DR. ROBERT P. ENGVALL
Associate Professor, Justice Studies
Office phone: 401-254-3394
Roger Williams University
One Old Ferry Road
Bristol, RI 02809
Graduate Studies: The University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
Department of Educational Administration (Planning, Policy, and Leadership Studies) Ph.D.
The University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
College of Law J.D.
Undergraduate Studies: Hamline University, St. Paul, Minnesota
B.A. in History, Cum Laude
Associate Professor, (Granted Tenure 2002) Roger Williams
University, Bristol, Rhode Island.
Undergraduate: Introduction to Criminal Justice, Criminology, Criminal
Procedure, Substantive Criminal Law, Comparative Justice Systems,
Social Justice, Juvenile Delinquency, Constitutional Law.
Graduate: Criminology & Crime Causation, Criminological Theory,
Crime & Public Policy, Social Justice.
HONORS AND ACHIEVEMENTS:
Co-Editor, Roger Williams University Journal of Civil Discourse
Rhode Island Certified Fraud Examiners Speaker of the Year, 2004-05
Roger Williams University Presidential Fellowship Recipient, 2003-04.
Member of Pi Gamma Mu, National Social Science Honor Society.
Awarded the "Outstanding Dissertation Award" by the Iowa Educational
Research and Evaluation Association, at the IEREA annual conference.
Elected Co-President of Huron University Faculty Senate.
Review editor for Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice.
Member, Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences.
Member, Northeastern Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences
Member, American Society of Criminology.
Member, American Sociological Association.
Member, American & Iowa State Bar Associations.
(Licensed to practice, State of Iowa)
"Respect in the Classroom." Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Annual Conference, Baltimore, MD, March 2006.
"Mainstreaming Academic Integrity in the University Criminology/Criminal Justice Curriculum." American Society of Criminology Annual Conference, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, November 2005.
"Inside the Criminal Mind." Piccerelli, Gilstein, and Company, 2005 Management Conference. Newport, RI (invited presentation). June 2005.
"Silencing the Academy: Academic Reaction to Administration Policy Since
September 11th." Mary Washington University, Fredericksburg, VA, April 2005.
"Criminological Theory." Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
(Greater Boston Chapter). Boston, MA, March 2005.
"Public Education, Democracy and the Common Good." Phi Delta Kappa
International Conference. Las Vegas, NV, October 2004.
"Inside the Criminal Mind." Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
(Rhode Island Chapter) 2004 CFE Excellence Awards. Newport, RI, September 2004.
"Maintaining Academic Integrity in the Internship Experience." American Society
of Criminology Annual Conference, Denver, CO, November 2003.
"The Pre-Law Status of Criminal Justice in the Academy." With L. Newcity.
Northeastern Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Annual Conference, Bristol,
RI, June 2003.
"Domestic Abuse Involving Police Personnel." With R. McKenna, and P. Menton.
Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Annual Conference, Boston, MA, March 2003.
"Overlapping the Actual with the Academic: The Education-Training Continuum."
With R. McKenna, P. Menton, and K. Dunn. Northeastern Academy of Criminal
Justice Sciences Annual Conference, Bristol, RI, June 2002.
"Is the Divorce Between Politics and Judicial Decision-Making Purely Rhetorical?: An
Equal Protection Analysis of Bush v. Gore." American Society of Criminology Annual
Conference, Atlanta, GA, November 2001.
"Fraternity Hazing, Alcohol Abuse and Sexual Victimization: When Does an Institutional
Organization No Longer Serve its Mission?" With T. Hoffman. Academy of Criminal
Justice Sciences Annual Conference, Washington, DC, April 2001.
"Review of Recent Supreme Court Decisions." Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences
Annual Conference, Washington, DC, April 2001.
"Criminal Justice Education Today and Tomorrow: Full Academic Inclusion or
Marginalized Existence?" American Society of Criminology Annual Conference,
San Francisco, CA, November 2000.
The Future of Academic Sociology: Is the Academic House Getting More Inclusive or
Simply Less Orderly?" American Sociological Association Annual Conference,
Washington, DC, August 2000.
"Marginalized Disciplines in the Academy." Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences
Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA, March 2000.
"Review of Recent Supreme Court Decisions." Academy of Criminal
Justice Sciences Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA, March 2000.
"Baseball, Culture, Criminal Justice, and the Academy." 11th Annual Symposium on
Baseball and American Culture, Cooperstown, NY, June 1999.
"Directing the Internship Experience." Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Annual
Conference, Orlando, FL, March 1999.
"Stand and Deliver." Keynote address at inaugural Mt. Mercy College's Founder's Day
Convocation, September 1998.
"Into the Mainstream: Criminal Justice in the Liberal Arts Curriculum." Academy of
Criminal Justice Sciences Annual Conference, Albuquerque, NM, March 1998.
"A Contextualized Understanding of Disabilities and Delinquency." With R. Kaufman.
Council For Exceptional Children Conference. Washington, DC, November 1996.
"Teamwork Across the Disciplines: Addressing Human Service Issues in an Increasingly
Complex World Through Positive Interdependence." With R. Kaufman at the
International Human Services in Crisis Conference, Cambridge, England, September 1996.
