Criminal Justice Faculty
Dr. Carol Archbold
Professor of Criminal Justice
Walter F. and Verna Gehrts Endowed Professor
Office: CJPP 210
Office Hours: Thursdays from 9-11 or by appointment
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, gender and race issues in the criminal justice system, and research methods. Her research interests include police liability, police accountability, women in policing, and race and gender in the criminal justice system.
Dr. Archbold was awarded 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. She is a member of the editorial boards for several journals including Police Quarterly; Policing: 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 peer-reviewed journals including: Police Quarterly, Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies and Management, Journal of Criminal Justice and the Journal of Crime and Justice. 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, New York, NY (2004). In 2011, Dr. Archbold co-authored the book Women and Policing in America: Classic and Contemporary Readings with Dr. Dorothy Schulz and Dr. Kimberly Hassell (Aspen Publishing). Dr. Archbold authored the text Policing: A Text/Reader (Sage Publications) in 2012. Most recently, she co-authored the second edition of the book, The New World of Police Accountability (with Dr. Samuel Walker, University of Nebraska-Omaha). This book was published by Sage Publications in 2013.
Her current research project includes an examination of citizens perceptions of personal safety and crime in western North Dakota.
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
Office: CJPP 111
Office Hours: Mondays & Thursdays, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. and by appointment.
CJ 230: Criminology/Criminal Law
CJ 406/606: Crime and Delinquency
Sarah Boonstoppel is an Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice at North Dakota State University. Her central research interests include criminological theory, crime and the life course, and qualitative and mixed research methods. More specifically, her work examines whether and how role transitions in early young adulthood relate to continuity and change in offending. Recently, she has analyzed in-depth, qualitative interviews with formerly sanctioned at-risk young adults to examine the relationship between becoming a parent and the social and subjective changes implicated in the desistance process. She teaches criminological theory and juvenile delinquency.
Ph.D., University of Maryland, College Park, 2014
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
CJ 210: Intro to Policing
CJ 460: Criminal Court Systems
POLS 120: Terrorism
Dr. Bumgarner joined the faculty in 2014. His research interests include policing, 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), Federal Agents: The Growth of Federal Law Enforcement in America (2006), Emergency Management: A Reference Handbook (2008), Icons of Crime Fighting (2009), Federal Law Enforcement: A Primer (2013). He is also the author of several articles and book chapters. Peer-reviewed journals which have published his articles include 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. A book chapter about the federal response to human trafficking and a 2nd edition of Profiling and Criminal Justice in America are in press. On-going research projects include a study of local police officer perceptions of federal law enforcement and an examination of police executive credentialing/certification.
Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 2000
MAPA, Northern Illinois University, 1990
B.A., University of Illinois, 1988
Dr. Andrew Myer, Assistant Professor
Office: CJPP 117
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 of Practice
Office: CJPP 112
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 of Practice in Criminal Justice/Graduate Director at North Dakota State University.
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: CJPP 110
Office Hours: Mondays: 8:30 am - 10:00 am or by appointment
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