Jade Pumphrey

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As a criminal justice faculty member, Dr. Pumphrey is a subject matter expert and over the past 12 years, has facilitated more than 75 different undergraduate and graduate courses ranging from: crime scene investigations, victimology, forensic science, criminology, and research methods  and has chaired thesis committees and has served on dissertation committees at various institutions of higher education. Dr. Pumphrey has been a college-level academic and success tutor and has experience developing course content for undergraduate criminal justice courses and currently serves as a Subject Matter Expert and course developer.  She was hand-chosen to serve as a new faculty mentor where she assists and consults new faculty as they transition into their programs.  Dr. Pumphrey also has experience facilitating online faculty in-service trainings.  Having served as the Summer Program Director of the forensic sciences program for LeadAmerica, she recognizes the importance of blending real-world experience with academia.  Dr. Pumphrey has served as a crime lab intern for the San Diego Sheriff Department and has worked as a volunteer for the Forensic Medical Unit of the San Diego Family Justice Center. She has served as a on call victim's assistant for her local police department and has participated in police ride-a-longs and citizens’ academies. Dr. Pumphrey holds an Associates degree in General Sciences (AS), a Bachelors degree in Criminal Justice Administration (BS), a Masters of Forensic Science with a specialization in Investigations (MFS), and Master of Behavioral Studies (MS).  Dr. Pumphrey graduated with 4.0 GPA honors with her Doctorate in Public Safety with a specialization in Criminal Justice (Ph.D) and a 4.0 in her Masters of Criminal Justice Behavioral Studies. She is currently pursuing a Master of Business Administration- Healthcare Administration (MBA) expected 2023. Dr. Pumphrey has been recognized with various awards for excellence in teaching, excellence in academia, and has received practitioner awards which highlight her commitment to the field of criminal justice and forensic science. Dr. Pumphrey has published articles on intimate partner violence, implications of anger and aggression in misdemeanor-level offenders, sentencing bias and ethical theory.  Dr. Pumphrey maintains memberships with the National Family Justice Center Alliance, The Southwestern Association of Criminal Justice (SWACJ) and Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS). 

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