Chief Louis M Dekmar
Dean Rusk Hall Larry Walker Room
Chief Louis M. Dekmar “Trust, Race, and Police: The Contemporary Challenges of History”
During the span of his 40-year career, Chief Louis M. Dekmar has served in law enforcement as a police officer, detective, division commander, and Chief of Police. Since 1995, he has served as the Chief of Police and Chief of Public Safety for the City of LaGrange. Dekmar is the President of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and Past President and Chair of the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA). A graduate of the FBI National Academy and the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar, he is also Past-President of the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police. Chief Dekmar has provided over 300 training programs to police chiefs, elected officials and other law enforcement personnel in over 20 states and several countries, including Norway where he delivered an address to the UN Police. The topics he has presented on include leadership, ethics, law enforcement management and liability issues. Chief Dekmar has received numerous local, state and national awards over his career, including a recent award for racial trust building.
Lecturer in Sociology
Natasha Ganem was a Criminal Justice, Sciology and Psychology triple major at the University of Georgia prior to earning the Ph. D. in Sociology from Emory University (2006). Dr Ganem supervises interns and teaches Juvenile Delinquency (SOCI 3070) and Research Methods (SOCI 3700). For more information please click here.
Associate Professor of Sociology
Tom McNulty obtained the Ph.D. in Sociology from the State University of New York at Albany (1996). His research has examined such topics as the impact of public housing on neighborhood crime patterns. He teaches Criminology (SOCI 3810).For additional information please click here.
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Professor of Political Science
John Maltese holds the Ph.D. in Political Science from Johns Hopkins University (1989). Recipient of the Josiah Meigs Excellence in Teaching Award he teaches classes in Constitutional Law (POLS 4700 and POLS 4710). For more information please click here.
Instructor in Criminal Justice Studies
Dan Silk is the Communications Coordinator for the University of Georgia Police Department, and has served for nearly 20 years in local, campus, and federal law enforcement. In 2009 he was a Fulbright Police Research Fellow in the Unitied Kingdom, which provided data for his PhD dissertation in UGA's Department of Lifelong Education, Administration and Policy. He teaches POLS 4900 (Law Enforcement Administration).
Regents' Professor of Sociology
Paul Roman earned a Ph.D. at Cornell University and taught at Tulane University before coming to UGA in 1986. He directs the Center for Research on Behavioral Health and Human Service Delivery where he directs multiple NIH-funded studies on drug and alcohol treatment. He teaches the Sociology of Drugs and Alcohol (SOCI 3860). For more information please click here.
Associate Professor of Political Science
Teena Wilhelm teaches classes in Constitutional Law (POLS 4700 and 4710) and suprevises interns. She holds the Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Arizona; her research interests include judicial behavior and process as well as state politics and policy. For more information please click here.
Assistant Professor of Sociology
Associate Professor of Poltical Science
Rich Vining holds the Ph.D. in Political Science from Emory University (2008). His research interests center on courts and judicial politics and process. He supervises interns and teaches Criminal Justice Administration (POLS 3600). For more information please click here.
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