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 & Criminal Justice

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

Assistant Professor of Psychology & Counseling

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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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. Charles Christensen
ChristensenC@tiffin.edu
419-448-3268

Associate Professor of Political Science and Security Studies

B.A., Eastern Michigan University
M.A., University of Notre Dame
Ph.D., The Ohio State University

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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. Joshua Hill
HillJB@tiffin.edu
419-448-3029

Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice & Security Studies

Ph.D., Sam Houston State 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

Associate 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

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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 Robert James Orr III
OrrRJ@tiffin.edu
419-448-3319

Dean & Associate Professor of Criminal Justice & Security Studies

B.A., Heidelberg University
J.D., The Ohio State University College of Law
College of Naval Command & Staff, U.S. Naval War College
University of Virginia College of Law, (International Law)

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

Instructor 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

Instructor 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, King's College London

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Dr. Brooke Shannon
ShannonB@tiffin.edu
419-448-3353

Assistant Professor of Intelligence and Security Studies

B.A., Columbia College
M.A., Wright State University
Ph.D., University of Missouri

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

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

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

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Dr. Phyllis Watts
PWatts@tiffin.edu
419-448-3303

Professor of Sociology & Chair, Behavioral & Social Sciences Programs

B.A., University of Kentucky, Lexington and State University of New York, Potsdam Campus
M.A., Ohio State University
Ph.D., Ohio State 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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Meet Our Adjunct Faculty:

Professor David Abraham
AbrahamD@tiffin.edu

Instructor of Social Sciences

B.A., University of Arizona
M.A., Heidelberg College
M.S.C.J., Tiffin University


Professor Kara Acors
AcorsK@tiffin.edu

Instructor of Criminal Justice

B.A., University of Toledo
M.A., Kent State University

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Professor Mary Burgess-Todd
ToddM@tiffin.edu

Instructor of Social Sciences

A.A.S., Lakeland Community College
B.C.J., Tiffin University


Professor Patricia Collins
CollinsPA@tiffin.edu

Instructor of Social Sciences

B.B.A., Tiffin University
M.Ed., The Ohio State University
Ph.D., University of Toledo

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Professor Deborah Gerschutz
GerschutzDA@tiffin.edu

Instructor of Social Sciences

B.E., The Ohio State University
M.Ed., College of Mount St. Joseph's

M.A.C., Heidelberg University

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Professor Stephanie Hatton
HattonSA@tiffin.edu

Instructor of Criminal Justice

B.C.J., Tiffin University
M.S., Tiffin University

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Professor Lindsay Huffman-Dilks
HuffmanDilksL@tiffin.edu

Instructor of Political Science

B.A., Knox College
Graduate Certificate, University of San Diego
M.S., University of San Diego


Professor Martha Jerew
JerewM@tiffin.edu

Instructor of Social Sciences

B.C.J., Tiffin University
M.S.C.J., Tiffin University


Professor Don Joseph
JosephDR@tiffin.edu

Instructor of Criminal Justice

B.S., Tiffin University

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Professor Amy Miranda
MirandaA@tiffin.edu

Instructor of Psychology

B.C.J., Tiffin University


Professor Lori Sharpe
SharpeLL@tiffin.edu

Instructor of Criminal Justice

B.C.J., Tiffin University
M.S., Tiffin University

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Professor Frederick Stevens
StevensFW@tiffin.edu

Instructor of Criminal Justice

B.C.J., Tiffin University

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