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History, Philosophy, and Social Sciences Contact

Department Chair:

Barbara Bonnekessen

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Contact Person:
Nancy Grantham

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Phone: 620-235-4325
Fax: 620-235-4338

Department of History, Philosophy, and Social Sciences
412 Russ Hall
Pittsburg State University
1701 South Broadway
Pittsburg KS 66762


"Dr. K" is a native of Washington state and was raised in Seattle.  She moved to Arizona in 1986 with her two sons to attend graduate school in the School of Justice Studies at Arizona State University.  She completed her Ph.D. in Justice Studies in 1996 and moved to Pittsburg, Kansas in 1997 to teach in the Social Sciences department and lead the design and development of the Bachelor of Science in Justice Studies.  In addition to teaching, she enjoys yoga, gardening, reading, and hanging out at home.

Education and Certifications

Ph.D.  Arizona State University, 1996
          Justice Studies
B.A.    Pacific Lutheran University, 1986
          Philosophy and Sociology

Courses Taught

Serial Killers
Principles of Justice Studies
Philosophy of Law
Women, Crime, and Justice
Ethics and Justice Policy
Senior Seminar in Justice Issues


Justice Studies Program Coordinator
Graduate Program Coordinator (Justice Studies and Justice Administration)

Interests, Publications and Presentations

My research interests have included pedagogy of justice studies, serial homicide, gender and crime (specifically female offending), social and political change, jurisprudence, and crimes against humanity. My most recent work explores the phenomenon of collecting as it applies to serial killers.

Useful Links

National Institute of Justice (human trafficking, drugs and crime): 
American Society of Criminology: 
Bureau of Justice Statistics: 
National Archive of Criminal Justice Data (capital punishment in the U.S.)






Kathleen Cameron

Associate Professor of Justice Studies

Justice Studies Program Coordinator

Dept. of History, Philosophy, and Social Sciences
327B Russ Hall
Pittsburg State University
1701 S. Broadway
Pittsburg, KS 66762

620-235-4320 office phone
620-235-4338 fax