Richard G. Callahan
United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Missouri

Richard Callahan is the 47th United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Missouri.
Prior to being appointed U.S. Attorney by President Obama, he served 7 years as a Circuit Court Judge in Jefferson City, Missouri, handling numerous high profile cases ranging from school take-overs, to education financing, to voter id laws. In a criminal case that has been the subject of several national TV shows, including, 48 Hours, he freed a young man who had spent more than 15 years in prison for a murder that he did not commit.

Callahan earned his law degree from Georgetown University in 1972 and was a prosecutor for 30 years before becoming a judge. That thirty-year span included 6 years in the St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s Office; 8 years as a Special prosecutor in Jefferson City, Missouri, which is the state capital; and 16 years as the elected state prosecutor in the state capital. During his career, he tried more than 150 jury trials, including ten death penalty cases. Callahan served on the Board of Directors of the Missouri Prosecutors Association from 1987 to 2002, and was President in 1990. He also served on the Board of Directors of the National District Attorneys Association from 1994 to 2002 and served as Vice-President of the National District Attorneys Association from 1996 to 2000.
Callahan was named 2009 Attorney of the Year by Missouri Lawyers Weekly.

Paul EvansPaul Evans
Executive Vice President, Security and Compliance for Suffolk Downs

  • United States Marine Corps Vietnam Veteran
  • Graduate of Suffolk University Law School
  • Member of the Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Boston Police Officer
    • 33 Years of Service
    • Held every rank in the Department
  • Boston Police Commissioner 1993-2003
    • Dramatic decreases in crime throughout the city
    • Oversaw the Boston Miracle
      • No juvenile homicide in the city for 2.5 years
  • Director of the Police Standards Unit (UK) 2003-2007
  • Currently serving as the Executive Vice President of Security and Compliance for Suffolk Downs

Colonel Tim FitchColonel Tim Fitch
Chief of Police
St. Louis County Police Department

Chief Tim Fitch was appointed to the position of Chief of Police on June 10, 2009 by the St. Louis County Board of Police Commissioners.  He has served the agency for more than 28 years.  The St. Louis County Police Department is a full-service agency serving a population of approximately one million and a geographical area of nearly 600 square miles.  Current agency strength is 1,100, with a budget of more than $100 million.

Chief Fitch was born in the city of St. Louis and currently resides in St. Louis County with his wife and daughter.  His son is serving as a military police officer in the U.S. Air Force.  Chief Fitch started his career in 1983 as a patrol officer.  He has been assigned to every division of the department during his service to the community.

Chief Fitch has a Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice from Truman State University and a Master's degree in Management from Fontbonne University. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia.  Chief Fitch is also a graduate of the United States Secret Service Dignitary Protection program and the FBI National Executive Institute.

The Chief was recently recognized by the St. Louis County Chapter of the NAACP with their Extraordinary Service Award; the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) with their Outstanding Civic Leader Award; and by Fontbonne University as their Alumni of the Year.

He is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, Missouri Police Chief's Association, St. Louis Area Police Chiefs Association (2011 Chairman), FBI National Academy Associates (2006 Chapter President) and the Law Enforcement Officials of Greater St. Louis (2009 President). He serves on the Board of Directors for the St. Louis Crusade Against Crime. Chief Fitch is a certified Assessor and Team Leader for the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA).  CALEA is the only international organization that accredits law enforcement agencies.

James F. Gilsinan
E. Desmond Lee Professor in Collaborative Regional Education
Saint Louis University Department of Public Policy Studies

Professor McBride is an influential health policy analyst and leading health economist shaping the national agenda in rural health care, health insurance, Medicare policy, health economics, and access to health care. He is currently studying the uninsured, Medicare Advantage and Part D in rural areas, health reform at the state and national levels, access to care for children with special health care needs, and long-term social security and Medicare reform.

In addition to his scholarly publications in leading journals, he has produced a collection of reports, white papers, and other policy products that have had an important impact on the national policy debate.

