Courses & Evaluations

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Courses Taught

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CJ 325: Private Security

  • Dixie State University – St. George, UT
    • Summer 2016 – Hybrid
    • Summer 2017 – Hybrid
    • Spring 2018  – Hybrid

CJ 327: Criminology

  • Dixie State University – St. George, UT
    • Spring 2016 – Traditional format

CJ 330: Research Methods in Criminal Justice

  • Dixie State University – St. George, UT
    • Fall 2014 – Traditional format
    • Spring 2015 – Traditional format
    • Summer 2015 – Hybrid format
    • Fall 2015 – Hybrid format
    • Spring 2016 – Hybrid format

CJ 335: American Jails & Prisons

  • Dixie State University – St. George, UT
    • Fall 2014 – Traditional format
    • Fall 2015 – Traditional format
    • Fall 2017 – Online format

CJ 360: The Criminal Life-Course

  • Dixie State University – St. George, UT
    • Fall 2014 – Traditional format
    • Spring 2016 – Hybrid format
    • Spring 2017 – Hybrid format

CJ 389: Criminal Justice Internship

  • Dixie State University – St. George, UT
    • Fall 2014 – Faculty Advisor
    • Spring 2015 – Faculty Advisor

CJ 420 – Ethical Issues in Criminal Justice

  • Dixie State University – St. George, UT
    • Spring 2015 – Traditional format
    • Summer 2015 – Online format
    • Fall 2016 – Online format
    • Spring 2017 – Online format
    • Summer 2017 – Online format
    • Fall 2017 – Online format

CJ 424 – Criminal Justice & Social Policy

  • Dixie State University – St. George, UT
    • Spring 2015 – Traditional format
    • Fall 2016 – Traditional format

CJ 450 – Criminal Justice Study Abroad

  • Dixie State University – St. George, UT
    • Summer 2015 – London, Oxford, Bath
    • Summer 2017 – London, The Hague, Amsterdam

CJ 479: Criminal Justice Senior Capstone

  • Dixie State University – St. George, UT
    • Fall 2015 – Hybrid format
    • Spring 2016 – Hybrid format
    • Fall 2016 – Hybrid format
    • Spring 2017 – Hybrid format

CJ 490: Current Issues in Criminal Justice

  • Dixie State University – St. George, UT
    • Spring 2017 – Hybrid format

Soc 100: Introductory Sociology

  • Purdue University – West Lafayette, IN
    • Spring 2010 – Online format
    • Spring 2011 – Traditional format
    • Spring 2014 – Online format
  • Ivy Tech Community College – Lafayette, IN
    • Fall 2008 – Traditional format (2 sections)
    • Spring 2009 – Traditional format
    • Fall 2009 – Traditional format
    • Spring 2010 – Traditional format
    • Fall 2010 – Traditional format (2 sections)
    • Spring 2011 – Traditional format

Soc 200: Social Problems

  • Ivy Tech Community College – Lafayette, IN
    • Spring 2011 – Online format (2 sections)

Soc 324: Criminology

  • Purdue University – West Lafayette, IN
    • Fall 2008 – Traditional format
    • Spring 2009 – Traditional format
    • Summer 2009 – Traditional format

Soc 328: Criminal Justice

  • Purdue University – West Lafayette, IN
    • Spring 2009 – Traditional format
    • Fall 2009 – Traditional format
    • Fall 2010 – Traditional format
    • Spring 2011 – Traditional format
    • Fall 2011 – Traditional format
    • Spring 2012 – Traditional format
    • Spring 2014 – Traditional format
  • Ivy Tech Community College – Lafayette, IN
    • Fall 2009 – Online format

Soc 340: General Social Psychology

  • Purdue University – West Lafayette, IN
    • Spring 2010 – Traditional format
    • Summer 2010 – Traditional format
    • Summer 2011 – Traditional format

Example of final grade breakdown:

I received the following email from a student a few weeks before the end of class:

I just checked blackboard and saw the points that I have accumulated thus far this semester. There is absolutely no way I can get anything other than an F, which is understood. I am a graduating senior and this entire year I have been taking classes but fulfilled all graduation requirements as of Spring 2011. I still plan on completing the final project for learning purposes and will complete that video but I probably won’t turn in anything else. I want you to know that I have thoroughly enjoyed your class and that you are one of the best professors I have had here at Purdue. I feel like I have learned so much from your class because I was more relaxed and felt less pressure to perform well on tests. Please don’t judge educational work ethic by the results of this semester. The Senioritis has won this match.

After receiving this email I worked with this student, and though they weren’t able to get the most “stellar” grade they did pass the course. If you take out the F category of my grade breakdown (F and D high based on my attendance policy) the distribution is quite normal (Skewness = -.484 and Kurtosis = -.467) and without the D category things flatten out and skewness nearly vanishes (Skewness = -.036 and Kurtosis = -.868).

The point I am hoping to convey is that I sincerely care for and work hard to educate my students, but I also hold them accountable with high expectations for their work.