Alumni Update: Gregory Mohr

Gregory Mohr, a 1982 SHSU B.S. graduate, recently retired as a Senior Special Agent for the U.S. Department of Defense. During his federal career, Greg completed a M.A. from George Washington University and a Master of Public Administration from Georgia Southern University. Greg had a wide variety of tours and assignments including 5 years as a full-time Instructor at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Glynco, GA (1991 – 1996). Since 2002, he has served as an Adjunct Faculty member for several universities, and has developed courses in such fields as terrorism and computer security. In April 2009, he opened The Mohr Investigative Group in Scottsdale, AZ. The company specializes in major case investigations for law firms and corporations throughout the Southwestern United States.

Alumni Update: William P. Bloss

William P. Bloss, a 1996 SHSU Ph.D. graduate, recently published Under a Watchful Eye: Privacy Rights and Criminal Justice (Praeger, 2009) with Foreword by Dr. Rolando V. del Carmen, a Department faculty member. More detailed information can be found here. The impetus for the book was his doctoral dissertation research, which was supervised by Professor del Carmen who continues to contribute to his development as a scholar.

Ed Reyna Receives Distinguished Alumni Award

On October 9, Ed Reyna received an SHSU Distinguished Alumni Award. His favorite saying, "making a difference today for tomorrow," characterizes his personal life as well as his professional career. He has been a public servant for more than 35 years, working with the Texas Department of Corrections, Dallas Juvenile Department, and the U.S. Probation/Pretrial Services Office for the Northern District of Texas. He was one of the first federal probation officers to implement pretrial services for the Federal Court System. He helped create and implement many programs that are still use today, including a mobile Pretrial Services unit, education services for families of incarcerated individuals, and a guide used for setting bail.

Alumni Update: Edgar J. Hartung

Edgar J. Hartung, a 1981 M.A. graduate in Police Science and Administration, was recently granted tenure and promoted to Associate Professor of Criminal Justice at Alvernia University in Reading, Pennsylvania. In the fall of 2008, he was the recipient of a U.S. Department of Justice's COPS program grant of over $222,000 for Alvernia University that was used to build a special Criminal Justice wing. The wing includes two new classrooms with up-to-date audiovisual equipment and new offices. Edgar received a J.D. from Cleveland-Marshal College of Law in 1992.

Alumni Update: Dwayne Wagner

Dwayne Wagner (SHSU M.A. 1987) retired in June 2008 as a Colonel in the United States Army. He is now a civilian Assistant Professor at the Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, KS. A 1992 graduate of the FBI National Academy, he also served as the Senior Military Representative to the U.S. Customs Service from 2001-2003, and in the Drug Enforcement Administration from 2004-2008.

Alumni Update: Paul H. Brown

In November of 2008, Paul H. Brown was hired by the Montgomery County Alabama Commission as the Executive Director of the County Community Corrections program. Since becoming the Executive Director, the agency has received a major technical assistance grant to become a Model Community of Corrections in Alabama. The agency will work closely with state and local leaders to complete a comprehensive area-wide Community Corrections Plan to address all corrections, sentencing, and justice-related issues. Previously, Paul Brown served for 13 years as the State Director of Operations for the private, for-profit criminal justice services company, Community Education Centers, where he provided oversight for a number of in-prison Therapeutic Community Treatment Programs as well as consultation and training for staff in numerous states. He earned a B.S. from SHSU in 1976.

Beto Chair Lecture Series: Dr. Nicholas Lovrich

Thu Nov 19, 2009
9:30 - 11:00 A.M.
Hazel B. Kerper Courtroom

Dr. Nicholas Lovrich
"Mentoring Doctoral Students: Finding Synergies of Theory and Practice in Pasteur's Quadrant"

Alumni Update: Jake Nelson

Jake Nelson, an SHSU 2009 M.S. in Criminal Justice graduate, was recently hired by The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. After training, he will move to Lubbock, TX, to start his new job. He is a former employee of the SHSU Department of Criminal Justice's Institute for the Study of Violent Groups.

Real Talk with CJ: Deborah Sibila

Tuesday Nov 17, 2009
2:00 pm - 3:00pm
CJ Cafe (CJava)
Facebook Event

Deborah Sibila retired from the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) in July 2009 with 26 years of military and federal law enforcement experience. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Law Enforcement/Police Science from Sam Houston State University in 1980 and her Masters in Public Administration from Jacksonville State University in 1984.

Alumni Update: Gerry Ramker

Gerard "Gerry" Ramker, a 1983 SHSU Ph.D. graduate, has been promoted to Associate Director of the U.S. Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS). Dr. Ramker has been with BJS in Washington, D.C., for five years. Previously, he served the State of Illinois for twenty-two years working for the Illinois State Police and the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority.

Real Talk with CJ: Rissie Owens

Tue Nov 10, 2009
2:00 pm - 3:00pm
CJ Cafe (CJava)

Ms. Rissie Owens currently serves as the Chair of the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles where she has been a member since 1997. She was originally appointed to the Board by then Governor George W. Bush. She was appointed as Chair in 2003 and reappointed in 2009 to a 6-year term by Governor Rick Perry. Prior to her employment with the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles, she served 15 years in numerous positions in the field of Criminal Justice and Education, including Court Coordinator, Case Manager, Social Worker, Probation Officer, Drug Prevention Coordinator, Associate School Psychologist and several positions within the Texas Department of Corrections.

Real Talk with CJ: Mark Bull

Tue Nov 3, 2009
2:00 pm - 3:00pm
CJ Cafe (CJava)

Mark A. Bull is Senior Superintendent of Field Services, Public Safety & Technology Division, for the Houston Airport System. Since 2004, he has been responsible for planning and implementing programs related to safety, security, loss prevention, security management, and emergency planning operations at Bush Intercontinental Airport.

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