Professor of Sociology
Spring Semester, 2014:
Monday from 12:15 – 1:15; Tuesday from 1:30 – 2:30; Wednesday from 2:15 – 3:00; Friday from 12:15 – 1:15; and by appointment.
Field Of Study:
Criminological Theory, Juvenile Delinquency, Juvenile Justice, Sociology of Corrections
My primary scholarly interest is writing textbooks that are clear, compelling, and pedagogically unique. I am also involved in an advisory capacity to the Criminology Research Group of the Social Science Research Lab (SSRL), headed by Professor Dusten Hollist.
Spring Semester 2014:
Sociology of Corrections (SOCI 423)
Study Group on Delinquency (SOCI 492.02 & 596.02)
Moorhead State College (Minnesota State University, Moorhead), BA
Portland State University, MUS
Portland State University, PhD
Primary teaching responsibilities: Juvenile Delinquency (SOCI 330), Juvenile Justice System (SOCI 335); Delinquency Prevention (SOCI 438), Criminological Theory (SOCI 438 and 530), and Sociology of Corrections (SOCI 423).
Director of Treatment, The Next Door, Inc., Hood River, OR
Cottage Parent, Queen Louise Home for Children, St. Croix, Virgin Island
Probation and Parole Officer, Scott County Court Services, Shakopee, MN
Juvenile Delinquency: An Integrated Approach (2nd edition). James W. Burfeind and Dawn Jeglum Bartusch. Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett Publishers. 2011.
Crime and Justice in Two Societies: Japan and the United States. Ted D. Westermann and James W. Burfeind. Belmont, CA: Wadsworh Company. 1991.