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Criminal Justice Faculty

Dr. Carol Archbold, Professor
Office:  8 Putnam Hall
Phone:  701-231-5697
Curriculum Vitae

Courses Taught:
CJ 210: Intro to Policing (undergraduate)
CJ/POLS 325: Applied Research Methods (undergraduate) 
CJ 734: Advanced Criminal Justice Methods (graduate)
CJ 759: Advanced Research Design (graduate)

Carol A. Archbold is a Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice and Political Science at North Dakota State University in Fargo, ND.  She has been at NDSU since 2005.  She teaches graduate and undergraduate courses focused on policing and research methods.  Her research interests include police accountability and liability, police misconduct, and race issues in the criminal justice system.

Dr. Archbold was awarded the Outstanding Mentor Award for 2018 from the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, the Walter F. and Verna Gehrts Endowed Professorship for 2015-2017, the 2013 Chamber of Commerce NDSU Distinguished Faculty Service Award, and the 2011 Outstanding Research/Creative Activity Award for the College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences at NDSU.  She is an editorial board member for several journals including Police QuarterlyPolicing: An International Journal of Police Strategies and Management, and the Journal of Criminal Justice Education.

Dr. Archbold has published her research in a variety of criminal justice and police journals.  She conducted the first study on the use of risk management by police agencies in the United States.  This study is featured in her book Police Accountability, Risk Management and Legal Advising (LFB Scholarly Publishing, 2004).  Dr. Archbold was also a co-author on the book Women and Policing in America: Classic and Contemporary Readings (Aspen Publishing, 2011).  She authored the text Policing: A Text/Reader (Sage Publications) in 2012 and co-authored the second and third editions of The New World of Police Accountability with Dr. Samuel Walker, University of Nebraska-Omaha in 2014 and 2019 (Sage Publications).

Currently, Dr. Archbold is writing a textbook for Sage Publications, Policing: The Essentials, which is scheduled for print in early 2020. Her current research project includes a study on police accountability in rural police agencies.   

Ph.D., University of Nebraska, Omaha, 2002 
M.A., University of North Dakota, 1997 
B.A., University of North Dakota, 1995





Dr. Sarah Boonstoppel, Assistant Professor
14 Putnam Hall
Phone:  701-231-8659
Curriculum Vitae

Courses taught:

CJ 230:  Criminology/Criminal Law
CJ 406/606:  Crime and Delinquency
CJ 722: Structural Theories of Crime
CJ 752: Crime and the Life Course

Dr. Boonstoppel joined the faculty of NDSU in 2014. Her research interests include crime and the life course, criminological theory, and qualitative and mixed research methods. Current projects examine the intersection of cognitive shifts, structured routines, and change in offending in early adulthood; offender decision making and social support; and the role of social and political institutions in the resettlement experiences of refugees (with Dr. Kjersten Nelson, Political Science). Dr. Boonstoppel’s recent research has been published in The Routledge International Handbook of Life-Course Criminology (Blokland and van der Geest, eds., 2017).

Ph.D., University of Maryland, 2014
M.A., University of Maryland, 2005
B.A., University of Maryland, 2002

Dr. Steven Briggs, Associate Professor
104B Putnam Hall
Phone:  701-231-9540
Curriculum Vitae

Courses Taught:
CJ 210:  Introduction to Policing
CJ 460/660:  Criminal Court Systems
CJ 465:  Women & Minorities in Criminal Justice
CJ 761: Police Effectiveness

Dr. Briggs joined the faculty of NDSU in 2013.  His research interests center on the social ecology of crime, police discretion, and police effectiveness.  He has published articles in the American Journal of Criminal Justice, Police Practice & Research: An International Journal, Criminal Justice Studies: A Critical Journal of Crime, Law, and Society, and the Journal of Ethnicity in Criminal Justice.

