Criminal Justice

Faculty & Staff

Julie N. Campbell, Ph.D.

Julie N. Campbell, Ph.D.

Chair, Associate Professor
(308) 865-8566
campbelljn@unk.edu

Biography

Education:
B.A., University of Southern Mississippi
M.S., University of Southern Mississippi
Ph.D., University of Southern Mississippi

Julie Campbell, Ph.D., joined the Department of Criminal Justice in 2006.  Her research and teaching areas include Introduction to Criminal Justice, Victimology, and Women and Crime.  She has authored several articles on stalking in the college environment.

Joseph R. Carlson, Ph.D.

Joseph R. Carlson, Ph.D.

Professor
(308) 865-8961
carlsonj@unk.edu

Biography

Education:
B.A., Brigham Young University
M.S., Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville
Ph.D., University of Southern Mississippi

Joseph Carlson, Ph.D., has been teaching at UNK since 1993.  His experience includes being a deputy sheriff, assistant warden, military police operations officer and chief of police.  His areas of teaching specialties are in policing, and terrorism and hostage negotiations.  His publications include national research regarding women keeping babies in prison.

Kurt D. Siedschlaw, M.S. and J.D.

Kurt D. Siedschlaw, M.S. and J.D.

Professor
(308) 865-8774
siedschlawk@unk.edu

Biography

Education:
B.A., Huron College
M.S., Michigan State University
J.D., University of South Dakota School of Law

Kurt Siedschlaw became associated with the Department of Criminal Justice in 1989.  His research and teaching areas include legal studies, corrections, probation, and Native American issues.  He is the author of several state sponsored reports, journal articles, and a textbook chapter.  Formerly, Professor Siedschlaw practiced law in South Dakota and he is currently licensed in Nebraska.  Additionally, he served as a State Parole and Probation agent for the South Dakota Division of Corrections.

Beth Wiersma, Ph.D.

Beth Wiersma, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
(308) 865-8775
wiersmaba@unk.edu

Biography

Education:
B.A., Moorhead State University
M.S., Northern State University
Ph.D., South Dakota State University

Beth Wiersma, Ph.D., joined the department in 2001.  Her research and teaching areas include corrections, and sex crimes and sex offenders.  She has authored several articles in the corrections field.  She has previously worked in juvenile corrections and with victims of domestic and sexual assault.

Kyung Yon Jhi, Ph.D.

Kyung Yon Jhi, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
(308) 865-8777
jhiky@unk.edu

Biography

Education:
B.A., Korean National Police University
M.S., Michigan State University
Ph.D., Sam Houston State University

Website: http://karlj.tistory.com

Kyung Yon Jhi, Ph.D., joined the Department of Criminal Justice in 2011.  His research and teaching areas include policing, cybercrime issues, research method, and structural factors on criminality.  He has previously worked in the Korean National Police Agency, specializing in cybercrime investigation and international cooperation.

Timbre L. Wulf-Ludden

Timbre L. Wulf-Ludden

Assistant Professor
(308) 865-8826
wulfluddentl@unk.edu

Biography

Education:

B.A.  University of Nebraska Lincoln

M.A. University of Nebraska Omaha

Ph.D. University of Nebraska Omaha

Dr. Wulf-Ludden joined Criminal Justice department in 2014. Her research largely focused on corrections, including prison violence, women's prison programming and social relationship in adult prisons. She has also studied diversion programs for youthful offenders and disproportionate minority conctact among delinquents. She is teaching a variety of courses including Intro to Criminal Justice, Criminological Theory, and Juvenile Justice courses at UNK

Gary Smith, M.S.

Gary Smith, M.S.

Lecturer
(308) 865-8756
smithgg@unk.edu

Biography
Education:
B.S., Criminal Justice, University of Nebraska at Kearney
M.S. Criminal Justice, University of Alabama

A graduate of the 217th class of the FBI National Academy, Gary Smith joined the Department of Criminal Justice in 2013.  He has 31 years of law enforcement experience and served as a police chief for 13 years.  He is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, Police Standards, Image and Ethics Committee.  His teaching and research interest areas include domestic violence, police leadership, homeland security, ethics, juvenile justice, minority studies and international police studies.
Mary Kay Blanchard

Mary Kay Blanchard

Office Associate
(308) 865-8510
blanchardmk@unk.edu

Biography