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MAHALLEY ALLEN, J.D., Ph.D.

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Mahalley D. Allen is a Professor in the Department of Political Science and Criminal Justice and is both the Department Chair and Coordinator of the Department’s Legal Studies Program. She received her Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Kansas and her J.D. from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law. Dr. Allen’s teaching and research interests include constitutional law, judicial politics, and public policy. Dr. Allen was a visiting professor at Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic in summer 2010 and will teach at the Universidad del País Vasco in San Sebastián, Spain in summer 2018.

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SALLY ANDERSON, J.D.

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MAITREYA BADAMI, J.D.

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DANE CAMERON, J.D.

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MICHAEL J. COYLE, Ph.D.

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Michael joined the department in 2007, with a scholarly background in the Humanities and Justice Studies (Harvard University & Arizona State University) and an activist background in human rights for people in prison. In his work, Michael examines language, everyday life, and public policy to expose the social construction of the excluded and discarded persons of our community (people of color, the underclass, the homeless, the imprisoned, and a variety of groups identified for their difference from promoted norms – who are characterized as “unlike us,” “dangerous,” or “punishment-worthy”). His teaching and research topics center on penal abolition, transformative/restorative justice, ethics, and theoretical, as well as methodological, inquiry. Activism on campus, in Chico, as well as in national and international community contexts, has centered on leading or participating in groups engaging White supremacy, racial capitalism, and violence in everyday life, labor abuses, and a continuously shifting array of justice topics as they emerge (“criminal justice” system abuses, community justice projects, indigenous persons’ rights, governing abuses, and more). Michael maintains an active publishing schedule. Recent books include, Talking Criminal Justice: Language and the Just Society (Routledge 2013) and Seeing Crime: Penal Abolition as the End of Utopian Criminal Justice (forthcoming 2018). Recent articles include, “Penal Abolition and the State: Colonial, Racial and Gender Violences” (Contemporary Justice Review 2017) and “Transgression and Standard Theory: Contributions toward Penal Abolition” (Critical Criminology 2018).

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TEDDY DELORENZO, J.D.

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DIANA DWYRE, Ph.D.

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ANGELA GAPA, Ph.D.

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Dr. Angela Gapa is an assistant professor of International Relations. She received her PhD in International Relations from Florida International University. Her research straddles both fields of International Relations and Comparative Politics. Her scholarly work focuses broadly on the nexus between resources and politics, and more specifically, on the sources of political and economic variation among resource rich developing countries. Her current research delves into the geopolitics of Botswana diamonds and the rise of resource nationalism in southern Africa. Prior to joining Chico State, Dr. Gapa has taught government courses at St Lawrence University and Providence College. She currently teaches the Politics of Developing Nations, Introduction to Comparative Politics, Politics of Africa, Comparative Political Institutions, War and Conflict and a Graduate seminar in International Security.

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ALAN GIBSON, Ph.D.

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DARIN HAERLE, Ph.D.

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Darin Haerle received Bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and Kinesiology from the University of Colorado, Boulder. After graduation, she worked in Aurora, CO as a Group Living Counselor at Excelsior Youth Center, a non-profit residential treatment facility for female juvenile offenders. Working in direct care with those youth was the catalyst for her to start graduate school in criminal justice. After receiving her Master’s degree at the University of North Texas, she completed her Ph.D. in Criminology, Law & Society at the University of California, Irvine.
 
Darin’s dissertation uses a mixed methodological approach to explore the carceral experiences of youth committed to California state juvenile correctional facilities.  This project focuses on the institutional misconduct and experiences of juvenile offenders waived to adult court compared to that of their juvenile court counterparts. Darin is also a member of the Eurogang Program of Research, which facilitates her other areas of study that include delinquency and crime among gang youth, comparative criminal justice, and juvenile sentencing reform.
 
Outside of work, Darin can be found checking out local live music, hiking, swimming, or playing with her two pups, Lenny and Miles. 

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ADAM IRISH, Ph.D.

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SHERROW PINDER, Ph.D

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ANDY POTTER, Ph.D.

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Gwen Ricordeau

GWEN RICORDEAU, Ph.D.

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Gwen has been an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science and Criminal Justice since fall 2017. She is a native of France where she earned her Ph.D. in Social Sciences from Université Paris-IV Sorbonne. Her research interests include: (1) relatives of prisoners, (2) gender identities and sexuality in prison, and (3) representations (especially in movies and museums) of the penal system.  She previously taught in higher education for more than a decade in France and also in the Philippines where she conducted research on intermarriages, marriage migrations, and gender and race stereotypes. As a feminist and a penal abolitionist, Gwen tries to make her teaching and research resonate with her activism and personal experience as a relative of prisoners.

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DORIS SCHARTMUELLER, Ph.D.

