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CrimNotes Volume 2 Issue 1

Dr. David A Fabianic (MS ’63) is a Professor in theDepartment of Criminal Justice at University of Central Florida in Orlando, FL.

Lynda Coker**(BS ’69) is Chief Deputy at Cobb County Sheriff’sOffice in Marietta, GA and MORE for Women Mentor.

Thomas K. Hannah (BS ‘73) retired from his position as Chiefof Investigative Services at the Florida Department of Health after 30 years ofservice and is a National Regulatory Consultant, Instructor and Speaker inTallahassee, FL.

Phillip Hansen (BS ’73) has retired from a 27-year careerwith Orange Park Police Department and as Security Manager with St. JohnsGreyhound Park. He is building a retirement home on Sand Mountain in NEAlabama.

J. W. “Bill” King, Jr. (BS ’74) is a Law EnforcementConsultant with L-3 Communications in Kensington, MD.

Dr. Candy Johnson** (MS ’76, PhD ‘84) is Principal ResearchScientist in the Substance Abuse, Mental Health, and Criminal Justice Studiesat the National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago in Bethesda,MD and MORE for Women Mentor.

Dr. Raymond B. Surette (MS ’77, PhD ’79) is a Professor inthe Department of Criminal Justice at University of Central Florida in Orlando,FL.

Dr. Peggy J. Coplin (BS ’78) has retired, but continues asan Adjunct Professor for University of Phoenix and Immaculata University inImmaculata, PA.

Dr. Bob Bohm (PhD ’79) is a Professor in the Department ofCriminal Justice at University of Central Florida in Orlando, FL.

Lisa Brock**(BS ’80) is Owner of Brock Communications, Tampa, FL and MORE for Women Mentor.

Judge Cindy Imperator** (MS ’81) is Circuit Court Judge inthe 17th Circuit in Broward County, FL and MORE for Women Mentor.

Theresa Stoop** (BA ’81) is the Assistant Director of HumanResources and Development for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms andExplosives in Washington, D.C. and MORE for Women Mentor.

Lt. Ken Begstrom (BS ’82, MS ’89) is a nearly 29-yearveteran of the Tallahassee Police Department, having served as Lieutenant for14 years. He is currently Project Manager for three software program initiatives.Bergstrom has been an Adjunct Professor at FSU for 21 years in Tallahassee, FL.

Dr. Fred Hawley (PhD ’82) is a Professor in the Departmentof Applied Criminology at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, NC.

Kim Dalferes**(AA ’83, BS ‘85 , MS ’87) has recentlypublished her book I Was In Love With a Short Man Once and is a MORE for WomenMentor.

Laurell Phillips**(BS ’83) is an Associate in Compliance atSwiss Re Life and Health America, Inc. in Ennis, TX and MORE for Women Mentor.

Craig Chown (BS ’84) is Managing Member at Chown ConsultingServices (CCS) in Tallahassee, FL.

Cheryll Olah (BS ’85) is a Tax Collector in Wakulla County,FL.

Dr. David E. Barlow (MS ’85, PhD ’91) is a Professor in andDean of the College of Arts & Sciences at Fayetteville State University inFayetteville, NC.

Dr. Karol Lucken (BS ’86, MS ’88, PhD ’94)  is an Associate Professor in the Departmentof Criminal Justice at University of Central Florida in Orlando, FL.

Lisa Burcoff (BS ’86, MS ’88) is the District Sales Managerof Magid Glove and Safety in Morris, IL.

Dr. Miriam DeLone (BS ’87, MS ’89, PhD ’92) is a Professorin and Department Chair of the Department of Criminal Justice at FayettevilleState University in Fayetteville, NC.

Dr. Mike Costelloe (MS ’88, PhD ’04) is an AssociateProfessor in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at NorthernArizona University in Flagstaff, AZ.

Dr. Melissa Hickman Barlow (PhD ’91) is a Professor in theDepartment of Criminal Justice at Fayetteville State University inFayetteville, NC.

Alan Philipson* (BS ‘91) founded Anatomical ArchitectsMedical Devises in Miami, FL.

Maria Odom** (BS ’91) is the Executive Director at CatholicLegal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC) in Washington, D.C. and MORE for WomenMentor.

Chip Storm (BS ’91) is Vice President and Branch Manager ofOswald Companies in Tampa, FL.

Dr. Eugene A. Paoline III (BS ’91, MS ’94) is an AssociateProfessor in the the Department of Criminal Justice at University of CentralFlorida in Orlando, FL.

Dr. Tamara Meredith (PhD ’92) is Co-Founder and President ofApplied Research Services, Inc., in Atlanta, GA.

