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Vita of Malcolm L. Rigsby

Malcolm L. Rigsby, J.D., Ph.D.

MALCOLM L. RIGSBY
Assistant Professor of Sociology &
Coordinator of the Criminal Justice Degree

Department of Sociology & Human Services
Henderson State University
Rm. 309 F, McBrien Hall
1100 Henderson St.
Arkadelphia, AR 71999

RIGSBYM@hsu.edu
870.230.5143
I joined the Department of Sociology and Human Services at Henderson State University, Arkadelphia, Arkansas as an assistant professor of sociology and criminal justice in fall 2011.  My initial duties at HSU involved the development of and gaining state approval of a new Bachelor degree in Criminal Justice with an emphasis on theory.  Having successfully achieved this project I am now the campus coordinator for the criminal justice program which includes a major and a minor in the discipline.  Current tasks include developing and implementing new courses in criminal justice and criminology as well as preparing the degree for online delivery.    My education includes the Ph.D. in Sociology from Texas Woman’s University, Denton, Texas; the Juris Doctor in Law from the School of Law, St. Mary’s University, San Antonio, Texas; and the Bachelor of Arts in Teaching, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas. My work proficiencies foster a wealth of knowledge including 18 years in law and business and over 15 years of teacher-student experiences.  Together, my education and life skills provide me with a firm foundation in planning effective and efficient classroom structure and delivery that includes connecting with students and helping them to understand how academic studies link with real life and thereby fosters greater self-potential.

My general research interests include social justice, identity formation and reconstruction, community belonging, social change and religion which I approach from the disciplines of theology, sociology, law, criminology, and criminal justice.  My current research builds upon a pilot study exploring religious conversion and tendencies in developing self and community identities.  My particular interest is the relationships between identity transformation, pro-social vs. anti-social outlook among offenders and desistance from crime and successful reentry to society upon release from prison.  My work utilizes qualitative and quantitative methodology.  My short term goal is developing a questionnaire that will measure concepts which are emerging from my ongoing analysis of the prison conversion pilot study.  This questionnaire will be tested with a cohort group.  An intermediate goal is to follow the cohort through prison and the reentry process upon release from prison.  My long range goal is lowering recidivism rates and helping offenders through their identity transformations toward greater likelihood of desistance from crime and other forms of antisocial and radical outcomes.  This research is relevant to criminology, the criminal justice system, prison management and individual offender self-efficacy.  Currently I am writing a grant proposal to assist in a follow up study at the prison system that hosted the pilot study.

Related research interests include extremist and terrorist group formation and recruitment techniques, information and communication technologies as public sphere for community group building and mobilization within social movements, the digital media as a component of the ideology of terrorism, and comparative theoretical analysis of identity and group affiliation. To expand my ideas and concepts for investigation I am active in documentary film review for Educational Media Reviews Online (EMRO) hosted by the Library of the University of Buffalo and reading books and academic journals.  Assisting me in gaining real life insight about culture, politics, social issues, and legal concerns I travel extensively in the U.S., Europe and the Near/ Middle-East.

Professional Employment
2011 – Present.  Assistant Professor of Sociology, Coordinator of the Criminal Justice Degree, Henderson State University, Arkadelphia, Arkansas.  Courses of instruction relate to sociology, criminology, and criminal justice.
2008 – 2011
. Part-time Faculty (Visiting Professor of Sociology, 2008-2010), Ouachita Baptist University, Arkadelphia, Arkansas.  Courses of instruction: Statistics, Social Theory, Sociology of Religion, Multicultural Relations, Social Problems, Introduction to Sociology, and Crime and Delinquency.
2006 – 2007.  Adjunct Faculty in Sociology and Business, Ouachita Baptist University, Arkadelphia Arkansas.  Objective: create and develop online courses for the Department of Sociology.
2000 – 2007.  Adjunct Faculty in Sociology, Criminal Justice, Business, and Oral Communications, Ouachita Technical College, Malvern, Arkansas, Pat Simms Chair.  Courses of instruction included face-to-face classroom and online environment.  Objectives Accomplished: help establish a criminal justice program, instruct faculty in use of online delivery tools.
1998 – 2007.  Attorney.  Rigsby Law Office and in association, Walthall and Rigsby P.A., Malvern, Arkansas.  Objective: Provide a caring and professional legal support venue for clients.
1989 – 1998.  Trust Banking.  First National Bank at Lubbock Texas, (Wells Fargo).  Management of 90,000,000.00 in trust and estate assets.  Organized and developed a separate real estate department for the $900,000,000.00 Trust Division located within the Bank.  Reorganized all oil, gas and mineral management assets, surface lease procedures, inspections of holdings and management of oil and gas leases and payee divisions.  Centralized lease negotiations, property assessments, and compliance of management with federal EPA and state environmental regulators.  Developed and implemented an EPA policy for the Trust Division.  Negotiated surface access with surface owners and third parties as well as assured surface entry to access mineral interests and exploration.  Secured leases, releases, damages, and fees.

