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Dr. James F. Gilsinan is Professor of Political Science and E. Desmond Lee Professor in Collaborative Regional Education. He teaches in the area of public policy and conducts research in the areas of criminology and public policy. Dr. Gilsinan has been with Saint Louis University since 1976.
Education and background. Dr. Gilsinan received his B.S. from Loyola University and his Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Colorado. Before arriving at SLU, he taught at Regis College. At SLU, he has served as Chair of the Department of Public Policy Studies (1988-1996), Director of the Institute for Leadership and Public Service (1996-1998) and Dean of the College of Public Service (1998-2006). He has served as a consultant for various agencies in the Denver, Boulder, and St. Louis areas, including the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department. He is on the Board of Directors of Catholic Charities of St. Louis and the Board of Managers of the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Academy.
Teaching. Dr. Gilsinan teaches an undergraduate course on the metropolitan environment and graduate courses in public policy. Dr. Gilsinan received the Nancy McNair Ring Award for outstanding teaching in 1988 and the Regis College Merit Award for Excellence in Teaching in 1975.
Research. Dr. Gilsinan's research focuses on criminal justice, education, and qualitative methods. Dr. Gilsinan has two published books, Criminology and Public Policy: An Introduction (Prentice-Hall, 1990) and Doing Justice (Prentice-Hall, 1982), as well as numerous articles. His recent work examines subprime lending and the role of private sector organizations in the control and policing of serious financial crime and abuse. Dr. Gilsinan has also been instrumental in 14 funded projects, which includes co-directing the St. Louis Police Department Web-Based Crime Data Mapping Project and co-directing a three-year Coca-Cola Foundation grant, "Keeping Kids in School," in partnership with Harris Stowe State College.
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