Associate Professor – Instructional
Capital punishment, Sex offenses, Scholarship of teaching
I teach courses on sex crimes, the death penalty, and race and criminal justice. My background as a criminal defense attorney, with 25 years’ experience representing death row inmates, brings a unique perspective into the classroom. I am particularly interested in examining the underlying philosophical, psychological and sociological explanations for why the criminal justice system in action rarely achieves anything remotely resembling justice. I won the 2014 College of Liberal Arts Teaching Award.
- I am currently at work on a book that looks at the critical role the defense attorney plays in a functioning democracy. Part expose’, part memoir, the book examines the often ugly truth of what goes on behind the courthouse doors.
- Sex Crimes and the Law,
- Capital Punishment
- Introduction to Criminal Justice
- Criminal Courts
- Intellectual Heritage
- Race and Criminal Justice