Education
2012.   Ph.D. – Sociology, Texas Woman’s University, Denton, TX
1989.   J.D. – Law, St. Mary’s University School of Law, San Antonio, TX
1981 – 1984.   (Sociology) Graduate Studies, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX
1979.   B.A.T. – (History/Sociology/Secondary Education) – Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX

Languages
Koine Greek – once a fluent reader, now rusty
Turkish – currently learning

Teaching Interests
Criminal Justice and Criminology, Statistics and Theory, Eastern and Western Cultural Relations, Global Legal Issues for Women, Legal and Social Issues in Multicultural Adoptions, Criminal Justice, Constitutional Issues in Privacy in Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs), Social Revolution and Terrorism in Relation to Religion and Law, International Relations Legal Solutions For Nation-states, and the Role of Modern Information and Communication Technologies in Social Movement.

Courses Taught Courses Developed Online
Criminal Procedure
Introduction to Criminal Justice
Criminal Law
Social Statistics (SPSS)
Collective Behavior and Social Movement
Juvenile Delinquency
Criminology
Deviance
Social Movement
Terrorism
Introduction to Sociology
Social Theory
Sociology of Religion
Cultural Diversity
Crime and Delinquency
Multicultural Relations
Social Problems
Criminal Procedure
Law and Evidence
Community Policing
Business Law
Legal Environment
Real Estate Principles
Risk Management and Insurance
American National Government
State and Local Government
Western Civilization I & II
Oral Communications
Introduction to Sociology
Juvenile Delinquency and Status Offenses
Crime and Delinquency
Multicultural Relations
Social Problems
Sociology of Religion
Oral Communications
Spreadsheets
American National Government

Public Service
2011 – Present: Men in Transition, Advising Member, 355 Pine Street NE, Salem, OR
1989 – Present:  Pro Bono legal services
2008 – 2011:  Peace Corps Point of Contact, Ouachita Baptist University, Arkadelphia, AR
2006 – 2007:  Peace Corps Point of Contact, Ouachita Technical College, Malvern, AR

Professional Memberships
American Society of Criminology
Religion in Society
American Correctional Association
Arkansas Bar Association
Texas State Bar
Texas Real Estate Commission
Licensed by Texas Supreme Court
Licensed by Arkansas Supreme Court

Certifications
National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Extramural Research “Protecting Human Research Participants, #1546633, DTD 09/08/2014
U.S. Institute of Peace; Interfaith Conflict Resolution, DTD 10/18/2010
U.S. Institute of Peace; Conflict Analysis, DTD 10/21/2010
U.S. Institute of Peace: Negotiation and Conflict Management, DTD 10/29/2010
Texas Education Agency – Lifetime Provisional Secondary Education Certification
Arkansas Law Enforcement Instructor Certification (Expired)

Professional Appointments
Faculty
Assistant Professor of Sociology, Henderson State University, Arkadelphia, AR
Visiting Professor of Sociology, Ouachita Baptist University, Arkadelphia, AR
Instructor, Ouachita Baptist University Online Development, Arkadelphia, AR
Instructor, Ouachita Technical College Online Development, Malvern, AR
Windham School District-Texas Department of Corrections, Huntsville, TX

Faculty-Student Enrichment Programs
2015:  Man Without a Cell Phone (2012), (currently working with the film director to bring the film to HSU.  This will be similar to the engagement of Susan Youssef in 2012).
2012:  Habibi (2011), the film and the filmmaker, Susan Youssef.  Coordination of a two day presentation at Henderson State University.  March 8, a joint presentation of the film followed by discussion by the director and a question and answer session.  March 9, two joint student sessions with the director one to one.
2010: Schusterman Center for Israeli Studies, Summer Institute for Israeli Studies Fellowship, Brandeis University, Waltham MA 02454 Reapplication for 2010.
2009: Schusterman Center for Israeli Studies, Summer Institute for Israeli Studies Fellowship, Brandeis University, Waltham MA 02454.

University Involvement-Committees
Involvement
2013-Continuing: Henderson State University Graduate Faculty member.
2013-Continuing: Coordinator of the Criminal Justice Program.
2013-2016: Honors Faculty Member, Henderson State University.
2011-Continuing: new courses and delivery, certification of program, and approval of a student     professional chapter in criminal justice.
University Committees
2014-2016: Ad-Hoc Academic Committee, Faculty Senate, Henderson State University.
2012-2014: Faculty Senate; Henderson State University.
2012-2014: Academic Committee – Faculty Senate; Henderson State University.
2012-2014: Faculty Hearing Committee; Henderson State University.
College Committees
2014-2017: Ellis College Planning and Advisory Committee, ECPAC, Henderson State University.
2014-2017: Women’s and Gender Studies Steering Council, Henderson State University.
2011-present: Departmental Committee; Ellis College, Department of Sociology and Human Services.

Grants – Nominations
2014. Application for $1,984, Ellis College Planning and Advisory Committee for travel funding in attending and presenting at the 2014 American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting – San Francisco.
2014. Awarded $1,300, Ellis College Planning and Advisory Committee for travel funding in attending and presenting at the 2014 European Society of Criminology Annual Conference – Prague.
2014. Nominated for the Outstanding New Faculty Award.
2013. Awarded $958.40, Ellis College Planning and Advisory Committee for travel funding in attending and presenting at the 2013 American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting – Atlanta, GA.
2012. Ellis College Margin of Excellence Award. $1,225, Grant recipient funding the U.S. Premier feature film screening of Habibi and bring the film Director, Susan Youssef (named one of 25 upcoming female film around the world) to speak and engage students at Henderson State University March 8, 9, 2012.
2011. Application for $3,200.  Ellis College of Arts and Sciences Faculty Research Grant.

