar with all academic majors and minors in the College of Professional Studies, my assigned caseload is working with students who are Human Services majors/minors, Criminal Justice and Criminology majors/minors, and Undeclared Social Work majors/Social Work minors.

I have over 10 years of experience with MSU Denver as a student, work-study, and working professional. I attended MSU Denver from 2002-2006 and graduated with my Bachelor of Science degree in Human Services. In 2011, I received my Masters in Professional Studies in Professional and Organizational Communications from the University of Denver.

I am passionate about working with students and supporting them in achieving their academic goals. Because you have made a commitment to attend MSU Denver, where you will gain knowledge, experience, and earn a degree; furthering your career and enriching your life, I am here to support that goal. Let me be a resource, and assist you in navigating this process. I judge my success by making your experience at MSU Denver a positive and memorable one.

If you have any academic or programmatic questions or concerns, please feel free to call me at 303-615-0310 or email me at conde@msudenver.edu, in order to make an advising appointment. I look forward to meeting with you soon!

Campus Box Number:
10

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