Sheila Huss, PhD

Assistant Teaching Professor

Program Director, Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice


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Office Hours: By appointment





Sheila Huss is an assistant teaching professor of Criminal Justice and the Director of the Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice program at University of Colorado Denver School of Public Affairs. Sheila earned her MA in Criminology from the University of South Florida and received her PhD in Public Affairs from the University of Colorado Denver. She has taught numerous courses, including Environmental Crime and Justice; Criminological Theory; Research Methods; Introduction to Criminal Justice; Capital Punishment; Law and Society; and Public Service in Emergency Management and Homeland Security. Her research interests are primarily in social justice issues, including race, capital punishment, and environmental justice and methods. In 2010, Sheila received the International Technical Rescue Symposium Best Conference Paper Award, and in 2014 her dissertation received honorable mention for best dissertation in the School of Public Affairs at CU Denver. In 2016, she received the Outstanding Teaching Award among non-tenure track faculty in the School of Public Affairs.

Areas of Expertise

social justice issues, race, capital punishment, environmental justice, methods

Education, Licensure & Certifications

Doctor of Philosophy in Public Affairs
University of Colorado Denver

Master of Arts in Criminology
University of South Florida

Bachelor of Arts in Administration of Justice and English
Pennsylvania State University

Curriculum Vitae


School of Public Affairs

CU Denver

Lawrence Street Center

1380 Lawrence Street


Denver, CO 80204


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