Student Sponsorship-Assistance*
_____________. 2012.  Socioeconomic Concerns Highlighting the Aging Population in Prison Systems.  Submitted in partial requirement for Honors Classification.  Criminology, spring 2012.  Faculty Sponsor and Mentor for Graduate Studies.
_____________
, 2010.  Political Science/Sociology, Ouachita Baptist University, Arkadelphia Arkansas.  Faculty Sponsor and Mentor in student 2010 Scholars Day.  Development and Presentation of June Cleaver Theory: a sociological theory in education.
_____________, 2011.  Sociology.  Bachelor’s degree, Ouachita Baptist University, Arkadelphia, Arkansas.  Reference in application to Peace Corps to Southeast Asia beginning summer 2011.
_____________, 2011.  Political Science/Sociology, Ouachita Baptist University, Arkadelphia, Arkansas.  Faculty Sponsor and Mentor in student 2011 Scholars Day.  Development and Presentation of Educational Empire Family Learning Theory.
*Student Names Confidential.  However, if interested in their work I will contact them if possible and ask their permission to make contact.

Publications
Books
Rigsby, Malcolm L. 2013.  Religious Conversion in Prisons and Its Directions: Community Identity, Religious Dogma, and Exclusivist or Inclusivist Religiosity in American Prisons.  Ann Arbor, MI: ProQuest LLC.  ISBN 978-1-267-88230-1
Articles and Encyclopedias
Rigsby, Malcolm L. 2014.  Demonizing and Othering in the Wake of Charlie Hebdo Killings.  CounterPunch Magazine Weekend Edition January 9-11, 2015.  CounterPunch.org. Petrolia, CA.  Retrieved January 9, 2015 (http://www.counterpunch.org/2015/01/09/demonizing-and-othering-in-the-wake-of-charlie-hebdo-killings/).
Rigsby, Malcolm L., ____. “Worldview Among Prison Converts: Islam and Christianity”, in The International Journal of Religion and Spirituality in Society. (Submitted)
Rigsby, Malcolm L., 2014.  “Religious Conversion in Prison: Prosocial v. Antisocial Identities”, in International Journal of Education and Social Science. 1(4):61-77.
Rigsby, Malcolm L. 2014.  “The 1922 Lynching of Hunk ‘Punk’ Harris”, in Selected Narratives on Lynchings, Encyclopedia of Arkansas History and Culture.  Retrievable at http://www.encyclopediaofarkansas.net/encyclopedia/entry-detail.aspx?search=1&entryID=346.
Rigsby, Malcolm L. 2014.  Guest Columnist.  Memory of a Fateful Day in Hot Springs.  Arkansas Democrat Gazette, August 31, 2014, Perspectives (2H).  Little Rock, AR.
Rigsby, Malcolm L.  2014.  The Long, Crucial Battle: Divesting Israel at Its Own Insistence.  CounterPunch Magazine.  January 20, 2014.  Counterpunch.org. Petrolia, CA. Retrieved January 20, 2014 (http://www.counterpunch.org/2014/01/20/divesting-israel-at-its-own-insistence/).
Rigsby, Malcolm L. 2014.  The FBI’s Hidden Agendas: An Agent in Every Mailbox.  CounterPunch Magazine Weekend Edition January 10-12, 2014.  CounterPunch.org. Petrolia, CA.  Retrieved January 10, 2014 (http://www.counterpunch.org/2014/01/10/an-agent-in-every-mailbox/).
Rigsby, Malcolm L. 2010.  “Why Vote?”  Siftings Herald,   SiftingsHerald.com, October 28, Retrieved November 25 (http://www.siftingsherald.com/opinions/x1696237396/Writer-urges-everyone-to-vote).
Rigsby, Malcolm L. 2010.  “Existence and N. Korea.”  Siftings Herald, December 2, pp 7.
Rigsby, Malcolm L. 2009.  The Protestant Ethic and The Spirit of Capitalism, Max Weber.  The Recorder.  52(3):43.
Rigsby, Malcolm L. 1996.  “Wm. H. Rigsby Phillips Township Patriot”.  The Record. Garland County Historical Society.
Proposed Publications in Progress
Rigsby, Malcolm L. 2015. (Article approved and deadline established, January 30, 2014).  “The Lynching of Punk Harris” in Arkansas Encyclopedia of History and Culture, print edition, The Butler Center of Arkansas Studies of the Central Arkansas Library System, Little Rock, AR
Rigsby, Malcolm L. 2014. (Under revision). Religious Conversion in Prison: Pro-social v. Anti-social Identities.  Corrections Compendium.  Alexandria, VA.
Rigsby, Malcolm L. 2014.   Politically Charged Religion.  (In progress).
Rigsby, Malcolm L. 2010 (201-).  “Proposing Resolution: Kashmiri Terrorism And A Place For God.” Purlieu: A Philosophical Journal. University of North Texas, —-, —-.  –(–):–.  (Declined, under revision for new submission)
Rigsby, Malcolm L. 2010 (201-).  “PREJUDICE PROPOGATION AGAINST ETHNIC GROUPS IN THE DIGITAL AGE: Use of the Internet to Spread Beliefs, Attitudes and Values.” gnovis Journal of Communication, Culture, & Technology, Georgetown University, —-, —-. –(–):–.  (Declined, under revision for new submission)
Rigsby, Malcolm L. 2010.  “Coffee!  Greek or Turkish?”  USA RiseUp Magazine, Kansas City MO.
Rigsby, Malcolm L. 2010. “Peacemaking: Kashmiri Terror and Religion.”  International Journal of Human Sciences.