Professor McBride has been active in testifying before Congress and consulting with important policy constituents in Medicare and rural health policy. He is a member of the Rural Policy Research Institute (RUPRI) Health Panel that provides expert advice on rural health issues to the U.S. Congress and other policymakers.

Dr. McBride serves as a member of several national committees and Boards, including the Advisory Board of the American Society of Health Economists (ASHE), Editorial Board for the Health Administration Press, Co-Chair of the Health Policy Faculty Forum for AUPHA, the Editorial Board for the Journal of Rural Health, and the Methods Council for Academy Health.

Roger GoldmanRoger Goldman
The Callis Family Professor of Law, Saint Louis University School of Law

Roger L. Goldman, the Callis Family Professor of Law at Saint Louis University School of Law, is the nation’s foremost expert on police licensing and license revocation laws. For more than two decades he has been helping states write and adopt laws that provide for removing the license or certificate of an officer who engages in serious misconduct, such as sexual assault and brutality.

When Professor Goldman began to address the problem of unfit police officers’ moving from one department to another within a state, 15 states were without decertification/revocation laws. Today, only six states remain without revocation authority; he is now working with individuals in those states to enact such laws to keep bad officers off their streets. Professor Goldman’s ultimate goal is to help create a federally mandated national data bank of decertified police officers to prevent them from moving and being employed in a different state.

Educated at Harvard College and the University of Pennsylvania Law School, Professor Goldman is also a leading expert on the U.S. Supreme Court and constitutional law. In addition to his many articles on police licensing, he is an author of three books on the U.S. Supreme Court: The Role of the Supreme Court in Protecting Civil Rights and Liberties; Justice William J. Brennan, Jr.: Freedom First; and Thurgood Marshall: Justice for All, which was a finalist for the 1992 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work. Both national and local media frequently seek Professor Goldman’s professional commentary.

Rachel HarmonRachel Harmon
Professor of Law, University of Virginia School of Law

Rachel Harmon teaches in the areas of criminal law, criminal procedure, and civil rights. Her scholarship focuses on the legal regulation of the police. Harmon received her law degree at Yale Law School, where she was articles editor for theYale Law Journaland theYale Journal of Law and the Humanities. Before law school, as a British Marshall Scholar, she earned an M.Sc. in political theory and an M.Sc. in political sociology, both with distinction, from the London School of Economics. After law school, she clerked for Judge Guido Calabresi of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and Justice Stephen Breyer of the U.S. Supreme Court.

From 1998 to 2006, Harmon served as a prosecutor at the U.S. Department of Justice. After a brief stint at the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Eastern District of Virginia, Harmon worked in the Civil Rights Division, Criminal Section, prosecuting hate crimes and official misconduct cases, many of which involved excessive force or sexual abuse by police officers. She left the Justice Department to join the law faculty as an associate professor of law in the fall of 2006.

David Harris
Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Research, University of Pittsburgh School of Law

David Harris studies, writes and teaches about police behavior and regulation, law enforcement, and national security issues and the law. Professor Harris is the leading national authority on racial profiling. His 2002 book, Profiles in Injustice: Why Racial Profiling Cannot Work, and his scholarly articles in the field of traffic stops of minority motorists and stops and frisks, influenced the national debate on profiling and related topics. His work led to federal efforts to address the practice and to legislation and voluntary efforts in over half the states and hundreds of police departments. He has testified three times in the U.S. Senate and before many state legislative bodies on profiling and related issues. His 2005 book,Good Cops: The Case for Preventive Policing, uses case studies from around the country to show that citizens need not trade liberty for safety; they can be safe from criminals and terrorists without sacrificing their civil rights if law enforcement uses strategies based on prevention. He gives speeches and does professional training for law enforcement, judges, and attorneys throughout the country, and presents his work regularly in academic conferences.

Professor Harris also writes and comments frequently in the media on police practices, racial profiling, and other criminal justice and national security issues. He has appeared on The Today Show, Dateline NBC, National Public Radio, and has been interviewed by the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the Los Angeles Times, among many others. In 1996, Professor Harris served as a member of the Civil Liberties Advisory Board to the White House Commission on Aviation Safety and Security. Before he began teaching in 1990, Professor Harris was a public defender in the Washington, D.C. area, a litigator at a law firm in Philadelphia, and law clerk to Federal Judge Walter K. Stapleton in Wilmington, Delaware.

