Faculty & Staff
Dr. Khi V. Thaithai@fau.edu
Dr. Khi V. Thai has taught since 1978. His expertise is in public budgeting, financial management and public procurement. As shown in detail below, he is (1) editor of 3 academic journals; (2) Editorial Board member of 8 other academic journals; (3) author or editor of 12 books; (4) author or co-author of 41 referred articles, and 12 non-refereed articles and technical reports; (5) author or co-author of 22 book chapters; (6) editor or co-editor of 17 academic journal symposia; and (6) principal investigator of numerous grants/contracts. In addition, he has served as director of the Bureau of Public Administration at the University of Maine, Director of the School of Public Administration at Florida Atlantic University, and founder and former Director of the Public Procurement Research Center at Florida Atlantic University. He organized a variety of training programs, particularly international training programs. Most recently, he has provided technical assistance to the South Florida Water Management District, the Government of Sierra Leone, Uganda, Bulgaria, Columbia, the Federal Government of Canada, United Nations, and Inter-American Development, in the area of procurement reforms, procurement integrity and international procurement.
In 2004, Professor Thai initiated the International Public Procurement Conference. The conference is intended to be a forum for practitioners and researchers from developed and developing countries (1) to share and to advance knowledge, innovation and best practices in public procurement; and particularly (2) to build a global network for practitioners and researchers. To achieve this goal, he created a website (www.ippa.org) where all papers presented at previous conferences are posted.
In 2008, he received the "Distinguished Service Award" from the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing, Inc., a national professional association. This professional organization has created the "Khi V. Thai Researchers Awards" program that presents best researcher awards at its annual forum.
Dr. Bruce Arneklevbarnekle@fau.edu
Bruce J. Arneklev is an Associate Professor in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Oklahoma in 1995. His major research interests include quantitatively testing recent theories of crime, especially those related to the concept of "self-control." Dr. Arneklev's publications have appeared in such scholarly journals as Criminology, Journal of Research in Crime & Delinquency, Journal of Quantitative Criminology, and Social Forces. Some of his more recent courses he has taught include: Corrections, Criminology, Criminal Justice, Juvenile Justice, and Research Methods. Dr. Arneklev teaches at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. He is particularly concerned with ensuring that students in criminology and criminal justice have a sound research methods background.
Gordon Bazemore is currently Professor and Chair in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, and Director of the Community Justice Institute, at Florida Atlantic University. His research has focused on juvenile justice and youth policy, restorative justice, crime victims, corrections, and community policing. Dr. Bazemore is the author of 65 peer-reviewed articles, 34 book chapters, 25 monographs and technical reports, and numerous other publications. He is first author of three books on juvenile justice reform: Juvenile Justice Reform and Restorative Justice: Building Theory and Policy from Practice (with Mara Schiff; Willan Publishing); Restorative Juvenile Justice: Repairing the Harm of Youth Crime (with Lode Walgrave; Criminal Justice Press) and Restorative and Community Justice: Cultivating Common Ground for Victims, Communities and Offenders (with Mara Schiff) (Anderson Publishing). He was recipient of Florida Atlantic University’s Researcher of the Year Award in both 1995 and 1999.
Dr. Bazemore has 30 years experience in juvenile justice practice, research and training/technical assistance, and he has directed research and action projects funded by the National Institute of Justice, Office for Victims of Crime, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and other public and private agencies. He served as a consultant, researcher and trainer to the Florida Department of Health and Rehabilitative Services’ (HRS) initiative on juvenile pre-adjudicatory detention reform (as prescribed in the FL Juvenile Justice Reform Act of 1990). As part of this initiative, Dr. Bazemore conducted research, prepared publications, and made presentations on the impact of implementation of detention screening criteria and reforms on culture and climate in Broward and Dade county detention facilities. He is a former member and co-chair of the Florida Juvenile Justice Standards and Training Commission, and a founding member of the Florida Supreme Court work group on Community and Restorative Justice (initiated by Justice Barbara Pariente).