Presentations
Local Presentations
2015, February 12: A Case Study of Religious Converts in Prison, Islam compared with Christianity.  Ellis College Community Classes, Henderson State University, Arkadelphia, AR. (accepted)
2014, February 25: Religious Conversion in Prison and Tendencies of Identity: Toward Desistance or Radicalization.  Ellis College Research Colloquium, Henderson State University, Arkadelphia, AR.
2013, April 18: “Religious Conversion in Prison and its Directions.”  Presented at the Institute of Interfaith Dialogue (IID) Monthly Talk Series, sponsored by the Turkish Raindrop House, Little Rock, AR
2012, March 7, 8: Plan, Secure Funding, Host and Moderate, Women in Film: Habibi and Susan Youssef, Focus Week, Henderson State University, Arkadelphia, Arkansas.
2011, March 16: Culture – A Global Context: Different Walks of Life and Cooperative Mergers.  Criminal Justice and Criminology Committee, Henderson State University, Arkadelphia, Arkansas.
2010, September 6:  Sociological Views Explaining Delinquency.  Sociology.  Abilene Christian University, Abilene, Texas.
2010, August 7: Practices and Dispositions: The Making of A Moral Habitus.  University of North Texas, Denton, Texas.
2010, August 5: The U.S. Correctional System: A Historical and Social Account.  Criminal Justice Committee.  SouthArk Community College, El Dorado, Arkansas.
2010, March 8: Religion’s Diverse Tendencies. Ouachita Baptist University Open Faculty Forum, Arkadelphia, Arkansas.
2006, February 7: Rules of Law in Search and Seizure.  Ouachita Technical College, Regional Law Enforcement Training, Malvern, Arkansas.

Conference Paper Presentations
2015, April 16, 17: (Accepted) Religious Conversion in Prison: Comparative Transformations in Islam and Christianity.  Fifth International Conference on Religion and Spirituality in Society.  Religion in Society.  University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA.
2014, November 19-22: (Accepted) Enhancing Reentry and Desistance: Evidence Based Practices in Identity Transformation.  The American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA.
2013, November 20-23: Religious Conversion in Prison and Tendencies of Identity and Toward Desistance or Radicalization. The American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA.
2013, October 27-29: Religious Conversion in Prison and Tendencies of Identity: the Pro-social or the Anti-social.  Religions and Social Innovation: An International Conference at the University of St. Michael’s College in the University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada. (Pending)
2009, April 9: Projecting Terrorist Group Growth. Southwestern Social Sciences Association Annual Meeting Denver, CO.

Roundtable – Panel Discussions
2014. Roundtable Discussant.  Let’s Talk Peace.  “Peace for Israel-Palestine, the Israel/ Palestine Conflict.” August 14, 2014, Quaker Meeting House, Little Rock, Arkansas
2014.  Interactive Panelist.  “Children and War”.  At the Angelika Film Center, Annual Arab Film Festival – Dallas.  May 2-4, 2014 hosted by the Contemporary Arab+Muslim Cultural Studies Institute (CAMCSI), the University of North Texas.
2010. National Collegiate Dialogue on Race Relations, 2010.  Sponsored by USA Rise Up Magazine, http://www.usariseup.com.

Film Consultant
2014.  Independent film consultant.

Film Production (Development In Progress)

Currently two previous colleagues and I are preparing a manuscript for a documentary.  In the story line two university faculty members return to their boyhood homes, one in western Jerusalem, the other in Mississippi.  They journey along past pathways of life experienced in the 1950s and 60s.  As the narratives deliver real life experiences associated with apartheid conditions of the U.S. south and the state of Israel we evaluate cultural, ethnic and racial diversity and seek solutions that will enhance common identity as a people.  My role will be in technical advice and discussion regarding sociological identity and community.  Filming is projected to begin in late 2015.

Editorial Board/Reviews
2008 – Present.  Editorial Board Peer Reviewer for Journal of Politics and Law, Canadian Center of Science and Education, Toronto, ON.  http://www.ccsenet.org/jpl.
2008 – Present.  Reviewer for Educational Media Reviews Online (EMRO), State University of New York at Buffalo, Health Sciences Library.

