Full-Time Faculty

Reem Abu-Lughod, Ph.D.
Reem Abu-Lughod, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Phone (661) 654-6792
Fax (661) 654-2627
E-mail rabu_lughod@csub.edu
Website www.csub.edu/CriminalJustice
Office DDH C123
Office Hours Monday 1:00pm-2:15pm, Wednesday 12:00pm-2:15pm, Friday 11:00am-12:00pm

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Education:
Ph.D., Urban and Public Administration (emphasis in Criminology and Criminal Justice), The University of Texas at Arlington.
Teaching:
Dr. Abu-Lughod has taught myriad classes, including: Terrorism, Criminal Justice Policymaking, Race, Ethnicity and Criminal Justice, and Theoretical Criminology. Over her academic career, Dr. Abu-Lughod was actively involved with the U.S. State Department, conducting cultural and religious sensitivity training to troops being deployed to Iraq, Afghanistan and the Palestinian/Israeli territories. She is also a certified instructor in teaching Arabic as a foreign language. Dr. Abu-Lughod is very passionate about teaching, and always makes certain that her students graduate with a well-rounded education.
Research:
Conflict, War & Terrorism, Race & Ethnic Relations, Social Displacement and Migration
Other:

Dr. Reem A. Abu-Lughod is an Associate Professor of Criminal Justice at California State University, Bakersfield (CSUB). A graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington (M.A. 2001; Criminology & Criminal Justice and Ph.D. in Urban Policy & Public Administration-emphasis in criminology & Criminal Justice), Dr. Abu-Lughod joined the California State University, Bakersfield (CSUB) Criminal Justice Faculty in Fall 2006. Since then, Dr. Abu-Lughod has taught myriad classes, including: Terrorism, Criminal Justice Policymaking, Race, Ethnicity and Criminal Justice, and Theoretical Criminology. Over her academic career, Dr. Abu-Lughod was actively involved with the U.S. State Department, conducting cultural and religious sensitivity training to troops being deployed to Iraq, Afghanistan and the Palestinian/Israeli territories. She is also a certified instructor in teaching Arabic as a foreign language. Dr. Abu-Lughod is very passionate about teaching, and always makes certain that her students graduate with a well-rounded education. In her professional service, Dr. Abu-Lughod has served on various committees, including the Kegley Institute of Ethics, the Kern Threat Working Group, and the Intelligence Committee at CSUB. In her research experience, Dr. Abu-Lughod has published on issues involving the War on Iraq, Hezbollah and the Lebanese politics, the 1948 Arab-Israeli conflict, Arab-Americans in the U.S., crime and the media, domestic violence among the Palestinian Refugee women population and crime in U.S. cities. Her most recent publications include a book titled “In Spite of Being White: The Plight of Arab Americans”, and an article titled “Altruistic and Anomic Suicide: A Durkheimian Analysis of Palestinian Suicide Bombers”. Currently, Dr. Abu-Lughod’s research focuses on counterterrorism strategies, Arab Americans pre/post 9/11, and the sociopolitical conflict in war zones. During the 2014-2015 academic year, Dr. Abu-Lughod was serving as a faculty member at the National Defense College (NDC) in Abu-Dhabi-UAE; facilitating graduate level course workshops to assist participants in further developing their intellectual breadth, global perspective and critical reflection needed to prepare them to address the complex challenges of the future. In addition to that, she developed graduate level courses as part of the Strategic and Security Studies program at NDC. Away from her teaching and research, Dr. Abu-Lughod enjoys playing with her three little children, Ghazal, Rama and Ameer; exploring new learning activities and helping them discover their inner interests and hobbies.  Dr. Abu-Lughod can be reached @ 661-654-6792 or rabu_lughod@csub.edu


Steve Ellwanger, Ph.D.
Steve Ellwanger, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Phone (661) 654-6791
Fax (661) 654-2627
E-mail sellwanger@csub.edu
Website www.csub.edu/CriminalJustice
Office DDH C113
Office Hours Monday & Wednesday 9:30am-10:00am and 12:00pm-1:00pm

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Education:
Ph.D., Criminal Justice, Washington State University
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Dr. Steven J. Ellwanger received his Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice in 1993 and Master of Public Administration and Policy in 1999 from the University of Nevada, Reno.  In 2005, he earned his Doctorate in Criminal Justice from Washington State University.  His dissertation involved the development and validation of a social-psychological scale allowing for an extension and simultaneous test of General Strain and Self-Control in the context of traffic delinquency.

