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Justice Management Program

Phone(775) 682-7975
Location Grant Sawyer Center - west side of National Judical College
Address 1664 N. Virginia Street
MS 311
Reno, NV 89557
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Our Faculty

JM Faculty

By The Numbers

  • 25 faculty members
  • 5 Sitting Judges
  • 10 Attorneys

Faculty for the Justice Management Program come from universities and law schools across the nation. Many faculty members are prominent researchers and practitioners with doctoral degrees who share their real-world knowledge and professional insights with students.

Our faculty serve their institutions and jurisdictions as follows: five (5) are sitting judges, one (1) serves as a Tribal Court Judge; ten (10) are attorneys; two (2) are professors; one (1) is an associate professor; eight (8) are adjunct professors; one is the director of the Center for Research Design and Analysis at UNR; one is a licensed clinical psychologist; one is the retired director of the Nevada Department of Prisons; two are presidents of private consulting companies; one is a retired U.S. Army Colonel; one is the director of the Dallas County Community Supervision and Corrections Department; one serves as a County Commissioner.

Justice Management Faculty


Courses Taught: JM 601 - Introduction to Justice Management, JM 730 - Privatization in Justice Management
Additional Information: curriculum vitae

ROBERT BAYER, Ph.D is an adjunct faculty at the University of Nevada, Reno and Chair of the Justice Management Degree Program's Advisory Committee. He received his baccalaureate degree in liberal arts from The University of New York, College at Oswego in 1971. He earned his M.A. in English from Oswego in 1972 and his Masters of Public Administration from the University of Nevada, Reno in 1990. He completed his Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Nevada, Reno in 2004.

He has worked in prison, parole, and probation for 26 years and served as the Director of the Nevada Department of Prisons from 1/1995-7/2000. He was also a Peace Officer Standards and Training commissioner for over 5 years and has an extensive training and education background in adult corrections. Currently he is active as an associate member of the Association of State Correctional Administrators(ASCA) as well as an active member of the American Correctional Association (ACA) serving on the Legal Affairs Committee for over ten years. He has published numerous articles and consults in adult criminal justice.


Courses Taught: JM 792 - Elder/Aging Populations

MARY BROCK, MJM currently serves as the Executive Director of the Foster Grandparent and Senior Companion Programs of Northern Nevada.She has more than twelve (12) years of experience working with the senior populations and almost twenty (20) years of experience in the health-related non-profit field.


Courses Taught: JM 734 - Mental Health Issues in Justice Management, JM 791 - Juvenile Sex Offenders
Additional Information: curriculum vitae

HENRY R. CELLINI, Ph.D., LPCC. is the president of The Training and Research Institute, Inc., is a researcher, consultant and author specializing in mental health, drug abuse and violence issues. Dr. Cellini has worked with criminal justice clients since 1973 when he completed an internship at a therapeutic community program in Illinois. Over the last 34 years, Dr. Cellini has worked with both juvenile delinquents and adult offenders with a primary focus on substance abuse, violence and deviant sexual behaviors.

Dr. Cellini founded the Training snd Research Institute, Inc. (TRI), in 1988. TRI's expertise includes work on a wide variety of projects in the fields of criminal justice, mental health, and education, such as: developing screening and assessment instruments and instructional materials; providing staff and client training; administering client surveys; conducting client groups in the areas of vocational rehabilitation, mental health, and substance abuse; and conducting and documenting computerized literature reviews to ensure adherence to "best practices" methods.


Courses Taught: JM 792 - Community Prosecution
Additional Information: curriculum vitae

CECELIA CHANG, J.D. is an attorney with a law degree from the William S. Richardson School of Law, University of Hawaii at Manoa (1985) and a legal background in criminal prosecution and civil litigation. Since 1997, she has served as a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney for the Department of the Prosecuting Attorney, City and County of Honolulu, Hawaii, and from 1998 to 2010 served as the director for the Honolulu Community Prosecution Program. In this capacity, she planned and implemented community prosecution strategies to improve the quality of life in Honolulu. She worked at the grassroots with community stakeholders to solve chronic crime problems that adversely affected neighborhood safety and livability.