Journal Manuscripts Peer Reviewer
—–, —– (blind review).  2013.  “The Arab Spring and Its Implications for Nigerian National Security”.  Journal of Politics and Law.
Farahati, Abbasali. 2010.  “The Mosque as the First Political-Ideological Base in the Islamic Society.”  Journal of Politics and Law.
Yu-chung Shen. 2010. “The Anomaly of the Weimar Republic’s Semi-Presidential Constitution”.  Journal of Politics and Law.
Gebreselassie, Abeba. 2009. “Material Transfer Agreements on Teff and Veronia – Ethiopian Plant Genetic Resources”. Journal of Politics and Law.
Bruno Anna. 2009. “The Temporal Dimension of the Constitution: Fundamental Core and Social Changes.”  Journal of Politics and Law.
Documentary Film Reviews
EMRO
.  August, 2014.  State 194.  Directed by Dan Setton. Produced by Vadim Dumesh.  Retrievable (http://emro.lib.buffalo.edu/emro/emroDetail.asp?Number=5556).
EMRO
.  August, 2014.  Where Should the Birds Fly?  Directed by Fida Qishta.  Produced by Felice Gelman, Brian Drolet, Barbara Grill, Deep Dish TV Productions.  Retrievable (http://emro.lib.buffalo.edu/emro/emroDetail.asp?Number=5546).
EMRO.  June, 2014.  Tears of Gaza.  Directed by Vibeke Lokkeberg.  Produced by Vibeke Lokkeberg and Terje Kristiansen.  Retrievable (http://emro.lib.buffalo.edu/emro/emroDetail.asp?Number=5461).
EMRO.  May, 2014.  Evolution of Violence.  Directed by Fritz Ofner.  Produced by Oliver Neumann and Freibeuter Film KG.  Retrievable (http://emro.lib.buffalo.edu/emro/emroDetail.asp?Number=5451).
EMRO.  May, 2014.  The Kalusz I Thought I Knew.  Directed by Bernard Dichek.  Produced by Bernard Dichek.  Retrievable (http://emro.lib.buffalo.edu/emro/emroDetail.asp?Number=5447).
EMRO.  May, 2014.  Suskind. Directed by Rudolf van den Berg.  Produced by Pierre Spengler.  Retrievable (http://emro.lib.buffalo.edu/emro/emroDetail.asp?Number=5446).
EMRO.  May, 2014.  We Are Egypt: The Story Behind the Revolution.  Directed by Lillie Paquette.  Produced by Misha’al Alomar and Lillie Paquette.  Retrievable (http://emro.lib.buffalo.edu/emro/emroDetail.asp?Number=5445).
EMRO.  January, 2014.  Promises.  Directed by Justine Shapiro, B.Z. Goldberg, and Carlos Bolado.  Produced by Justine Shapiro and B.Z. Goldberg.  Retrievable (http://emro.lib.buffalo.edu/emro/emroDetail.asp?Number=5322).
EMRO.  July, 2013.  Unfinished Spaces.  Directed by Benjamin Murray.  Produced by Alysa Nahmias and Benjamin Murray.  Retrievable (http://libweb.lib.buffalo.edu/emro/emroDetail.asp?Number=5159).
EMRO
.  July, 2013.  Salma.  Directed by Kim Longinotto.  Produced by Kim Longinotto.  Retrievable (http://libweb.lib.buffalo.edu/emro/emroDetail.asp?Number=5160).
EMRO
.  July, 2013.  Land for the Nomads. Directed by Lipika Pelham.  Produced by Lipika Pelham.  Retrievable (http://libweb.lib.buffalo.edu/emro/emroDetail.asp?Number=5161).
EMRO
.  July, 2013.  Description of a Memory. Directed by Dan Geva.  Produced by Dan and Noit Geva; Habayit Hakatom Ltd. Retrievable (http://libweb.lib.buffalo.edu/emro/emroDetail.asp?Number=5158).
EMRO
.  Feb, 2013.  Minarets of Temecula. Directed by John Odam.  Produced by Alternate Focus; John Odam. Retrievable (http://emro.lib.buffalo.edu/emro/Detailcompare.asp?Number=5003).
EMRO.  Feb, 2013.  The Son of the Olive Merchant.  Directed by Mathieu Zeitindjioglou.  Produced by Z Films, Kode Agency and Herodiade. Retrievable (http://emro.lib.buffalo.edu/emro/Detailcompare.asp?Number=5004).
EMRO.  Feb, 2013.  Elizabeth Loftus: Eyewitness Testimony.  Directed by Short Cuts.  Produced by Short Cuts TV for VEA. Retrievable (http://emro.lib.buffalo.edu/emro/Detailcompare.asp?Number=5005).
EMRO.  Feb, 2013. Offender Profiling.   Directed by Short Cuts.  Produced by Short Cuts TV for VEA. Retrievable (http://emro.lib.buffalo.edu/emro/Detailcompare.asp?Number=5006).
EMRO.  June, 2012.  When the Voices Fade.  Directed by Erika Cohn.  Produced by Natasha Atalla, Carly Pandza.  Retrievable (http://emro.lib.buffalo.edu/emro/emroDetail.asp?Number=4791).
EMRO
.  June, 2012.  The Kingdom of Women.  Directed by Dahna Abourahme.  Produced by Arab Resource Center for Popular Arts, Al-Jana.  Retrievable (http://emro.lib.buffalo.edu/emro/emroDetail.asp?Number=4789).
EMRO
.  June, 2012.  Syria: The Assad’s Twilight.  Directed by Vincent de Cointet & Christophe Ayad.  Produced by Bonnie Compagnie & ARTE France.  Retrievable (http://emro.lib.buffalo.edu/emro/emroDetail.asp?Number=4804).
EMRO
.  June, 2012.  My Tehran for Sale.  Directed by Granaz Moussavi.  Produced by Amip – ARTE France.  Retrievable (http://emro.lib.buffalo.edu/emro/emroDetail.asp?Number=4803).
EMRO
.  June, 2012.  Goodbye Mubarak.  Directed by Datia Jarjoura.  Produced by Amip – ARTE France.  Retrievable (http://emro.lib.buffalo.edu/emro/emroDetail.asp?Number=4794).
EMRO
.  June, 2012.  Fragments of a Revolution.  Directed by “Anonymous”.  Produced by Mille et Une Films, Virginie Guibbaud & Gilles Padovani.  Retrievable (http://emro.lib.buffalo.edu/emro/emroDetail.asp?Number=4792).