Ph.D., University of Nebraska at Omaha, 2007
M.A., University of Nebraska at Omaha, 2003
B.A., University of North Dakota, 2001


Dr. Jeffrey Bumgarner, Professor
Office:  102A Putnam Hall
Phone:  701-231-8922
Curriculum Vitae

Courses Taught:
CJ 210:  Intro to Policing
CJ 460: Criminal Court Systems
POLS 120: Terrorism

Dr. Bumgarner joined the faculty in 2014.  His research interests include federal law enforcement, federal crime policy, and criminal justice administration. He is the author or co-author of several books, including Profiling and Criminal Justice in America (2004, 2013), Federal Agents: The Growth of Federal Law Enforcement in America (2006), Emergency Management: A Reference Handbook (2008), Icons of Crime Fighting (2009), Minnesota’s Criminal Justice System (2016), and Federal Law Enforcement: A Primer (2013, 2018).  He is also the author of several articles and book chapters relating to criminal justice, public administration and policy, and homeland security. His articles have appeared in criminal justice, political science, and sociological peer-reviewed journals, including the Journal of Criminal Justice Education, the Journal of Crime and Justice, the Criminal Law Bulletin, the Southwest Journal of Criminal Justice, and the Journal of Public Administration and Management.

Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 2000
MAPA, Northern Illinois University, 1990
B.A., University of Illinois, 1988

Dr. Andrew Myer, Assistant Professor
and Graduate Coordinator
12 Putnam Hall
Phone:  701-231-7515
Curriculum Vitae

Andrew J. (A.J.) Myer is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice and Political Science at North Dakota State University.   Dr. Myer is also a Research Fellow with the University of Cincinnati Corrections Institute.  He has taught courses on corrections, evidenced based correctional programming, and statistical and research methodologies.  His research interests include effective correctional interventions, evidence based program evaluation, actuarial offender risk assessment practices, and macro-social research methods.

Dr. Myer has worked with numerous community and institutional correctional agencies across the United States, focusing on the evaluation of correctional programming and implementation of evidence based practices.  He has conducted numerous process and outcome evaluations of correctional programs, including dozens of process and outcome evaluations of treatment courts.  Most recently Dr. Myer has been working with different types of treatment courts, including: adult and juvenile treatment courts, gender specific treatment courts, veteran’s courts, mental health courts, and drug courts. 

Dr. Myer has written over 50 technical reports on evidence based program evaluation.  He has published in the Journal of Quantitative Criminology, Criminal Justice Policy Review, Victims and Offenders, and the Journal of Crime and Justice, and is co-editor of the book The Origins of American Criminology.  

Ph.D., University of Cincinnati, 2010
M.S., University of Cincinnati, 2005
B.A., Saint John’s University, 2004

Dr. Amy J. Stichman, Associate Professor
16 Putnam Hall
Curriculum Vitae

Courses Taught:
CJ 201: Introduction to Criminal Justice
CJ 230: Criminology and Criminal Law
CJ/POLS 325: Applied Research Methods
CJ 461: Corrections
CJ 465: Women and Minorities in Criminal Justice
CJ 489: Senior Capstone in Criminal Justice
CJ 702: Program Evaluation
CJ 722: Structural Theories of Crime
CJ 733: Issues in Institutional Corrections
CJ 762: Community Corrections
CJ 763: Correctional Rehabilitation

Amy J. Stichman is an Associate Professor. 

Her previous publications have included evaluating sex offender laws, use of internships in criminal justice programs, evaluating correctional programs, and mentoring workplace experiences, and tokenism in policing.

Ph.D., University of Cincinnati, 2003
M.S., University of Cincinnati, 1993
B.C.J, New Mexico Sate University, 1991 


Dr. Kevin Thompson, Professor
Office:  102B Putnam Hall
Phone:  701-231-8938
Curriculum Vitae

Courses Taught:
CJ 406/606: Crime and Delinquency
CJ 407/607: Deviant Behavior
CJ 703: Advanced Criminology
CJ 709: Criminal Justice Policy
CJ 721:  Individual Theories of Crime

Dr. Kevin Thompson is a Professor of Criminal Justice.  He commenced his position at NDSU in 1989.  Dr. Thompson's research focuses mainly on adolescent and young adult behavior disturbances.  He also has a focus on high risk college drinking.  Some of his current research projects include: The impact of drug courts on recidivism rates; The effect of risky drinking on college student populations; The effect of Domestic Violence Courts on recidivism; and long term criminal behavior in college student arrestees.  He has published numerous journal articles which have appeared in the American Journal of Sociology, Social Problems, Deviant Behavior, Criminal Justice & Behavior, Child Abuse & Neglect, The Journal of Interpersonal Violence, and the Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry.  Dr. Thompson has served on numerous boards and task forces addressing issues related to drugs and gang activity.


Ph.D., University of Arizona, 1986
M.S., University of North Dakota, 1982
B.S., University of Minnesota-Duluth, 1978


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Phone: +1 (701) 231-8567
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