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Associate Professor
Criminal Justice
Director, NU Peace and War Center
Director, School of Justice Studies and Sociology

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Travis Morris joined the faculty of Norwich University in 2011. He teaches criminal justice in the School of Justice Studies and Sociology and directs NU’s Peace and War Center.

Morris holds a BA in criminology from Northern Illinois University, an MS in criminal justice from Eastern Kentucky University, and a Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska. He has published on the relationship between policing, peacekeeping, counterterrorism, and counter-insurgency and is the author of the recent book, Dark Ideas: How Violent Jihadi and Neo-Nazi Ideologues Have Shaped Modern Terrorism. He has conducted ethnographic interviews in Yemen and published on how crime intersects with formal and informal justice systems in a socio-cultural context. His research interests include violent extremist propaganda analysis, information warfare, and text network analysis. He is an active teacher in and out of the classroom and has created a series of recent grant-funded student learning trips in Eastern Europe and the Middle East.

Associate Professor
Criminal Justice
Associate Director, School of Justice Studies and Sociology

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Elizabeth Gurian holds a B.S. in Human Physiology from Boston University, a M.S. in Criminal Justice from Northeastern University, and a Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge.

Prior to joining Norwich University, Dr. Gurian completed a consultancy for the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime in Vienna. This project entailed assisting the Division of Policy Analysis and Public Affairs, Statistics and Surveys Section, with research for a planned global report on the crime of intentional homicide. The report provides in-depth analysis of homicide trends at national, regional and global levels.

Professor
Criminal Justice

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Penny R. Shtull is a professor of criminal justice in the School of Justice Studies at Norwich University and a former associate dean of the university's College of Liberal Arts.

Assistant Professor
Criminal Justice

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Matthew Fischer received his B.A. in philosophy from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, his M.A. in teaching Arabic as a Second Language from the University of Michigan, and his Ph.D. in Urban and Public Affairs from the University of Louisville.

Assistant Professor
Criminal Justice

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Connie Hassett-Walker completed her PhD in Criminal Justice at Rutgers University in 2007. She also holds a MPA (concentration: Public Policy) from the Wagner Graduate School at New York University, and a B.A. in French from Rutgers University. Prior to coming to Norwich University in July 2020, Dr. Hassett-Walker taught at Kean University (NJ) and worked as a research associate at the Violence Institute of New Jersey.

Assistant Professor
Criminal Justice

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Stephanie Ainsworth Maass holds a B.S. in Administration of Justice and an M.A. in Justice, Law, and Crime Policy from George Mason University, where she also completed her Ph.D. in Criminology, Law, and Society.

Assistant Professor
Criminal Justice
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Dr. Robert VandenBerg served on active duty in the United States Air Force before completing his doctorate in sociology at the Ohio State University. As a specialist in the study of terrorism and related forms of political violence, he enjoys teaching courses that deal with themes related to crime, world conflict, and/or national security, as well as helping students become scholars in their own right through CJ/SO 209 – Social Science Research Methods.

Lecturer
Criminal Justice

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Anne Buttimer specializes in criminal procedure, criminal law, and courts. She is a cum laude graduate of Vermont Law School and a member of the Vermont Bar (inactive status).

Lecturer
Sociology

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B.A. in Anthropology from Montclair State University

M.A. in Social Science from Montclair State University

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Criminal Justice

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Lisa L. Chalidze, Esq., has long dedicated her work as a lawyer, educator, author, and activist to development of the rule of law, as well as the defense of human rights.

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Criminal Justice

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David joined our department in 2017 as our Criminal Justice Internship Coordinator and adjunct faculty. Prior to his arrival, David spent 25+ years as a United States Probation Officer supervising Federal offenders and specializing in substance abuse and mental health treatment.

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