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Dr. Eric S. See (2007)
Department Chair
Associate Professor of Justice Studies (2013)
B.S., Bowling Green State University; M.S., University of Cincinnati; Ph.D., Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Additional Information:

  • Member of MJA Graduate Faculty
  • 2001-07 Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice Department, Youngstown State University
  • 1997-99 Administrator, Family Life Center, Indiana, PA

Office: T-204A
Phone: (910) 630-7459

Dr. Mark D. Bowman (2009)
Director, Center for Excellence in Justice Administration
Assistant Professor of Justice Studies
B.S., University of Arkansas at Little Rock; M.P.S.L., Christopher Newport University; Ph.D., Old Dominion University.

Visit Dr. Bowman's web page by clicking here.

Office: T-217
Phone: (910) 630-7437

Dr. Katherine M. Brown (2012)
Assistant Professor of Justice Studies
B.A., University of Texas at Austin; M.A., Ph.D., Sam Houston State University

Additional Information:

  • Member of the MJA Graduate Faculty
  • Member of the Vidocq Society, Homicide Research Working Group, American Academy of Forensic Sciences, and the North Carolina Homicide Investigator's Association.
  • Research interests include: child abduction murder investigation, crime scene investigation, serial murder, crime scene assessment, forensic evidence and other solvability factors affecting murder investigations.

Office: T-231
Phone: (910) 480-8458

Dr. Darl H. Champion, Sr. (1993)
Director, Master of Justice Administration Program
Professor of Justice Studies (2006)
B.A., Indiana University of Pennsylvania; M.C.J., University of South Carolina; Ed.D., North Carolina State University.

Additional Information:

  • Member of MJA Graduate Faculty
  • Current Member of the Governing Board of the Carolina Institute of Community Policing
  • Member 1985-95 of North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission
  • Special Agent 1972-1975, U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Division

Office: T-204B
Phone: (910) 630-7050

Mr. Steven Downs (2014)
Assistant Professor of Justice Studies
B.S., Fayetteville State University; M.F.S., George Washington University.

Office: H-207C
Phone: TBA

Ms. Sabrina Koncaba (2013), MCSE, CISSP, MSIA
Director, Digital Forensics and Cybersecurity
Instructor of Digital Forensics and Cybersecurity
B.S., Lamar University; M.S., Norwich University

Office: T-271
Phone: (910) 630-7516

Mr. David Pauly (2006)
Associate Professor of Justice Studies (2013)
B.S., Campbell University; M.F.S., George Washington University.

Additional Information:

  • Graduate of 1998 FBI National Academy at Quantico, VA
  • Graduate of 1997 Canadian Police College, RCMP, Ottawa Canada
  • Special Agent 1988-2006, U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Division

Office: S-228
Phone: (910) 630-7420

Professional Associations:

  • FBI NAA - FBI National Academy Associates
  • AAFS - Member, American Academy of Forensic Science
  • NFA - National Fire Academy
  • NC Chapter FBI National Academy Associates
  • NCIAI - North Carolina Chapter of the International Association of Identification
  • IAI - International Association of Identification
  • IABPA - International Association of Bloodstain Pattern Analysts
  • Vidocq Society, Philadelphia, PA
  • ASIS International, American Society for Industrial Security
  • COFSE – Council of Forensic Science Educators
  • ACSR – Association of Crime Scene Reconstruction
  • NCHIA – North Carolina Homicide Investigators Association
  • ASC – American Society of Criminology
  • IAAI - International Association of Arson Investigators
  • NAFEA – North American Forensic Entomology Association
  • ACFEI – American College of Forensic Examiners Institute
  • AISOCC – The American Investigative Society of Cold Cases
  • MPRA- Military Police Regimental Association
  • CIDAA- CID Agents Association
  • CPC- Canadian Police College

Ms. Wendy Vonnegut (1999)
Director, Legal Studies Program
Associate Professor of Legal Studies
B.A., University of North Carolina-Wilmington; J.D., Mercer University.

Office: T-215
Phone: (910) 630-7491