Criminal Justice Faculty

Meet Our Criminal Justice Faculty

Because the field of criminal justice is so unique, we often invite an array of working professionals to teach and lecture. This way we can ensure you learn from professionals who are practicing in the field NOW. They bring firsthand experience and a fresh perspective to each class so you will be comfortable on any career path you choose.

Our faculty have years of experience...

DWU's criminal justice faculty have years of experience in law enforcement, court systems and adult and juvenile corrections, including certifications and expertise in:

  • Law enforcement and forensic science
  • Drug recognition and prevention
  • Attorney practice in state and federal courts
  • Fulbright recognition for research and scholarship
Michael Birmingham

Michael Birmingham

Instructor of Criminal Justice

Phone: (605) 995-2832

Jesse Weins

Jesse Weins

Associate Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice | Dean of the College of Leadership and Public Service

Phone: (605) 995-2686

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