Since 1993, Dr. Bazemore has been the Director of the Balanced and Restorative Justice Project funded by the federal Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. He has advised and provided training and technical assistance to more than 30 states and several federal agencies on juvenile justice, offender reentry, restorative justice, and victim services reform. He has been a keynote speaker at more than 40 state juvenile and criminal justice conferences in the past decade, and has spoken on these topics at national and international conferences in Northern Ireland, Germany, Bogota, Australia (Melbourne, Canberra, Queensland), Canada, Belgium, and Brazil. In 1999, as part of the centennial celebration of the founding of the first juvenile court in the United States, Dr. Bazemore prepared and presented a monograph (one of three addressing the past, present, and future of the court) entitled “The Juvenile Court and the Future Response to Youth Crime: A Vision for Community Juvenile Justice,” at the National Counsel of Juvenile & Family Court Judges, National Symposium on the 100th Anniversary of the Juvenile Court.
Dr. Rachel Boba Santosrboba@fau.edu
Dr. Rachel Boba Santos and has been working with police organizations for over 18 years. Before moving to Florida, she was a Senior Research Associate and Director of the Crime Mapping Laboratory at the Police Foundation in Washington, D.C. where she carried out large-level research projects that focused on crime mapping, crime analysis, problem-oriented policing, school safety, and regional data sharing initiatives.
Dr. Santos’ current research focuses on police organizational change and the institutionalization of problem solving, crime analysis, and accountability into a police agency’s day-to-day operations in order to improve its crime reduction effectiveness. She has worked with a number of agencies around the United States in implementing her ideas. In particular, she has worked closely with the Port St. Lucie (Florida) Police Department, and together they have won two prestigious policing awards for this work: Finalist for the Herman Goldstein Award for Excellence in Problem-Oriented Policing (2006) and the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Excellence in Law Enforcement Research Award in September 2008. Her recent US Department of Justice publications include: A Police Organizational Model for Crime Reduction: Institutionalizing Problem Solving, Analysis, and Accountability (2011); Integrating Crime Analysis into Patrol (2011); and Institutionalization of problem solving, analysis, and accountability in the Port St. Lucie, FL Police Department (2011).
She has published numerous peer reviewed publications in a variety of journals, and two of her recent books include one sole-authored, Crime Analysis with Crime Mapping, 3rd Edition (2012), and the other co-authored with Professor Marcus Felson, Crime and Everyday Life, 4th Edition (2010). Dr. Santos teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in research methods, crime analysis, crime prevention, police effectiveness in crime reduction, crime and everyday life, and victimology. Dr. Santos earned her bachelor of arts in English and sociology from California Lutheran University and her master’s and doctor of philosophy in sociology from Arizona State University.
Dr. Adam Dobrinadobrin@fau.edu
Adam Dobrin, Ph.D., earned his Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from the College of William and Mary in Virginia, and both his Master’s and Doctorate in Criminology from the University of Maryland. His most current research includes examining the efficacy of correctional health care policies, as well as exploring and developing the growing relationships between national policy and research from the medical and public health disciplines. Highlighting this, he recently presented his research at the Congressional Briefing on Juvenile Justice, at the US Capitol.
Dr. Dobrin is the Field Administrator for the new Cochrane Justice Health Field of the Cochrane Collaboration. The Cochrane Collaboration is an international organization of researchers and physicians (approximately 26,000 around the globe) who produce rigorous “systematic reviews” (a specific methodological and statistical practice regarded as the cornerstone of evidence synthesis) on evidence to inform health care practice and policy. Justice Health is about the health care of the millions of persons under the control of various criminal and juvenile justice systems (both in institutional and community settings, including probation and parole), as well as the health implications for their families, future generations, and the communities from which they come. Justice Health aims to identify gaps that exist in our understanding, and use a priori methods for setting priorities for approaching the most pressing social and clinical policy questions pertinent to health care delivery for this population.
Additionally, he volunteers his time as the Chief Operations Officer for The Lloyd Society, a non-profit (501(c)3) charity that uses evidence based research to guide policymakers to improve the lives of at-risk youths. They provide data driven and outcome oriented policy guidance, outreach and education, and services on matters affecting the public health and safety of at risk youth populations. With them, Dr. Dobrin was part of the Federal Initiative on Juvenile Justice Health that brought together the Office of the Surgeon General (OSG) and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), and is an inaugural member of the International Network for Justice Health (INJH). He also serves on the board of another non-profit, the Criminal Intelligence Network, a collaborative intelligence collection, analysis, and dissemination center created and managed by former and current local, state, and federal law enforcement investigators, intelligence analysts, and military personnel.
