Dr. Stacy Caroline Moak, professor and doctoral coordinator in the Department of Criminal Justice, likens her role to that of a shepherd, one who guides students carefully through their academic progress and into their post-graduate careers.
To this end, Dr. Moak provides a secure classroom environment to encourage students to communicate freely to learn to embrace differences, not just tolerate them.
Moak is primarily concerned that her students learn to analyze facts dispassionately, and she challenges them to explore why they hold certain beliefs through intensive writing assignments and classroom discussions. Her students consistently state they are prepared to apply the information and concepts they learned to real world dilemmas.
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