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Southern Oregon University

 

Associate Professor

     Office: Taylor 212
     Phone: (541) 552-6505
     E-mail: ayersL@sou.edu

 

Education:

    Ph.D.  Southwest University, 2001 Criminal Justice
    Dissertation title: Leadership and Transition: Supervisory Positions in Public Safety
    Ed.D. Nova Southeastern University, 2001 Instructional Technology and Distance Education
    Dissertation title: Improving the Ability of Officers to Transition from
    Field Based Experience to Supervisory Positions through Training
    M.Ed. Southwestern Adventist University, 1997 Education/ English emphasis
    Thesis title: Inclusion: The Teacher’s Perception
    B.A.    National University, 1985 Public Administration, Criminal Justice
    A.S.     Miramar College, 1983 Law Enforcement

 

Experience:

    Joined the SOU Criminology Department in 1998
    Adjunct Professor, Boston University, 2003 – 2007
    Teacher, Lewisville Texas Independent School District 1996 - 1998

 

Recent Teaching Areas:

    Introduction to Criminology
    Intro to Criminal Justice
    Criminal Investigations
    Criminal Forensic Investigations
    Juvenile Delinquency
    Essentials of Criminal Justice Research & Writing
    Seminars: Gangs, Crime on the Internet, Leadership in Police Organizations,
    Terrorism, and Forensic Behavioral Analysis

 

Recent Research & Interests:

    Oregon Criminal Justice Commissioner: long-range public safety plan for Oregon
    Active Shooter: Simulation Training
    Re-Entry
    Recidivism
    Cost-Benefit Analysis of Prison

   

Professional Organizations, Affiliations, and Activities:

    The American Society of Criminology (ASC)
    Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS)
    Police Forum (Section of ACJS)
    Juvenile Delinquency (section ACJS)
    Corrections (section ACJS)
    Criminal Justice Educators (section of ACJS)
    Policy Section (ACJS)
    Oregon Criminal Justice Association (OCJA)
    Oregon Council on Crime and Delinquency
    Association for Education Communications and Technology (AECT- honorary life member)
    University Continuing Education Association (UCEA)
    Western Cooperative for Educational Telecommunications (WCET)