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  • Doctor of Public Administration (DPA), University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, 1996
  • Master of Public Administration (MPA), University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, 1996
  • Master of Education/Corrections  (MS), Western Oregon University, Monmouth, Oregon, 1969
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA), Psychology, Willamette University, Salem, Oregon, 1968.

Classroom Teaching

  • Professor, Department of Government, Christopher Newport University, Newport News, Virginia, 2008-Present. Associate Professor 2000 – 2008. As a tenured member of the faculty of this state university, I teach undergraduate courses in political science, public administration, and justice studies
  • Adjunct Professor  (Public Administration), St. Mary’s College of California, Moraga, CA. 1998-1999
  • Adjunct Professor (Criminal Justice), Rochester Community College, Rochester, Minnesota, 1992-1993
  • Adjunct Professor (Justice Studies), Arizona State University West Campus, Tempe, Arizona, 1986 -1989
  • Adjunct Professor (Criminal Justice), Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia, 1980 - 1983
  • Adjunct Professor (Criminal Justice), Florida International University, Miami, Florida, 1977

Texts and Book Chapters
“Managing the Mentally Ill from a Correctional Administrator’s Perspective,” Chapter 3 in Correctional Mental Health: From Theory to Best Practice edited by Thomas Fagan and Robert Ax. (Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 2011).

“A View From the 21st Century: The Washington Public Affairs Center and the D.P.A.” Chapter 11 in the contributed text Doctoral Education at the Washington Public Affairs Center. Edited by Frank Sherwood. (Lincoln, NE: Universe, 2008).

COLLEGE TEXT Prison and Jail Administration: Practice And Theory (edited with Judith Simon Garrett). (Gaithersburg, MD: Aspen Publishers, Inc., 1999). Reprinted by Jones & Bartlett, 2006. Co-edited text and authored 6 chapters.

COLLEGE TEXT Prison and Jail Administration.: Practice and Theory, Second Edition (edited with Judith Simon Garrett). (Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett Publishers, 2008).Co-edited text and authored or co-authored 8 chapters.

“Behind the Practitioner’s Desk. Something To Lose: A Balanced and Reality-Based Rationale for Institutional Programming.” Chapter 4 in the contributed text Crime and Employment: Critical Issues for Institutional Programming. Edited by Mark Fleisher and Jessie Krienert. (Walnut Creek, CA: Alta Mira Press, 2004).

Peer-Reviewed Journals
“The Future of ASPA – Meeting the Needs of Tomorrow’s Public Administrators.”
(Co-authored by Peter M. Carlson, Pamela T. Dunning, and Jamie N. Atkinson, student). International Journal of Theory and Behavior Volume 11, Issue 3, 2008.

“Public Policy, Women and Confinement: A Plea for Reasonableness.”  The College of William and Mary School of Law’s William and Mary Journal of Women and the Law. Volume 14, Issue 2, Winter 2008.

“The Loss of Talent: Why Local and State Law Enforcement Officers Resign To Become FBI Agents - and what agencies can do about it.” (Co-authored by Mark Bowman, Peter M. Carlson, Robert E. Colvin, and Gary S. Green). Public Personnel Management. Volume 35, No. 2. Summer 2006.

“An Assessment of Retention Incentives for Volunteer Firefighters in Virginia.”
(Co-authored by Steven M. DeLisi, Gary S. Green, Peter M. Carlson, and Harry Greenlee). Journal of Emergency Management, Volume 4, Number 1.  
January/February 2006.

“Juvenile Accountability and the Deterrent Effects of Short Term Confinement” (Co-authored by Gary S. Green, Peter M. Carlson and Robert E. Colvin). Juvenile and Family Court Journal.  Vol. 55, No. 1, Winter 2004.

"Shifting Realities In Higher Education: Today's Business Model Threatens Our Academic Excellence." (Co-authored by Peter M. Carlson and Mark Fleisher). International Journal of Public Administration, Volume 25, Numbers 9 & 10, 2002.

"Something To Lose: A Balanced And Reality Based Rationale For Institutional Programming." Corrections Management Quarterly, 2001, 5 (4), Fall 2001.

"Unwanted Change: Legislation's Impact On Adult Corrections." The Public Manager, Volume 30, No. 1, Spring 2001.

"Prison Interventions: Evolving Strategies To Control Security Threat Groups." Corrections Management Quarterly, 2001, 5 (1), Winter 2001.

Other Journals
“Tuning To Internal Government Communications,” in Government Communications Insider¬. (Washington, DC: Lawrence Ragan Communications, Inc). Volume I, Issue 6, December 2005. Internet: Pages&gid=0E63550FE3074A229835FBA754A0E8A9

“HR Innovation: A Necessity in Public Service Today.” The State of Corrections 2004. (Lanham, MD: American Correctional Association, 2005).

"Hazards In Our Workplace. The Importance of Staff Support." The State of Corrections. 2002, (Lanham, MD: American Correctional Association, 2003).

“Emergency Preparedness: A Follow Up Report,” Corrections Today Volume 59, No. 1, February, 1997.  The American Correctional Association.

“Access Control Systems: Functional and Operational Requirements,” Training, Education, and Liability Issues For Law Enforcement, Scientists, and Engineers, Volume 2939 (Boston: The International Society For Optical Engineering, 1996).

“Corrections Trends For The Twenty-First Century: Our Future Behind The Walls and Wire,” The Keeper’s Voice Volume 17, No. 1.  Winter 1996.  The International Association of Correctional Officers.

“New Arrows For Our Quiver,” Corrections Today Volume 57, No. 4.  July 1995.  The American Correctional Association.

“Correctional Trends,” Corrections Alert, Volume 2, No. 6. June 12, 1995

“High Profile Inmates and The Media,” Proceedings of The American Correctional Association,1994 Winter Conference.

“The Activation Of A New Facility,” Corrections Today Volume 49, No. 2. April 1987.  The American Correctional Association.


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