Frances Perrone** (AA ’93, BA ’94) is an Attorney with TisonLaw Group in Tampa, FL and MORE for Women Mentor.

Jim Zealor (BS ’93) is a Supervisory Special Agent for theFederal Bureau of Investigation Drug Unit in Washington, DC.

Alina Evangelou**(BS ’93) is Assistant General Council atMetLife in Chicago, IL and MORE for Women Mentor.

Bill Litton* (BS ‘94) is the Emergency ManagementCoordinator for Seminole County Sheriff’s Office and also works as a ChildProtective Investigatory and Juvenile Probation Officer in Orlando, FL.

Dr. Marian Williams(MS ’95, PhD ’98) is an AssociateProfessor in the Department of Government and Justice Studies at AppalachianState University in Boone, NC.

Dr. Lynne Vieraitis (MS ’95, PhD ’99) is an AssociateProfessor of Criminology in the School of Economic, Political and PolicySciences at The University of Texas at Dallas in Richardson, TX.

Dr. Jeff Holcomb (MS ’95, PhD ’00) is an Associate Professorin the Department of Government and Justice Studies at Appalachian StateUniversity in Boone, NC.

Jayme L. Moore (BS ’96) is Sergeant in the CriminalInvestigations Division of the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office in Columbiana,Alabama.

Samantha Carlo**(BA ’98, MS ’00) is Assistant Professor inthe School of Justice and Virtual College at Miami Dade College in Hollywood,FL and MORE for Women Mentor.

Dr. Michael J Hogan (PhD ’98) is an Associate Professor inthe Department of Sociology at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, CO.

Nancy Collins**(BS ’99, MS ’00) is a Senior Forensic Auditorfor Corporate Forensic Investigations at Gap, Inc. in San Francisco, CA andMORE for Women Mentor.

Gary L. Howze (BS ’01) is Lieutenant at the Florida HighwayPatrol and Inspector at the Office of Inspector General (Internal Affairs) inTallahassee, FL.

TrudiAnn M. Kirby (BS ’06) is a Licensed Attorney inBaltimore, MD.

Dr. Catherine Jenks (PhD ’06) is an Assistant Professor ofCriminology and Director of the Survey Research Center at the University ofWest Georgia in Carrollton, GA.

Dr. Matthew S. Crow (MS ’00, PhD ’05) is an AssociateProfessor in the Department of Justice Studies at University of West Florida inPensacola, FL.

Dr. Cyndy Caravelis Hughes (BA ’00, MS ’02, PhD ’07) is anAssistant Professor in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice atWestern Carolina University in Cullowhee, NC.

Dr. Rhonda Dobbs (PhD ’04) is a Senior Lecturer in theDepartment of Criminology and Criminal Justice at University of Texas Arlingtonin Arlington, TX.

Katie Heck***(BS ’04) is a Master Police Officer with PuntaGorda Police Department in Punta Gorda, FL  and MORE for Women Mentor.

Dr. Tara Shelley (PhD ’06) is an Assistant Professor in theDepartment of Sociology at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, CO.

Major Phoebe Flynn*** (MS ’07) is a Logistics Officers andExecutive Officer for the Regimental Support Squadron  in the United States Army in Fort Irwin, CA andis a MORE for Women Mentor.

William A. Hamberg (BS ’08, MS ’09) completed U.S. Navybasic training at Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Ill.

Chad Morton (BS ’09) is a Marketing Representative at OswaldCompanies in Tampa, FL.

Dr. Courtney Waid-Lindberg (PhD ’10) is an AssistantProfessor in the Department of Criminal Justice and Political Science at NorthDakota State University in Fargo, NC.

Dr. Laura Bedard** is a Warden at Moore Haven CorrectionalFacility in Moore Haven, FL and MORE for Women Mentor.


*Alumni of the Month

**MORE for Women Mentor

***Alumni of the Month & MORE for Women Mentor



CrimNotes Volume 1 Issue 2

Colonel Curtis Earp, Jr. (BS '60) is a 2011 Alumni & Friends of Criminology Hall of Fame Inductee and Real Estate Manager and Developer in Tallahassee, FL.

Bill Cheek, Jr. (BS '68) is Director of Security at Swisher International, Inc.

David Harvey (BS '72) retired from his position as Wakulla County Sheriff after 35 years of service. He resides in Crawfordville, FL.

Patrick Hanrahan (BS 74) is President of Broward County Police Benevolent Association in Deerfield Beach, FL.

Dr. Jim Murdaugh (BS '74, MS '76, PhD '05) is a 2011 Alumni & Friends of Criminology Hall of Fame Inductee and the President of Tallahassee Community College in Tallahassee, FL

John B. Murphy (BS '74) will be retiring next year after 27 years as a Law Enforcement Pilot with the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission in Marathon, FL.

