Michael Kaye Carlie, PhD
Emeritus Professor of Sociology and
Honors and Awards
Honors and Awards
2010 Granted Emeritus Professor status upon retirement from the Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminology, Missouri State University, Springfield, Missouri. That department is now (2012) the Department of Sociology and Anthropology. The Criminology program once in that department became the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice in 2011.
Recipient of the
Recipient of the
2004 Recipient of the Missouri Governor’s Award for Teaching Excellence, December, 2005, Columbia, Missouri.
Recipient of the
2004 Recipient of the National Academic Advisement Association (NACADA) award for Outstanding Faculty Academic Advising. Ten faculty members received this award from among the approximately 2,800 universities and colleges participating in the program.
Recipient of the
2003 Recipient of the Missouri State University Graduate College Excellence in On-Line Instruction Award for my work in the Master of Science in Administrative Studies / Criminal Justice Option (MSAS) Program.
Received the Master
Advisor Certificate for completing an extended
seminar on advising offered through the
1991 Named Professional Advisor of the Southwest Region of the American Institute of Architects. I served in this position for two years.
Associate Professor then Professor (tenured,
1988), Department of Sociology and Anthropology,
Teaching and Advisement
In addition to attending
and sometime making presentations in all but one
Teaching Showcase offered at
Courses Taught in Sociology:
Courses Taught in Criminal Justice and Criminology:
/ The Causes of Crime and Delinquency
Career and academic advising
part of what I did as a teacher and faculty
member. I considered
the time I spent with my advisees as one of the
most important things I did at the university,
particularly as it impacted my advisees’
perception of themselves, the university, field
of study they were exploring, and their career
aspirations or graduate study goals.
Fortunately, in 2004 I received
the National Academic Advisement Association
(NACADA) award for Outstanding Faculty Academic
Advising. Ten faculty members received this
award from among the approximately 2,800
universities and colleges participating in the
program. I also received the
received my Master Advisor certification on
1996 in the first offering of the workshop.
In order to keep
abreast of changes in university policies and
procedures, and to further develop skills as an
advisor, I continued to attend workshops and
seminars offered by the
In addition to being available to all of my advisees (typically 40-65 in number) during office hours, I maintained an “open door” policy in that students were encouraged to visit with me other times during the week. I also maintained contact with my advisees (and all of my students) via email with messages about upcoming events on campus or in the community that some of them may have found beneficial to attend. My “Honor Role” advisees are congratulated via email and their names were proudly posted outside my office door.
Advisees who were doing poorly in their classes received an email encouraging them to visit with me and were provided with links to booklets I wrote on “How to Get Better Grades in College” and “How to Succeed in College” and to a Website I created entitled “Having Academic Difficulties?” These materials, and other advisement aids were posted on my online advisement website known as "Advisenet" (no longer on the Internet).
Distance Learning Consortium (a national
organization of faculty and researchers)
included a review of AdviseNet in its
second edition of “The Definitive Guide to
Criminal Justice on the WWW” stating: “AdviseNet
is a new concept in on-line advising for
criminal justice students. It provides users
with advice on where the field is going, where
to find jobs - it includes many job search
engines, and additional useful information for
students at any
university.” (Italics in original text.)
Examples of Scholarship
“Street Gang Patterns and Policies,” by Malcolm W. Klein and Cheryl L. Maxson, a book review to be published in the January, 2009, issue of The Canadian Journal of Criminology and Criminal Justice.
“Why Gangs Form,” Law Enforcement Executive Forum, the peer-reviewed journal of Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board Executive Institute, 35 pages, Summer, 2008.
“Stages in the Police Response to Gangs,” published in The Law Enforcement Executive Forum, a refereed journal, Vol. 6, No. 2, March, 2006, pp. 35-49. The article was invited by the publisher.
"The Media Sensationalize the Gang Problem," Gangs: Opposing Viewpoints, Thomson/Gale Publishers, 2005, pp. 24-31. Drawn from Chapter 12 of Into the Abyss: A Personal Journey into the World of Street Gangs, by Michael K. Carlie, self-published, 2002. The article was invited by the publisher.
“The Mass Media influence Young People to Join Gangs,” Gangs: Opposing Viewpoints, Thomson/Gale Publishers, 2005, pp. 95-98. Drawn from Chapter 12 of Into the Abyss: A Personal Journey into the World of Street Gangs, by Michael K. Carlie, self-published, 2002. The article was invited by the publisher.
