Criminal justice faculty

Phone:
(810) 237-6580
Email:
kimbend@umflint.edu
SAC - Criminal Justice

Kimberly Bender, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice

Courses: Introduction to Criminal Justice, Corrections, Critical Issues in Probation and Parole, Processing Offenders, Social Inequality and Crime

I received my Ph.D. in criminal justice from Michigan State University. My primary research focuses on treatment and programming for marginalized populations under correctional supervision. However, my research interests include women in prison, prisoner reentry, and the intersection of race, class and gender. Some of my most recent work can be found in Journal of Crime and Justice and International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology.

Phone:
810-762-3340
Email:
amansmi@umflint.edu
SAC - Criminal Justice

Amanda Kahl Smith, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice

Courses: Intro to Criminal Justice, Crime and Media, Crimes of the Powerful (formerly Elite Deviance), Comparative Criminal Justice Systems, Senior Seminar in CRJ

Dr. Kahl Smith earned her sociology Ph.D from Western Michigan University and both Applied Criminology M.S. and Criminology and Criminal Justice B.S. degrees from Northern Arizona University.

In her current research, Dr. Kahl Smith investigate the relationships between major social institutions and the economy and how these relationships influence crime rates both within United States and amongst advanced, industrialized nations.

In the upcoming academic year, Dr. Kahl Smith is working on a project that investigates drone warfare as a state crime. She welcomes student involvement on this project.

Phone:
(810) 762-3340
Email:
kjlitwin@umflint.edu
SAC - Criminal Justice

Kenneth Litwin, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Criminal Justice

Honors Program Advisor for Criminal Justice

Courses: Sociology of Deviance, Senior Seminar in CRJ, Policing Contemporary Society, Punishment and Social Control

CLICK TO LEARN MORE

Phone:
(810) 762-3075
Email:
jrmars@umflint.edu
SAC - Criminal Justice

Joan Mars, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Criminal Justice

Courses: Criminology, Special Topics: CRJ Internship, Law and Society, Criminal Law

Joan Mars' teaching and research interests include immigration and the protection of human rights, global criminology, crime and justice in the Caribbean, and the sociology of law.

CLICK TO LEARN MORE

Phone:
(810) 762-3340
Email:
sspivack@umflint.edu
SAC - Criminal Justice

Shelley Spivack

Courses: Gender, Crime & Justice, Juvenile Law and Justice

STAFF

Phone:
(810) 762-3340
Email:
lmctier@umflint.edu
Sociology, Anthropology, & Criminal Justice

Lynne McTiernan

Administrative Assistant

Office: 526 French Hall

Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8am-5pm (office closed 12pm-1pm)