Jeffery Shaara (BS '74) is a 2011 Alumni & Friends of Criminology Hall of Fame Inductee and has written ten New York Times Bestsellers. He resides in Tallahassee, FL.

Charles Thompson (BS '74) is Assistant Chief of Police in Lakeland, FL.

Robert Bray (BS '75) is Director of the Federal Air Marshal Service in Centreville, VA.

John Deerin (BS '76) is Vice President for Security and Facilities Director for Bank of Tampa in Clearwater, FL.

Kevin Dougherty (BS '74) is Operations Director for Pro-24 Security and Investigative Services, Inc. in Cooper City, FL.

Bob O'Connor (BS '76) is Coordinator of Security Administration at Valencia College in Orlando, FL.

Sheriff (retired) Tom Tramel, III (BS '76, MS '81) is Business Development and Government Consultant at Paladin Associates, LLC in Tallahassee, FL.

Emery Kunzman (BS '77) is Vice President for Peninsula Insurance Bureau in Lighthouse Point, FL.

E. John Lopez (BS '77, MS '78) is Partner at Norton, Hammersley, Lopez, & Skokos, P.A. in Sarasota, FL.

Robert Carpentieri (BS '78) is Circulation Operations Manager at The Gainesville Sun in Gainesville, FL.

Cynthia Cunningham (BS '78) is Chief Agent for the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics in charge of Electronic Surveillance and Intelligence and Interdiction Unit in Edmond, OK.

Audrey Gibson (BS '78) is the Florida State Senate District 1 Representative.

Brenda E. Redden (BS '78) has retired from her 30-year career as a Sarasota PD Sergeant and now works as a Federal Court Security Officer in Tampa, FL.

Dr. Jimmy J. Willaims (BS '79, MS '85, PhD '90) is Associate Dean for Multicultural Affairs at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, AL.

Jesse Vance (BS '82) is President of North America On-Site, LLC in Alpharetta, GA.

Allen Barnes (PhD '83) is a Professor in the Justice Center at the University of Alaska Anchorage in Anchorage, AK.  

Laurell Simon-Phillips (BS '83) is a Paralegal with Swiss-Re in Dallas, TX. 

Chinita Heard Hinton (MS '85, PhD '88) is an Attorney with Heard Hinton & Associates in Vance, AL.

Lt. Michael Jones (BS '85) is Team Commander - Negotiation Response Team for Alachua County Sheriff's Office in Gainesville, FL.

Col. Pete Marksteiner (BS '86) is Chief of TJAG Action Group for U.S. Air Force in Fairfax, VA.

John Mesisca (BS '86) is a Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Northfield, NJ.

Russell K. Baer (BS '88) has been promoted to Group Supervisor for the Tampa District Office of the Drug Enforcement Administration in Tampa, FL.

Jeff Nadler (BS '88) is National Sales Manager of CourtSmart and was ranked in Top 5 in the world for arm-wrestling for 20 years, but retired in 2008. He resides in Chandler, AZ.

Stephen Kinsey (BS '90) is Assistant Chief of Ft. Lauderdale Police Department in Davie, FL.

Mark Larson (BS '90) is Chief Deputy of King County Criminal Division in Mercer Island, WA.

Maria Odom (BS '91) is Executive Director of Catholic Legal Immigration Network in Washington, D.C.

Travis D. Bird (BS '95) is an attorney representing the City of Fredericksburg before Juvenile & Domestic Relations, General District, Regional Drug, and Circuit Courts of the City of Fredericksburg in Glen Allen, VA.

Eric Chilton (BS '96) is Supervisory Agent In Charge with U.S. Office of Personnel Management - Federal Investigative Services in Apopka, FL.

John G. Simmons (MS '97) is Chief of Police in Fairway, KS.

Alfred Miller* (BS '04) is the founder and President of Private Lending Solutions, LLC in Hobe Sound, FL.

Craig Milton (BS '05) now works at Google as Critical Infrastructure Security Manager in Miami Beach, FL.

Jordan Cox (BS '08) is Law Enfrocement Detective with Division of Insurance Fraud - State Law Enforcement Agency in Sanford, FL.

Nathan A. Dix (BS '10) has been accepted as a Task Force Special Agent with the FBI investigating computer-related crimes and resides in the Tampa Bay, FL area.

Dave Rahinsky (MS '11) was named Police Chief of the City of Franklin, TN.



CrimNotes Volume 1 Issue 1

Charles S. Dean, Sr. (BS '63) is the District 3 Florida Senator in Iverness, FL.