She also led the local prosecution component for Honolulu Weed and Seed, a collaborative strategy administered by the United States Department of Justice. She created procedures for the prosecution of adult and juvenile offenders in Honolulu’s Weed and Seed sites and coordinated with the State of Hawaii Judiciary to establish a dedicated Weed and Seed Court; these broad systemic changes significantly reduced crime in the targeted areas. Honolulu Weed and Seed has been recognized by the United States Department of Justice for effective collaboration.

From 2011 to 2012, Ms. Chang prosecuted special cases designated as Weed and Seed, Waikiki Special District, Mental Health, Jail Diversion and Drug Court. Since 2013, she has represented the State of Hawai`i in felony jury trials, and more recently, in the Veterans Treatment Court cases.


Courses Taught: JM 602 - Methods of Program Research, Design, and Evaluation, JS 718 - Scientific Research Methods for Judges
Additional Information: curriculum vitae - website

VERONICA DAHIR, Ph.D is the Director for the Center for Research Design and Analysis. Her interests include the social psychological ramifications of both the justice system and other organizations (e.g., business). More specifically, jury and judicial decision making; the use of visual stimuli (computer-generated demonstrative evidence) to produce attitude change; the intersection between science and the law; evaluation of justice systems; pre-trial publicity issues; research related to technology and the Internet; racial and ethnic issues; the construct of motivation; and role theory.


Courses Taught: JM 601 - Introduction to Justice Management, JM 708 - Legal and Administrative Report Writing
Additional Information: curriculum vitae

JUDGE STEPHANIE DOMITROVICH, Ph.D, J.D., is a General Jurisdiction State Trial Judge for Erie County, Pennsylvania. In addition to teaching for the University of Nevada, Reno, Justice Management Program, she is a faculty member for the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges and Gannon University. Judge Domitrovich has a Ph.D. in Judicial Studies, an M.J.S, major in Juvenile Justice, and an M.J.S, major in Trial Judges, from the University of Nevada, Reno; a J.D. from Duquesne University School of Law, and a Bachelor of Arts in History (summa cum laude) from Carlow University. She is Past Chair of the National Conference of State Trial Judges (NCSTJ) which is one of the conferences in the Judicial Division of the American Bar Association (ABA). She is past President of the Pennsylvania Conference of State Trial Judges as well as the Northwest PA Chapter of the American Inn of Courts. She is currently the Chair of the Forensic Science Committee of the Judicial Division of the ABA. She serves as Chair of the Jurisprudence Section of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS). She is Chair of the Children and Family Law Committee of the NCSTJ. She serves on the Executive Committee of the French Creek Council of the Boy Scouts of America. She facilitates the Truancy Task Force of Erie County, PA wherein over 80 community stakeholders work on projects to eliminate truancy. She is involved with many community boards and organizations. She has conducted numerous presentations on court experts and scientific evidence, and she has participated in the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to educate judges in the former Soviet Republic nations of Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan.


Courses Taught: JM 792 - Gang Issues
Additional Information: curriculum vitae

KAREN DUSTMAN, Esq, is licensed as an attorney in both Nevada and California and brings more than 15 years’ experience in both criminal and civil legal practice. For the past five years Karen has served as a criminal prosecutor with the Douglas County District Attorney’s Office, responsible for a diverse caseload including not only felony and misdemeanor criminal matters but also juvenile delinquency and dependency cases.

She also bring outstanding writing skills, honed over eight years as a professional freelance writer. Her natural strengths include exceptional organizational abilities and strong interpersonal skills. This helps Karen share with students not only the facts, figures, and formulas that infuse the law, but a deeply-felt respect for the judicial process itself and its goal of ensuring access and fairness to all participants.


Courses Taught: JM 703 - Judicial Process I (Civil law and Procedure), JM 704 - Judicial Process II (Criminal law & procedure), JM 707 - Legal Research

GEORGE GROVER, J.D. has an educational background includes a J.D. from the University of California at Los Angeles (1985), and a B.A. in Government from Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire (1967). He was a staff attorney for the Nevada Supreme Court in Carson City, Nevada, from 1985 - 1989. He has worked as an attorney for several years with the Nevada Attorney for Injured Workers, doing worker's compensation cases. He currently is an attorney in private practice in Carson City, Nevada, handling primarily personal injury and worker's compensation cases. He has taught a variety of law classes at the college level at Morrison University in Reno, Nevada.