Dr. Ellwanger has a variety of teaching and research interests including Quantitative Methodology (Psychometric Theory, Structural Equation Modeling, and Meta-Analysis), Criminology, Justice Administration, and Policing.  He has most recently published in the areas of constitutional protections against ‘cruel and unusual’ punishment, ethics in policing, the role of strain and self-control in young driver accidents and driving delinquency, and domestic violence.


Anthony Flores, Ph.D.
Anthony Flores, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Athletics Advisor
International Student Advisor
Phone (661) 654-6794
Fax (661) 654-2627
E-mail aflores14@csub.edu
Website www.csub.edu/CriminalJustice
Office DDH C115
Office Hours Tuesday & Thursday 11:30am-1:00pm, Wednesday 11:00am-1:00pm

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Education:
Ph.D., Criminal Justice, University of Cincinnati
Other:
Dr. Flores is an Assistant Professor in Criminal Justice at the California State University, Bakersfield. He earned a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Nevada, Reno, an M.S. in Criminal Justice from the University of Cincinnati.  In 2013 he earned his Doctorate from the University of Cincinnati.  Dr. Flores teaches undergraduate level courses in the areas of research methods and statistics, corrections processes and systems, gangs, and criminological theories.  Dr. Flores also provides technical assistance with offender risk and need assessment, case planning, and effective rehabilitative programming to both institutional and community based correctional agencies at the local, state, and federal levels. Recent publication topics include the effectiveness of intensive supervision programs, offender risk/needs assessment, and effective rehabilitative strategies for both juvenile and adult offender populations.

Robert Fong, Ph.D.
Robert Fong, Ph.D.
Professor
Phone (661) 654-2434
Fax (661) 654-2627
E-mail rfong@csub.edu
Website www.csub.edu/CriminalJustice
Office DDH C109
Office Hours Monday/Wednesday/Thursday 3:15pm-3:45pm/6:30pm-6:45pm, Tuesday 4:30pm-5:15pm

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Education:
Ph.D., Criminal Justice, Sam Houston State University Texas
Other:
Dr. Robert Fong earned his Ph.D. in Criminal Justice from Sam Houston State University in Texas after completing an M.P.A from the University of South Dakota. In addition to having prior experience as a correctional officer and deputy sheriff, Dr. Fong served as a special monitor, from 1984 through 1988, for the Texas Department of Corrections overseeing departmental compliance with the consent decree resulted from the historic prisoner class action suit of Ruiz v. Estelle, 679 F.2d 1115 (5th Cir. 1982). Before joining CSUB in 1991, Dr. Fong was a tenure-track faculty member at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and later East Carolina University. Since his arrival at CSUB, Dr. Fong has taught courses in Criminal Law, Courts, Corrections, Theories, Ethics, Gangs, Drugs & Crime, Research Methods, and the Senior Seminar class. He was Chair of the Criminal Justice Department from 1994 through 2009. Dr. Fong’s research interests include prison gangs, ethnic street gangs, and school violence, which have yielded numerous publications and book reviews in refereed journals. Dr. Fong has also fostered strong and on-going relationships with the local community by serving on a number of prominent law enforcement boards and as a consultant to local school districts on police-community partnership grants and after-school programs.

