Criminal Justice Online Faculty

Below are just a few of the University of New Haven faculty members that teach online in our Master’s in Criminal Justice. For a full listing of our faculty, visit our Lee College Faculty page.

Jibey Asthappan

Ph.D. Justice, Law, and Society, American University, 2009

Jibey Asthappan provides undergraduate and graduate-level education to students interested in pursuing careers within the Department of Defense and other government agencies. As a former Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) technician, he brings his real-world counterterrorism experience into the classroom. His expertise in policy analysis and program evaluation has produced scholarly literature on the effectiveness of counterterrorism policy. His unique skills also includes network security and digital forensic investigations which he teaches from a hands-on perspective.

Fadia Narchet

Ph.D., Florida International University, 2005

Dr. Narchet joined UNH in 2005 after receiving her Ph.D. from Florida International University. She has published original research articles investigating false confessions, and regularly teaches graduate courses focused on the intersection of psychology and the law and methods used in criminal justice research. Dr. Narchet also serves as co-advisor of Alpha Tau, the Criminal Justice Honor Society.

Maria Tcherni

Ph.D. in Criminal Justice, University at Albany, SUNY, 2011

Dr. Tcherni’s research interests include examining crime trends and patterns, with a focus on structural causes of violence and homicide. Her primary focus is on areas that affect the criminal justice system like poverty, education, and family structure. Her courses also examine the interplay of these factors with family-level issues like child abuse and neglect, along with individual-level factors like mental health issues, tendencies towards risky behaviors, and life valuation.

David Webb

Ph.D. in Criminal Justice, 2007, Sam Houston State University-Huntsville, Texas

David relocated to the United States after spending over 30 years in policing in the United Kingdom — the last twelve years of which were at the rank Chief Superintendent of Police. As Director of Training, he ran the Devon and Cornwall Police College, before moving to London as a Senior Police Advisor to the Home Office Police Department Office of Science and Technology.

“The University of New Haven has designed such an extraordinary program that allowed me the opportunity to pursue a Master’s degree in Criminal Justice while still working full-time. The professors are extremely knowledgeable in their fields and helped guide me through every course maximizing my full potential in pursuing a career in Law Enforcement.”

Other Online Graduate Programs

We also offer an Online Masters in Investigations and an Online Masters in Emergency Management

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