EMRO
.  June, 2012.  Crossing Borders.  Directed by Arnd Wachter.  Produced by Crossing Borders Films & Arnd Wachter.  Retrievable (http://emro.lib.buffalo.edu/emro/emroDetail.asp?Number=4790).
EMRO
.  June, 2012.  Badal.  Directed by Osnat Trabelsi.  Produced by Trabelsi Productions.  Retrievable (http://emro.lib.buffalo.edu/emro/emroDetail.asp?Number=4793).
EMRO
. November, 2011.  Al-Qalqa – In the Storyteller’s Circle.  Directed by Thomas Ladenburger.  Produced by Thomas Ladenburger Film Production. Retrievable (http://emro.lib.buffalo.edu/emro/emroDetail.asp?Number=4603).
EMRO.
  June, 2011.  Forbidden to Wander.  Directed by Susan Youssef.  Produced by Susan Youssef and Mohammed Hamdan.  Retrievable (http://libweb.lib.buffalo.edu/emro/emroDetail.asp?Number=4454).
EMRO.
  May, 2011. Jerusalem: The East Side Story.  Directed by Mohammed Alatar.  Produced by Palestinian Agricultural Relief Committees (PARC), Terry Boullata.  Retrievable (http://emro.lib.buffalo.edu/emro/emroDetail.asp?Number=4440).
EMRO.
  May, 2011. The IRON Wall.  Directed by Mohammed Alatar.  Produced by Palestinian Agricultural Relief Committees (PARC), Sawsan Qaoud.  Retrievable (http://emro.lib.buffalo.edu/emro/emroDetail.asp?Number=4441).
EMRO.
  March, 2011. Resistance[s]: Experimental Films from the Middle East and North Africa.  Directed by Various, Produced by Various.  Retrievable (http://libweb.lib.buffalo.edu/emro/emroDetail.asp?Number=4367).
EMRO.
  January, 2011. Rachel.  Directed by Simone Bitton, Produced by Arte France Cinema.  Retrievable (http://libweb.lib.buffalo.edu/emro/emroDetail.asp?Number=4274).
EMRO.  November, 2010. Jenin Jenin & Since You Left.  Directed by Mohammad Bakri, Produced by Iyad Samudi and Mohammad Bakri.  Retrievable (http://emro.lib.buffalo.edu/emro/emroDetail.asp?Number=4229).
EMRO.
  November, 2010. Taking Father Home.  Directed by Ying Liang, Produced by Peng Shan.  Retrievable (http://emro.lib.buffalo.edu/emro/emroDetail.asp?Number=4230).
EMRO.
  September, 2010. 33 Days.  Directed by Mai Masri, Produced by Mai Masri in association with Jean Chamoun.  Retrievable (http://libweb.lib.buffalo.edu/emro/emroDetail.asp?Number=4164).
EMRO.
  May, 2010. American Radical: The Trials of Norman Finkelstein.  Directed by David Ridgen and Nicolas Rossier, PARAKA Productions and Ridgen Film in association with Mohawk Films.  Retrievable (http://libweb.lib.buffalo.edu/emro/emroDetail.asp?Number=4163).
EMRO.
  September, 2010. Beirut Diaries.  Directed by Mai Masri, Mai Masri and Jean Chamoun Productions.  Retrievable (http://libweb.lib.buffalo.edu/emro/emroDetail.asp?Number=4162).
EMRO.
  September, 2010. Cairo Station (50th Anniversary Release) and Cairo As Seen By Chanine.  Directed by Youssef Chahine, Produced by Youssef Chahine.  Retrievable (http://libweb.lib.buffalo.edu/emro/emroDetail.asp?Number=4161).
EMRO.
  September, 2010. Tea on the Axis of Evil.  Directed by Jean Marie Offenbacher, Produced by Bruce J. Stone.  Retrievable (http://libweb.lib.buffalo.edu/emro/emroDetail.asp?Number=4160).
EMRO.
  September, 2010. Veiled Voices.  Directed by Brigid Maher, Tiny Leaps Productions.  Retrievable (http://libweb.lib.buffalo.edu/emro/emroDetail.asp?Number=4159).
EMRO.
  May, 2010. This Way Up.  Directed by Georgi Lazarevski, ICARUS Films.  Retrievable (http://libweb.lib.buffalo.edu/emro/emroDetail.asp?Number=4059).
EMRO.
  January, 2010. Young Freud in Gaza.  Directed by PeÅ Holmquist & Suzanne Khardalian, Microcinema International.  Retrievable (http://libweb.lib.buffalo.edu/emro/emroDetail.asp?Number=3933).
EMRO.
  January, 2010. Loose Change 9/11: An American Coup.  Directed by Dylan Avery, Microcinema International.  Retrievable (http://libweb.lib.buffalo.edu/emro/emroDetail.asp?Number=3932).
EMRO.
  January, 2010. Black Sun: The Mythological Background of National Socialism.  Directed by Rüdiger Sünner, ICARUS Films.  Retrievable (http://libweb.lib.buffalo.edu/emro/emroDetail.asp?Number=3931).  
EMRO.
  November 6, 2009.  A Road to Mecca: The Journey of Muhammad Asad.  Directed by Georg Misch, ICARUS Films.  Retrievable (http://libweb.lib.buffalo.edu/emro/emroDetail.asp?Number=3819).
EMRO.  November 6, 2009.  Iran the Forgotten Glory.  Directed by Macan Karandish, Mystic Films Intl.  Retrievable (http://libweb.lib.buffalo.edu/emro/emroDetail.asp?Number=3821).
EMRO.  November 6, 2009.  Divorce Sharia Style.  Directed by Peter Day & Ken Kirby, Faction Films.  Retrievable (http://libweb.lib.buffalo.edu/emro/emroDetail.asp?Number=3820).
EMRO.  November 6, 2009.  A Dream For Kabul: Magic Heals the Heart.  Directed by Philippe Baylaucq, National Film Board of Canada.  Retrievable (http://libweb.lib.buffalo.edu/emro/emroDetail.asp?Number=3818).
EMRO
.  July 17, 2009.  Hamas: The Untold Story.  Directed by Heenan Bhatti and Mike Chamberlain, Films Media Group.  Retrievable (http://libweb.lib.buffalo.edu/emro/emroDetail.asp?Number=3675).
EMRO