Doris Hall, Ph.D.
Doris Hall, Ph.D.
Department Chair
Lecturer
Internship Director
Phone (661) 654-3121
Fax (661) 654-2627
E-mail dhall@csub.edu
Website www/csub.edu/CriminalJustice
Office DDH C116
Office Hours Tuesday 1:00pm-2:15pm, 5:20pm-5:55pm, Wednesday 1:15pm-2:00pm, Thursday 12:15pm-2:15pm, 5:20pm-5:45pm

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Education:
Ph.D., Criminology, The Claremont Graduate School, Southern California
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Doris Hall, a 5th generation Californian, received her Master’s Degree and Ph.D. in Criminology from The Claremont Graduate School in Southern California. Dr. Hall also serves as a lecturer at California State University, Bakersfield in the Criminal Justice Department.

Dr. Hall conducted the first national study on the victims of stalking. The result of this groundbreaking victimology research has been the subject of numerous articles and has changed the way police forces deal with the crime of stalking.

Currently, Dr. Hall is researching “Extreme Domestic Violence.” This study is to identify the lethality risk factors for persons involved in domestic violence relationships in Kern County. Dr. Hall examined cases where victims have survived attempted murder from an intimate partner. Many of these victims were hospitalized with nearly moral wounds, namely gunshot and/or stab wounds or strangulation. The goal of this academic study is to identify risk factors and create a set of practical guidelines for intervention. The overall intent is to save lives.

Giving back to the community is a personal priority for Dr. Hall. She has been involved on campus and locally as: Lead Researcher and Member of the Kern County Domestic Violence Death Review Team; Board Member of Kern County Victim/Witness Auxiliary; CSUB Women & Gender Studies Committee; Faculty advisor to the Criminal Justice Club; and past Faculty advisor to the CSUB Women's Network.  Most recently, Dr. Hall was nominated as a “Real Hero of Kern County” in the educator category.


Zachary Hays, Ph.D.
Zachary Hays, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Criminal Justice Club & Alpha Phi Sigma Advisor
Phone (661) 654-6796
Fax (661) 654-2627
E-mail zhays@csub.edu
Website www.csub.edu/CriminalJustice
Office DDH C119
Office Hours Tuesday & Thursday 12:30pm-2:00pm

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Education:
Ph.D., Crime, Law, and Justice, Pennsylvania State University.
Other:
Dr. Zachary Hays joined the Department of Criminal Justice as an Assistant Professor.  He earned his M.A. and Ph.D. in Crime, Law, & Justice from Pennsylvania State University and was previously a member of the Criminal Justice & Criminology faculty at Washington State University before joining CSUB.  His teaching and Research interests focus primarily on Policing and law enforcement, but he is also interested in research methods, statistics, criminological theory, ethics, and many other subjects.  His most recent publications have examined not only police use of excessive force, but also the role of gentrification on crime rates and the effectiveness of housing programs for recently released inmates.

Heejong Jacob Joo, Ph.D.
Heejong Jacob Joo, Ph.D.
Professor
Phone (661) 654-3109
Fax (661) 654-2627
E-mail hjoo1@csub.edu
Website www.csub.edu/CriminalJustice
Office DDH C111
Office Hours Tuesday & Thursday 2:30pm-4:00pm

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Education:
Ph.D., Sociology (with a specialization in Criminology), University of Texas at Austin
Other:

Dr. Heejong Jacob Joo is a professor in the Department of Criminal Justice at California State University, Bakersfield. Prior to joining the faculty at CSUB in the fall of 2011, he was a professor in the College of Criminal Justice at Sam Houston State University (2005-2011), the Director of the Justice Administration Program at Southwest Minnesota State University (2002-2005) and the Chair of the Department of Corrections at Kyunggi University in South Korea. (1997-2001).

His academic specialties include: Crime Rates and Trends, Policy Analysis and Program Evaluation in Criminal Justice, Institutional and Community Corrections, Comparative Criminal Justice and Statistics and Research Methods. His current research interests involve contextual analysis of crime and crime control, prediction of offender recidivism, institutional and community corrections and the analysis of hot spots with crime mapping. His research has appeared in major journals in Criminology and Criminal Justice such as Criminology, Crime and Delinquency, Criminal Justice and Behavior, Journal of Criminal Justice, Police Quarterly, and Crime, Law and Social Change.