Courses Taught: JM 706 - Applied Ethics in Justice Management, JM 721 - Victim's Issues, Restitution, and Restorative Justice, JM 723 - Early Intervention and Crime Prevention Programs
Additional Information: curriculum vitae - website

DAVID HUMKE, J.D., MSW Humke serves as a District Court Judge in the Second Judicial District Court of the State of Nevada, Dept. 14 (Washoe County, Nevada) as a Family Court Judge. He was elected to a six year term in November 2014. He previously served three terms (2003-2015) as County Commissioner of Washoe County, District 2 and served five of those twelve years as Chairman of that Commission. As part of his duty in that office he served on the following Boards and Commissions: Truckee Meadows Flood Project Management Committee, Reno Sparks Convention Visitors Authority, (Chairman 2012-13), Regional Transportation Commission (Chairman 2007-8) and Criminal Justice Advisory Committee of Washoe County.

Prior to his service with Washoe County Judge Humke served in the Nevada State Legislature as Assemblyman from District 26. There he served as Asst. Minority Leader, (1991 & 1997 Sessions), Chairman of Assembly Judiciary Committee in 1995 and also served as a member of numerous other Assembly and Joint Committees including: Ways and Means Committee, Interim Finance Committee, the Legislative Commission (Chaired it’s Regulations Sub-Committee in 2002), Health and Human Services, Government Affairs, Commerce, Economic Development, Small Business and Tourism (Chair, 1985) and Natural Resources Agriculture and Mining. Humke served on the Uniform Law Commission (1997-2001) and he currently serves as a Governor’s appointee to the Nevada Juvenile Justice Commission since 1985.

Humke is admitted to practice before the Nevada State Bar and the Federal District Court of Nevada. He formerly served as a Chief Tribal Court Judge and Appellate Justice, Tribal Court Prosecutor and Defense Attorney for several tribes in Nevada. Humke taught graduate level courses in Justice Management at the University of Nevada since 2006 and has taught Paralegal Studies at Truckee Meadows Community College in Reno, Nevada. David and Cindi Humke live in Washoe Valley, Nevada and have four grown children.


Courses Taught: JM 601 - Introduction to Justice Management, JM 602 - Methods of Program Research, Preparation Lab for JM 796, Professional Project
Additional Information: curriculum vitae

Angela M. Lee, Ph.D., M.A. is the Learning Management System Manager for the Master of Justice Management Program at the University of Nevada, Reno. Her degree is in Education: Learning, Development, and Technology with a cognate in Statistics and Research. She has over six years of experience teaching in higher education through various modalities. Additionally, she serves as an instructor in the Judicial Management Master's Program. Dr. Lee's research interests include the use of technology in education, simulated environments, curriculum design and innovative environments, sociology of gender, and research and statistics.


Courses Taught: Forthcoming
Additional Information: curriculum vitae - website

Shawn Marsh, Ph.D. is the Director of the Judicial Studies Program and Associate Professor in the Department of Communication Studies and the Interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Social Psychology. Dr. Marsh received his Ph.D. in Social Psychology in 2007 from the University of Nevada, Reno after completing a master’s degree in Guidance and Counseling.

In addition to his teaching, research, scholarship, and administrative responsibilities, Dr. Marsh has brought the importance of various juvenile justice topics to the public through numerous blogs and op-eds, interviews and commentaries in print, radio, and television at the local, state, and national level. He brings a rich array of experience and an extensive background in judicial training and justice studies to his position.


Courses Taught: JM 792 - Elder/Aging Populations

ZANNY MARSH, MJM is a community outreach officer for the University of Nevada, Reno Sanford Center for Aging. Zanny Marsh developed and administered grant- and philanthropic-funded community education programs to promote prolonged independence for seniors, identify senior mentors for at-risk children whose primary caregivers are incarcerated, and create and enhance senior volunteer service programs. She has developed senior-specific training curriculum for judges, prosecutors and law enforcement and has moderated a statewide conference to address exploitation of vulnerable elder populations and persons with disabilities. She is a former member of the City of Reno Senior Citizen Advisory Board, which advises the City Council on matters relating to senior citizens, promotes and supports senior-oriented special events and collaborative efforts that meet the needs of seniors, and acts as an advocacy body on behalf of older adults in the community.  She is a co-producer a series television programs for AARP in Reno, Nev., promoting lifelong education, civic engagement, health and wellness, and public well-being for older adults in Nevada.

