School of Criminal Justice

Adjunct faculty listing

Adjunct Faculty


Miguel Berrios

Retired Member of Michigan Parole Board, Michigan Department of Corrections (2000-2011)

M.P.A., Western Michigan University, 1996

B.S., Business Administration, Aquinas College, 1985

Courses: CJ 101 Justice and Society, CJ 201 Criminology, CJ 330 Correctional Process


Patricia Bravender

Legal Studies Internship Coordinator, Reference and Instruction Librarian, Liaison to Criminal Justice and Legal Studies at GVSU (2007-present)

M.A., Library and Information Science, Wayne State University, 1996

B.A., Philosophy, Michigan State University, 1973

Courses: LS 428 Factual Investigation


Dave Burlingame

Adjunct Instructor (2013-Present)

Ph.D., Public Policy and Administration, Walden University, 2011

M.P.A., Criminal Justice, Grand Valley State University, 1999

B.S., Legal Studies, Grand Valley State University, 1995

School of Police Staff and Command, Northwestern University, 1994

A.A. Liberal Arts, Muskegon Community College, 1989

Courses: CJ 300 Research Methods in Criminal Justice, CJ 400 Qualitative Research


Kimberly Carr

Senior Counsel, Labor & Employment, Meijer Corporation, (2011-Present)

J.D., Chicago-Kent College of Law, 2000

B.A. Political Science and Political Philosophy, Aurora University, 1997

Courses:  LS 426 Civili Litigation, LS 428 Factual Investigation


Travis Earley

Assistant Prosecuting Attorney, Kent County Prosecutor's Office, (2007- Present)

J.D., Thomas M. Cooley Law School, 2005

B.S. Legal Studies, Grand Valley State University, 2001

Courses: CJ 305 Constitutional Rights and Civil Liberties


Catherine Garcia-Lindstrom

Chief of Police, City of Walker (2000-present)

M.S., Eastern Michigan University

B.S. Psychology, University of Michigan-Dearborn

CJ 101: Justice and Society

Richard Grossenbacher

Retired Special Agent, U.S. Secret Service (1968-1997)

M.A., Political Science, Western Michigan University, 1993

B.A., Sociology, Western Michigan University, 1967

Courses:  CJ 101 Justice and Society


Jeff Hertel

Commander-Investigations, Grand Rapids Police Department (1991-present)

M.S. Political Science, Grand Valley State University, 1996

B.S. Criminal Justice, Ferris State University

Courses:  CJ 312 Police Process

Michael Ley

Chief Deputy Clerk, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Michigan (1991-present)

M.S., Judicial Administration, University of Denver-College of Law, 1982

B.S., Political Science, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, 1981

Courses: CJ 340 Courts Process


Ken VanWoerkom

Criminal Justice Internship Coordinator (2013-Present)

M.A., Rehabilitation Counseling, Michigan State University, 1975

B.A., Major-Sociology, Minor Psychology and Economics, Calvin College, 1970

A.A. Business and Accounting, Muskegon Junior College, 1966

Courses: CJ 490 Criminal Justice Internship


Williamson Wallace

Assistant Federal Security Director

U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Gerald R. Ford International Airport (2008-present)

J.D., Thomas M. Cooley Law School, 2003

B.S. Criminal Justice, University of North Carolina-Charlotte, 1997

Courses: CJ 302 Criminal Law; CJ 312 Police Process; CJ 405 Terrorism


Arthur Winther

Attorney Referee, 17th Circuit Court, (2012-present)

J.D., Thomas M. Cooley Law School, 1987

B.A., Michigan State University, 1983
Courses:  LS 420 Property and Probate Law; LS 422 Commercial Law; LS 426 Civil Litigation; LS 428 Factual Investigation

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