.  July 17, 2009.  Farewell Israel: Bush, Iran and the Revolt of Islam.  Directed by Joel Gilbert, Alden Films.  Retrievable (http://libweb.lib.buffalo.edu/emro/emroDetail.asp?Number=3674).
EMRO
.  July 17, 2009.  Full Cover Girl: How Fundamentalism and Democracy are Eroding Women’s Rights in Iraq.  Directed by Folke Ryden, Films Media Group.  Retrievable (http://libweb.lib.buffalo.edu/emro/emroDetail.asp?Number=3673).
EMRO
. April 16, 2009.  Dishonored.  Directed by Sigrun Norderval & Gard A. Andressen, ICARUS FILMS. Retrievable (http://libweb.lib.buffalo.edu/emro/emroDetail.asp?Number=3570).
EMRO. April 16, 2009.  Secrecy.  Produced and Directed by Peter Galison and Robb Moss, Bullfrog Films. Retrievable (http://libweb.lib.buffalo.edu/emro/emroDetail.asp?Number=3571).
EMRO
. February 8, 2009.  Why Democracy Series –Shorts.  Why Democracy Collection, The Cinema Guild. Retrievable (http://libweb.lib.buffalo.edu/emro/emroDetail.asp?Number=3519).
EMRO. February 8, 2009. Dinner with the President. Why Democracy Collection. Directed by Sabiha Sumar and Sachithanandam Sathananthan, The Cinema Guild.  Retrievable (http://libweb.lib.buffalo.edu/emro/emroDetail.asp?Number=3527).
EMRO. February 8, 2009. Bloody Cartoons. Why Democracy Collection. Directed by Karsten Kjaer, The Cinema Guild.  Retrievable (http://libweb.lib.buffalo.edu/emro/emroDetail.asp?Number=3517).
EMRO. February 8, 2009. Taxi to the Dark Side. Why Democracy Collection. Directed by Alex Gibney, The Cinema Guild.  Retrievable (http://libweb.lib.buffalo.edu/emro/emroDetail.asp?Number=3520).
EMRO. February 8, 2009. Egypt: We Are Watching You. Why Democracy Collection. Directed by Leila Menjou and Sherief Elkatsha, The Cinema Guild.  Retrievable (http://libweb.lib.buffalo.edu/emro/emroDetail.asp?Number=3525).
EMRO. February 8, 2009. Campaign. Why Democracy Collection. Directed by Kazuhiro Soda, The Cinema Guild.  Retrievable (http://libweb.lib.buffalo.edu/emro/emroDetail.asp?Number=3518).
EMRO. February 8, 2009. In Search Of Gandhi. Why Democracy Collection. Directed by Lalit Vachani, The Cinema Guild.  Retrievable (http://libweb.lib.buffalo.edu/emro/emroDetail.asp?Number=3524).
EMRO. February 8, 2009. Please Vote For Me. Why Democracy Collection. Directed by Weijun Chen, The Cinema Guild.  Retrievable (http://libweb.lib.buffalo.edu/emro/emroDetail.asp?Number=3521).
EMRO. February 8, 2009. Iron Ladies of Liberia. Why Democracy Collection. Directed by Siatta Scott Johnson and Daniel Junge, The Cinema Guild.  Retrievable (http://libweb.lib.buffalo.edu/emro/emroDetail.asp?Number=3523).
EMRO. February 8, 2009. Looking For The Revolution. Why Democracy Collection. Directed by Rodrigo Vazquez, The Cinema Guild.  Retrievable (http://libweb.lib.buffalo.edu/emro/emroDetail.asp?Number=3522).
EMRO. February 8, 2009. For God, Tsar and the Fatherland. Why Democracy Collection. Directed by Nino Kirtadze, The Cinema Guild.  Retrievable (http://libweb.lib.buffalo.edu/emro/emroDetail.asp?Number=3526).
EMRO. February 8, 2009. When I Came Home. Why Democracy Collection. Directed by Dan Lohaus, Lohaus Films, LLC.  Retrievable (http://libweb.lib.buffalo.edu/emro/emroDetail.asp?Number=3512).
EMRO. November 21, 2008. To See If I Am Smiling. Directed by Tamar Yarom. Distributed by Women Make Movies. Retrievable (http://libweb.lib.buffalo.edu/emro/emroDetail.asp?Number=3415).
EMRO. November 21, 2008. The Sari Soldiers. Directed by Julie Bridgham. Distributed by Women Make Movies. Retrievable (http://libweb.lib.buffalo.edu/emro/emroDetail.asp?Number=3416).
EMRO. November 21, 2008. Afghan Muscles. Directed by Andreas M. Dalsgaard. Distributed by The Cinema Guild, Inc. Retrievable (http://libweb.lib.buffalo.edu/emro/emroDetail.asp?Number=3419).
EMRO. November 21, 2008. Argentina Turning Around. Co-Directors Mark Dwarkin and Melissa Young. Produced by Melissa Young. Distributed by Bullfrog Films. Retrievable (http://libweb.lib.buffalo.edu/emro/emroDetail.asp?Number=3418).
EMRO. November 21, 2008. Raised By Our Own Authority.  Directed by Mauyricio Acosta. Produced by The Communication Network of the Association of Indigenous Councils of the North of Cauca. Distributed by Third World Media. Retrievable (http://libweb.lib.buffalo.edu/emro/emroDetail.asp?Number=3417).
EMRO. September, 2008. Democracy and Disappointment: On the Politics of Resistance Alain Badiou and Simon Critchley in Conversation. Produced and Edited by Aaron Levy and Simon Critchley. Distributed by Microcinema International, Inc.  Retrievable (http://libweb.lib.buffalo.edu/emro/emroDetail.asp?Number=3335).
EMRO. September, 2008. Four Wives – One Man. Directed by Nahid Persson. Produced by Setareh Persson & Nahid Persson. Distributed by Women Make Movies. Retrievable (http://libweb.lib.buffalo.edu/emro/emroDetail.asp?Number=3336).
EMRO. July, 2008. Three Times Divorced. Directed by Ibtisam Salh Mara’ana. Produced by Timna Goldstein Hattab & Gon.  Distributed by Women Make Movies. Retrievable (http://libweb.lib.buffalo.edu/emro/emroDetail.asp?Number=3314).

