Justice, Law and
Public Safety Studies
Department

Faculty and Staff

Our Criminal Justice faculty members offer impressive academic achievement and extensive professional experience.

FIND YOUR ADVISOR

Undergraduate Admissions
Select the first letter of your last name to find your advisor.
A-B C-E F-I J-O P-R S-V W-Z


Paralegal Admissions
A-Z

3+1 COD Students
Moraine Valley Partnership Students
Graduate CSJ and PSA Students
Michelle Mega
Director of Recruitment and External Relations
BE-190
(815) 836-5342
megami@lewisu.edu

2007 M.A., Lewis University
1994, B.S. Lewis University

Graduate Directors

Dr. Raymond Garritano

Director of the Public Safety Administration Graduate Program
Assistant Professor
BE-180
(815) 836-5949
garritra@lewisu.edu

1978 D.P.A., Nova Southeastern University
1976 M.S., Nova Southeastern University
1965 M.A., Roosevelt University
1961 B.S., Roosevelt University

Dr. Natalia Tapia
Director of the Criminal Social Justice Graduate Program
Associate Professor
BE-176
(815) 836-5085
tapiana@lewisu.edu

2011 Ph.D., Sam Houston State University
2004 M.S., University of North Texas
2002 J.D., Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador
2000 B.J.S., Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador

A-B

Dr. Natalia Tapia
Director of the Criminal Social Justice Graduate Program
Associate Professor
(815) 836-5085
tapiana@lewisu.edu

2011 Ph.D., Sam Houston State University
2004 M.S., University of North Texas
2002 J.D., Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador
2000 B.J.S., Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador

C-E

Tammy Thurman
Interim Department Co-Chair
Associate Professor, Undergraduate Advising C-E

BE-174
(815) 836-5084
thurmata@lewisu.edu

Ph.D. (Candidate) University of Chicago
2004 LL.M, Loyola University
1999 J.D., Northern Illinois University
1994 M.S.W., University of Illinois
1990 B.A., Illinois State University

F-I

Dr. Vesna Markovic
Associate Professor, Undergraduate Advising F-I
BE-175
(815) 836-5039
vmarkovic@lewisu.edu

2009 Ph.D. Sam Houston State University
1999 M.A. University of Illinois at Chicago
1995 B.A.  University of Illinois at Chicago

J-O

Dr. Lynn Tovar
Professor, Undergraduate Advising J-O
BE-184
(815) 836-5697
tovarly@lewisu.edu

2002 Ed.D., Northern Illinois University
1998 M.S., Northern Illinois University
1980 B.S., Southern Illinois University

P-R

Steve Sherwin
Assistant Professor, Undergraduate Advising P-R
(815) 836-5651
BE-181
sherwist@lewisu.edu

Ed.D. (candidate) Aurora University
1999 B.A., Saint Xavier University
2002 M.A., Illinois Institute of Technology

S-V

Dr. Morris Jenkins     
Assistant Professor, Undergraduate Advising S-V
BE-183
815-836-5686
mjenkins4@lewisu.edu

1994 Ph.D. Northeastern University
1985 J.D. Stetson University
1982 B.A. Claflin (College) University

W-Z

Huma Zia
Interim Department Co-Chair
Program Director of Paralegal Studies, Paralegal Advising W-Z and paralegal students
BE 177
(815) 836-5620
ziahu@lewisu.edu

1994 J.D., Chicago-Kent College of Law
1991 B.A., Dominican University