Public Policy Studies Faculty
James F. Gilsinan, Ph.D.
E. Desmond Lee Professor in Collaborative Regional Education
Department of Public Policy Studies
Tegeler Hall, Room 316
3550 Lindell Blvd.
Phone: (314) 977-3285
Fax: (314) 977-1616
1974, University of Colorado, Ph.D. (Sociology - Criminology)
1970, Loyola University, MA. (Sociology - Ethnic Relations)
1967, Loyola University, B.S. (Sociology - Psychology)
Teaching and Administrative Experience
E. Desmond Lee Professor in Collaborative Regional Education 2006
Dean, College of Public Service, Saint Louis University, 1998 - 2006
Director, Institute for Leadership and Public Service, Saint Louis University, 1996-1998
Chair, Department of Public Policy Studies, Saint Louis University, 1988-1996
Professor, Saint Louis University, 1982-present
Associate Professor, Saint Louis University, 1976-1982
Assistant Professor, Regis College, 1971-1976
Instructor, Regis College, 1969-1971
President, Faculty Senate, Saint Louis University 1991-1993
Chair, Department of Sociology, Regis College, 1972-1976
Publications and Professional Papers
Criminology and Public Policy: An Introduction. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice-Hall, 1990.
Doing Justice: How the system works -- as seen by the participants. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice-Hall, 1982.
Articles and Monographs:
"The role of private sector organizations in the control and policing of serious financial crime and abuse," with James Millar, Neil Seitz, James Fisher, Ellen Harshman, Muhammad Islam, and Fred Yeager, Journal of Financial Crime, 15, No.2, 2008, pp.111- 123
Professional Ethics in a Virtual World: The Impact of the Internet on Traditional Notions of Professionalism with J. Fisher, Fredrick Yeager, E. Harshman, and M. Islam, Journal of Business Ethics, Dordrecht, May 2005.
Assessing the Impact of the USA PATRIOT Act on the Financial Services Industry with J. Fisher, F.Yeager, E. Harshman, and M. Islam, Journal of Money Laundering Control, Institute of Advanced Legal Study, The University of London, March, 2005.
"Rethinking School Partnerships," with Retha M. Edens, Education and Urban Society, Fall 2004
"Ethical Conflicts in Sin Industries: Two Case Studies," with Timothy P. Keane, James E. Fisher, in Rights, Relationships, & Responsibilities , Senior Editor: O.C. Ferrell, Volume Editors: Sheb L. True, Lou E. Pelton: Kennesaw State University Coles College of Business, 2003, Vol. 1.
"Formation for Love and Justice in Graduate and Professional Education" with Sharon Homan, Mary Domahidy, Donald Brennan, Mary Flick, R. Schonhoff, K. Homan, G. Behrman, Current Issues in Catholic Higher Education, 2003 vol. 23 (1), pages 55-71.
"Applied Ethics for Preparing Interprofessional Practitioners in Community Settings," Ethics & Behavior, 10(3), 257-269, with Karen Caldwell, Mary Domahidy, Michael Penick, 2000.
From Regulation to Deregulation to Re-Regulation: Rhetorical Quicksand and the Construction of Blame in the U.S. Savings and Loan Crisis in Corruption: The Enemy Within (1997). Edited by Barry Rider. The Hague, The Netherlands: Khuwer Law International. Pp. 131-147. With James F. Fisher, William B. Gillespie, Ellen F. Harshman, and Fred C. Yeager.
"Reinventing Granite: A Reflection on An Evaluation of Multi-Jurisdictional Drug Enforcement Task Forces in Missouri," with Mary R. Domahidy, Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice(May) 1995, Vol. 11, No. 2.
"The Back Stage is not the Back Room" Public Administration Review, with Mary R. Domahidy, November 1992.
"Public Policy and Criminology: An Historical and Philosophical Reassessment," Justice Quarterly, Vol. 8, No. 2, June 1991.
"They is Clowning Tough: 911 and the Social Construction of Reality," Criminology, (May), 1989.
"Bending Granite: Attempts to Change the Management Perspective of American Criminologists and Police Reformers," with J. Valentine Journal of Police Science and Administration, (September), 1987.
"Creating a Reform Environment: A Case Study in Community Correction and Coalition Building," Criminal Justice Policy Review, (September), 1986.
"Do Not Cry Wolf Unless You Are Sure: The Manufactured Crises in Evaluation Research," with L. Carl Volpe, Policy Sciences, (September), 1984.
"Information and Knowledge Development Potential: The Public vs. Private Sector Jobs Demonstration Project," Evaluation Review (June), 1984.
