The Faculty

The faculty is multidisciplinary and consists of seven full time members and twenty adjuncts, many of whom have active careers in the criminal justice field and bring a wealth of practical experience to the program.

Regular Faculty

Marian Perkins, Department Chairperson
J.D., Howard University
Office: HWH 329
Phone: (773) 995-2108
Email: mperkins@csu.edu

Mohammad Salahuddin
Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice
Ph.D., Indiana University
Office: HWH 322
Phone: (773) 995-3861
Email: msalahud@csu.edu

April Bernard
Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice
Ph.D., Northwestern University
Office: HWH 329
Phone: (773) 995-2108
Email: abern21@csu.edu

Andre M. Grant
Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice
J.D., The University of Iowa College of Law
Office: HWH 325
Phone: (773) 995-2108
Email: agrant21@csu.edu

Lewis "Lew" Myers, Jr.
Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice
J.D., The University of Mississippi School of Law
Office: HWH 329
Phone: (773) 995-2108
Email: lmyers21@csu.edu

Douglas "Doug" Thomson
Professor of Sociology and Criminal Justice
Ph.D., University of Illinois
Office: HWH 229
Phone: (773) 995-3511
Email: dthomson@csu.edu

Tracy G. Crump
Full-Time Lecturer
Ph.D. The University of Illinois
Office: HWH 326

Ms. Crump was the 2007–2008 Secretary for the Illinois Academy of Criminology and she has been a research consultant for the Chicago Legal Advocacy for Incarcerated Mothers. Her dissertation is titled “The Economy of Domestic Violence: An Exploratory Study of the Impact of Economic Downturn on Reported Rates of Domestic Violence.” Ms. Crump teaches CJ 4350: Research Design in Criminal Justice.

Adjunct Faculty

Adjunct faculty can be contacted via telephone at (773) 995-2108 and Office - HWH- #329

Melvyn R. May
Associate Professor of Criminal Justice
Ph.D., Northwestern University
Dr. May teaches CJ 2309: Survey of the Criminal Justice System and CJ 4370: Security Administration.

Jon Patterson
Adjunct Lecturer in Criminal Justice
Ed.D. , Argosy University

Mr. Patterson is a Criminologist for the Chicago Police Department. He worked with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Department of Homeland Security to develop Chicago’s homeland security plans and he worked with Chicago’s Office of Emergency Management and Communications to develop a citywide mobile computer network and wireless video surveillance system. Mr. Patterson teaches CJ 2316: Introduction to Criminology and CJ 4322: Organized Crime.

Randolph T. Savage
Adjunct Lecturer in Criminal Justice
M.S. Criminal Justice, Chicago State University

Mr. Savage has thirty years experience with the Illinois Department of Corrections. He has served as Chief of the Office of Performance Based Standards and Operations & Programs Auditor in the Division of Program Services. At the Jessie “Ma” Houston Adult Transition Center he was Senior Public Service Administrator and Chief of Security. And he was Correctional Community Center Supervisor at the Metro-Chicago Community Correctional Center. Mr. Savage teaches CJ 1210: Introduction to Corrections and CJ 2245: Introduction to Restorative Justice.

Reginald Stone
Adjunct Lecturer in Criminal Justice
M.S., Criminal Justice, Chicago State University

Mr. Stone is Deputy Chief Probation Officer for the Cook County Adult Probation Department. He has twenty years experience as a Probations officer, is a member of the American Probation and Parole Association and serves on its Diversity Committee, and he is a member of Nyota Figgs Foundation’s Board of Directors. Mr. Stone teaches CJ 4351: Probation and Parole.

Thaddeus Wilkins
Adjunct Lecturer in Criminal Justice
LL.M., John Marshall Law School
J.D., Oklahoma City University School of Law

Attorney Wilkins is the Senior Administrative Law Judge in the City of Chicago’s Department of Administrative Hearings. Attorney Wilkins teaches CJ 1200: Introduction to Law.

Tyrone G. Williams
Adjunct Lecturer in Criminal Justice
M.S. Criminal Justice, Chicago State University

Mr. Williams is Supervisor of Criminal Investigation in the Cook County Public Defender’s Office. He began as a Field Investigator working on every kind of case from DUI’s to murder cases. He has supervised at the suburban felony units, the Juvenile Justice Unit, the multiple defendant division, the felony II unit, and the Homicide Task Force units. Mr. Williams teaches CJ 4363: Criminal Investigations.