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Criminal Justice Department: Faculty/Staff

CJ Faculty

Christopher Bertram
Adjunct Instructor

  • M.A. in Security Studies in Homeland Defense from U. S. Naval Postgraduate School
  • M.B.A. from City University of Seattle
  • Graduate, FBI National Academy Session
  • Deputy Police Chief in Salt Lake County, Utah, 22 years experience in law enforcement with experience in investigations, juvenile investigations, patrol, homeland security, narcotics, criminal intelligence, fugitives, federal task forces and administrative services
  • Adjunct Professor at Salt Lake Community College, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Published article on emergency preparedness for law enforcement organizational resilience and thesis on factors for collaborative success  in law enforcement functions
Paul Bowdre

Paul Bowdre
Adjunct Instructor

  • Ed.D. in Leadership and Organization Management from Oakland City University
  • M.S. in Criminal Justice Administration from Mountain State University and M.P.S. in Health and Human Services from Lynn University
  • B.S. in Sociology from Western Carolina University
  • 13 years of law enforcement experience with assignments in patrol, organized crime, narcotics, criminal intelligence, white collar crime, and professional standards – attained the rank of captain with the Palm Beach, FL Police Department
  • 10 years of state-level correctional investigative experience as a senior inspector with the Office of Inspector General - Florida Department of Corrections and as an investigative lieutenant with the Investigations Unit - Wyoming Department of Corrections

Liz Brown
Criminal Justice Department Chair
Curriculum Coordinator, Criminal Investigation

  • Ph.D. in Business Administration with a Criminal Justice concentration from North Central University
  • Masters of Forensic Sciences from George Washington University
  • BS in Criminal Justice and Political Science from SUNY Brockport
  • Prior to this position, Liz was a Latent Print Examiner with the Onondaga County Center for Forensic Sciences and before that a Forensic Scientist with the Indiana State Police Forensics Laboratory
  • Member of the International Association for Identification (IAI) and the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS)
Susan Buckley

Susan E. Buckley
Visiting Associate Professor

  • M.S. Ed. from SUNY Potsdam
  • B.S. Ed. from SUNY Plattsburgh
  • 21 years of law enforcement experience with the New York State Police
  • 5 years as a state trooper
  • Instructor at the New York State Police Academy
  • 8 years as Supervisor of BCI field unit which encompassed four State Police stations
  • Narcotics investigator
  • Criminal unit investigator
  • Acting unit supervisor
  • Held permanent rank of sergeant
  • 8 years as a senior investigator

Kevin Carvill

  • J.D., University at Buffalo School of Law
  • B.A., cum laude, English, St. Lawrence University
  • The Clarkson School Alumnus
  • Research Interests: Criminal Law, Ethics, Film Studies, Critical Theory
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Lisa Colbert

Curriculum Coordinator, Criminal Justice, AAS

  • Post-Master’s Certificate, General Education, Northcentral, 2014
  • M.A. - SUNY Empire: Social Policy - 2003
  • B.A. - SUNY Potsdam: Sociology - 1990
  • A.A.S. - SUNY Canton: Criminal Justice - 1997
  • Alpha Phi Sigma - National Criminal Justice Association
  • ACJA - American Criminal Justice Association
  • Kappa Delta Pi - International Honor Society in Education
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Michelle Currier

  • Ph.D. in Criminal Justice with a Behavioral Science Concentration, Nova Southeastern University
  • M.S., Florida State University
  • B.A., SUNY Potsdam
  • 5 years of experience in NYS Department of Corrections and Community Supervision
  • 16 years of experience teaching, various levels and disciplines
  • Research Interests: Correctional Policy and Practice; Rehabilitation; Domestic Violence and Criminogenic Impact of Trauma; Media and the CJ System; Evidence-Based CJ Practice
  • Professional Affiliations: Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences - Corrections Section, Drugs and Alcohol Research Section, Victimology Section, Restorative and Community Justice Section, and Teaching and Learning Scholarship Section; American Society of Criminology - Corrections and Sentencing Section, and Developmental/Life Course Criminology Section; American Psychology-Law Society; Society for Police and Criminal Psychology; Society for the Study of Social Problems; and Criminal Justice Educators Association of NY


Kelly DeHaut
Adjunct Instructor

  • Ph.D. in Public Safety with a concentration in Criminal Justice from Capella University in Minneapolis, MN
  • M.A. in Public Service Leadership from Concordia University of St. Paul in St. Paul, MN
  • B.A. in Anthropology from Hamline University in St. Paul, MN
  • Certificate in Forensic Science from Hamline University in St. Paul, MN
  • 14 years of experience as a Criminalist for the St. Paul Police Department with assignments in the Drug Chemistry, Latent Print, Video, and Crime Scene sections of the crime lab
  • Guest lecturer at numerous local colleges in the Twin Cities as well as the St. Paul Police Academy

Charles Donoghue
Adjunct Instructor

  • M.S. in Criminal Justice from Kaplan University
  • Chief of Police for Watertown Police Department
  • Former director of training for City of Watertown Police Department for several years
  • Former Lt. and detective with City of Watertown Police Department

Lisa Hoover
Adjunct Instructor

  • J.D., Syracuse University College of Law
  • M.A. in Political Science, Maxwell School of Citizenship at Syracuse University
  • Completed internships at Public Defender’s Office of Monroe County, St. Lawrence County District Attorney’s Office, and the Mental Hygiene Legal Service, 4th Appellate Department.
  • Research assistant at Syracuse University College of Law

Justin Spaulding

Curriculum Coordinator, CJ: Law Enforcement Leadership

  • Working on Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration with an emphasis in Criminal Justice at Walden University
  • Masters in Criminal Justice from Boston University
  • B.A. in Political Science and Psychology from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
  • Worked for the Colorado Springs Police Department for 13 years

Andrea Stagnari

Adjunct Instructor

  • M.S., John Jay College of Criminal Justice
  • B.Tech, Criminal Investigation, SUNY Canton
  • Manager of Accreditation, Compliance, and Grants at Syracuse University, Department of Public Safety

Nick Wildey
Curriculum Coordinator: Homeland Security

  • M.P.S., Homeland Security and Geospatial Intelligence - Penn State
  • Graduate Certificate in Geospatial Intelligence Analytics - Penn State
  • B.S., History - Clarkson University
  • 8 years in the U.S. Army Reserve
  • 8 years with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security - Bureau of Customs and Border Protection; Office of Border Patrol and Office of Field Operations
  • Nationally and State Certified EMT

Dwayne Wisbey

Adjunct Instructor

  • M.B.A., Long Island University
  • B.S., SUNY Geneseo
  • Deputy, Onondaga County Sheriff's Department
  • Forensic Document Examiner

Andrew Wood
Full-time Adjunct

  • Masters in Criminal Justice, Metropolitan School of Criminal Studies
  • Contracts within the Department of Education as well as SUNY Canton tutoring
  • Served as Advisor to the American Criminal Justice Association (ACJA), Criminal Justice Student Association (CJSA), and Kappa Phi Omega sorority
  • Won three regional championships and a National win as past president of the ACJA.

Criminal Justice Department
Department Chair
Elizabeth Brown