Criminal Justice Program

Faculty and Staff

 Faculty

Dpicturer. Wendi Goodlin-Fahncke is an Associate Professor in the School of Social Justice/Criminal Justice Program.  She is the Director of the Undergraduate Criminal Justice Program.  Dr. Goodlin-Fahncke joined the faculty in August, 2010. She received her Ph.D. in Sociology with a concentration in Criminology and a minor in Quantitative Methods from Bowling Green State University. Her current research interests include the sexual exploitation of women, intimate partner violence, family violence, men seeking men for sexual encounters, sexually deviant behavior, inmate health and well-being, and inmate gang participation. She has published articles in journals such as The Journal of Family Violence, The Journal of Criminal Justice, and Deviant Behavior.
Office Phone Number: 419-530-2231. Email: Wendi.Goodlinfahncke@utoledo.eduCurriculum Vita

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Dr. Megan Stewart is an Assistant Professor in the School of Social Justice/Criminal Justice Program. She joined the faculty in August, 2015.  She earned her Ph.D. from the University of Cincinnati in Criminal Justice, with an emphasis in Crime Prevention and Criminology. She also previously served as a hotline counselor and rape crisis advocate in Butler County, Ohio. Her current research interests include violence against women (e.g. rape, stalking, physical abuse), victim-offender relationships, health consequences of violence, college student victimization, and school-aged bullying. Office Phone Number: 419-530-2313.  Email: Megan.Stewart2@utoledo.edu

David LilleyDr. David Lilley is an Assistant Professor in the School of Social Justice/Criminal Justice Program.  He received his Ph.D. in criminal justice from Michigan State University with a cognate in organizational psychology.  Prior to joining the University of Toledo faculty, he worked in as a Senior Analyst in Washington DC, researching the effectiveness of Homeland Security and Justice programs for Congress.  Dr. Lilley also served as police officer and deputy sheriff in Michigan.  His current research involves quantitative analyses of crime control policies, organizational best practices, and the social networks of offenders.  He recently conducted a nationwide study of Drug Courts and the Weed and Seed crime reduction program.  Office Phone Number: 419-530-5352.  Email: David.Lilley@utoledo.edu.       Curriculum Vita

Dr. Kasey A. Tucker-Gail is an Associate Professor in the School of Social Justice/Criminal Justice Program.  She earned her Ph.D. in sociology from Western Michigan University with an emphasis on criminology (law enforcement and applied research methodology. She also has a cognate concentration in public administration (focusing on policy analysis & program evaluation). Her academic pursuits focus mainly on law enforcement issues Specifically, she is working on the Toledo Initiative to Reduce Violence (TCIRV) as the lead academic for the Law Enforcement Intelligence Team, and as a member of the Systems Analysis Team. Her current law enforcement research involves the use of body cameras, training and curriculum development, and community police interactions. She serves on the Chiefs Advisory Board for Toledo Police Department and is involved in several community based research initiatives with TPD. Further, she is involved in collaborative research projects both in her department, across the university, and in the community. She recently was part of the team to receive grant funding for the Center for Student Advocacy and Wellness and is involved in the Second Chance Grant Re-Entry Evaluation. She is working jointly with business faculty to conduct research on HR issues in law enforcement, and is currently working on collaborative research in the area of victimization. Office Phone Number: 419-530-4314. Email: Kasey.Tucker@utoledo.edu.

Ventura2Dr. Lois A. Ventura is the Chair of the School of Social Justice. She holds a Ph.D. in Sociology with a major in criminology and corrections. Dr. Ventura was employed for over 20 years with the Lucas County Sheriff’s Office, as a director in the corrections division.  During her work with the Sheriff’s Office, Dr. Ventura was instrumental in the development of a jail mental health and substance abuse program, which won state and national recognition.  Dr. Ventura has served as lead researcher on major grants to investigating the effects of case management on the recidivism of offenders suffering from mental illness, the effects of batterer intervention program on offender recidivism and the needs of mothers under criminal justice control. Dr. Ventura has peer-review journal publications in the areas of domestic violence, the needs of women offenders, and factors affecting the recidivism of offenders suffering for mental illness and/or substance abuse problems. She has also published articles on criminal justice students' attitudes towards punishment, substance abuse and gay/lesbian issues. Dr. Ventura has served as a consultant for the National Institute of Corrections, GAINS Center, as well other state and federal agencies on model corrections programs for offenders with mental health and substance problems. Dr. Ventura has served as an expert witness in cases involving jail conditions and inmate treatment. Dr. Ventura was a founding member of the Toledo Initiative to Reduce Violence (TCIRV).  She has served on Lucas County Domestic Violence Taskforce and completed analysis of deaths, in Lucas County, that were related to domestic violence.  In 2015 the Lucas County Commissioners' appointed Dr. Ventura to serve on the Lucas County Mental Health and Recovery Service Board. Office Phone Number: 419-530-2660. Email: Lois.Ventura@utoledo.edu.

DierMr. Andrew (Mick) Dier is a retired UT Police Officer after a 29 year career working at various levels of the police department. He is currently a Lecturer in the School of Social Justice/Criminal Justice Program. He is the Director of the Criminal Justice Forensic Program. He is also a leader in the Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy (OPOTA) training program / CRIM 3000. In 2016, Mr. Dier was named one of the outstanding faculty at The University of Toledo. Office Phone Number: 419-530-5351. Email: adier@utoledo.edu


 Mr. John (Jack) Shuba is a Lecturer in the School of Social Justice/Criminal Justice Program. He holds a J.D. from the College of Law, the University of Toledo. He has extensive experience in the field of criminal justice, especially with the Lucas County Sheriff's Department. Office Phone Number: 419-530-2185. Email: john.shuba@utoledo.edu.

 

 
Academic Advisor

Sheree Madison-Emery is the criminal justice academic and legal specialties advisor for undergraduate students. She is located in HH 3002, (419) 530-5366. She may be reached by emailing her at sheree.madison@utoledo.edu.

Department Staff
Patricia Komives is the department secretary. She is located in HH 2630.  Her phone number is 419-530-2142.  Her e-mail is Patricia.Komives@utoledo.edu.
Last Updated: 11/29/17