Criminal Justice Faculty

Dr. Tusty ten Bensel – Director
Professor
Email: ixzohra@ualr.edu

Specialization – Violence and victimization, crimes against special population, program evaluation, and mixed methodology

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Dr. Robert “Bob” Lytle – Graduate Coordinator
Associate Professor
Email: rdlytle@ualr.edu

Specialization – Institutional and community corrections, criminal justice public policy, program evaluation, and mixed methodology

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Dr. Mary Parker
Professor
Email: mlparker@ualr.edu

Specialization – Institutional and community corrections and teaching strategies

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James GoldenDr. James Golden
Professor
Email: jwgolden@ualr.edu

Specialization – Policing, environmental criminology, and quantitative methodology

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Dr. David Montague
Professor
Email: drmontague@ualr.edu

Dr. Montague is currently the Associate Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs at UA Little Rock

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Dr. Molly Smith
Assistant Professor
Email: mesmith8@ualr.edu

Specialization – Victimization, human trafficking, criminal justice system and mental health

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Dr. Richard “Rick” Lewis
Assistant Professor
Email: rhlewis@ualr.edu

Specialization – biosocial criminology and quantitative methodology

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Dr. Tara Martin
Assistant Professor
Email: temartin@ualr.edu

Specialization – Victimization, Developmental and life-course criminology, community context, and measurement and research design

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Dr. David “Dave” Tyler
Assistant Professor
Email: dtyler@ualr.edu

Specialization – Policing and quantitative methodology

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Dr. Suzanne Coble
Assistant Professor
Email: scoble@ualr.edu

Specialization – Sexual violence; police, prosecutor, and jury decision-making; social structure, inequality, and disparity; race, gender, and criminal justice; feminist and queer criminologies; qualitative methods

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Instructors

Kilby Raptopoulos, MA
Advanced Instructor
Email: vkerwin@ualr.edu

Specialization – Violence and victimization, sex offenders, the media’s portrayal of victims and offenders, empathy as it intersects with criminal justice, and online pedagogy

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Bobby Forrest, JD
Instructor
Email: blforrest@ualr.edu

Specialization – Excessive bond on criminal defendants, prosecutorial misconduct, policing, and juvenile justice

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Dr. Misty Ladd
Instructor
Email: mrladd@ualr.edu

Specialization – Forensic psychology, shift work and burnout, security management and investigations, and crime prevention through environmental design

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