Criminologist Correctional Management Expert Witness

Provides Opinion & Testimony In:

Criminologist, PhD in Criminal Justice, Prisons, Jails, Corrections, Correctional Management, Correctional Programs, Community Corrections, Correctional Management, Jail Prison Classifications, Policies Procedures, Inmate Management Practices, Juvenile Justice, Gangs, Liability Issues Regarding Criminal Activity, Security Premises,


Doctor of Philosophy – Urban Studies emphasizing Criminal Justice/Policy Analysis – Portland State University, Portland, Oregon (1987).

M.S. Criminology – 1973 – Indiana State University, Terre Haute, Indiana.

B.S. Criminology – 1968 – Indiana State University, Terre Haute, Indiana.


Conceived and implemented the Grand Valley Criminal Justice Education Center which delivers education and training to the criminal justice community statewide.

Developed a graduate distance learning program.

Participated in and completed a number of field research projects.

Developed criminal justice program assessment model.

Have worked with departments of correction in providing training and consultation on management issues.

Founded and developed four private work release programs for adults.

Participated in the development and opening of a 470 bed high rise direct supervision jail, including writing first edition of policies and procedures.

Thoroughly experienced as a manager and am familiar with policies and procedures, program assessment, developing employee programs, staff training, budgeting, and organization development.

Have been consulted and received air time on issues of contemporary interest for TV and radio programs on gangs, violence, and drugs as well as one PBS documentary.


Expert Witness (prisons, jails and community residential facilities), Federal and State Courts. Have rendered opinions for both plaintiff and defendants in civil rights cases regarding policy and procedures, classification, programs, security, and wrongful retention. Ongoing.

Professor, School of Criminal Justice at a State University. 2002- May, 2010 (Retired)

Director and Professor, School of Criminal Justice at a State University in Michigan. 1999 – 2002

Associate Professor, Department of Political Science and Criminal Justice, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina 1995 -1999.

Assistant Professor and Undergraduate Coordinator, Department of Criminal Justice, St. Ambrose University, Davenport, Iowa 1990 – 1995.

Visiting Assistant Professor, Center for the Study of Crime, Delinquency, and Corrections, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois, 1989-1990.

Director, Glennview Treatment Center, Inc., Terre Haute, Indiana, Founder and Director of a private community treatment center under contract to the state of Indiana.

Juvenile Court Administrator, Vigo County Juvenile Court, Terre Haute, Indiana, 1987-1988.

Assistant Director, Department of Justice Services, Multnomah County, Oregon, 1982-1983. Responsible for day-to-day operations of an umbrella agency with four jails, probation, and public safety.

President/Director, Anysis Corporation (A private corrections corporation specializing in community programs for adults with facilities in California and Nevada), Inglewood, California, 1977-1980.

U.S. Bureau of Prisons:

Senior Case Manager, U.S. Penitentiary, Terre Haute, Indiana, 1986-1987.

NARA Director, Federal Correctional Institution, Terminal Island, California, 1974-1977

Drug Abuse Program Director, U.S. Penitentiary, Terre Haute, Indiana, 1972-1974.

Case Manager/Sr. Case Manager, Federal Correctional Institution, Milan, Michigan, 1970-1972

Juvenile Probation Officer, Kalamazoo County Juvenile Court, Kalamazoo, Michigan, 1969-1970.

Adjunct Assistant Professor/Instructor: Indiana State University, 1986-1989; Portland State University, 1984-1985; Linn-Benton Community College (Albany, OR), 1981; California State University – Long Beach, 1977-1978; Kellogg Community College (Battle Creek, MI), 1970.


Reviewing Editor and Editorial Board for professional justice, gang, and prison journals.
(List available upon request.)


Extensive list of Books, Journals and Chapters In Books, Non-Refereed Publications, Conferences and Papers, Research, Grants and Contracts available upon request.


Visiting Professor – Upon invitation, visiting lecturer at The University of South Africa and Vaal University, February 2008.

