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Center for Criminal Justice, Intelligence and Cybersecurity faculty

Elizabeth Brown

Liz Brown
Director of the Center for Criminal Justice, Intelligence, and Cybersecurity

  • 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)
Gregory Brown

Greg Brown
Assistant Professor

  • Ph.D. in Sociology from Carleton University, Ottawa (Dissertation: ‘To swerve and neglect’: De-policing throughout today’s front-line police work)
  • Masters degree in Sociology from Carleton University, Ottawa (Thesis: The blue line on thin ice: Police use of force in the era of camera phones, citizen journalism, and YouTube)
  • Honors Bachelor in Social Sciences with Concentration in Criminology from the University of Ottawa (magna cum laude)
  • Bachelor of Arts in History and Criminology from the University of Ottawa (magna cum laude)
  • Prior to SUNY Canton, Greg was a Detective-Sergeant with the Ottawa Police Service. In his 28 years of operational policing, he served in front-line patrol, as an undercover drug officer, as a homicide and major case investigator, and as a front-line supervisor. Prior to his retirement, Greg was a criminal intelligence liaison officer serving with the Criminal Intelligence Service Ontario.
  • Greg is a Fulbright Scholar (and was a Fulbright Visiting Researcher at the School of Criminal Justice at the University at Albany 2016-2017) and, from 2019-2021, he held a postdoctoral research fellowship at the Nathanson Centre On Transnational Human Rights, Crime, and Security within Osgoode Hall Law School (York University, Toronto). Greg is appointed as an Adjunct Research Professor at Carleton University, Ottawa through 2025.
  • He has taught at the undergraduate and graduate levels in law, legal studies, criminal justice, criminology, and sociology at various universities, including at the University at Albany (SUNY) and SUNY Potsdam
  • Member of the American Society of Criminology, the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, the British Society of Criminology, and the Canadian Society of Evidence-Based Policing
Kevin Carvill

Kevin Carvill

  • J.D., University at Buffalo School of Law
  • B.A., cum laude, English, St. Lawrence University
  • G.E.D., The Clarkson School
  • Four years' teaching experience at the college level
  • Research Interests: Criminal Law and Procedure; Ethics; Diversity; Mindfulness
  • Professional Affiliations: Criminal Justice Educators Association of New York State; Association for Contemplative Mind in Higher Education; American Criminal Justice Association; National Criminal Justice Honor Society
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Lisa Colbert

Lisa Colbert
Associate Professor of Practice

  • 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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Kelly Peterson

Kelly DeHaut
Assistant Professor

  • 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
Kambiz Ghazinour

Kambiz Ghazinour
Associate Professor

  • Postdoc in Computer Science, University of Ottawa
  • Ph.D. in Computer Science, University of Calgary
  • M.S. in Computer Science, University of New Brunswick
  • B.S. in Software Engineering, University of Tehran
  • B.A. in French Literature and Translation, Kent State University 2016-present
  • Research Interests: Data Security and Privacy, Data Analysis, Privacy, Enhancing Technologies, Usable Security and Privacy, Public Safety and Education, Social Media, Healthcare Systems
  • Professional Affiliations: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), Development of Graduate Certificate in Qualitative Research, Kent State University, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers - Computer Society (IEEE-CS), Qualified « maître de conférences » by « le conseil national des universités » in France, Privacy Ambassador, Privacy by Design, Canada
  • Has been working in the area of security and privacy since 2008.
  • Assistant Professor and director of Advanced Information Security and Privacy Lab, Kent State University for 5 years.
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Jay Roorbach

James Roorbach

  • Senior Emergency Planning Coordinator for University at Buffalo
  • Current PhD in Geography candidate from University at Buffalo
  • Master’s in Higher Education Administration from University at Buffalo
  • Bachelor of Management from Upper Iowa University
Minhua Wang

Minhua Wang

  • B.S., M.S., Fudan University, China
  • M.S., SUNY Buffalo
Nick Wildey

Nick Wildey

  • 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
Andrew Wood

Andrew Wood

  • 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.
Christopher Bertram

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
Susan Buckley

Susan E. Buckley
Adjunct Instructor

  • 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
Michelle Currier

Michelle Currier
Adjunct Instructor

  • 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
Charles Donoghue

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
Stacey Hartman

Stacey Hartman
Adjunct Instructor

  • Forensic Scientist in the Firearm & Toolmark Unit for the Indiana State Police since 2007
  • MS in Forensic Science from University of New Haven
  • BS in Criminal Justice & Criminology from Ball State University
  • BS in Biology from Ball State University
Lisa Hoover

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
Graham Northup

Graham Northup
Cybersecurity ISA

  • Clarkson University
  • Schenectady Community College, AAS
Dennis O'Neill

Dennis O’Neill
Adjunct Instructor

  • Assistant Chief / Foreign Liaison Officer with USBP Headquarters in Washington, DC
  • Master’s in National Security & Strategy from the U.S. Naval War College
  • BA in Political Science from University of North Florida
Darrin Pitkin

Darrin Pitkin
Adjunct Instructor

  • New York State Police Major and Troop Commander for Troop B (St.Lawrence, Franklin, Clinton, Essex, & Hamilton Counties)
  • Supervised at several major events, including the World Trade Center/911 Recovery Detail, Woodstock, NYS Fair, etc.
  • Master’s in Public Administration from Marist College
  • Bachelor of Economics & Sociology/Criminal Justice from SUNY Potsdam
Justin Spaulding

Justin Spaulding
Adjunct Instructor

  • 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

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
Duane Wisbey

Dwayne Wisbey
Adjunct Instructor

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