Resume for:
Michael Kaye Carlie, PhD

Emeritus Professor of Sociology and Criminal Justice
Missouri State University
Springfield, Missouri

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.

2008    Recipient of the Missouri State University SUCCESSability Award. This award honors an outstanding faculty member for his or her concern and efforts on behalf of disabled students, Student Disability Services, April, 2008.

2005    Recipient of the Missouri State University Award for Service. Two faculty receive this award each year.

2004    Recipient of the Missouri Governor’s Award for Teaching Excellence, December, 2005, Columbia, Missouri.

2004    Recipient of the Missouri State University Foundation Award for Excellence in Teaching. Two such awards are granted each year within our approximately 750 faculty.

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.

2004    Recipient of the Missouri State University Excellence in Academic Advisement Award. One such award is given each year among our 750 faculty.

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.

1996    Received the Master Advisor Certificate for completing an extended seminar on advising offered through the Missouri State Academic Advising Center

1991    Named Professional Advisor of the Southwest Region of the American Institute of Architects. I served in this position for two years.

1987    Outstanding Teacher Award, Missouri State University, Phi Eta Sigma Honorary Society. 

Educational Background

 1970

Ph.D.  Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri. Sociology. Specializations in Social Problems and Social Gerontology. Honors in methodology, social theory, social psychology and social deviance. Dissertation: The Older Arrestee

1967

M.A.   University of Missouri - Columbia, Sociology. Emphases in criminology and social gerontology. Thesis: Life Satisfaction Among Elderly Rural Missourians

1966

B.A.    University of Missouri - Columbia. Major in sociology, Minor in psychology.

Employment History

 1986 - 2010

Associate Professor then Professor (tenured, 1988), Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Missouri State University, Springfield, MO.  Founder and Coordinator of the Criminal Justice Studies Program (1987-1997). Founder of the MSU Law and Society Program and Chair of the Law and Society Committee (2006-2010).

1972-1986

Ball State University, Muncie, IN. Department of Sociology. Hired as an Assistant Professor to create a criminal justice program for the university. Tenured and promoted to Associate Professor in 1977. Also adjunct faculty in the state of Indiana’s architecture program located in the Ball State University School of Architecture, Visiting Critic and juror for fifth year students’ work.

 1970-1972

University of Missouri - St. Louis, Department of Sociology. Hired as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology and as Adjunct faculty in the Administration of Justice Department. 

Teaching and Advisement

In addition to attending and sometime making presentations in all but one Teaching Showcase offered at Missouri State University, I attended teaching and advising workshops or presentations on more occasions than I can remember. I also made presentations at several of the Missouri State University Academic Advising Center sponsored workshops. I have been attending and presenting at these meetings since 1986.

 The most recent advising presentation I attended was on November 5th, 2009, and was entitled “Universal Design: A New Paradigm for Designing Equitable and Inclusive Learning Environments” as presented by MSU Disability Services Director Katheryne Staeger-Wilson. The most recent Teaching Showcase panels I attended were in January of 2009 and entitled “Teaching Ethical Leadership: Different Approaches Across Campus,” and “Constructing Course Portfolios: A Formative Assessment to Improve College Teaching.”

Courses Taught in Sociology:

Introduction to Sociology           
Social Problems                          
Deviance and Social Control      
An Introduction to Sociological Theory
Social Gerontology
Sociological Methods of Inquiry

Courses Taught in Criminal Justice and Criminology:

Criminology / The Causes of Crime and Delinquency        
The Police in American Society                   
The Gang Phenomenon
Juvenile Delinquency and the Juvenile Justice System       
Adjudication of Adult and Juvenile Offenders
Introduction to the American Criminal Justice System       
Capital Punishment: Under Sentence of Death
Corrections (Institutional and Community-Based)
Crime and the Media
Reforming America's Prisons
Criminal Justice and the World Wide Web
Senior Seminar in Criminal Justice

Advisement

Career and academic advising was significant 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 Missouri State University Excellence in Academic Advisement Award. One such award is given each year among our 750 faculty.