A published author and professional communicator, has written extensively about higher education, civic engagement, and community quality of life. Ms. Marsh chaired the Truckee Meadows Tomorrow (TMT) Quality of Life Taskforce in 2005-2006, which updated quality of life indicators for the first time in five-years and she served as president of Truckee Meadows Tomorrow in 2007. In 2008, Washoe County manager Katy Simon nominated Ms. Marsh as the only citizen representative to serve on the Center for Performance Measurement Leadership Committee, part of the International City/County Management Association. Part of the committee's work is to further the integration of citizen-driven community indicators and government performance measurement.

KATHERINE MILLER, M.S. Strategic Studies, MPA. Deputy Provost Marshal General, U.S. Army (ret.)

Courses Taught: JM 792 - Innovations in Corrections Management

KATHERINE MILLER, M.S. Strategic Studies, MPA. Deputy Provost Marshal General, U.S. Army (ret.) began her career in criminal justice in 1975 with the US Army Military Police Corps. She has 34 years of progressive experience in corrections and policing from entry level to senior executive. Prior to joining the UNR Justice Management Team, she led the Department of Defense’s largest correctional organization and commanded police and intelligence units supporting correctional and combat operations in Afghanistan. Her credentials include an MPA from Roosevelt University in Chicago, an MS in Strategic Studies from the US Army War College, and a BA in Criminology from St Leo’s College, Florida. An active member of the American Correctional Association (ACA), she is a Certified Corrections Executive (CCE).

A frequent lecturer and facilitator for professional organizations and universities, her areas of interest include corrections and internment operations, emergency management, and leading organizations through transition. She has taught criminal justice, leadership, strategic planning and organizational design courses. She is currently serving as an advisor for military leaders engaged in establishment of rule of law operations in Afghanistan and Iraq, focusing on police and correctional systems.


Courses Taught: JM 790 - Law and Psychology
Additional Information: website

MONICA MILLER, J.D., Ph.D. is an Associate Professor with a split appointment between the Criminal Justice Department and the Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Program in Social Psychology. She is also an adjunct faculty at the Grant Sawyer Center for Justice Studies. She received her J.D. from the University of Nebraska College of Law in 2002 and her Ph.D. in Social Psychology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2004.

Her interests include the investigation of factors that influence victim decision-making (e.g., whether to report a crime), how counterfactual thinking affects jury and victim decision-making, the evolving content of video games (e.g., violence and role of women), how the criminal law has been used to regulate behaviors related to pregnancy and procreation, and jury decision-making in criminal and medical malpractice cases.

Lorena Parada-Valdes, M.J.M., FCCI, NCJIT

Courses Taught: JM 690(e) - Cultural Competence

Lorena Parada-Valdes, M.J.M., FCCI, NCJIT is a Spanish, French and Portuguese interpreter, with extensive training and expertise in both court interpretation and health care interpretation. She provides language services to the United States Courts and the U.S. Attorneys’ Office in Corpus Christi, Texas, and has served as an interpreter in federal courts across the United States. She is a Federally Certified Court Interpreter by the Administrative Office of the United States Courts and a Nationally Certified Judiciary Interpreter and Translator. As a health care interpreter trainer through the Cross-Cultural Health Care Program, she has provided cultural competence and medical interpreter training to clients nationwide and overseas.

Ms. Parada-Valdes is also a certified educator in foreign languages and bilingual education, having worked with culturally diverse groups throughout her teaching career in Alaska, Guam, Latin America, Europe and the Middle East.

