Curriculum Vitae
Cheryl Banachowski-Fuller, Ph. D.
Professor of Criminal Justice
Director, Master of Science in Criminal Justice Degree Program

University of Wisconsin-Platteville
Criminal Justice Department
410 Warner Hall
Platteville, WI 53818

Phone: 608.342.1652 (office)



Director, Master of Science in Criminal Justice Degree Programs, 1998- Present Criminal Justice Department, University of Wisconsin-Platteville

Professor of Criminal Justice (Tenured) 2005-Present

General Responsibilities: Provide leadership, oversight, and creative strategic thinking, planning and management for UWP Criminal Justice Department and the College of Liberal Arts and Education to assure a high quality of excellence in the learning experience and the development of the online Criminal Justice Masters Program, to include online undergraduate, credit and non-credit degree and training programs.

Specific Responsibilities and Duties as Director of the Master of Science in CJ Program: Other duties as Professor of Criminal Justice:

Associate Professor of Criminal Justice (Tenured), Criminal Justice Department
University of Wisconsin-Platteville, August 2000 to 2005

Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice, UW-Platteville, August 1997 to 2000

Criminal Justice/ Sociology Instructor, Criminal Justice Program, Department of Arts & Social Sciences, Fayetteville State University, August l991 to August 1997
(note: while employed full-time at FSU, I was also completing my Ph.D. at NCSU)

Criminal Justice/ Sociology Instructor, General Education / Criminal Justice Department, Sampson Community College, Clinton, NC, September 1987 to August 1991

Adjunct Professor of Security Management, Webster University, Pope Air Force Base, NC, May 1987 to August 1991

Adjunct Faculty Positions held at three colleges and universities, June 1986 to August 1987:


Undergraduate Courses: Introduction to Criminal Justice; Criminology; Juvenile Delinquency; Deviant Behavior; Corrections; Community-Based Corrections; Law Enforcement; Research Methods in Criminal Justice; Research Methods in Sociology; Social Statistics; Criminal Law; Legal Aspects in Criminal Justice; Resent Problems in Criminal Justice; Rehabilitation; Criminal Justice Seminar; Introduction to Security; Security Management; Race Relations; Drug Awareness; Police and Society; Sociological Theory; Introduction to Sociology; Sociology of Religion; History and Advanced Principles of Sociology; Marriage and the Family; Women and Crime; The Female Offender and the Criminal Justice Systems; Social Disorganization; Contemporary Societies; Race and Ethnicity; Social Ethics; Social Psychology; Human Relations; Organizational Behavior; Crime and Delinquency; Independent -Directed Studies; Internship in Criminal Justice, Sociology, Political Science (managed and supervised interns in the following agencies: state senators offices; community work programs; federal, state, and local police departments; district attorney's offices; public defenders; private law firms; federal, state, and local police departments; district attorney's offices; public defenders; private law firms; federal, state and local adults and juvenile detention center; juvenile and adult probation and parole agencies; federal and state adult prisons; mediation and dispute resolution centers; family advocates agencies; Guardian Aid Litem Programs, etc.).

Graduate Courses: Criminology, Juvenile Delinquency; Deviant Behavior; Community-Based Corrections; Deviant Behavior; The Female Offender; Special Topics in Criminal Justice; Human Relations; Advance Research Methods in Criminal Justice; Security Management.

Developed and taught the first on-line graduate courses offered through the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, Spring 1999 to present: Criminological Theory, Criminal Justice Systems; Criminal Justice Research and Statistical Methods; Current Topics in Criminal Justice; Victimology; Law as Social Control; Race, Ethnicity, Crime and Justice; Graduate Internship in Criminal Justice; Graduate Internship in Sociology; Independent Study in Criminal Justice; Seminar Research Paper and Advanced Studies (capstone course).




2005-2009 Awarded (in collaboration with CJ Department and Distance Learning Center) funding of $225,000.00 from UW-Extension for the Special Programs Development Initiative Proposal entitled Online Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice as part of what President Reilly is calling the “Adult Access Initiative.” This initiative that now supports an undergraduate degree completion program in Criminal Justice will serve as a feeder to the CJ Master’s program.

