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Criminal Justice Faculty

Tana McCoy

Tana McCoy, 2010

Tana McCoy is an Assistant Professor and the Chairperson of the Criminal Justice Program. Her research interests include the impact of gender and race/ethnicity on decision making in both the juvenile and adult justice systems. She has published research examining the relationships between race/ethnicity, family status and the detention of juveniles, as well as racial differences among juvenile sex offenders, the conditions of confinement for women on death row, and the role of strength of evidence variables in the likelihood of conviction.  Dr. McCoy received her Masters of Criminal Justice from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and her PhD from Sam Houston State University.  She previously worked as a child abuse investigator and juvenile parole officer in Garland County Arkansas.

LaDonna Long

LaDonna Long, 2012

LaDonna Long is an Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice at Roosevelt University. Her research focuses on African American women’s experiences with victimization, particularly how race, class, and gender influences post-assault coping mechanisms. She has published work on age and educational differences in African American women who have experienced sexual victimization as well as factors that predict disclosure of sexual victimization to health professionals. Currently, she is interested in researching how multiple traumatic life experiences, including sexual assault impact coping mechanisms and help seeking among African American women. LaDonna received her Ph.D. in Criminology, Law and Justice from the University of Illinois-Chicago in 2009.

Adjunct Faculty

Keith Atterberry  Doctoral candidate, University of Illinois-Chicago
Andrew Berman Judge, Illinois Circuit Court of Cook County, Juvenile Justice Division
Mary Boland Prosecutor, Criminal Appeals Division, Cook County State's Attorney Office
Jac Charlier Director, Consulting and Training, Treatment Alternatives for Safe Communities
Raymond Cordell Deputy Chief, South Barrington Police Department
Michael Espinoza  Officer, Summit Police Department
Andrew Fox  Chief Administrative Law Judge, Board of Review, Illinois Department of Employment
William Harmening  Chief Special Agent, Illinois Securities Department, Illinois Secretary of State
Jennifer Harrington Kelly United States Probation and Parole Office
Christopher Nowicki Detective, Schaumburg Police Department
Mark Richards Sergeant, Chicago Police Department