She has a Master’s Degree in Justice Management from the University of Nevada, Reno, and she is an active member of the National Association for Court Management, the National Sheriffs’ Association, and the Academy of Court Security Educators. A frequent presenter and facilitator, her areas of interest include language and culture, interpretation and translation, financial crimes and money laundering, and judicial security. Her recently completed master’s thesis focused on the use of protective details to safeguard the judiciary, and her manual, Security for Court Interpreters, published in 2006, included advisors from the Federal Judiciary, the United States Marshals Service and the National Center for State Courts. 


Courses Taught: JM 735 - Special Topics in Homeland Security: Threat Groups, JM 736 - Special Topics in Homeland Security: Impact on Jurisprudence

JUDGE DOROTHY NASH HOLMES, J.D is a native Nevadan, born in 1950 when her father, Bill Nash, was football coach at Stewart Indian School in Carson City. Her mother, Vicki Nash, a long-time news reporter and political writer, opened Nevada’s first woman-owned public relations firm in Reno in the 1950s.

A lawyer for more than 33 years, Dorothy was the 75th woman to be licensed to practice law in Nevada. She spent more than half of her career as a local, state and federal prosecutor. She began her career in the Washoe County District Attorney’s Office then returned there 14 years later as the elected District Attorney, serving from 1991-1994, the only woman ever to occupy that post. She also was an Assistant United States Attorney in San Francisco and Reno, investigating and prosecuting international narcotics traffickers. She prosecuted prison crimes, including death penalty homicide, for Nevada’s Attorney General. At Nevada’s Department of Corrections for seven years, Dorothy created and managed Nevada’s first Correctional Programs Division to organize, fund and operate treatment, rehabilitation and training programs for 13,000 inmates in Nevada’s 21 prisons, and served as its first Deputy Director. She personally wrote grants to fund programs for inmates.

Dorothy did civil litigation with San Francisco and Reno law firms, including Fahrendorf, Viloria, Oliphant & Oster, L.L.P. She also served as a Special Prosecutor for Nevada’s Judicial Discipline Commission. Dorothy has taught Master’s degree courses in law and homeland security at the University of Nevada, Reno and undergraduate courses in history, the Constitution, Social and Public Policy, and Business Law at University of Phoenix. Her husband, Mike, is a custom home designer & builder and also a Professor at Truckee Meadows Community College. Their son, Zachary, attends culinary school in California. Daughter, Victoria, and her husband, Jon, have two children, Jade and Quin, and live in the Truckee Meadows area.


Courses Taught: JM 690(c) - Caseflow Management

JOAN NEUFFER, J.D is a licensed Nevada attorney with nearly 23 years experience, both in private practice and government. During her recent tenure with the Nevada Supreme Court, she served as Legal Counsel for Nevada's Administrative Office of the Courts in all matters concerning official AOC and Court policies, employment and personnel issues, contracts and interlocal agreements, administrative rules and procedures, budgets, commission support, state legislation, judicial education and litigation.


Courses Taught: JM 601 - Introduction to Justice Management
Additional Information: curriculum vitae 

MICHAEL E. NOYES, Ph.D is currently employed as the Director of the Community Supervision and Corrections Department (Adult Probation)in Dallas, Texas. The department has a staff of over 600 people and provides services to 59,000 probation clients within the County of Dallas, Texas.

Prior to his position in Texas, he was employed by the Administrative Office of the Pennsylvania Courts as a Deputy District Court Administrator for the Court of Common Pleas of Butler County, Pennsylvania. As a Deputy District Court Administrator, he served as the Director of Community Corrections for Butler County, Pennsylvania. His primary responsibility was the daily administration of both the Butler County Adult Probation Department and the Butler County Juvenile Court Services Department.

Prior to his appointment as Director of Community Corrections, he also served as the Director of the Department of Juvenile Court Services for Butler County, PA, as Chief Juvenile Probation Officer for the Court of Common Pleas of Venango County, PA and as an administrator in numerous Pennsylvania residential service programs for delinquent youths.

It also been his privilege to serve as a founding member and former Chair of the Butler County Criminal Justice Advisory Board and as a founding member of the Dallas County (TX) Community Justice Advisory Board.


