School of Criminal Justice and Social Sciences

The faculty of the School of Criminal Justice and Social Sciences comes to Tiffin University from the real world. Our faculty has worked for the federal, state and local governments, and in all levels of the Criminal Justice and Social Sciences fields. These are real practitioners, ready to share their knowledge and experience in the classroom. They also maintain real connections to their areas of expertise, which adds to real engagement and immersion into the fields of study in the classroom.

Meet Our Full-Time Faculty:

Dr. Jonathan Appel
AppelJ@tiffin.edu
419-448-3285

Professor of Psychology, Counseling & Criminal Justice
Director of Institutional Review Board (IRB)

B.A., Kent State University
M.Ed., Kent State University
M.S. in Criminal Justice, Tiffin University
Graduate Certificate, Institute of Transpersonal Psychology
Ph.D., University of Akron
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Dr. Elizabeth Athaide-Victor
LVictor@tiffin.edu
419-448-3446

Professor of Forensic Psychology and Psychology

B.A., Anna Maria College
M.A., Middle Tennessee State University
Ph.D., University of Toledo

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Dr. Matthew Bereza
BerezaM@tiffin.edu
419-448-3371

Associate Professor of Psychology, Counseling & Latin American Studies

B.A., Hiram College
M.A., Heidelberg College
M.Ed., Heidelberg College
Ph.D., The Ohio State University

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Professor Scott Blough
BloughS@tiffin.edu
419-448-3330

Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice & Security Studies

B.A., Mount Vernon Nazarene College
M.S., Tiffin University

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Professor Steven Borawski
borawskis@tiffin.edu

Program Chair, Online Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

B.S., Lake Erie College
M.A., Bowling Green State University

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Professor Kevin Cashen
cashenk@tiffin.edu
419-448-3322

Dean School of Criminal Justice and Social Sciences
Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice and Security Studies
Faculty Athletic Representative

B.A., The Ohio State University
M.C.J., The University of Alabama
M.A., The Naval Postgraduate School

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Dr. Gene Chintala
ChintalaG@tiffin.edu
419-448-3347

Assistant Professor of Political Science

B.A., Elmira College
M.S., West Chester University of Pennsylvania
Ph.D., Bowling Green State University

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Dr. Gordon Crews
crewsga@tiffin.edu
419-448-3319

Professor of Criminal Justice & Criminology

B.S., University of South Carolina
M.C.J., University of South Carolina
Ph.D., University of South Carolina

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Dr. Erin Dean
DeanEP@tiffin.edu
419-448-3390

Associate Professor of Counseling & Psychology

B.A., Kent State University in Psychology
M.Ed., Kent State University in Community Counseling
Ph.D., Kent State University in Counselor Education and Supervision

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Dr. Lacy Ellis
EllisLK@tiffin.edu
419-448-3051

Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice
Graduate Department Chair of Criminal Justice and Security Studies

B.C.J., Tiffin University
M.S.C.J., Tiffin University
Ph.D. Walden University

Lacy Ellis
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Dr. Jan Goldman
Goldmanj@tiffin.edu
419-448-3029

Associate Professor of Intelligence & National Security Studies

B.A., The University of Texas
B.S., The University of Texas
M.P.A., Virginia Tech
M.A.L.S., Georgetown University
M.Ed. George Washington University
EdD, George Washington University

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Dr. Steven Hurwitz
SHurwitz@tiffin.edu
419-448-3284

Professor of Psychology & Criminal Justice

B.A., Queens College, City University of New York
M.A., Syracuse University
Ph.D., Syracuse University

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Dr. Fang-Mei Law
LawF@tiffin.edu
419-448-3381

Professor of Psychology & Criminal Justice

B.Ed., Changhua University of Education, Taiwan
M.Ed., Changhua University of Education, Taiwan
M.Ed., University of Wisconsin
Ph.D., Mississippi State University

Fang-Mei Law
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Professor Michael Lewis
LewisMR@tiffin.edu
419-448-3305

Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice

B.A., Myers University, Criminal Justice
M.S., Tiffin University, Criminal Justice Administration
Ph.D., Walden University, Policy and Public Administration (ABD)

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Professor Pete Piraino
PirainoP@tiffin.edu
419-448-3395

Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice & Security Studies

B.S., Western Illinois University
M.A., Governors State University

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Professor Nicholas Reinhard
ReinhardNJ@tiffin.edu
419-448-3022

Assistant Professor of Social Sciences

B.A., Heidelberg College
M.A., Bowling Green State University
M.Ed., Bowling Green State University

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Professor David Selnick
SelnickDJ@tiffin.edu
419-448-3325

Instructor of Intelligence and Security Studies

B.S.B.A., Bowling Green State University
M.O.D., Bowling Green State University
M.A., Royal Military College of Canada
Ph.D. candidate, Newcastle University

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Professor Jeffry Stockner
JStockne@tiffin.edu
419-448-3321

Chair of the Department of Criminal Justice and National Security
Professor of Business Law & Criminal Justice

B.S., Bowling Green State University
J.D., Ohio Northern University

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Professor Charles White
WhiteCM@tiffin.edu
419-448-3550

Instructor of Criminal Justice

B.S., Cleveland State University
M.S., University of Cincinnati

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