Shauntey James, Ph.D.

Shauntey James, Ph.D.
Assistant Teaching Professor of Criminal Justice, School of Public Affairs
Office Phone
Office Location
Olmsted, W160
Tuesday and Thursday: 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Dr. Shauntey James received her Ph.D. from Western Michigan University in 2000 in sociology with an emphasis in criminology, criminal justice and feminist theory. Dr. James received her J.D. in 2014 from Thomas Cooley Law School. In law school, Dr. James was on the National Mock Trial Team, became certified in mediation and worked in the Ingham County Probate Court and Estate Planning Clinic. Her teaching experience has enable her to present on the local, state and national level. Her most distinguished honor was being an Oxford Round Table Delegate. Presently, her research focuses on perceptions of rape.


Research Interests



Gender Identity

Law Enforcement

Social Economic Status and Crime


Distinguished Lecture Series. Dr. Shauntey James (2018). Female Leaders: Moving Beyond the Chattel Status. University of Maine at Presque Isle.

Distinguished Lecture Series. Dr. Shauntey James (2018). Repeating History. Defiance College

Instructor Manual (2009). Instructors manual and Test Bank For Thio: Sociology: A Brief Introduction. Prepared by Peter Morrill and Shauntey James

Evaluation Report for the Methamphetamine Initiative Grant (Cops #2077CKWX027) (2009). Dr. Sister Grace Ann Witte, Dr. Shauntey James, Dr. Paul Olson and Jason Bring


J.D (Thomas Cooley Law School)

Pd.D. (Western Michigan University)

Course Schedule
Criminal Justice System
Policing In America
Criminal Law
Criminal Procedure
Juvenile Justice System
Race, Crime and Punishment
White Collar Crime
Criminal Investigation
Women, Crime and the Law
Senior Seminar in Criminal Justice
Practicum in Criminal Justice and Criminology
Restorative Justice
Deviant Behavior
Law and Society
Comparative Criminal Justice System