Dr. Mark Iris
Instructor, Northwestern University Department of Political Science

A native of Brooklyn, New York, Mark Iris received his B.A. from Brooklyn College, an M.A. from the University of Vermont, and a Ph.D. from Northwestern University. In 2004, Dr. Iris retired from his career with the City of Chicago. For many years, he served as the Executive Director of the Chicago Police Board, a quasi-judicial forum responsible for conducting hearings in cases of Chicago police officers accused of misconduct. Previously, Dr. Iris taught at Northwestern on a part time basis for many years. He is now a full time member of the faculty, teaching courses in law and politics. In addition, he has taught seminars for the School of Law, the graduate program of the School of Continuing Studies, and the Center for Public Safety. His published works include articles on police discipline and arbitration.

Colonel Daniel W. IsomColonel Daniel W. Isom
Chief of Police, Metropolitan Police Department, City of St. Louis, Missouri

Colonel Daniel Isom is the city’s 33rd Chief of Police. He was appointed Chief of Police on October 6, 2008, 20 years after first joining the Department in August of 1988.

Chief Isom has served in patrol, investigative, training and administrative assignments during his tenure at the police department. He was most recently the Special Projects Assistant to the Chief of Police, responsible for the planning and implementation of all Department community-based initiatives.

After graduating from the Police Academy, he was assigned to the Eighth District, Mobile Reserve Unit and the St. Louis Police Academy.

In 1995, Chief Isom was promoted to the rank of Sergeant. As a Sergeant he served in the Ninth District, Internal Affairs, Police Reserves, the St. Louis Police Academy and South Patrol Detective Bureau.

Chief Isom was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant in 1998. As a Lieutenant he was assigned to the Fourth and Ninth Districts, Internal Audit Unit, Juvenile Division and once again to the St. Louis Police Academy.

In 2002, Chief Isom was promoted to the rank of Captain. In that role, he served as Commander of the St. Louis Police Academy, Sixth and Seventh Districts, as well as in the Internal Affairs Division.

Promoted to the rank of Major in 2007, Chief Isom worked as the Special Projects Assistant to the Chief of Police, a position he held until his promotion to Chief of Police.

Chief Isom holds a Bachelor, Master and a Ph.D. in Criminology and Criminal Justice from the University of Missouri-St. Louis. He also holds a Master in Public Administration from St. Louis University. He is also a graduate of the FBI National Academy and the Police Executive Forum Senior Management Institute.

Chief Isom is a progressive advocate for elevating the standards of professionalism for law enforcement and strengthening the relationship between the police and citizens. His policing philosophy is based on the founder of the modern police department, Sir Robert Peel, who stated almost 200 years ago, “The people are the police and the police are the people.”

Chief Isom currently serves on the advisory boards for St. Louis University's School of Public Service and the New Beginnings C-Star Treatment Center. He is a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity and the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE). He is also a coach for the Police Athletic League Track and Field Team.

Mark J. Kappelhoff
Chief of the Criminal Section of the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice

Mark J. Kappelhoff is the Chief of the Criminal Section of the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice. He began his career in the Civil Rights Division working as Trial Attorney in the Criminal Section, where he later served as a Deputy Chief. He has also served as the Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General of the Division and the Acting Chief of the Division’s Federal Coordination and Compliance Section.

Mr. Kappelhoff has an extensive background in the investigation and prosecution of civil rights crimes. He has prosecuted and supervised a number of significant criminal civil rights cases, including hate crimes, human trafficking and law enforcement misconduct. He led an extensive investigation into widespread police corruption involving police officers in the Rampart Division of the Los Angeles Police Department. For his efforts, he received the Directors’ Award from the Executive Office for the United States Attorneys. He also supervised and assisted in the prosecution of one of the largest human trafficking case ever prosecuted by the Department of Justice. Mr. Kappelhoff and the entire trial team were awarded the Attorney General’s Award for Exceptional Service. In 2010, Mr. Kappelhoff was awarded the Attorney General’s John Marshall Award for his efforts to secure passage of the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act. And, in 2011, Mr. Kappelhoff received the Presidential Rank Award, the highest annual award for career professionals in the federal government.