"The Story Behind Into the Abyss: A Personal Journey into the World of Street Gangs," Featured Article, Criminal Justice Distance Learning Consortium Newsletter, online, February, 2003. Circulation: 8,000 criminal justice educators and practitioners. Dr. Frank Schmalleger, Editor. Available online at http://www.cjcentral.com/cjdlc/feb2003.html.
Into the Abyss: A Personal Journey into the World of Street Gangs. Posted on the Internet November, 2002, at: http://people.missouristate.edu/MichaelCarlie The book is regularly updated with new information and research findings. The book prints out at approximately 980 pages. Latest update: 1 July 2011. Visitors up to July, 2011, approximately 110,000.
"Developing a New Policy: A Police Department Responds to Street Gangs," as found in Robert P. Watson's (ed.), Public Administration: Cases in Managerial Role-Playing, Addison, Wesley, Longman, NY, 2002.
Instructor’s Manual to Accompany “Order Under Law,” edited by Robert G. Culbertson and Ralph A. Weisheit, sixth edition, Waveland Press, 2002.
Young Lives at Stake: Promising Strategies published by the City of Springfield, MO, 2000, 43 pages. A publication dedicated to identifying social institution-based solutions to the gang phenomenon and youth violence.
"An overview of Institutions for Juvenile Offenders in The Netherlands and Their Place Within the Dutch System of Justice," International Journal of Comparative and Applied Criminal Justice, Vol. 21, No. 1, Spring, 1997.
"Prison Reform in England: An Overview", The Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, Vol. 37, No. 3, pp. 197-220, Fall, 1993.
Prisons Around the World: Studies in
co-edited with Dr. Kevin I. Minor, an anthology
of articles regarding prisons from over 155
countries, Wm. C. Brown Publishers,
Pedagogy of Death: Teaching About Capital
Vol. 11, pp. 75- 91, 1990
Role of the British Prison-based Probation
International Journal of Comparative and Applied
Vol. 14, No. 1, pp. 73-81, Spring,1990.
Privatization of Institutional Corrections,"
Journal of Justice Issues,
Fall, 1986, pp. 15- 30.
A Sample of Papers Presented at Meetings of Fellow Academics
Overview of Gang-Related Legislation in the
"Difficulties Involved in Working with Youth
Gangs," presented at the 2001 meeting of the
Police Response to Gangs," a paper presented at
the April, 2000, annual meetings of the Western
Social Science Association meeting in
Gang Phenomenon: Some Field Observations," a
paper presented at the April, 1999, annual
meeting of the Western Social Science
Overview of Prisons in The Netherlands," a paper
presented at the Annual Meeting of the
Overview of Institutions for Juvenile Offenders
in The Netherlands and Their Place within the
Dutch System of Justice," a paper presented at
the 1995 Annual Meeting of the
"Prison Reform in England:
Some Preliminary Observations", a paper
presented at the 1991 annual meeting of Academy
of Criminal Justice Sciences, Nashville, TN,
"Teaching About the Death Penalty," American
Society of Criminology,
"British Institutional Corrections: Significant
"Life-Long Prisons: An Alternative to Death
Row?," Midwest Sociological Association,
Privatization of Correctional Institutions:
Issues and Prospects," Midwest Association of
Criminal Justice Educators,
Invited Presentations at Professional Meetings
The 2010 Youth Gang
Invited speaker, City of
“Guns, Gangs and Graffiti,”
Missouri Juvenile Justice Association, October
22, 2008, Four Season Resort,
“Find Your Voice: A Community Response to Gangs,” a state-wide conference on gangs, was organized by the Niagara County Youth Bureau, the Niagara County Juvenile Justice Task Force, the New York State Office of Children and Family Services, and the State of New York Police Juvenile Officers Association. Featuring nationally-recognized speakers, it will work to inform the community about signs of gang activity and teach citizens how to counter the influence of the criminal organizations. I presented the keynote address, September 17, 2008.
Missouri Supreme Court
Clerks’ College, “The Gang Phenomenon,” an
invited two-hour presentation for the
Mid-States Organized Crime
Information Center (MOCIC), a 90-minute invited
presentation entitled “A Primer on Gangs.” MOCIC
is a part of the Regional Information Sharing
System (RISS) and one of six regional offices
serving law enforcement agencies through the
A two-hour presentation on gangs offered to a
collective of sociology and criminal justice
students. April 4, 2005.
The New York State Governor’s Conference on Leadership in Law Enforcement.
