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Master of Science in Criminal/Social Justice and Master of Science in Public Safety Administration

Dr. Calvin R. Edwards

Professor and Department Chair of the Justice, Law and Public Safety Studies Department, Lewis University, Romeoville, Illinois

  • B.A., Elmhurst College, 1971
  • M.S.W., Washington University, 1972
  • M.P.A., University of Southern California, 1993
  • D.P.A., University of Southern California, 1994

Dr. Lynn A. Tovar

Assistant Professor of Criminal/Social Justice, 2006

  • B.S., Southern Illinois University, 1980
  • M.S., Northern Illinois University, 1998
  • Ed.D., Northern Illinois University, 2002

Master of Science in Information Security

Dr. Rami Khasawneh

Rami Khasawneh is the Dean of the College of Business and the chair of the department of management information systems.

  • B.Sc., Yarmouk University, 1987
  • M.Sc., Western Michigan University, 1989
  • Ph.D., Illinois Institute of Technology, 1993

Dr. Ray Klump

Ray Klump earned a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in August, 2000.

  • B.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1993
  • M.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1995
  • Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2000

Dr. Faisal Abdullah

Associate Professor of MIS and Information Security, Director of Master of Science in Information Security (MSIS) Program, Lewis University, Romeoville, Illinois.

  • B.Com., University of Bombay, 1997
  • MBA, Hawaii Pacific University, 2001
  • D.Sc., Robert Morris University, 2005

Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership

Dr. Richard Walsh

Richard Walsh is an Associate Professor at Lewis University, Romeoville, Illinois and serves as Director of the Graduate Program in Organizational Leadership Studies.

  • B.A., University of St. Thomas, 1979
  • M.Ed., Loyola University - Chicago, 1982
  • M.Div., DeAndreis Institute, 1982
  • M.A., Loyola University - Chicago, 1989
  • Ph.D., Benedictine University, 2003

Dr. Cathy Ayers

Cathy Ayers holds a Ph.D. in Communication Studies (Northwestern). She has 28 years of teaching experience at the college level.

  • B.A., University of Alabama, 1973
  • M.A., University of Alabama, 1975
  • Ph.D., Northwestern University, 1990

Dr. Keith Lavine

Dr. Keith Lavine is an Assistant Professor in the Organizational Leadership program at Lewis.

  • B.A., Miami University of Ohio, 1990
  • M.A., DePaul University, 1993
  • Ph.D., DePaul University, 2003
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