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Dr. Doris Schartmueller has been a faculty member in the Department of Political Science and Criminal Justice since 2015. She received her doctoral degree in Political Science at Northern Arizona University. She also holds a master’s degree in Applied Criminology from Northern Arizona University and a master’s degree in Political Science with minors in Finnish and Swedish languages from the University of Vienna (Austria). Dr. Schartmueller’s research interests include long-term imprisonment and comparative criminal justice policy. She regularly teaches classes such as corrections, criminal justice ethics, and theories and practices of justice. She has also taught classes on comparative criminal justice policy as well as transnational and international crime. 

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DIANE SCHMIDT, Ph.D.

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Dr. Schmidt has been teaching for over 35 years in public policy and government.  She has been teaching in the Public Administration program at California State University, Chico since 1998.  Dr. Schmidt earned her doctorate in Political Science at Washington University, St. Louis and her master’s in Economics at University of Missouri, St. Louis.  She also earned a Certificate in European Studies at Tilburg University, The Netherlands.  Dr. Schmidt is a professional policy analyst and has worked as a community consultant in policy analysis and, most recently, in collaborative community management.  She specializes in evaluating community outreach programs.  In addition, Dr. Schmidt consults with communities as a facilitator for collaborative projects and teaches courses in collaborative management, public personnel policy, planning, and program evaluation.  In the past, she has worked on a variety of federal, state, local, and nonprofit grants and contracts as the Associate Director of the CSUC Survey Research Center.  Dr. Schmidt has published and/or presented her research on collaborative management, field administration, personnel, and labor policy in a variety of forums including the subfields of community development and public administration.  She is also the author of a widely recognized writing text entitled, Writing in Political Science.

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NICOLE SHERMAN, Ph.D.

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SARAH SMITH, Ph.D.

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ROBERT STANLEY, J.D., Ph.D.

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MATTHEW THOMAS, Ph.D.

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CHARLES S. TURNER, Ph.D.

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Professor Charles C. Turner has  been a faculty member in the Department of Political Science and Criminal Justice since 2000. Dr. Turner earned his doctorate in Political Science from Claremont Graduate University. His research and teaching interests include American political institutions (namely the Presidency, Congress, and the Courts) as well as state & local government. In addition to a book on American Indian policy (The Politics of Minor Concerns) and articles on American politics and on the scholarship of teaching and learning, he is also co-author of Introduction to American Government by BVT Publishing. He enjoys spending time with his family, running, and nachos.

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PAUL VIOTTI, Ph.D.

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LORI WEBER, Ph.D.

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Rank: Professor 

Year of hire: 1999 

Year of tenure/promotion: 2005 

Official capacity: MPA Coordinator 

Alma mater: University of Colorado at Boulder 

Courses taught: Introduction to Research Methods, Quantitative Research Methods, Public Opinion, MPA Professional Paper 

Select publications:

Justus, Zachary, Millicent Mattor, and Lori M. Weber. 2016. “Student Voice in a Campus Civic Engagement Program: A Description and Assessment.” Communication Teacher 30 (2): 106-119. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17404622.2016.1139147. 

Ertle, Ellie and Lori M. Weber. 2010. “Yes We Can: Developing Civic Engagement in College Students through Town Hall Meetings. The Western: Newsletter of the Western Political Science Association 2 (2): 5-14. http//www.wpsa.net.org. Note: This article was published in the

anonymous, peer-reviewed section, Western Educator. 

Muhlberger, Peter and Lori M. Weber. 2006. “Lessons from the Virtual Agora Project: The Effects of Agency, Identity, Information, and Deliberation on Political Knowledge.” Journal of Public Deliberation 2 (1), Article 6. http://services.bepress.com/jpd/vol2/iss1/art13/. 

Barrios, Sharon and Lori M. Weber. 2006. “A New Kind of Political Science Course Experience: Creating and Editing a Student Journal of Politics.” PS: Political Science and Politics 39: 107-110. 

Weber, Lori M. 2003. “Rugged Individuals and Social Butterflies: The Consequences of Social and Individual Political Participation for Political Tolerance. Social Science Journal 40 (2): 335-342. 

Weber, Lori M., Alysha Loumakis, and James Bergman. 2003. “Who Participates and Why? An Analysis of Citizens on the Internet and the Mass Public.” Social Science Computer Review 21 (1): 26-42.

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JENNIFER WILKING, Ph.D.