Larry Campbell (BS '65) is the Sheriff of Leon County in Tallahassee, FL.

Steve Oelrich (BS '70) is the District 14 Florida Senator in Gainesville, FL.

Joey B. Dobson (BS '71) is the Sheriff of Baker County in Macclenny, FL.

David F. Harvey (BS '72) is the Sheriff of Wakulla County in Crawfordville, FL.

John H. Rutherford (BS '74) is the Sheriff of Duval County in Jacksonville, FL.

Dr. Matthew DeZee (MS '75) is the Senior Director of Strategy, Plans and Operations for Cisco's US Public Sector Segment in Oakton, VA.

Dr. James Sewell (MS '75, PhD '80) is a Consultant for Florida's Department of Children and Families in St. Petersberg, Fl.

David Burris (BS '76, MS '77) is a Forensic Accountant and Senior Director at Alvarez & Marsal in Washington, D.C.

Alan Malinchak (MS '76) is the Chief Learning Officer at Homeland Security Solutions, Inc. in Alexandria, VA.

Rick Beseler (BS '77) is the Sheriff of Clay County in Green Cove Springs, FL.

Dr. David Murrel (MS '78, PhD '82) is the Executive Director for the Florida Police Benevolent Association in Crawfordville, FL.

Joseph Nugent (BS '78) is the Sheriff of Gulf County in Port St. Joe, FL.

David Fussell (BS '79) is a Legal Analyst at Central Florida News 13 for State of Florida v. Casey Anthony in Orlando, Fl.

William Thomas, Jr. (BS '80) is the Vice President for the Collier Family Office in Naples, FL.

James Nuebel (BS '81) is a Sole Practitioner Attorney handling personal injury and social security disability claims in Orlando, FL.

Brian P. Battaglia (BS '82) is a Shareholder with Battaglia, Ross, Dicus and Wein, P.A. in Belleair, FL.

David Lambert (MS '82) is a Supervisor at the Commonwealth Fusion Center of the Massachusetts State Police in Maynard, MA.

Craig Chown (BS '84) provides management and business consulting services to the Florida Sheriff's Association and private land owners.

Kim Dalferes (BS '85, MS '87) is a Partner and Owner of Dalferes Enterprises, Inc. (DEI), a public policy and project management consulting firm in Northern Virginia.

Tom Knight (BS '86) is the Sheriff of Sarasota County in Nokomis, FL.

David Chase (BS '89) is the President and owner of EBS Investigations in Apopka, FL.

Keith Carr (BS '90) is the President and CEO of Identity Theft Solutions Corporation in Tallahassee, Fl.

Michael Adkinson, Jr. (BS '92) is the Sheriff of Walton County in Tallahassee, FL.

Benjamin Crump (BS '92) is the Principal with Parks & Crump, LLC. in Tallahassee, FL.

Frank Artiles (BS '95) is the District 119 Florida Representative in Palmetto Bay, FL.

Brian N. Lamb (BS '96) is the Sheriff of Lafayette County in Branford, FL.

Mack Bernard (BS '97) is the District 84 Florida Representative in West Palm Beach, FL.

Heather Smith (MS '97) is the Director of External Affairs at the Florida Department of Law Enforcement in Tallahassee, FL.

Dr. Laura Bedard (PhD '98) is the Warden at Moore Haven Correctional Facility in Moore Haven, FL.

David Crain (BS '98) is a Law Enforcement Investigative Analyst at the Florida Computer Crime Center in the Florida Department of Law Enforcement in Tallahassee, FL.

Hayward Dykes (BS '98) is an attorney/partner at Conerly, Bowman & Dykes, LLP in Destin, FL.

Sarah Deutschmann* (BA '01) is a Special Agent/Criminal Investigator detailed to the U.S. Senate as a Fellow in Washington, D.C.

Sharon Melzer (MS '03) is an Assistant Professor of Sociology and Criminal Justice at SUNY Plattsburgh in upstate New York.

Katie Heck* (BS '04) is a Master Police Officer with Punta Gorda Police Department in Punta Gorda, FL.

Tequeda Johnson (BS '04) is the Executive Director of Each1Teach1 Rehabilitation Services in Tallahassee, FL.

Craig Milton (BS '05) is the Director of Global Security Operations Centers at Microsoft in Seattle, WA.

Barbara Richards (MS '06) is the founder of Project 180 in Brandon, FL.

Ryan Corley (BS '09) is a Microbiology Analyst at IEH Inc. in Orlando, FL.

Shadae Miller (BS '09) recently completed her second year of law school and is working for the National Juvenile Defender Center in Washington, D.C.


*Alumni of the Month