M.S. Education 1998, University of Nebraska at Omaha; B.S. Education 1997, Texas Christian University
Tanya Blakeley was a classroom teacher in Nebraska, Texas, and Arizona for eight years, prior to moving to Oregon in 2009. Additionally, Tanya has worked in the non-profit community for the American Red Cross, a volunteer center, and a public schools foundation as an emergency preparedness instructor, a volunteer program coordinator, and a scholarship program coordinator, respectively. She joined Southern Oregon University in 2009 as the program coordinator for the Criminology and Criminal Justice Department and continues to work with CCJ majors and minors as an academic advisor, online coordinator, and orientation facilitator.
Doctor of Philosophy, Criminology 2008, Indiana University of Pennsylvania; Master of Criminal Justice, University of Colorado at Denver; Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, University of New Mexico
Alison S. Burke joined the Criminology Department in 2008. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of New Mexico and spent a year studying psychology at Oxford University. Dr. Burke earned her Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice (MCJ) from the University of Colorado at Denver and her Ph.D. in Criminology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 2008. She worked for more than five years with juvenile delinquents in medium security treatment facilities and group homes in Colorado and helped implement delinquency prevention programs in Pennsylvania. Her research interests include juvenile justice, women and crime, gender and juvenile justice, and pedagogy in higher education. She has published articles in Educational Review, Journal of Effective Teaching, Journal of Youth, Violence and Juvenile Justice, and guest edited an issue of Women & Criminal Justice.
Associate Professor, Department Chair
Ph.D. in Criminal Justice University of Cincinnati, OH, 2012; M.A. Criminology & Criminal Justice, East Tennessee State University, 2001; B.A. Criminology & Criminal Justice, East Tennessee State University, 2000
David E. Carter joined the Criminology and Criminal Justice Department in 2008. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Cincinnati. Dave served in the U.S. Army for 8 years prior to attending school. He has published works in the Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency in the area of life-course research, as well as in the Corrections Compendium, where he wrote about U.S. inmate populations. He also provides consultation and evaluations for correctional programs in the area of effective interventions and evidence-based programming.
Doctor of Philosophy, Criminology 2013, Indiana University of Pennsylvania; Masters of Criminology 2005, Indiana University of Pennsylvania; Bachelor of Arts in Psychology 2003, Duquesne University
Brian joined the CCJ Department in 2009. He received a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Duquesne University, with an emphasis in existential phenomenology. Brian’s Master’s and Doctorate degrees in criminology are from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Brian’s areas of interest and research include criminal violence, victimology, mass media and crime, and criminological theory. He has four children – Eva, Oliver, and twins – Everett and Violet.
Capella University, Masters in Business Organizational Management, Human Resources 2010; Northwestern University, School of Police and Staff Command (SPSC) 2007; FMLA and Title 7 & Instructor Certification; CPTED, Instructor Certification 2006; Police Officer Standards and Training, Management Level; Police Officer Standards and Training, Instructor Certification; Southern Nevada Law Enforcement Academy, 800 hours
University of Nevada Las Vegas, Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice; 1993
Tiffany Morey retired from the N. Las Vegas Police Department in 2011 as a Lieutenant. In her tenure in law enforcement, she was in patrol, a crime scene investigator, a problem-solving unit officer where she participated in numerous sting operations, a training Sergeant, and manager over the crime prevention division. Tiffany has been at Southern Oregon University since 2014 in the Criminology and Criminal Justice Department. She enjoys teaching Criminal Investigation because the students learn all facets of a crime ending with the culmination of a Practical Mock Crime Scene!
J.D. University of Oregon 1989; M.C. J. (Master of Criminal Justice) 1985, University of South Carolina; B.A. Criminology and Political Science 1982, Southern Oregon State College
Professor Lore Rutz-Burri is a 1982 graduate of the program and has been teaching criminology and criminal justice at SOU since 1995. After graduating from the University of Oregon School of Law in 1989, Professor Rutz-Burri clerked for the Superior Court of Alaska’s Fourth Judicial District and then served five years as a deputy district attorney in Southern Oregon. Since 2015 Professor Rutz-Burri has also served as a pro tem judge in Josephine County, Oregon. She is an active member of the state and local bar associations as well as the WVD Inn of Court.
Sociology, Doctor of Philosophy 2012 University of Nebraska-Lincoln; Sociology, Master of Arts 2009, University of Nebraska-Lincoln; Bachelor of Arts, Criminal Justice with Sociology minor 2007, University of Northern Colorado
Shanell Sanchez joined the Criminology and Criminal Justice department in 2016 after teaching 3 years at Colorado Mesa University. Dr. Sanchez received her Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in Sociology. Her primary research and teaching interests include social inequality, social change and justice, qualitative research methods, comparative crime and justice, and race and crime.