Dr. Joo is currently serving as the President of Korean Society of Criminology in America (KSCA). He is an active member of the American Society of Criminology, the Academy of Criminal Justice, and International Congress on Criminology.


Staff

Jena Lords
Jena Lords
Department Coordinator
Phone (661) 654-2433
Fax (661) 654-2627
E-mail jlords@csub.edu
Website www.csub.edu/CriminalJustice
Office DDH C114
Office Hours Monday-Friday 7:00am-4:00pm

Part-Time Faculty

Salvador Arias, A.S.W, P.P.S.C
Salvador Arias, A.S.W, P.P.S.C
Lecturer
Phone (661) 654-2433
Fax (661) 654-2627
E-mail sarias2@csub.edu
Website www.csub.edu/CriminalJustice
Office DDH C117
Office Hours Wednesday 5:45pm-6:45pm

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Education:
M.S.W., California State University, Bakersfield
Other:

Salvador Arias has over thirteen years working with gang involved youth. Salvador grew up in gang-infested neighborhoods in Los Angeles. Throughout Salvador’s life, many caring adults helped him turn his life around.

Salvador served in the United States Marine Corps for eight years. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Master’s degree in Social Work and Pupil Personnel Services Credential.

Salvador worked for the County Probation Department and has been instrumental in developing and implementing a very promising gang prevention model using School Social Workers for the Kern County Superintendent of Schools.


Lindsay Davis, M.S.
Lindsay Davis, M.S.
Lecturer
Phone (661) 654-2088
Fax (661) 654-2627
E-mail ldavis23@csub.edu
Website www.csub.edu/CriminalJustice
Office DDH C117
Office Hours Monday 8:00am-9:00am/10:00am-11:00am, Wednesday 10:00am-11:00am, Tuesday & Thursday 1:00pm-2:00pm (AV Campus)

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Education:
M.S., Criminal Justice, University of Cincinnati
Other:
Lindsay Davis is a first year lecturer at California State University of Bakersfield in the Criminal Justice Department. She is an Idaho native and moved to California ten years ago. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree at CSUB in Criminal Justice, and then went on to earn her M.S. from the University of Cincinnati’s School of Criminal Justice with a double concentration in analysis of criminal behavior and corrections and offender rehabilitation, and is presently Alumni of the Alpha Phi Sigma National Criminal Justice Honors Society. Lindsay is currently teaching research methods and statistics, criminological theories, and introductory criminal justice courses with other teaching interests being correctional treatments and rehabilitation. Her most recent research includes immigration concentration effects on violent crime rates throughout the nation.

Emily De Leon, J.D.
Emily De Leon, J.D.
Lecturer
Phone (661) 654-2433
Fax (661) 654-2627
E-mail earnold@csub.edu
Website www.csub.edu/CriminalJustice
Office DDH C117
Office Hours Monday & Wednesday 4:45pm-5:15pm

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Education:
J.D., New York University School of Law
Other:
Emily de Leon is originally from Bakersfield and is excited to be lecturing at CSUB this Fall. She obtained a Bachelor of Arts from Yale University and a J.D. from New York University. Emily is a former Deputy Public Defender and now has her own criminal defense practice. She is a member of the county's Indigent Defense Panel as well as the Kern County Bar Association. Before practicing law, she was a special education teacher in Brooklyn, NY. She spent a semester of law school in Alabama working on death penalty appeals with Civil Rights Lawyer Bryan Stevenson's Equal Justice Initiative. She is interested in indigent criminal defense, the death penalty, collateral consequences of conviction, and mental health issues in the criminal justice system.

