Graduate alumni and careers
Learn where your fellow CCJ alumnus are now after earning their graduate degrees at NAU
Curious to find out where the careers of your fellow classmates took them? Find out where their path led after they earned their masters and PhD degrees in criminology and criminal justice. Want to be added to the lists below? Share your story with us.
Criminal justice careers Accordion Closed
Nour Alnabhany (2014) works as an Immigration Officer with the Department of Homeland Security.
Kelly Anderson (2012) works as Social Work Supervisor for the Iowa Department of Human Services after working as a Child Protective Services Specialist in Arizona.
Rachelle Barr-Addair (2015) worked for the Ohio Innocence Project.
Margaret Bentzen (2009) works as Sergeant Public Relations at the Flagstaff Police Department.
Kristin Braley (2012) works as Probation Officer for Pinal County (AZ) Adult Probation after working as an investigations case manager for Child Protective Services.
Sam Brokenshire (2015) works as Financial Crimes Analyst in credit card application fraud for a bank, and analyzes patterns in identity fraud to minimize harm.
Chris Duarte (2012) works as founder and consultant for Linking Dreams, and chairs the Northern Arizona Human Rights Council and Greater Yavapai County LGBTQ Coalition.
Sarah Edmiston (2016) works for the Coconino County Court.
Jenna Fejervary (2017) works as Title IX/Special Investigations Officer at Seattle Pacific University in the Office of Safety and Security.
Tricia Hall (2014) works as an Adult Probation Officer in Maricopa County Drug Court.
Taylor Lawrence (2015) works as a Financial Crimes Quality Coach and facilitates staff trainings on federal policy regulations and quality errors.
Loren Linscott (2000) works as the Director for the Office of Violence Prevention and Victim Assistance at Rutgers University.
Michael McCasland (2014) works for the Tempe Police Department.
Varvara Phillips (2004) works as an Investigator at Navajo Nation Human Rights.
Stella Riskin (2015) works as an Investigator in the Office of Institutional Equity at the University of Arizona.
Jodi Shorr (2011) works as Administrative Director at The National Alliance to Advance Adolescent Health, after four years as Administrative Director for the Ohio Innocence Project.
Ryan Staab (2011) works for Coconino County Adult Probation.
Jennifer (Curtiss) Wildeman (2007) worked as an education specialist for the Arizona Supreme Court and now is Court Administrator for the Carefree-Cave Creek Consolidated Court.
Ph.D. program placement Accordion Closed
Madeline Stenger (2017) is working toward her Ph.D. in Criminology & Sociology at the University of Delaware.
Colin Burke (2015) is working toward his Ph.D. in Sociology at the University of California-San Diego.
Keith Hullenaar (2016) is working toward his Ph.D. in Criminology at Pennsylvania State University.
Kasey Ragan (2013) is working toward her Ph.D. in Criminology, Law, & Society at the University of California-Irvine.
Viola Sawyer (2017) is working toward her Ph.D in Sociology at Western Michigan University.
Justin Strong (2013) is working toward his Ph.D. in Criminology, Law, & Society at the University of California-Irvine.
Mark Willingham (2016) is working toward his Ph.D. at the University of Hawaii – Manoa.
Sarah Yercich (2009) is working toward her Ph.D. in Criminology at Simon Fraser University, while also holding research positions with the FREDA Center for Research on Violence Against Women and Children and the Canadian Domestic Homicide Prevention Initiative for Vulnerable Populations (CDHPIVP).
Academic and justice education positions Accordion Closed
Ken Cruz (2009) went on to complete his Ph.D. in Criminology, Law, & Society from the University of California-Irvine and works as a lecturer in the CCJ Department at NAU.
Ralph Garcia (2017) works as an instructor in the CCJ Department at NAU.
Sue Hannon (1997) works as a lecturer in the CCJ Department at NAU.
Jaimee Limmer (2013) worked for several years as an instructor in the CCJ Department at NAU.
Nancy Lubick (2012) worked for several years as an instructor in the CCJ Department at NAU.
Dana Oden-Stiglitz (2010) works as an instructor in the CCJ Department at NAU.
Matthew Pavich (2002) works as an Academic Advisor in the College of Social & Behavioral Sciences at NAU.
Allison Robb (2015) works as an instructor in the CCJ Department at NAU.
Paula Rector (2002) works as a lecturer in the Criminology and Criminal Justice Department at Missouri State University.
Doris Schartmueller (2014) combined her master’s education with a Ph.D. in Political Science, and she is now Assistant Professor of Political Science and Criminal Justice at California State University-Chico.
Ophir Sefiha (2003) went on to earn his Ph.D. in Justice in Social Inquiry at Arizona State University, and is now Assistant Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Western Carolina University.
Amanda Smith (2011) went on to earn her Ph.D. at Western Michigan, and is now Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice at University of Michigan-Flint.
Sarah Wieland (2012) works as Assistant Dean, Academic Advising and Student Services at the University of Arizona South.
Research and non-profit work Accordion Closed
Randolph Ottem (2002) works as Education Research Analyst for RTI International in Raleigh-Durham, NC.