I received my Master Advisor certification on April 3rd, 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 Missouri State Academic Advisement Center. Participation at professional association meetings, professional activity in the community, and a regular schedule of reading help keep me abreast of the changing needs in my field (as pertains to careers and graduate study for my advisees and other students). By attending at least three (3) Academic Advisement Center sponsored trainings a year I maintained my Master Advisor certification right up to retirement in 2010.

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).

The 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 International Penology, co-edited with Dr. Kevin I. Minor, an anthology of articles regarding prisons from over 155 countries, Wm. C. Brown Publishers, Madison, WI, 1992 

"The Pedagogy of Death: Teaching About Capital Punishment," Deviant Behavior, Vol. 11, pp. 75- 91, 1990 

"The Role of the British Prison-based Probation Officer," International Journal of Comparative and Applied Criminal Justice, Vol. 14, No. 1, pp. 73-81, Spring,1990. 

"The Privatization of Institutional Corrections," Journal of Justice Issues, Fall, 1986, pp. 15- 30. 

A Sample of Papers Presented at Meetings of Fellow Academics

 “An Overview of Gang-Related Legislation in the United States,” presented at the 2003 annual meeting of the Western Social Science Association, Las Vegas, NV, April, 2003.

"Difficulties Involved in Working with Youth Gangs," presented at the 2001 meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Anaheim, California, March, 2001 

"The Police Response to Gangs," a paper presented at the April, 2000, annual meetings of the Western Social Science Association meeting in San Diego, CA.

"The Gang Phenomenon: Some Field Observations," a paper presented at the April, 1999, annual meeting of the Western Social Science Association, Fort Worth, Texas 

"An Overview of Prisons in The Netherlands," a paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Las Vegas, March, 1996.

"An 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 Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Boston, MA 

"Prison Reform in England: Some Preliminary Observations", a paper presented at the 1991 annual meeting of Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Nashville, TN, 1991 

"Teaching About the Death Penalty," American Society of Criminology, Reno, NV, 1989.

"British Institutional Corrections: Significant Differences from United States Prisons," Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, San Francisco, CA, 1988. 

"Life-Long Prisons: An Alternative to Death Row?," Midwest Sociological Association, Chicago, IL, April, 1987.

"The Privatization of Correctional Institutions: Issues and Prospects," Midwest Association of Criminal Justice Educators, Chicago, IL, 1985.                                     

Invited Presentations at Professional Meetings

The 2010 Youth Gang Summit, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN, March, 2010. Topic: “An Overview of the Street Gang Phenomenon in the United States Today. 

Invited speaker, City of Springfield’s Horizons Committee, office of the City Manager. Purpose: To present to the committee a vision of the future which will impact the way in which area law enforcement may be practiced. February 16, 2010, Busch Building. 

“Guns, Gangs and Graffiti,” Missouri Juvenile Justice Association, October 22, 2008, Four Season Resort, Lake Ozark, Missouri. A presentation to approximately seventy social service providers including probation/parole officers and directors of services for high-risk juveniles. 

“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.

Springfield Public Schools, Professional Development Seminar. A two-hour presentation on “Gangs in the School” for 48 professional staff (teachers, counselors and principals), Bailey Alternative School, Springfield, Missouri, 6 December 2005.

New York State Office of Children and Family Services, “Solutions for Reducing Gang and Youth Violence. Presented the one-hour Keynote Address at the New York State Gang Summit, Albany, NY, November 15th, 2005.

Missouri Supreme Court Clerks’ College, “The Gang Phenomenon,” an invited two-hour presentation for the Missouri court clerks working in criminal courts in eastern Missouri, October, 2005, Lake Ozark, Missouri. 

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 United States. The purpose of the organization is to collect intelligence on organized crime for the Department of Justice and for all other law enforcement agencies. September, 2005, Osage Beach, Missouri (Tan-Tar-A Resort). 

Drury University, Cabool, Missouri, Campus

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. 