An invited three-hour presentation to address an
audience of law enforcement officers and command
personnel from throughout the State of New York
on “The Police Response to Gangs,” Rochester,
New York, March, 2005.
As a P.O.S.T. (Peace Officer Standards and
Training) certified educator/trainer on street
gangs, I provide four hours of continuing
education credit by teaching a course on street
gangs to Missouri Police
Corps cadets. This presentation was in October,
Community Alternative Sentencing Program (CASP)
Keynote Speaker for the
annual luncheon of the Community Alternative
Sentencing Program in
Rocky Mountain Information Network (RMIN) (http://www.iir.com/riss/rmin/HTML/rmin_overview.htm)
Keynote Speaker for the 9th
Annual Conference of the RMIN in
Program Chair: Creator and Program Chair (of the
Law and Society Committee) of the Law and
Society Program, a 21-credit hour academic minor
housed in the
Program Coordinator: Creator and Coordinator of
the Criminal Justice Studies (now Criminology)
Administrative Assistant: Criminal Justice and Corrections (now Criminal Justice and Criminology), Ball State University, Muncie, IN. Responsible for budget preparation, curriculum development, marketing of the program, internship supervision, and student career and academic advisement.
Each year I attend
workshops and seminars provided by the
university that are designed to enhance teaching
and other programs offered by the
In order to keep this document brief I will simply note that I have served as Department Representative to the College Council and as Departmental Senator several times, chaired and served on various university, college, and departmental committees and task force groups and on several community-based agency boards over the past 40 years.
Included in the department
committee service was Chairmanship of the
Department’s Faculty Evaluation Committee for
three years and Chair of the Crime and Society /
Criminology Faculty Evaluation Committee for an
additional three years. I have also served as
the Chair of the MSU Law and Society Program
since its inception in 2007. At the university
level I served (at the Provost’s request) on the
Student Success Advisory Committee, as a
reviewer for four years for the Hutchens/SGA
Centennial Scholarship and served as Chair of
the then SMSU Safety and Security Committee for
a voting member of the United States Department
of Justice’s Criminal Justice Planning Agency
from 1974 to 1979, served as a consultant to the
Department of Corrections in both
Among the more significant and
recent service activity has been participation
on the following committees:
Appointed a member of the
Futures Committee by MSU President Michael
Nietzel. The committee was responsible for
reviewing the nature of every academic major on
campus in hopes of identifying ten programs for
future investment of resources. The hope was
that those programs would benefit and expand due
to a reallocation of resources.
Member and prior Chair of the
various committees which have been responsible
for the creation and maintenance of the Criminal
Justice Studies program / Crime and Society
program / Criminology program, 1986-present.
Members of the original committee, formed under
the leadership of then department Head Dr.
Donald Landon, were Drs. John Harms, Jackie Pray
and Ms. Betsy Robinson.
the Law and Society Committee (2006-2010).
Seeing increasing student demand for a
law-related course of study, I conceived of the
idea of a law and society minor. I identified
courses in several departments and colleges at
MSU which would potentially offer students a
broad understanding of and insight into the
nature of law. Then-Dean Lorene Stone asked me
to form a committee which would then massage the
proposal and forward it through the appropriate
academic and administrative channels. Drs.
Member, MSU Faculty Advisory Committee for Student Success, Associate Provost Cindy Pemberton, Chair. Appointed to the committee in September, 2007.
Member, The Futures Committee. A university-wide
committee or 16 faculty charged by President
Michael Nietzel with identifying areas of
excellence in research at
Member, the Community and Social Issues
Institute, charged by President Michael Nietzel
with creating a working relationship between
Member, the Honorary Degree Committee (chaired
by Dr. Melanie Grand). The committee determines
who will be honored with an Honorary Doctorate
from the university each year, 2006.
More public presentations than
I can remember including presentations to area
Rotary, Kiwanis, neighborhood associations,
television, radio, area schools, faith
institutions and the list goes on. 1986-present.
I served or currently serve on
the following community boards, committees or
regional professional associations.
Force on Gangs and Youth Violence - A
multi-agency organization dedicated to gathering
and sharing information related to youth
violence and gangs in a 23 county area of
PAC oversees the School’s ongoing program and
future growth. I also served as a member of the
Development Committee (which
pursues funding for student travel abroad,
professional growth programs, lecture series and
and the Strategic Planning Committee (which is
responsible for setting future goals for the
I am also the Webmaster for several local non-profit organizations addressing issues pertaining to at-risk youth.