Faculty Profiles

Criminology and Criminal Justice department faculty contact and bio information.


Buker Hasan

Dr. Hasan Buker

  • Position: Associate Professor and Chair
  • Department: Criminology & Criminal Justice
  • Office Location:  Building 85, Room 160

Dr. Hasan Buker is an Associate Professor and Chair in the Department of Criminology & Criminal Justice. His teaching and research interests cover juvenile delinquency/justice, policing, criminological theory, and administration of CJ organizations, among others.

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Dr. Matthew Crow

  • Position: Professor
  • Department: Criminology and Criminal Justice
  • Office Location:  Building 85, Room 152

Dr. Matthew Crow, teaches both graduate and undergraduate courses on Criminal Justice Theory, Judicial Process, Contemporary Issues in Criminal Justice and many other subjects.

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Dr. Natalie Goulette

  • Position: Associate Professor
  • Department: Criminology and Criminal Justice
  • Office Location:  Building 85, Room 153

Dr. Natalie Goulette, who has a Ph.D. in Criminal Justice, conducts research on judicial matters as part of her work as an associate professor at UWF’s Department of Criminology & Criminal Justice.

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Dr. Chrystina Hoffman

  • Position: Assistant Professor
  • Department: Criminology & Criminal Justice
  • Office Location:  Building 85, Room 151

Dr. Chrystina Y. Hoffman joined the faculty at the University of West Florida in Fall 2019 and conducts research, broadly, on victimization.

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Dr. Richard Hough

  • Position: Instructor
  • Department: Criminology and Criminal Justice
  • Office Location:  Building 85, Room 149

Dr. Richard Hough brings both academic experience and a law enforcement background to his position in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice.

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Dr. Kathrine Johnson

  • Position: Associate Professor - 4/458
  • Department: Criminology and Criminal Justice
  • Office Location:  FWB - Building 4, Room 458

Dr. Kathrine Johnson is an Associate Professor and Coordinator of UWF’s Criminal Justice Program at its Fort Walton Beach campus.

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Dr. Nicole Niebuhr

  • Position: Assistant Professor
  • Department: Criminology & Criminal Justice
  • Office Location:  Building 85, Room 148

Dr. Nicole Niebuhr earned her doctoral degree from Sam Houston State University. Her research interests include criminal careers, corrections, criminological theory and program evaluation.

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Dr. Daniel Scott

  • Position: Assistant Professor
  • Department: Criminology & Criminal Justice
  • Office Location:  Building 85, Room 155

Dr. Scott conducts research on gang involvement, gang intervention/prevention, youth violence, juvenile corrections/justice, juvenile delinquency, criminological theory, and the use of mixed methods.

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Dr. Cheryl Swanson

  • Position: Professor Emeritus
  • Department: Criminology and Criminal Justice
  • Office Location:  Building 85

Dr. Cheryl Swanson, Department of Criminal Justice, was awarded Professor Emeritus status in 2013. She has taught numerous graduate and undergraduate courses.

Adjunct Faculty

Criminology and Criminal Justice department adjunct faculty contact and bio information.


  • Brittany Austin

    • Position: Adjunct Instructor
    • Department: Criminology and Criminal Justice
    • baustin@uwf.edu
    • Courses: Criminal Investigation
  • Diane Fraser

    • Position: Adjunct Instructor
    • Department: Criminology and Criminal Justice
    • dfraser@uwf.edu
    • Courses: Intro to Forensic Science
  • Lydia Olson

    • Position: Adjunct Instructor
    • Department: Criminology and Criminal Justice
    • lolson1@uwf.edu
    • Courses: Restorative Justice
  • Neslihan Suhi-Moore

    • Position: Adjunct Instructor
    • Department: Criminology and Criminal Justice
    • nsuhimoore@uwf.edu
    • Courses: Homicide
  • Claire Turner

    • Position: Adjunct Instructor
    • Department: Criminology and Criminal Justice
    • cturner2@uwf.edu
    • Courses: Survey of Crime and Justice
  • Ron Turk

    • Position: Adjunct Instructor
    • Department: Criminology and Criminal Justice
    • rturk@uwf.edu