Youth Work Experience: A Comparison of Public and Private Sector Work sites -- An Interim Report (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Government Printing Office), 1981, with E. Tomey.
"Women Attorneys and the Judiciary," with Christine A. Gilsinan and Lynn Obernyer, 52 Denver Law Journal (February), 1976.
Recent Professional Papers:
The Role of the Private Sector in Intelligence Gathering and the Control of Financial Crime: The 25th International Symposium on Economic Crime, Cambridge England, 2007, with Ellen Harshman, James E. Fisher, Frederick C. Yeager, and Mohammad Islam.
Crisis and Good Business Practice: The 23rd International Symposium on Economic Crime, Cambridge England, 2005, with Ellen Harshman, James E. Fisher, Frederick C. Yeager, and Mohammad Islam.
Professional Ethics in a Virtual World: The Impact of the Internet on Traditional Notions of Professionalism, Ethics: The Guiding Light, International Conference, Garden City, New York, October 2003 with Ellen Harshman, James E. Fisher, Frederick C. Yeager.
Safety Management: Creating A Common Language for Hazard Control, American Society of Safety Engineers, Orlando, FL., June 1995. with Karla Drenner.
Assessing Police Culture and Managerial Styles: Predicting Reform Success in Police Agencies,@ Academy of Criminal Justice Science, Annual Meeting, Denver, Colorado, March 1991.
Supreme Court Death Penalty Decisions: A Hermeneutic Analysis, a paper presented at the Evaluation Society Meetings in Washington, DC., October, 1990.
Correctional Reform as a Derivative of Language Use: A Phenomenological Investigation of a Community Sentencing Act, a paper presented at the American Society of Criminology Meeting, San Diego, California, 1985.
Folk Wisdom and Formal Theory: A Comparison of the Ways to Generate Policy Knowledge, a paper presented at the Joint Meeting of Evaluation Network and the Evaluation Research Society, Austin, Texas, 1981.
Theory Based Evaluation: The Case of the Public vs. Private Sector Jobs Demonstration Project, a paper presented at the Illinois Sociological Association Meetings, Chicago, Illinois, 1981.
Evaluation and the Shaping of Public Interest Law - The CETA Youth Program,@ a paper presented at the Mid-Western Sociological Association Meetings, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1981.
January 2002, Co-Directed the St. Louis Police Department Web-Based Crime Data Mapping Project. $20,000
January 1999, Co-Directed a three year Coca-Cola Foundation grant, "Keeping Kids in School" in partnership with Harris Stowe State College, $140,000
Directed Command Rank Selection Process for St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, 1995.
October, 1995 to Present, National Institute of Justice "A Joint Research Partnership of Community Oriented Policing," $146,616.
October 1992 - September 1995, U.S. Department of Education, Project CARING Evaluator, $700,000.
January 1991 - July 1992, St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department "Police Retirement and Career Path Study," $18,000.
July 1, 1991 - June 30,1992, Missouri Department of Public Safety, "Multi-Jurisdictional Drug Task Force" $45,558.00.
1984-1985 Beaumont Faculty Development Fund, "Community Corrections in Missouri," $2,000.
Summer 1983 Beaumont Faculty Development Fund, "Peace Education at Selected Universities," $1,000.
1981 - 1982 Project Director, Providence Evaluation, $4,500.
1979 - 1981 Project Co-Director, Public vs Private Sector Jobs Demonstration Project (U.S. Department of labor), $600,000.
1977 - 1978 Project Director, Standardizing Police Report Forms M.C.C.J. Grant#175) $25,000.
1977 Associate Project Director, Missouri Human Services Classification Project (Grant #24-25-150), $30,000.
Selected Consultant Activities
Consultant, Metropolitan Association for Philanthropy, on Developing Effective School Boards, 2006 - 2007.
Crime Call Auditor, St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, 2005 - on going
Expert Witness, Criminal Liability of Property Owners, 1990 - on-going.
Research Consultant/Instructor -- Personnel Management, St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, 1985 - on-going.
Organizational Development: Formation and Recruitment, Congregation of the Mission (Vincent Ian Fathers and Brothers), 1990 - 1991.
Expert Witness, St. Louis Metropolitan Defense Bar, on the non-deterrent effects of capital punishment.
Criminal Justice Statistician, Denver Police Department, 1975.
Consultant, Denver Police Department Training Bureau, in the areas of Communication and Crisis intervention, 1974 - 1976.
Consultant, Francis Heights Senior Citizen Center, Denver, Colorado, 1975.
Consultant Behavioral Research and Evaluation Corporation, Boulder, Colorado, 1973.