Coordinator, Justice Studies Program
Roy was born and raised on the Lake Traverse Reservation and is an enrolled member of the Sisseton-Wahpeton Sioux Tribe, in South Dakota. He joined the military while still in high school becoming a Military Police officer and Investigator. Following his enlistment, Roy attended the University of South Dakota earning a B.S. with a double-major in Criminal Justice and Psychology, then a Master of Public Administration. He has worked as a law enforcement specialist and management analyst in Washington, DC, and as a federal criminal investigator specializing in major crimes, drug enforcement and interdiction operations. He again returned to university where he earned a PhD in Law and Social Sciences from Arizona State University. Roy currently serves as the coordinator for the Justice Studies program at Pittsburg State University, Kansas and was awarded the Fulbright Canada Jarislowsky Visiting Research Chair in Aboriginal Studies, Vancouver Island University in 2016-2017.
Ph.D., Justice Studies, Arizona State University, Arizona, U.S.A., 2004
M.P.A., Public Administration, University of South Dakota, South Dakota, U.S.A., 1992
B.S., Criminal Justice/Psychology, University of South Dakota, South Dakota, U.S.A., 1991
Professional Experience Military, Tribal, State and Federal Police Officer, Criminal Investigator, Management Analyst, and Consultant: Center on Wrongful Convictions at Northwestern University College of Law in Illinois.
JUST 104 Introduction to Justice StudiesJUST 223 Basic Interviewing and Counseling SkillsJUST 328 Police and SocietyJUST 528 White Collar CrimeJUST 591 Native American Sovereignty and LawJUST 702 Community PolicingJUST 671 Justice Studies Internship JUST 695 Senior Seminar in Justice Studies
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Professional InterestsCriminology, Criminal Justice, Policing and Management, Interviewing, Interrogation, Symbolic Interaction, Native American Sovereignty and Law, Indian Gaming, White Collar Crime, Curriculum Development, Fraud Examination, Corrections, At-Risk Youth, Program Assessment and Gangs.