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AMY ASHER

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ARIANE BELANGER-VINCENT

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JENNIFER BETTIS

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REBECCA BRITTON

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JOHN CROSBY

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ELLIE ERTLE

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NOELLE FERDON

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Noelle Ferdon, JD, has a background in law and policy and has worked primarily on food and agriculture topics, disability rights and prisoner's rights. Ferdon has led numerous projects including coordination of the Buy Fresh Buy Local, North Valley agricultural marketing program with over 100 farmer, rancher and food business members, edited/published three editions of the North Valley’s Eater’s Guide to Local Food, chaired a USDA funded Technical Advisory Committee and workshop development for the National Institute of Food and Agriculture's (NIFA) Beginning Farmer Rancher Development Program, and co-founded and directed the development of the North Valley Food Hub. She worked nationally for a DC-based organization lobbying to promote agricultural policies benefiting small- and medium-sized farmers and ranchers. Additionally, Ferdon worked for a statewide non-profit representing clients with developmental disabilities, conducted research on prisoner rights and worked for Prisoner Legal Services in the San Francisco County Jail. Ferdon has received and managed numerous state and federal grants to development programs and conduct research. Ferdon has a B.A. in Political Science from CSU, Chico and a J.D. from Golden Gate University’s School of Law with certificates in Public Interest and Environmental Law.

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SUE HILDERBRAND

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BRITTANY KASIK

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Brittany Kasik has been an adjunct professor in the Political Science and Criminal Justice Department since fall 2016. In 2015, Ms. Kasik graduated from UC Irvine with a Master's degree in Criminology, Law and Society. Ms. Kasik completed her undergraduate studies in criminal justice at Chico State in 2011. When she is not teaching, Ms. Kasik works as a paralegal in the Capital Habeas Unit of the Federal Defender for the Eastern District of California. In that capacity, Ms. Kasik assists in the representation of death row inmates with their habeas corpus proceedings.

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TOM LANDO

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RANDY G. LOCKWOOD

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Randy Lockwood serves as a Lecturer in the Legal Studies Program at CSU Chico, teaching Constitutional Law, Administrative Law and Alternative Dispute Resolution. Professor Lockwood is a native of Utah and earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Utah State University and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Utah College of Law. He has worked as a civil litigation attorney for over 30 years. In 2015, he retired from a full-time insurance defense practice in Stockton, California and relocated to Chico, where he continues to perform legal research, law and motion, and appellate work as a consultant to other civil litigation attorneys and law firms. Professor Lockwood also teaches Alternative Dispute Resolution at Cal Northern School of Law. 

JIM MCKENNA

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LEE MCNISH

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MEAGAN MELOY

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Meagan Meloy earned a Master’s in Public Administration from California State University, Chico in 2009 and a BA in English and Women's Studies from from Western Michigan University in 1999.  She has coordinated the Butte County Office of Education's School Ties program for 13 years, providing educational support services to families experiencing homelessness and to foster youth in Butte County.  She served as the Butte County Homeless Continuum of Care Coordinator from 2010-2013 and currently serves on the board of directors of the North Valley Housing Trust and Butte 211.

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ANNE MOORE

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Anne V. Moore is an active CA Bar member with a master’s degree in Political Science from CSU Chico.  Her career has been primarily dedicated to law in the public interest, ranging from poverty law and welfare rights to Social Security disability, housing, juvenile dependency, and criminal law.  She has worked as a public defender in both urban San Diego county and rural Nevada county and as an appellate attorney representing indigent defendants by appointment of the CA Courts of Appeal.  Ms. Moore has also worked in the field of entertainment law and as a documentary film producer.  Her work there has focused on negotiating distribution deals, talent and trade union contracts, employment law, First Amendment issues, including defamation/privacy, intellectual property, copyright law, music rights/clearances, and litigation.  Ms. Moore produced two documentary films, Sicko, which received an Oscar nomination in 2007 for Best Feature Documentary, and Capitalism: A Love Story (2009).  Other film production credits include Bowling for Columbine (2003) Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004), Slacker Uprising (2008).  She is a member of the Producers Guild of America (PGA).  A native of Michigan, Ms. Moore graduated with a B.A. in history from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and a J.D. from New College of CA, School of Law.  She teaches "Senior Seminar in Legal Studies" and "Law & Disadvantaged Persons" at CSU Chico utilizing a social justice oriented and student centered teaching style.

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EILEEN MORRIS

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An alumna of CSU, Chico, Eileen holds a BA degree in Political Science, option in legal studies with a minor in Religious Studies, and a Master of Arts degree in Political Science. She is a caring, passionate and experienced teacher of political science courses and a faculty member and longtime event volunteer for Town Hall Meeting, the biannual, signature CSU Chico public sphere pedagogy event. She has also been a team teacher for the interdisciplinary First-Year Experience U-Course program since its pilot year. Eileen helped to start a local non-profit, Chico World Dancers, and is a parent volunteer at Sherwood Montessori School. When she is not teaching classes in political science and public administration, you can find her with her family, dancing or teaching dance classes for Chico Area Parks and Recreation, hiking, or bird watching around Butte County and always trying very hard to get to the beach. 

EMILY PEART

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JEREMIAH SANDERS

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STEVE SHERLOCK

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KATY SYLVIA

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