Jesse Weins
Dean of the College of Leadership and Public Service
Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice
(605) 995-2686

Originally from Platte, S.D., Weins earned his bachelor’s degree summa cum laude from DWU in 2003 and graduated with distinction from the University of Nebraska College of Law in 2007, where he served as an executive editor of the Nebraska Law Review and a symposium issue editor of the Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy.  Weins then practiced constitutional law, being involved in free speech and religious liberty cases in a variety of state and federal courts.

Weins’ work has appeared in more than a dozen publications, including the Tennessee Law Review, Nebraska Law Review, Michigan State University’s Journal of Medicine & Law, National Survey of State Laws, and others.  He currently serves on the editorial board of Contemporary Justice Review and has a co-edited book under contract with Carolina Academic Press.  His work has been recognized by a U.S. federal district court, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Wisconsin, Harvard University’s Law Review and Berkman Center, USA Today, and The New York Times.  

Pam Nielson Boline
Associate Professor of Human Services
(605) 995-2903

Pam Nielson Boline earned her bachelor’s degree in sociology and criminal justice from the University of South Dakota in 1977. She completed her master’s degree in counseling, guidance and personnel services in 1979 and came to DWU in 1980.

Boline is the chair of the human services department. She received the Sears-Roebuck Foundation Award for Teaching Excellence and Campus Leadership in 1991 and the Clark Award for Teaching Excellence and Campus Leadership in 1998.

Boline has worked as a professional consultant in areas of child abuse, domestic violence, and volunteerism. She advises the Human Services Club.

Mike McGreevy
Professor Emeritus

Mike McGreevy served as chair of the criminal justice program at DWU from 1993 until 2008. He was Assistant Attorney General for the State of South Dakota for four years; and was Deputy States Attorney (Prosecutor) for Pennington County, South Dakota (Rapid City) for three years.

McGreevy taught in the criminal justice program at Central Missouri State University for 12 years. During that time he was also an instructor at the National Police Institute at Central Missouri and an instructor for the basic Missouri Police Officers Academy. In addition, McGreevy taught in the Missouri Probation and Parole Orientation Program and was a prosecuting attorney in Missouri.

For eight years, he served as the Inmate Legal Advisor at the South Dakota State Penitentiary. McGreevy was also a member of the S.D. Board of Pardons and Paroles.

Adjunct Instructors

The criminal justice program uses a variety of instructors in specific course areas, especially to bolster its coverage of law enforcement, investigations and corrections. Recently, for example, our instructors have been:
  • Investigators with thousands of cases of experience
  • Chairman of South Dakota’s Board of Pardons & Parole
  • Appointed to be South Dakota’s Secretary of Corrections
  • Clinical counselors and psychotherapists for substance abuse and criminal behavior
Dakota Wesleyan University was named to the 2013 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. This designation is the highest honor a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement.
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