Criminal Justice Program



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Main Campus
3000 HH

2801 W. Bancroft St.

M.S. 119

Toledo, OH 43606

Phone: 419.530.2142


Criminal Justice Undergraduate Student Advisor:

Sheree Madison-Emery 419.530.2495

Faculty and Staff


Dpicturer. Wendi Goodlin-Fahncke is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice, Social Work and Legal Specialties. She 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 Department of Criminal Justice, Social Work, and Legal Specialties. 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:

Dr. Richard R. Johnson is an Associate Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice, Social Work and Legal Specialties. He holds a Ph.D. in criminal justice from the University of Cincinnati, with concentrations in policing and criminal justice administration. Dr. Johnson also has several years of professional criminal justice experience, having served as a law enforcement officer and a probation officer. He has published over a dozen articles in peer-reviewed research journals. He has conducted training in the areas of domestic violence investigations and first-line supervision for several law enforcement agencies. Dr. Johnson’s research interests include the areas of officer safety, the policing of domestic violence incidents, police-citizen interactions, and the management of field personnel in police organizations. Office Phone Number: 419-530-4639. Email:            Curriculum Vita

David LilleyDr. David Lilley is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice, Social Work and Legal Specialties.  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:       Curriculum Vita

Dr. Kasey A. Tucker-Gail is an Associate Professor in the Criminal Justice Program. She is the Interim Program Director of the Masters of Criminal Justice and the Director of Honors for the College. She earned her Ph.D. in sociology from Western Michigan University with 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:

Ventura2Dr. Lois A. Ventura is an Associate Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice, Social Work and Legal Specialties.  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’s research interest is investigating factors which reduce the recidivism of criminal offenders with mental health and/or substance abuse problems. Dr. Ventura was the lead researcher on a major project funded by the Ohio Department Mental Health investigating the effects of case management on the recidivism of persons with mental illness who are released from jail. The findings of this study were published in the October 1998 journal edition of Psychiatric Services. 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 is currently working on research projects which examine the effects of substance abuse treatment services on reducing criminal recidivism. Office Phone Number: 419-530-2660. Email:

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 Department of Criminal Justice, Social Work and Legal Specialties. Office Phone Number: 419-530-5351. Email:

 Mr. John (Jack) Shuba is a Lecturer in the Department of Criminal Justice, Social Work and Legal Specialties. 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:


Academic Advisor

Sheree Madison-Emery is the criminal justice academic and legal specialties advisor for undergraduate students. Her office is located at Gilham Hall, Room 3100BB, (419) 530-4624. She may be reached by emailing her at

Department Staff
Patricia Komives is the department secretary. She is in HH 3000.  Her phone number is 419-530-2142.  Her e-mail is
Last Updated: 6/9/16