Academic Awards/Honors
Nominated for Outstanding New Faculty Award, Spring 2014, Henderson State University
Golden Key International Honor Society, Texas Woman’s University, 2009
Phi Kappa Phi, Texas Woman’s University, 2009
Invited Speaker on Law of Search and Seizure, Ouachita Technical College, April, 2000
Am Jur Award in Insurance Law, St. Mary’s University, 1987
Am Jur Award for Legal Research and Writing, T.M. Cooley Law School, 1986
Phi Alpha Theta, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas 1978

My Research
1. First, I plan testing an instrument currently in development seeking to measure levels of sociality in prisoners in the context of their understanding of their transforming identity.
2. The tentative population consists of converts to Islam and Christianity within the Oregon prison population.  Oregon is a logical situs since I have a preexisting working relationship at the department.
3. Upon completion of the initial administration of the instrument, I plan to expand testing to additional prison populations including Arkansas and Texas.
4. If successful in outcomes, I plan to establish this instrument as a pre-test to be administered to felons upon induction to prison and periodically through release.
5. If successful in outcomes I plan to establish protocol and relationships with Community Reentry Programs in at least one state to continue administering the measure and enable data collection after release from prison.
6. The goals are to determine whether prosocial identity transformations identified in my pilot study (2012) are supported through testable hypotheses and if so, to test associations and relationships between levels of sociality and crime or desistance from crime after release and during reentry to society.  Ultimately, if support for my theory is found, the findings will be instrumental in justifying the funding of prison and reentry programs that will assist in prosocial outcomes and enable the tracking of social transformation through both incarceration programs and post release programs.
7. The public policy I address is to help reduce the prison population, improve public safety, help those wishing to transform their lives prosocially to do so, and to reduce crime through desistance.
8. This research is an advancement of my dissertation “Religious Conversion in Prison and its Directions: Community Identity, Religious Dogma, and Exclusivist or Inclusivist Religiosity in American Prisons.”  My dissertation involved a personally funded $5,000.00 pilot study I conducted at the Oregon State Prison System in fall 2011.

Working Concepts In Progress
Articles

“Collaborative Partnerships Enhancing Desistance and Reducing Recidivism”
“Politicalized Terror”
“Religious Tendencies in Community Identity a Comparative Study of Christianity and Islam among Prison Converts”
“Digital Media and Cultural Identity”
“Internet Mobilization and Radical Support Networks”
“Has Marx Awakened? Cultural Tensions and Internet Socializing”

Books/ Book Chapters/Edited Volumes
Terrorist Typologies
Select Reviews and Commentary in Classic Sociology and Criminality
Select Reviews and Commentary in Contemporary Sociology and Criminality

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