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Faculty and Staff of Norwich University
Associate Professor
Criminal Justice
Associate Director, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice

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Elizabeth Gurian holds a Bachelor of Science in human physiology from Boston University, a Master of Science in criminal justice from Northeastern University, and a doctorate from the University of Cambridge.

Before 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.

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 Criminology and Criminal Justice and directs NU’s Peace and War Center.

Professor
Sociology

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Aimee Vieira joined the faculty of the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice in 2006. She earned her doctorate at the Université de Montréal and an Master of Arts and Bachelor of Arts at Michigan State University.

Professor
Criminal Justice

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Penny R. Shtull is a professor of criminal justice in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Norwich University and a former associate dean of the university's College of Liberal Arts. She earned a PhD and MPhil in criminal justice and an MA in forensic psychology from John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York and a BSW from McGill University in Montreal.

Associate Professor
Sociology

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Min Li joined the faculty of the Criminology and Criminal Justice at Norwich University in 2014. She specializes in medical sociology, health disparities among ethnic and racial groups, family, aging, health care financing, management, and social policies.

Assistant Professor
Criminal Justice

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Matthew Fischer received his Bachelor of Arts in philosophy from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, his Master of Arts in teaching Arabic as a Second Language from the University of Michigan, and his doctorate in Urban and Public Affairs from the University of Louisville.

Assistant Professor
Criminal Justice

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Connie Hassett-Walker completed her doctorate 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.

Assistant Professor
Criminal Justice

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Stephanie Ainsworth Maass holds a Bachelor of Science in justice administration and a Master of Arts in justice, law and crime policy from George Mason University, where she also completed her doctorate 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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Corey Brown has a Bachelor of Science in forestry and Master of Arts in criminal justice both from University of Massachusetts (1996 and 2008, respectively) and a juris doctor from Suffolk University Law School in 2014. He is a practicing attorney in Massachusetts with a focus on immigration law.

Lecturer
Sociology

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Steven Hrotic began teaching sociology at Norwich in 2017, and takes an interdisciplinary approach to human behavior. He earned his doctorate at the School of History and Anthropology at Queen's University Belfast, following a BA at the University of Vermont.

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Kate Brayton, LICSW teaches victimology, victim services and restorative justice. Kate holds a Bachelor of Arts in environmental studies from Northern Vermont University and a master's in social work from the University of Vermont. Kate is victim services director for the Vermont State Police.

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Adjunct Faculty
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.

Adjunct Faculty
Criminal Justice

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Kristin Chandler teaches Substantive Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, and Evidence. A native of Maine, Kristin received her BA in sociology and women’s studies from Colgate University and her JD from Seattle University School of Law.

Adjunct Faculty
Criminal Justice

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Adjunct Faculty
Sociology

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B.A. in Anthropology from Montclair State University

M.A. in Social Science from Montclair State University

Adjunct Faculty
Criminal Justice
Internship Coordinator

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David Sem 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.

Adjunct Faculty
Criminal Justice

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Duane Tompkins received his Bachelor of Science in Law Enforcement and his Master of Science in Criminal Justice Administration from Western New England University and working toward his doctorate. He has been an adjunct instruct at Norwich since 2017, instructing courses in The Police, Corrections, Criminology, Introduction to Criminal Justice, and Criminal Procedure.

Adjunct Faculty
Criminal Justice

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