The Missouri Police Corps

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, 2004, Park Hills, MO., the Missouri Police Corps Academy.

Community Alternative Sentencing Program (CASP)

Springfield, Missouri, June, 2004.

Keynote Speaker for the annual luncheon of the Community Alternative Sentencing Program in Springfield, Missouri. The program provides the local criminal justice system with alternatives to incarceration for its criminal offenders. I was invited to Keynote the luncheon on the topic of the effectiveness of alternative sentencing programs. 

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 Reno, Nevada, July, 2004. The Rocky Mountain Information Network is one of six regional offices serving law enforcement agencies through the United States. The purpose of the organization is to collect intelligence on organized crime for the Department of Justice and for all other American and international law enforcement agencies. I was invited to provide the Keynote Address for the conference on the topic of street gangs. 

Administrative Experience

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 College of Humanities and Public Affairs. The program, which is intercollegiate and interdisciplinary, was initiated in the spring of 2005. 

Program Coordinator: Creator and Coordinator of the Criminal Justice Studies (now Criminology) Program at Missouri State University, Springfield, MO, 1986-1997. Responsible for course scheduling, curriculum development, marketing of the program, student career- and academic advisement, and chairing the Criminal Justice Studies Committee. I was hired by the university to create this program and I chaired the committee which helped me design the curriculum. 

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.

Professional Development

Each year I attend workshops and seminars provided by the university that are designed to enhance teaching skills (The Teaching Workshop and other programs offered by the MSU Academic Development Center ) and advisement skills (offered by the Academic Advising Center). I also participate by making presentations at some of those workshops and at several of the workshops offered by the MSU Academic Development Center. 

 Service Activity

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 three years. 

I was 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 Missouri and Indiana, and was an Internship Supervisor for three years at Ball State University and for four years at Missouri State University. I was responsible for placing and supervising criminal justice students in internship positions in law, policing, court-services, and corrections at the city, county, state, and federal levels. 

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.  

Chair, 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. Marvin Prosono, Joe Martire, Reed Olsen, Carol Miller and Kevin Pybas served and continue to serve on that committee. The final version of the program was approved and put into place in the spring of 2006.  

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 Missouri State University. Provost Frank Einhelig, Chair, 2004-2005. 

Member, the Community and Social Issues Institute, charged by President Michael Nietzel with creating a working relationship between Missouri State faculty and regional programs and agencies so as to better the quality of life in our region. Emeritus Professor Lloyd Young, Director. I am also the webmaster for the Institute, 2004-2005. 

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. 

Member, Greene County Sheriff's Department Oversight Committee. I was appointed to serve on this newly formed committee on February 15th of 2005. The purpose of this committee is to review the operations of the Sheriff's department and to conducting ongoing evaluations of the department's personnel and policies, 2005-2006. 

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. 

Parenting Life Skills Center - Appointed March, 2005, for a two year term as Board Member and Webmaster. The Parenting Life Skills Center offers classes and counseling in order for its clients to provide more effective parenting.  

Springfield Advocates for Youth - This group of concerned citizens was organized through the Missouri Division of Family Services to oversee and support delinquent youth in our three local group homes. Joined and formed the group in 2002 and played an active role in the organization for the next 5 years. Still involved but only peripherally.  

Task 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 Southwest Missouri. We educate local citizens and support collaborative efforts to reduce the causes of youth violence and gang behavior. Joined the group in 1998 and remained active in it until 2008. I still attend some meetings and provide community trainings when requested.  

Hammons School of Architecture Professional Advisory Council (PAC) - Drury University (Springfield, MO) is a private liberal arts college with one of the two university-level architecture programs in the state of Missouri (the other is the Washington University School of Architecture). I was a Visiting Critic and an active member of the PAC from appointment in 1986 to my resignation in 2009.  

The 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 other activities) and the Strategic Planning Committee (which is responsible for setting future goals for the program. 

I am also the Webmaster for several local non-profit organizations addressing issues pertaining to at-risk youth.