Distinguished Service Award Recipients

Dr. Jennifer Brown (2019) Postdoctoral Scholar | Former Graduate Assistant | Jennifer Brown recently earned her Ph.D. in Criminology from Florida State University and is currently a Postdoctoral Scholar in FSU’s College of Criminology and Criminal Justice. During her graduate career, Jennifer served as the College’s Assistant Director of Alumni Development, as a teaching assistant for several undergraduate courses, and as a research assistant in the Center for Criminology and Public Policy Research. Jennifer has worked on research projects for the National Institute of Justice, the Florida Department of Corrections, and the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice. Her research focuses on rehabilitative programs, the correctional experience, prisoner reentry, and the school-to-prison pipeline.

Raquel V. Oliveira (2019) Ph.D. Candidate | Graduate Assistant | Raquel V. Oliveira is a Fulbright Ph.D. candidate at the College of Criminology and Criminal Justice – Florida State University, with a Scholarship from the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT). While working toward her Ph.D. she taught several undergraduate classes, and is currently working as a researcher at the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and completing her dissertation. Raquel holds a MSc. in Clinical Psychology from ISPA-IU (2009) and has been a member of the Analyses and Metric Validation Research Group (CNPQ – UNESP, Brazil) since 2012. Her main research interests include life-course criminology, bio-psycho-social correlates of crime, and violent offending.

Katie Dean Moore (2019) Internship Director | Staff | Katie Dean Moore has been working at Florida State University for five years, with the last three being within the College of Criminology. She serves as the internship director and helps connect students to agencies and agencies to students in order to facilitate their future careers. She also instructs the sections of the internship course and networks with departments all over the United States in order to find the best fit possible for our esteemed students.

Dr. Daniel P. Mears (2019) Mark C. Stafford Professor of Criminology | Faculty | Daniel P. Mears conducts research on the causes of crime as well as criminal and juvenile justice policy. He is the author of Out-of-Control Criminal Justice (Cambridge University Press) and American Criminal Justice Policy (Cambridge University Press), Prisoner Reentry in the Era of Mass Incarceration (Sage Publications), and Fundamentals of Criminological and Criminal Justice Inquiry (Cambridge University Press).

Dr. Ted Chiricos (2019) William Julius Wilson Professor of Criminology | Faculty | Ted Chiricos received his Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Massachusetts. He has spent his entire academic career at what has evolved from the Department to now the College of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Florida State University. During that time, he has researched and published with a particular emphasis on the areas of deterrence, labeling, and sentencing. He has supervised thirty-one students to the completion of their Ph.D. and served as Editor of the journal Social Problems from 2009 - 2011.

Miltonette Olivia Craig (2017) Ph.D. Candidate | Graduate Assistant | McKnight Fellow

Andrea Montes Lindsey (2017) Ph.D. Candidate | Graduate Assistant

William D. Bales, Ph.D. (2017) is a Professor at Florida State University’s College of Criminology and Criminal Justice. Prior to joining the faculty, in August of 2003, Bill Bales was the director of research with the Florida Department of Corrections since 1991 and has worked in various research capacities with the Florida Supreme Court, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, and for private research organizations. Bill earned a Ph.D. in Criminology from Florida State University in 1987 and has presented research findings at numerous juvenile justice, criminology, corrections and statistics conferences over the past twenty-five years. He has published in the areas of longitudinal outcomes among incarcerated juvenile delinquents, adult correctional program evaluations, and sentencing and has published in Criminology, Criminology and Public Policy, Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, and Justice Quarterly, among other crime and policy journals.

Patricia Y. Warren, Ph.D. (2015) is an associate professor at Florida State University’s College of Criminology and Criminal Justice, completed her Ph.D. in sociology from North Carolina State University in 2005 before joining our college in 2006.

Since 2012, Dr. Warren has served as the director of the College’s undergraduate program, supervising the academic program and advising services for over 1700 undergraduate criminology majors. She has served on several undergraduate honor thesis committees and many master’s and doctoral student committees. Beyond her work with our students, her service to the college includes several years on various committees, including the Eppes building renovation, faculty recruitment, comprehensive examinations, and scholarships. She is currently serving on the provost search committee.

Dr. Warren’s service to the field is just as impressive, proven by her award of the 2011 McKnight Faculty Fellowship. She is a member of the Racial Democracy, Crime and Justice Network sponsored by Ohio State University and the National Science Foundation, and serves on the editorial board for “Social Problems.” She is currently the program co-chair for the 2016 Southern Sociological Society (SSS) annual meetings, and a member of the 2016 American Society of Criminology (ASC) program committee. She also serves as a member of the program committee for the Crime and Justice Summer Institute: Broadening Perspectives and Participation funded by the National Science Foundation.

Larry Bourdeau (2014) began his law enforcement career as a Police Officer in 1996. He worked for two different agencies, Tallahassee Police and the Quincy Police Department. Larry worked in various law enforcement capacities during this time to include investigations, Computer Voice Stress analyzer Advanced Examiner, Patrol Sergeant, Patrol Lieutenant, and Operations Captain. After retiring from Quincy, he became the Law Enforcement Coordinator at the Florida Public Safety Institute in Havana, Florida.

He is a member of the State Law Enforcement Chiefs Association, where he serves on the Executive Board as the Chair of Higher Education Committee. He also serves as a subject matter expert for the Florida Department of Law Enforcement with law enforcement curriculum projects. As a part of his duties at the academy, Larry works closely with Florida State University’s Criminology students who are in the Pat Thomas Law Enforcement Academy internship program and is a guest lecturer in various FSU criminology classes.

Margarita Frankeberger (2013) is currently the assistant program director in the College of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Florida State University. In this capacity she serves as an advisor for current and prospective graduate students – both on campus and online. Prior to coming to the College of Criminology, Margarita worked at FSU’s Center for Economic Education for 10 years with teachers, students and administrators in a twelve-county area to promote economic education through workshops and training. She also worked as an elementary school teacher for 10 years in the states of Ohio and Florida. Margarita’s bachelor’s degree is in elementary education from The Ohio State University and she earned her master’s degree in instructional systems from Florida State University.

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