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Heidi Samuels

Heidi Samuels

Department: Applied Sciences Division/ Criminal Justice 
Title:Associate Professor 
Phone #: 304-788-6916 
Fax #: 304-788-6847 
E-mail Address: 

Currently pursuing an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership. I am a doctoral candidate, i.e. ABD (all but dissertation)
Master of Science: Criminal Justice, Minor in counseling rehabilitation: Marshall University 
Bachelor of Arts: Criminal Justice, Minors: psychology and sociology: Marshall University 

Courses Taught:
CJ 101 Introduction to Criminal Justice
CJ 202 Criminal Law
CJ 206 Introduction to Corrections (developed)
CJ 230 Probation and Parole Operations (developed)
CJ 255 Analysis of Correctional Operations (developed)
CJ 280 Victimology (developed)
CJ 316 Community Corrections (developed)
CJ 324 Drugs, Crime, and Society (developed)
CJ 410 Research Methods (developed)
CJ 415 Introduction to Forensic Techniques (developed)
CJ 455 Ethics in Criminal Justice (developed)
CJ 461 Current Issues in Criminal Justice (developed)
CJ 485 Senior Seminar (developed)
CJ 493 Hate Crime: A System’s Response (developed)
UNIV 101 Orientation

Online Courses Developed 
CJ 202 Criminal Law
CJ 206 Introduction to Corrections
CJ 316 Community Corrections 
CJ 324 Drugs, Crime, and Society
CJ 461 Current Issues in Criminal Justice
CJ 493 Hate Crime: A System’s Response

University Service: 
Faculty Advisor for Criminal Justice Club, Faculty Mentor for Mentoring (retention) Program

Research Interests: 
I am currently involved in researching student retention and academic advising for my dissertation. I have successfully defended my prospectus and look forward to completing the process soon. The title of my dissertation is: COMPREHENSIVE ACADEMIC ADVISING SERVICES: ONE UNIVERSITY’S SUCCESSFUL MODEL

Fun Fact About Me:
I have two step-children and five rescue dogs. I enjoy landscaping and home improvement. I am a HUGE Steelers fan and have been since first grade.