Christopher Estes, J.D.
Judge, Los Angeles County Superior Court
Professor
Phone (661) 654-2433
Fax (661) 654-2627
E-mail cestes@csub.edu
Website www.csub.edu/CriminalJustice
Office AV Campus

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Education:
J.D., Pepperdine University School of Law, Malibu, California

Jesus Perez, M.P.A.
Lecturer
Phone (661) 654-2433
Fax (661) 654-2627
E-mail jperez21@csub.edu
Website www.csub.edu/CriminalJustice
Office AE 100
Office Hours Monday & Wednesday 4:00pm-4:30pm

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Education:
M.P.A., California State University, Bakersfield
Other:

Jesus Perez is a first year lecturer at California State University of Bakersfield in the Criminal Justice Department. He is Bakersfield native, graduating Ridgeview High School in 2006 before attending CSUB  in the Fall of 2006. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree at CSUB in Criminal Justice in Spring 2010, and then went on to earn his Masters in Public Administration from CSUB in Spring 2012. During his time as an undergraduate he conducted research in Domestic Violence un the tutelage of Dr. Doris Hall. Jesus is currently teaching Comparative Criminal Justice. Jesus is also the Summer Bridge Coordinator for the Educational Opportunity Program here at CSUB.


Michaela Sims, M.S.
Michaela Sims, M.S.
Lecturer
Phone (661) 654-2433
Fax (661) 654-2627
E-mail msims5@csub.edu
Website www.csub.edu/CriminalJustice
Office DDH C117
Office Hours Tuesday & Thursday 6:45pm-7:15pm

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Education:

M.S., Homeland Security - San Diego State University

Other:
Michaela Sims was born and raised in Bakersfield, California and has lived in San Diego, as well as Washington, D.C., where she interned at the House of Representatives. Michaela went to law school briefly in San Diego before moving back to Bakersfield and later working for the Bakersfield Police Department as the first civilian Public Information Officer. Michaela obtained her Masters of Science degree in Homeland Security from San Diego State University. In her free time, she enjoys staying active with her 2-year-old daughter, Cecilia, and is a Group Fitness instructor teaching a martial arts class entitled: Body Combat.

Tara Tomlinson, A.C.S.W
Internship Supervisor (AV Campus)
Phone (661) 654-2433
Fax (661) 952-5000
E-mail ttomlinson1@csub.edu
Website www.csub.edu/CriminalJustice
Office AV Campus

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Education:
M.S.W., California State University, Bakersfield
Other:

Tara Tomlinson completed her undergraduate and graduate work at California State University, Bakersfield, earning a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice, and a Masters Degree in Social Work. She has first-hand experience fighting for social justice within the Antelope Valley through her work with juveniles at Antelope Valley Community Youth Court, assisting Veteran's through Veteran's Court, and through her work in helping to create a new housing agency for veterans experiencing chronic homelessness. She is passionate about advocating for those who don't have the ability to advocate for themselves, and she is committed to educating those who do. In her free time, she volunteers with local non-profits who help families in transition, and she continues her work to create new programs for veterans.


Teryl Wakeman II, J.D.
Teryl Wakeman II, J.D.
Lecturer
Phone (661) 654-2433
Fax (661) 654-2627
E-mail twakeman@csub.edu
Website www.csub.edu/CriminalJustice
Office DDH C117
Office Hours Monday & Wednesday 8:15pm-8:45pm

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Education:
J.D., Western State University, College of Law
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Teryl Wakeman was born in San Diego and raised in Crescent City, California.  Teryl graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Information Systems from Humboldt State University, with a minor in Business Administration.  Teryl obtained his Juris Doctor degree from Western State University.  Teryl  has had the privilege of working for the Kern County Public Defender’s office since 1999.  As the supervisor of the Juvenile Unit since 2009 Teryl routinely handles dependency and delinquency matters. He is a member of the Board of Directors for Greater Bakersfield Legal Aid and has volunteered for the Veteran’s Stand-Down program and the Homeless Court since the inception of both programs here in Kern County.  Teryl adores his 3-year-old son Roscoe, riding his sport bike, and flying general aviation aircraft whenever possible.