He has lectured extensively on civil rights prosecutions, and has provided training to prosecutors, law enforcement officials and non-governmental organizations in the United States and abroad. He has taught seminar courses as an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University Law Center, the University of Maryland Law School, the American University, Washington College of Law, where he also served as a Visiting Assistant Professor in the University’s Criminal Justice Clinical Program.

Mr. Kappelhoff received his Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from St. John’s University in Collegeville, Minnesota. He earned his J.D. degree from American University, Washington College of Law in Washington, DC.

David KlingerDavid Klinger
Associate Professor, University of Missouri St. Louis Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice

David A. Klinger is an Associate Professor. He received a B.A. in History from Seattle Pacific University in 1980, a Masters in Justice from American University in 1985, and a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Washington in 1992. Prior to joining the Criminology and Criminal Justice faculty at UMSL, Professor Klinger was Assistant (1992-1998) and Associate (1998-1999) Professor of Sociology at the University of Houston.

Prior to pursuing his graduate degrees, Professor Klinger worked as a patrol officer for the Los Angeles and Redmond (WA) Police Departments. In 1997 he was the recipient of the American Society of Criminology's inaugural Ruth Caven Young Scholar Award for outstanding early career contributions to the discipline of criminology. Professor Klinger's research interests include a broad array of issues in the field of crime and justice, with an emphasis on the organization and actions of the modern police. He has published scholarly manuscripts that address arrest practices, the use of force, how features of communities affect the actions of patrol officers, and terrorism. He has conducted two federally-funded research projects dealing with the use of force by police officers; one on officer-involved shootings and the other on police special weapons and tactics (SWAT) teams.

William MuldoonWilliam Muldoon
First Vice-President, International Association of Directors of Law Enforcement Standards and Training

Bill Muldoon started his law enforcement career over thirty-four years ago with the Omaha Police Department where he spent twenty-five years working an assortment of assignments including, patrol, accident investigation, criminal investigations, public information, backgrounds investigations, and the OPD Training Academy.  Muldoon retired as a lieutenant. 

Bill went on to head the Nebraska City Police Department in 2003 where he gained valuable experience working with a smaller, rural police agency.  As chief, a new focus on combating domestic violence and underage drinking was initiated.  The police department started a citizen’s police academy and partnered with the county sheriff’s office and the Nebraska State Patrol to showcase the teamwork and offering the citizen’s academy experience to residents countywide.

Muldoon was named director of the Nebraska Law Enforcement Training Center in 2006 and serves a dual role as director of standards for the Nebraska Police Standards Advisory Council, Nebraska’s POST board.  The NLETC is a centralized state police academy that conducts basic, mandated, and specialized for the entire state and inspects agency academies as well.  The facility also serves as the training academy for the Nebraska State Patrol.

Bill joined IADLEST in 2006 and was elected to 2nd vice president in 2010 and moved to 1st vice president in 2011.  He chairs the committee overseeing the National Decertification Index (NDI) as also chairs the Strategic Planning and Conference committees.

Kami SimmonsKami Simmons
Associate Professor of Law, Wake Forest University School of Law

Professor Kami Chavis Simmons, who joined the Wake Forest University School of Law faculty in 2006, brings substantial experience to teaching and writing about criminal law. After receiving her J.D. from Harvard Law School, she worked as an associate at private law firms in Washington, D.C., where she participated in various aspects of civil litigation, white-collar criminal defense, and internal investigations. In 2003, she became an Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Columbia, involving her in a wide range of criminal prosecutions and in arguing and briefing appeals before the District of Columbia Court of Appeals. Professor Simmons frequently makes presentations on law-enforcement issues and is a leader in the field of police accountability. Her articles have appeared in the University of Alabama Law Review, the Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology and the Catholic University Law Review, and other legal journals. Her research focuses on using Cooperative Federalism principals and stakeholder participation to implement sustainable reforms in the criminal justice system. Her article, "Subverting Symbolism: The Mattew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act and Cooperative Federalism" will appear in the American Criminal Law Review in 2012.