Courses Taught: JM 732 - History and Development of Parole and Probation
Additional Information: curriculum vitae

JUDI PAPAROZZI, J.D., M. Ed. began working in corrections in 1972; over the next 14 years, she worked in prisons in New Mexico, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey where she worked for the State Parole Board. After graduating from law school, she became an assistant county prosecutor specializing in drug prosecutions, and she then went into private practice as a criminal defense attorney. She was also a municipal prosecutor and public defender for 10 years before moving to North Carolina. Since 1976, she has taught courses in criminal justice, victimology, organized crime, restorative justice, probation and parole, corrections, criminal procedure, criminal law, law & society, criminal conduct, correctional treatment, Italian, ESL, and college reading and writing skills.

JANE L. ROBINSON, J.D., MBA - JM Assistant Program Director

Courses Taught: JM 601 - Introduction to Justice Management, JM 780 - Independent Study, JM 781 - Internship, JM 796 - Professional Project, JM 797 - Thesis

JANE L. ROBINSON, J.D., MBA is the Assistant Program Director of the Master of Justice Management Program at the University of Nevada, Reno. Her credentials include a J. D. from Santa Clara University School of Law, Santa Clara, California, 1987, an MBA from Morrison University, Reno, Nevada, 2002, and a B.A. in Philosophy and Psychology, University of Hawaii - Hilo College, 1978. She practiced civil law in the State of Hawaii managing a private law corporation.

In 1997, she relocated to Reno, Nevada, where she has taught law, management, philosophy and other courses in both undergraduate and graduate programs. She developed and taught a special course in critical thinking from a legal perspective for the Philosophy department at the University of Nevada. Reno. She became involved with the development of the Master of Justice Management program from the outset, first as a member of the advisory committee, and then as the coordinator charged with developing the curriculum for the program. Recently, she co-authored Justice System Degree Programs at the University of Nevada, Reno, published in The Justice System Journal, Volume 26, Number 2, 2005.


Courses Taught: JM 690(a) - Professional Juvenile Justice Management Courses(NJCSA), JM 690(b) - Supervision and Staff Development, JM 690(e) - Cultural Competence, JM 780 - Independent Study, JM 781 - Internship
Additional Information: curriculum vitae

GEORGE S TSAGARIS, Ph.D., L.I.S.W-S., M.S recently retired as the Deputy Chief Probation Officer at the Cuyahoga County Juvenile Court’s Probation Department (Cleveland, Ohio). He was responsible for Probation Supervision for which he supervised several Probation Managers including the Manager of Day Reporting and Community Services/Restitution. He supervised Female Gender-Specific Specialists. He was responsible for the Field Offices in Probation Supervision, at which time there are approximately 1,600 youth on probation. Dr. Tsagaris had 35+ years of experience in juvenile justice including experience as a probation officer, Court Diversion social worker, and trainer. He was involved in the design, development and implementation of different juvenile justice programs, including staff development and training, as well as having chaired the social work licensure committee at the Court. He is member-at-large for NJCSA, and serves as the Rapport Editor.

Dr. Tsagaris is also Adjunct Faculty at the School of Social Work, Cleveland State University. He teaches graduate and undergraduate courses for CSU and the University of Akron. He holds a Ph.D. in Urban Education, a Master of Science in Social Administration and Master of Science in Urban Studies. He is a Licensed Independent Social Worker – Supervisor designee with the State of Ohio, and meber of several associations.


Courses Taught: Additional Information: curriculum vitae

ANDRE WALTON, Ph.D. expertise is in the area of organizational creativity. Born and educated to Bachelor’s Degree level in England, André graduated with a Ph.D. in Social Psychology from the University of Nevada, Reno, and has lived in Nevada since 1996. His research area was the social and environmental influences on creativity. In particular, examining how factors such as stress, competition and organizational norms effect people’s motivation to be creative.

The concept of Spherical Thinking was developed by André as was the Group Affiliation Model of Creativity. He has also been an active researcher in the field of social psychology and law and was a consultant for the National Judicial College.

Although he pursued academic research in recent years, André spent the previous twenty years as an active entrepreneur building an international corporate group based in Europe and the U.S. Originally trained as a physicist, André has also been a business consultant in the area of corporate growth through new product and new market development. André won three prestigious awards for his work in the areas of innovation, small business development and export marketing.

A keen musician, André has played flute on over a dozen CDs with musical styles ranging from celtic to jazz.

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