Dr. Dobrin currently teaches courses in the Juvenile Justice System, the Criminal Justice System, Violence Research, Policing, and Criminological Theory. In 2006 he was an Academic Fellow at the Foundation for the Defense of Democracy. Part of his Fellowship involved overseas travel for an intensive immersion in the world of terrorism, and the ways the political, diplomatic, military, intelligence, and criminal justice systems respond to or prevent it.
Dr. Sameer Hinduja is an Assistant Professor in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Florida Atlantic University. He works nationally and internationally with the private and public sector to reduce online victimization and its real-world consequences. His research has been featured in hundreds of print and online articles around the world, as well as on radio and TV. Dr. Hinduja has written two books, and his interdisciplinary research is widely published in a number of academic journals. He is a member of the Research Advisory Board for the Internet Safety Task Force at Harvard Law School's Berkman Center for Internet & Society, and has given presentations for a range of audiences including Fortune 500 companies, federal law enforcement, and NGOs.
Dr. Dave Kalinich joined the FAU community in January of 2002 as Chair of the Criminology/Criminal Justice Department. Dr. Kalinich received his Doctorate Degree in Social Sciences (economics, political science, & criminal justice) from Michigan State University in 1978. His undergraduate studies are in the areas of economics and human relations. Dr. Kalinich served on the criminal justice faculty at Michigan State University for 18 years, as Criminal Justice Department Chair at Northern Michigan University for 6 years. He also served as the criminal justice graduate school coordinator at Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids, Michigan for 3 years before accepting the position at FAU. Dr. Kalinich has published a number of books and articles in the field and has an extensive background in planning and providing training programs to criminal justice professionals. He also worked as an adult parole officer for a ten-year period for the State of Ohio prior to his academic career.
On August 1, 2010, after twenty four years as a federal law enforcement officer Ricky Langlois made the decision to retire. His career as a federal law enforcement officer included assignments as a Special Agent in Charge of several major field offices such as Miami, Atlanta and Jacksonville. During the last three years of his career (2007-2010), he had the good fortune to be assigned to the National Training Academy at the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Glynco, Georgia. This last assignment gave him with the opportunity to be part of the law enforcement training excellence that creates the 21st century law enforcement officer. There, as a Department of Homeland Security certified federal law enforcement instructor, he was able to impart professional instruction and practical applications and provide students with the skills and knowledge to meet the demanding challenges of a Federal law enforcement career. Also noteworthy is his participation in the Department of Homeland Security's elite Bluelightening dive team where he served as a Dive Team Coordinator and Underwater Crime Scene Investigator protecting U.S. ports along the Eastern seaboard.
On January 10, 2011, Mr. Langlois began teaching as an Adjunct Instructor in FAU's School of Criminology and Criminal Justice. Since then, he has become a full time instructor in the department. Some of his more recent courses he has taught include: Policing in America, Criminology, White Collar Crime and Homeland Security and Terrorism. Mr. Langlois teaches at the undergraduate level. He is particularly concerned with ensuring that students in criminology and criminal justice have a sound background in the practical applications of law enforcement techniques and procedures.
Mr. Langlois's academic interests include the criminal justice system's response to white collar crime, crimes against the environment and applied public safety theory.
Dr. Christina Mancinicmancin5@fau.edu
Christina Mancini is an Assistant Professor in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Florida Atlantic University. She received her doctoral degree from Florida State University's College of Criminology and Criminal Justice in 2009. She has published fifteen studies in the areas of sexual offending, sex crime policy, violent victimization, public opinion, and criminological theory. These works have appeared in journals such as Criminology, Crime & Delinquency, the Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, the Journal of Criminal Justice, and other crime and policy journals. She is currently involved in several studies related to sex crime, criminal justice policy, race, offending, and public opinion. Recently, she was appointed to serve as an editorial advisory board member for the Journal of Criminal Justice.
