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Loyola University Chicago

Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology

Part-Time Instructors

NameCourses Taught

Professional Employment

Art Bilek History of Crime & Corruption in Chicago (CRMJ 395) Chicago Police Department (Retired), Illinois Law Enforcement Commission (Director) (Retired) & Hilton Corporation (Director of Security) (Retired)
Garry Bombard, Ph.D.  Introduction to Forensic Science (CRMJ 380) Illinois State Police, Division of Forensic Services, Director of Training (Retired)
Jac Charlier Criminal Justice Management & Administration (CRMJ 420) Illinois Department of Corrections, Parole Supervisor
Jessica Ashley Juvenile Justice System (CRMJ 302) Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority, Senior Research Analyst
Kenneth Dooley, Ph.D.  Municipal Police Operations (CRMJ 305) Chicago Police Department (Retired)
Karl Larsen, Ph.D. Introduction to Forensic Science (CRMJ 380) & Ethics in Forensic Science (CRMJ 395) Illinois State Police, Division of Forensic Services, Supervisor of Toxicology Section
Mark Myrent Statistics (CRMJ 407), Research Methods (CRMJ 409/CRMJ 315), & Communication in Conflict Situations (CRMJ 430/CRMJ 340) Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority, Associate Director & Director of Research and Analysis Unit
Megan Alderden Women & the Criminal Justice System (CRMJ Chicago Police Department, Research & Development
Greg Jacobson Criminal Profiling (CRMJ 395) Detective, Chicago Police Department
Michael Langer, Ph.D. Introduction to Criminal Justice (CRMJ 131) Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office, Senior Investigator
Greg Prestipino Drug Abuse Control (CRMJ 360) U.S. Courts, Probation & Parole, Senior Probation Officer
Michael Rohan Alternatives to Incarceration (CRMJ 338) Cook County Juvenile Probation & Court Services Department, Director
Michael Tardy Juvenile Justice System (CRMJ 302) Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts, Special Assistant to the Director
Sharon Shipinski Corrections in America (CRMJ 335) Illinois Department of Corrections, Senior Policy & Scientific Advisor
Steve Karr Principles of Criminal Behavior (CRMJ 300) Illinois Department of Corrections, Director of Planning & Research
Terry Childers Sexual Exploitation of Children (CRMJ 395) U.S. Courts, Probation & Parole, Senior Probation Officer (Retired)
Tom Lemmer Municipal Police Operations (CRMJ 305) & Gang Activity and Control (CRMJ 352) Chicago Police Department, Captain & Watch Commander
Tom Freitag Computer Crime (CRMJ 395) Chicago Police Department, Sergeant, Education & Training Division

    Terry D. Childers has 29 years of experience in the Criminal Justice Field. Mr. Childers was an officer and supervisor with the United States Probation System for 26 years. He specialized in the investigation, supervision, management and treatment of mentally ill offenders, substance abusers, and sex offenders. Additionally, Mr. Childers served as a consultant to the Administrative Offices of the United States Courts and Federal Judicial Center where he developed national supervision guidelines and standards for mentally ill offenders and sex offenders. Upon his retirement from government service, Mr. Childers became the Executive Director of the Liberty Healthcare Illinois Sexually Violent Person Persons Release Program. In his three years as Executive Director, Mr. Childers created supervision and treatment guidelines for the most dangerous sex offenders in Illinois, developed a network of state-wide sex offender treatment providers, and enhanced the use of Global Position Monitoring for sex offender management, and established liaison with local, state and federal law enforcement agencies. A Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Clinical Member of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA), Mr. Childers in considered an expert in the field of sex offender supervision and management, and regularly presents workshops at local, national and international conferences. Mr. Childers is a military veteran, serving as linguist with the United States Army Security Agency from 1967 to 1971. He attended undergraduate and graduate school on the GI Bill, and holds a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Social Work degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Kenneth Dooley, Ph.D. worked for CPD for more than 20 years and previously served as the president of the Illinois Academy of Criminology. Ken has his Doctorate in Philosophy & History of Education from Loyola.

Mark Myrent is Research Director for the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority, where he oversees research and evaluation projects on topics including Illinois crime and justice trends, domestic violence, evidence-based practices in probation, effects of prior victimization on female inmates, and commercial sexual exploitation of children. He formerly served as research director for the Cook County Juvenile Court, where he conducted research on juvenile detention alternatives and on mental health screening of court-involved youth. Before that he was Illinois Integrated Justice Information System (IIJIS)'s project manager, a senior research manager with the Research & Analysis Unit, and has served in various other capacities with the Authority. His extensive experience in the field of criminal justice includes having taught at Loyola University, Chicago, and the University of Illinois Chicago, and he was a juvenile justice specialist with the Illinois Law Enforcement Commission/Juvenile Justice Commission. He is a doctoral candidate (2008) in criminal justice at the University of Illinois at Chicago, has a master's degree in that field, and also has a B.A. in psychology from Northern Illinois University. He is the author of numerous publications on the subjects of juvenile justice, the IIJIS project, computerized access to criminal history records, and topics relating to trends in law enforcement. He has acted as chairman of the Cook County Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative Research Committee, and as vice-chairman of the Salvation Army Correctional Services Advisory Committee.

Jessica Ashley is a Research Analyst at the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority, where she researches state crime trends and issues. She has authored a comprehensive state juvenile justice report, as well as a series of seven Restorative Justice Guides for juvenile justice professions. Ms. Ashley is also an instructor in the criminal justice department of Loyola University Chicago. Previously, Ms. Ashley worked for the Office of the Illinois Attorney General in the areas of research and policy. She has conducted numerous presentations and trainings nationally and across the state on the subject of restorative justice and youth courts. In 2005, Ms. Ashley received the Distinguished Service Award for her work and service on behalf of the citizens of the state of Illinois. She earned her bachelor's degree in criminal justice from Bradley University and her master's degree in criminal justice from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. 

Greg Jacobson is a detective with CPD and previously served as a gang intelligence officer. He has conducted training within CPD as well as with suburban police departments, and is pursuing his Education Doctorate from Loyola. 

Steve Karr is currently the Manager of the Planning and Research Unit for the Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC). Steve has worked for IDOC for almost 18 years and previously worked for the National Council on Crime and Delinquency (NCCD) in Washington DC. Steve also taught criminal justice courses at the University of Illinois-Springfield. Steve received his MS from SIU in Administration of Justice.


Department of Criminal Justice & Criminology
Loyola University Chicago
820 N. Michigan Ave
Chicago,IL 60611
Phone: 312.915.7564

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