2005-2006 Awarded grant of $40,000.00 from Wisconsin Department of Justice, Training and Standards to develop 2 training programs on line: First Line Supervisory Training for CJ Professionals; Leadership in Police Organizations.

Presented “Advantages to Online Learning for Law Enforcement Officers” at the Mid-Winter 2006 WI Chiefs of Police Association Conference, Oconomowoc, WI.

Expert Reviewer and presenter for the Teaching Online 2006 Project Grant conducted by UW-Extension – reviewing content modules and activities for use in future profession development events.

2004-05 Assessment Activity Project: Curriculum Assessment Review: Does the UWP Master of Science in Criminal Justice Degree Program Meet the Needs of the New Specialties in the Criminal Justice Field?

Developed and presented proposal to the Wisconsin Department of Justice, Bureau of Training and Standards Commission and Wisconsin Chiefs of Police, December 2003 – for the first online course, “1st-Level Supervisory Training” to be offered to Wisconsin Law Enforcement Personnel. Grant was awarded to begin the development of the first series of modules for online teaching to begin September, 2004.

Key UWP Participant in the development and presentation of the grant proposal “Collaborative Online Criminal Justice Degree: A Proposal for Program Development” to UW-Systems Administrators, 2003 – ongoing. This proposal seeks funding to plan, create, and launch a collaborative online criminal justice baccalaureate degree. The program will target working lawn enforcement personnel who met the WI Department of Justice, Bureau of Training and Standard minimum requirement of 60 credits. Eight UW institutions with criminal justice majors, minors and/or course concentrations will work together to establish this program.

Presented “A Successful Criminal Justice Masters Program” at Penn State World Campus, “Managing Faculty Online Workload Invitational Conference” October 20-23, 2002. Awarded the 2003 Award for Excellence for Faculty and Staff Development by the University of Continuing Education Association (UCEA Mid-Atlantic Region; Sloan-grant-funded project with a team of peers across the globe: “Effective Workload Management Strategies for the Online Environment.”

Key UWP Participant in the development and presentation of the proposal “Collaborative Online Criminal Justice Degree: A Proposal for Program Development” to UW-Systems Administrator, 2002-ongoing.

Online Presentation entitled “UW-P Criminal Justice Masters Program: A Success Story” at the International 2001 Online Conference on Teaching Online in Higher Education, “Synthesizing Online Teaching Strategies” November 12-14, 2001.

Presented “UW-P Criminal Justice Masters Program: A Success Story” and demonstrated online course, CJ 713 Criminal Justice Research and Statistical Methods via LotusLearning Space to the Dane County Connection Alumni Association at Learning Innovations in Madison, October 10, 2001.

Presented paper entitled “Peer Influences, Parental Bond, School Bonds and Peer Pressure to Commit a Violent Act: A Platteville Study” at the Midwestern Criminal Justice Association 2001 Annual Meeting, “Expanding the Frontiers of Criminal Justice” October 3-5, 2001.

Published Interview with ELLE MAGAZINE “Woman and Violent Crime” (February 2002 Issue).

Published Interview for an article on “Faculty Issues in the Online Environment: How Faculty Can Make a Course Their Own Whether Or Not They Created It,” Online Classroom, Magna Publications, July 17, 2001.

Chief Investigator, 2000-2001 SAIF Grant, University of Wisconsin Research Project “The Power of Parental Bonds on Adolescents’ Perceptions of Peer Pressure to Drink Alcohol and Smoke Marijuana.” (SAIF 2001 Report is on file at UW-P Karrmann Library and Office of Sponsored Programs).

Chief Investigator, 1998-99 SAIF Grant, University of Wisconsin Research Project “Peer Influences, Parental Bonds, School Bonds, and Peer Pressure to Commit Delinquent Behavior: A Platteville Study.” (SAIF 1999 Report is on file at UW-P Karrmann Library and Office of Sponsored Programs).