On January 3, 1995, after twenty five years as a Special Agent with the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Richard Mangan made the decision to retire. His career with DEA had included assignments as a Special Agent/Criminal Investigator in Washington, DC, and Ft. Lauderdale, FL, as Chief of the Financial Intelligence Section at DEA Headquarters in Washington, DC, as a Group Supervisor in San Francisco, CA, and as the Agent in Charge of the DEA Office in Atlantic City, NJ. During the last three years of his career (1992-1995), hehad the good fortune to be assigned as the DEA Liaison Officer to the Washington National Central Bureau of INTERPOL--the International Criminal Police Organization. This last assignment gave him with the opportunity to attend conferences and meetings all over the world, and to interact with the law enforcement agencies of the 174 member countries of INTERPOL. It also provided a fascinating look at the inner workings of foreign criminal justice systems.
On January 9, 1995, Professor Mangan began teaching as an Adjunct Professor in FAU's School of Criminology and Criminal Justice. Since then, he has become a full time instructor in the department. One of the more enjoyable experiences that he has had here at FAU, has been the opportunity to serve as the faculty advisor to the American Criminal Justice Association and Alpha Phi Sigma, the national criminal justice honorary society.
Professor Mangan's academic interests include the criminal justice system's response to organized crime, the problems associated with illicit drug control and the growth of transnational crime and international law enforcement.
Dr. Mara Schiff received her Ph.D. in Public Administration from New York University in 1992 and is currently Associate Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Florida Atlantic University where her research and publications are in restorative and community justice, substance abuse and juvenile justice. Dr. Schiff is also the Program Coordinator for the Master of Science in Criminology and Criminal Justice Program. Dr. Schiff's articles have appeared in The Justice System Journal, Criminal Justice Review and Western Criminology Review. In addition, Dr. Schiff has also completed an edited volume (with Dr. Gordon Bazemore) entitled RESTORATIVE COMMUNITY JUSTICE: Repairing Harm and Transforming Communities, published by Anderson Publishers in 2001. She is currently completing two major grants (from the National Institute of Justice and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation) examining restorative conferencing for youth in the United States. Dr, Schiff is involved in a variety of projects to promote and implement restorative community justice locally through victim-offender dialogue and conferencing, delinquency prevention, and other restorative community justice initiatives. Dr. Schiff is a member of the American Society of Criminology and the International Network for Research on Restorative Justice for Juveniles. In addition, she currently serves on the Broward County Juvenile Justice Board, and has served a consultant for the Balanced and Restorative Justice Project, the National Institute of Justice and other local and national organizations.
Dr. Jeanne Stinchcomb is a professor on the faculty of FAU's School of Criminology and Criminal Justice. Her career includes 25 years of teaching experience in both college settings and training academies. She has also held various administrative positions on the staffs of federal, state, and local justice agencies ranging from the FBI in Washington, DC, to the Miami-Dade Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Additionally, she serves as a consultant to such organizations as the National Institute of Corrections and the American Correctional Association. She has recently been appointed to chair ACA's national Correctional Certification Commission. Her research includes evaluations of training programs, boot camps, and state certification exams. In addition to graduate and undergraduate courses, she has conducted training on such topics as stress management, instructional techniques, program evaluation, ethics, leadership, needs assessment, and test construction. She has published two books with Prentice Hall: Introduction to Corrections and Corrections Today: 21st Century Challenges. She is also the author of ACA's correspondence course on Managing Stress: Performing under Pressure. Her articles have appeared in Crime and Delinquency, Criminal Justice Policy Review, Corrections Management Quarterly, American Jails, Corrections Today, and the Journal of Offender Rehabilitation.
Tasha Youstin joined the faculty at FAU in 2011, having studied at the University of Florida for her Master’s degree and John Jay College of Criminal Justice for her Ph.D. Tasha’s research interests include theory testing, sexual offenders and offender policies, and environmental criminology, focusing on the relationship between crime, space and time. Her research has been published in top criminology journals such as Criminal Justice and Behavior, Crime and Delinquency, and Justice Quarterly. She previously taught statistics at John Jay College, and currently teaches Criminology, Criminal Justice Technology, and a variety of other courses at FAU.
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