"Is Privatization of Corrections Really the Answer?" Academy of Criminal Justice
Sciences Annual Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada, March 1996.
Engvall, R. (2003). Academic Identity: Race, Place, and Gender in Higher Education.
Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press.
Engvall, R. (1998). All That Appears Isn't Necessarily So: Morality, Virtue, Politics, and
Education. San Francisco, CA: Caddo Gap Press.
Engvall, R. (1997). The Professionalization of Teaching: Is it Truly Much Ado
About Nothing? Lanham, MD: University Press of America.
Engvall, R. (2004). Too Much Democracy?, In Donovan R. Walling, (Ed.), Public
Education, Democracy, and the Common Good, (pp. 95-100). Bloomington, IN:
Phi Delta Kappa Educational Foundation.
Engvall, R. (2003). Marginalization and Racial Stratification in the Academic Discipline
of Criminal Justice, In Marvin D. Free, Jr. (Ed.), Racial Issues in Criminal Justice:
The Case of African Americans, (pp. 21-37). Westport, CT: Praeger/Greenwood.
Engvall, R. (2000). Baseball, Culture, Criminal Justice, and The Academy, In Alvin Hall &
Peter M. Rutkoff (Eds.), The Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball and American
Culture, (pp. 297-312). London: McFarland.
Pesare, A., McKenna, R., Menton, C., Engvall, R. (July 2003). "Overlapping the Actual
with the Academic: The Education-Training Continuum."
Law Enforcement Executive Forum,3(3): 99-108.
Engvall, R. (August 2002). "I’ll Show You Mine, If You Show Me Yours: A Brief and
Preliminary Examination of Parental Report Cards."
Education and Urban Society,34(4):477-492.
Engvall, R. (June 2000). "Allies Not Enemies: The Role of Gender and Professional
Segregation in the Historical and Expanded Practices of Allied Healthcare."
The Journal of Cost and Quality,6(2):28-35.
Engvall, R. (September 1997). "Can Justice and Economic Efficiency Coexist
Peacefully: A Look At the Potential Impact of Further Privatization Within
the Corrections Industry."
The Journal of Collective Negotiations in the Public Sector,26(3):169-184.
Kaufman, R., Westland, C., and Engvall, R. (March/April 1997). "The Dichotomy Between
the Concept of Professionalism & the Reality of Sexism in Teaching."
Journal of Teacher Education,48(2): 118-128.
Engvall, R. (January/February 1997). "Minimum Standards for Criminal Justice Higher
Education: A Commentary." ACJS Today,15(4): 1-3,27.
Engvall, R. (June 1996). "The Connections Between Poverty Discourse and Educational
Reform: When Did 'Reform' Become Synonomous With Inattention?"
The Urban Review,28(2): 141-163.
Engvall, R. (September 1995). "The Limited Value of Planning in Education: Getting
Back to the Basics Isn't All About Curriculum."
The Urban Review,27(3): 251-261.
Engvall, R. (September 1995). "It Appears the Lion King Has Eaten Robinhood:
Public-Sector Unionization in 1995."
The Journal of Collective Negotiations in the Public Sector,24(3): 255-269.
Wanat, C. L., Helms, L., and Engvall, R. (September 1994). "Parents v. Teachers:
Avoiding Litigation in an Era of Greater Community Involvement."
People and Education,2(3): 320-337.
Engvall, R. (June 2001). [Review, S. VanBurkleo, Belonging to the World: Women’s Rights and American Constitutional Culture]. Criminal Justice Policy Review,12(2): 178-179.
Engvall, R. (Fall 1998). [Review, C. Nelson (Ed.), Will Teach For Food: Academic Labor in Crisis].
Harvard Educational Review,68(3): 422-425.
Engvall, R. (March 1997). [Review, G.L. Mays & T. Gray (Eds.), Privatization and the Provision
of Correctional Services]. Justice Quarterly,14(1): 187-191.
Engvall, R. (September 2002). [Review, The Last Supper]. Contemporary Justice Review,5(3):
SERVICE: (To the University)
Co-Editor, Roger Williams University Journal of Civil Discourse
Search Committee Chair, Roger Williams University Justice Studies new faculty searches
Student Curriculum Advisor (approximately 30 students)
Member of Strategic Planning Committee (RWU)
Member of Honors Committee (RWU)
Honors Program participant (provide faculty connection for honors students as
part of "connections" series)
Member and Vice-Chair of Faculty Senate Advisory Committee
Member of University "Civil Discourse" Commission
Member of University Life Committee
Host of "Socrates Café" University discussion venue
Member, Freshman Orientation Committee
Member, NEASC sub-committee
Bridge to Success Mentor, and campus visit participant
Freshman Experience, presenter
Freshman Orientation, presenter
Academic Support Services, presenter
(To the Community)
Volunteer Youth Sports Coach, Youth athletic programs, Barrington, Rhode Island
Elementary School Volunteer, (40/hours per year) Primrose Hill Elementary, Barrington, RI