Diana Stabler
Assistant Attorney General, Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training Board

Diana Stabler is an Arizona Assistant Attorney General assigned to represent the Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training Board. She is a 1981 honors graduate of the Arizona State University School of Law. Following a year’s clerkship for then Chief Justice William A. Holohan of the Arizona Supreme Court, she served as a criminal prosecutor with the City of Phoenix. Since joining the office of the Attorney General in April of 1985, she has provided legal advice to the Department of Public Safety, the Law Enforcement Merit System Council, and the Peace Officer Standards and Training Board. In addition to two years in the Criminal Appeals section, she also represented the Arizona Department of Transportation in eminent domain cases. She was named the 2011 Civil Division Attorney of the Year.

Ms. Stabler is a former president of the Legal Advisor’s Group of the International Association of Directors of Law Enforcement Standards and Training (IADLEST) and is active with the Arizona Law Enforcement Legal Advisor Association.

Samuel Walker Samuel Walker
Emeritus Professor, University of Nebraska-Omaha School of Criminology and Criminal Justice

Samuel Walker is Emeritus Professor of Criminal Justice.  He received a Ph.D. in American History from Ohio State University in 1973.  He has taught at University of Nebraska Omaha since 1974.

He is the author of 11 books on policing, criminal justice history and policy, and civil liberties.  Professor Walker’s current research involves police accountability, focusing primarily on citizen oversight of the police and police Early Warning systems.  The research on citizen oversight is published in Police Accountability.

Michael Wolff

Director of the Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Law
Professor of Law,
Saint Louis University School of Law

Michael A. Wolff returned to SLU LAW in fall 2011 after serving 13 years on the Supreme Court of Missouri. He serves as the inaugural director for the newly established Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Law & Advocacy and teaches Civil Procedure in addition to other courses.

Wolff was appointed to the Supreme Court of Missouri in August 1998 and served as chief justice for the term of July 1, 2005 through June 30, 2007. In addition to his judicial duties, he served as chair of the Missouri Sentencing Advisory Commission.

After graduating from Dartmouth College, Wolff received his J.D. cum laude from the University of Minnesota Law School. For 23 years prior to his appointment to the Court, he served as an assistant, associate and full professor at Saint Louis University School of Law, and has held faculty appointments in Saint Louis University’s Department of Community Medicine, School of Medicine and the School of Public Health. He has also been a visiting professor at Sichuan University, Peoples Republic of China.

Wolff served as chief counsel to Governor Mel Carnahan from January 1993 to August 1994 and prior to that, as his transition director. He was special counsel to the governor from 1994-1998. He was in private practice in St. Louis from 1981 to 1982 working primarily on cases involving health care law, constitutional issues and employment law. He served as the director of the Black Hills Legal Services, Rapid City, S.D. from 1973 to 1975 and was an attorney for the Legal Aid Society of Metropolitan Denver from 1972 to 1973, an attorney with Legal Assistance of Ramsey County, Minnesota from 1971 to 1972, and a law clerk in the U.S. District Court in Minneapolis, 1970 to 1970. He worked as a reporter for the Minneapolis Star during law school 1967-1970. Wolff is a member of The Missouri Bar, the American Bar Association, the Lawyers Association of St. Louis, the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis and The American Law Institute.

In 2007, Missouri Lawyers’ Weekly named Wolff “Lawyer of the Year.” He also received The Missouri Bar's Theodore McMillian Judicial Excellence Award in 2007; the James C. Kirkpatrick Award from the Northwest Missouri Press Association in 2007; the Distinguished Non-Alumnus Award from the University of Missouri School of Law in 2007; the Joseph E. Stevens "Aspire to Excellence" Award from the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association in 2006; the President’s Award from the Missouri Association of Probate and Associate Circuit Judges in 2006, and the Clarence Darrow Award from Saint Louis University School of Law Public Interest Law Group in 2004.

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