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Roy Janisch

Associate Professor of Sociology & Criminal Justice

Biography

Roy was born and raised on the Lake Traverse Reservation and is an enrolled member of the Sisseton-Wahpeton Sioux Tribe, in South Dakota. He joined the military while still in high school becoming a Military Police Officer and Investigator. After his enlistment he obtained a B.S. double-majoring in Criminal Justice and Psychology at the University of South Dakota, then a Master of Public Administration. He worked as a law enforcement specialist and management analyst in Washington, DC, and a federal criminal investigator specializing in major crimes, drug enforcement and interdiction operations. He returned to Arizona State University earning a PhD in Law and Social Sciences. Roy was the previous coordinator of the Justice Studies program at Pittsburg State University, Kansas and was awarded the Fulbright Canada Jarislowsky Visiting Research Chair in Aboriginal Studies, Vancouver Island University in 2016-2017.

Expertise

White Collar Crime
Native American Sovereignty & Law
Economic Development
Restorative Justice
Criminal Investigations

Fields: Criminology, Criminal Justice, Sociology

Credentials

PhD in Law and Social Sciences from Arizona State University
Master of Public Administration (MPA) at the University of South Dakota
B.S. double-majoring in Criminal Justice and Psychology at the University of South Dakota