Presented “Online Teaching: Demonstration of CJ 723 Criminological Theory” to UW-P Faculty as part of a Distance Learning Faculty Development Series via UW-P Distance Learning Center, March 22, 2001.

Developed the following online courses for the Master of Science in Criminal Justice Degree Program: CJ 723 Criminological Theory; CJ 713 CJ Research and Statistical Methods; CJ 792 Criminal Justice Seminar Research Paper; CJ 6500 Directed Studies; CJ XXX Victimology (in progress) via Lotus Learning Space.

Presented the UW-P Masters of Science in Criminal Justice and Diploma in Criminal Justice, as well as demonstrated how to access and use web-based tools to acquire the masters degree to the Criminal Justice Advisory Board at UW-P Semi-Annual Meeting, Spring 2000.

Presented (in collaboration with other UW-P Colleagues) the Master of Science in Criminal Justice Degree Program Proposal to the UW Board of Regents at UW-Parkside, June 11, 1999. As a result, authorization was given to implement the Master of Science in Criminal Justice Degree at UW-P June 11, 1999.

Presented paper entitled “Prevalence and Incidence of Violence Against Women” as part of Session A “Violence toward Women at Home and at Work: Changing Responses” at the 15th Annual Conference of the Wisconsin Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies and the 24th Annual Conference of the University of Wisconsin System Women’s Studies Consortium, October 22, 1999.

Presented the following papers at various times and at various professional associations. Those associations include the following: the American Society of Criminology Annual Meetings (1991-present), the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Meetings (1991-present), the North Carolina Sociological Association Annual Meetings (1991-97), Southeastern Council on Family Relations Conferences (1991-97), Annual North Carolina Criminal Justice Association Conferences (1991-97), and Southern Society Meetings (1991-97).

“Peer Influences and Parental Bonds Effects on Peer Pressure to Commit Delinquent Behavior: A Platteville Study” (1999); “Interaction Effects: Delinquent Friends, Parental Bonding and Peer Pressure to Commit a Crime or Do Something Violent: A National Study” (1998);“Peer Influences, Parental Bonds, School Bonds and Perceived Peer Pressure to Commit Delinquent Behavior: A National Study” (1997); “Delinquent Friends and the Parental Bonding Process” (1997); “Gender and Social Stratification System” (1996); “Feminists’ Reconceptualization of American Families” (1996); “Theoretical and Methodological Differences in Studying Family Violence and Wife Abuse” (1996);“Gender Variations of Risk-Taking Behavior and Delinquency” (1996); “The Effects of Smoking Cigarettes on Cocaine Usage Among Juveniles” (1995); “Feminist Research: Freedom of Thought and Action” (1994); “The Effects of Exposures to Arrest and Risk-Taking Behavior on Delinquent Behavior” (1994); “Social Status, Social Support, and Health Promotion Behavior” (1993); “Exploring Levels of Abstraction in Concept Formation” (1993); “The Gendered Nature of Work-Family Linkages to Female Criminality” (1993); “The Utopian Lunar Space Station” (1992); “Applying Qualitative, Quantitative, Cross-Sectional, and Historical Methodologies to the Study of Divorce” (1992); “The Exchange Theory of Family Violence” (1992); “Marital Support, Health Promotion Behavior, and Perceived Health Status” (1992); “Females and Crime” (1992); “Feminism and Family Research” (1992); “A Book Critique: Women on Heroin” (1992); “Support for the Feminist Perspective: A Feminist Criminology” (1992); “A Comparative Analysis: Normative and Realistic Perspective on Deviance” (1991); “An Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Intensive Supervision Probation Programs” (1992); “Structural-Functionalism, Conflict Theory, and Symbolic Interactionism : Theoretical Comparisons” (1991); “The Rise in Pink-Collar Crime” (1990).

Co-Investigator, 1994-95 Fayetteville State University Research Project, “Task Force on Campus Safety and Security.” (FSU Campus Security Manual was created as result)

Co-Investigator, FY 1993 North Carolina State University Research Project “Study of Family and Health” (developed and implemented a national survey on the interrelationships between family structure and function and the health status and health care of family members as part of the National Health Interview Survey).