Department Chair


     Office: Taylor 224
     Phone: (541) 552-6508



    Ph.D. Criminology, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 2013
    M.A. Criminology, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 2005
    B.A. Psychology, Duquesne University, 2003


    Joined the SOU Criminology Department in 2009
    Taught at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (2006-2009)

Recent Teaching Areas:

    The American Criminal Justice System
    Violence and Victimology
    Survey of Criminology

Recent Research Interests:

    Criminal Violence
    Media and Crime

Professional Organizations, Affiliations, and Activities

    Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences
    American Society of Criminology
    Child Advocacy Center of Jackson County (Mentor)

 Recent Publication

Fedorek, B. (2015). ‘I want to be like the police on CSI’: Does crime-related television impact perceptions of police and investigative procedures? International Journal of Education and Social Science, 2(1).pp. 1-16.