• Melissa Birdsell, Executive Director, Voices of Courage Child Advocacy Center
  • Timothy Davis, J.D. Attorney, Seigfreid Bingham
  • Jeff Glidewell, Paralegal, Buchanan County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office
  • Matthew Gregg, M.S., Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor, State of Missouri, Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation; Community Member
  • Cathy Grimsinger, Paralegal, Buchanan County Prosecutor’s Office – Child Support Division
  • Karla Hardin, Paralegal Bankruptcy Specialist/Case Analyst, Office of the Chapter 13 Trustee, Western District of Missouri
  • Brandi Judah, J.D., Attorney at Law; Adjunct Legal Studies Faculty
  • Timothy Kissock, J.D., Attorney, MWSU Director of Contracts, Purchasing & Risk Management, Adjunct Legal Studies Faculty Member, MWSU
  • Melissa Lawyer, Attorney, City of St. Joseph, MO; Adjunct Legal Studies Faculty, MWSU
  • Jennifer McKinley, Attorney at Law; Adjunct Legal Studies Faculty
  • Jenny Riggs, Director, Dispute Resolution and Family Court Programs, 7th Judicial Court, Clay County Family Court; Adjunct Legal Studies Faculty, MWSU
  • Jason Soper, J.D., Assistant City Attorney, St. Joseph, MO; Adjunct Legal Studies Faculty, MWSU
  • Jennifer Soper-Wilper, Partner, Ritchie & Soper, PC; Adjunct Legal Studies Faculty, MWSU
  • Debbie Wells, Paralegal, Buchanan County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office
  • Lilia White, Community Member
  • Kathy L. Wood, J.D., Attorney at Law
  • Nichi Yeager, Marketing and Fund Development, AFL-CIO Community Services; Adjunct Legal Studies Faculty, MWSU
  • Suzanne Kissock, Criminal Justice and Legal Studies Department Chairperson,  Legal Studies Program Director; Associate Professor of Legal Studies, Missouri Western State University
  • Dr. Sue Godboldt, Associate Professor of Criminal Justice, Missouri Western State University
  • Dr. Gregory Lindsteadt, Professor of Criminal Justice, Missouri Western State University
  • Dr. David Marble, Associate Professor of Criminal Justice, Missouri Western State University
  • Linda Salfrank, Instructor of Legal Studies, Missouri Western State University
  • Dr. Montella Smith, Graduate Forensics Program Director; Associate Professor of Criminal Justice,  Missouri Western State University
  • Dr. Dave Tushaus, Professor of Legal Studies, Missouri Western State University
  • Dr. Greg Vecchi, Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice, Missouri Western State University
  • Kip Wilson, Law Enforcement Academy Director; Associate Professor of Criminal Justice, Missouri Western State University
  • Barb Harris, Criminal Justice and Legal Studies Department Administrative Assistant, Missouri Western State University
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