Recognized by the College of Criminal Justice and Security Studies, University of Maribor, Slovenia for “continued support of and work for the College of Criminal Justice and Security Studies.” September 2006.

Certified Auditor – American Correctional Association.

Academic exchange – With Kingston University, Kingston, Surrey, England. Met with law faculty, students, and staff as part of exchange program between GVSU and Kingston University. Summer 2002.

Keynote Speaker – Criminological Society of South Africa (CRIMSA), May 25-28, 1999. East London, South Africa.

Expert Witness – I have served, or am serving, as an expert witness for both defendant and plaintiff in a number of cases involving jails and prisons regarding classification, policies and procedures and inmate management practices.

Phi Beta Delta – Honor Society for International Scholars. Inducted 1998.

Consultant – Upon a joint invitation from the University of South Africa and the South African Department of Correctional Services (DCS), I visited South Africa in September and October, 1997 to present two colloquiums at the University of South Africa and traveled to DCS institutions in Pretoria, Durban, and Capetown for consultation with staff regarding programs.

Staff Training

The Effective Supervisor – A two day seminar for jail administrators. October, 2007.

Mid-level Supervisors Training – 2006. Attended by jail administrators and supervisors from the state of Michigan. Ottawa County Sheriff’s Department, Mt. Olive, Michigan.

Fundamentals of Writing Policies and Procedures – 2005, Kent County, Michigan Sheriff’s Department. Twenty-two jail administrators and/or their designees in attendance.

Fundamentals of Writing Policies and Procedures – A one day workshop for jail administrators and/or their designees. October 1, Mt. Pleasant, MI; October 22, Kalamozoo, MI; and November 1, 2004, Monroe, MI.

Keynote Speaker (by invitation) – Semi-annual meeting of prison governors, Catalonian Prison Service, Sitges, Catalonia, Spain. “Motivation and Control of Long Term Inmates.” (El control i la motivacio del presoner que comleix penes IIargues). Also published in the prison service journal, Jornades Pentenciaries: Estada per a equips directius. Sitges, Catalonia, Spain. May 10-12, 2000.

Management Training – Department of Correctional Services, Malmesbury Prison, Malmesbury, South Africa. May 31-June 3, 1999.

Organization Developement – Contract with the NC Division of Prisons 1997-1999 to conduct ongoing consultation and training to assist in the regionalization of the Division.

Human Relations Training – Chicago Housing Authority Police-Security Force. February-March, 1995. Thirty hour training program that focused on communication, conflict resolution, and human personality development. Through a grant obtained by Chicago State University.

October, 1993; March, 1994; October, 1994. With Andrew Swift, six hour training course on Police Ethics. Mobile Training Unit IV, Moline Illinois.

Suicide Prevention in Jails and Lock-ups – Spring 1994. Four hour training program with other counties in attendance. Clinton County (Iowa) Sheriff’s Department.

Inmate Supervision and Control – Fall, 1993. Three hour refresher course for Clinton (Iowa) County Sheriff’s Department.

Training for Supervisors – October, 1991. Iowa Department of Corrections. A two-day workshop on effective supervision, empowerment, and communication.

Security Inspection, Interpersonal Relations, Shakedown Procedures, and Use of Force – Spring, 1987. Green County (Indiana) Sheriff’s Department.

Security Inspection, Interpersonal Relations, Shakedown Procedures, and Use of Force – Spring, 1987. Sullivan County (Indiana).

Milton M. Thrasher Award, March, 1993 and April, 1995 – For distinguished national work in gang research. National Gang Research Center, Chicago, Illinois.

Policies and Procedures – Developed and wrote Policies and Procedures for Clinton County Sheriff’s Department (Iowa), Jail and Road Patrol. Completed June, 1994.

Policies and Procedures – Developed and wrote Policies and Procedures for Clinton Police Department (Iowa). Completed April, 1994.