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Criminal Justice Degree Programs

 

Omar Melchor-Ayala

NTT Instructor
ayalao@wou.edu

Fall 2014 Office Hours:

Mondays 9:45 - 11:30 am

BS Western Oregon University: Criminal Justice
MS University of Nevada in Las Vegas: Criminal Justice

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Background:

Omar Melchor-Ayala has a bachelor's degree in criminal justice from Western Oregon University and a minor in Spanish (2006-2009). While studying at Western, he was a part of the PLUS team, Mecha, MSU, and was a recipient of the diversity scholarship. After graduation, he was offered an teaching assistantship at the University at the University of Nevada in Las Vegas where he also earned a Master's degree in Criminal Justice with a focus on research.

 

Currently, he has been accepted in the doctoral degree in sociology at Portland State University where he also received a teaching assistantship.

 

While at UNLV, he acquired co-teaching experience in the following courses:

  • CRJ 104 Introduction to Administration of Justice
  • CRJ 270 Introduction to Criminology
  • CRJ 315 Hate Crimes
  • CRJ 411 Comparative Criminal Justice Systems
  • CJ 425 Correctional Institutions
  • CRJ 428 Women and Crime

 

Omar has also worked at Hillcrest Youth Correctional Facility as an educator and mentor within the Hispanic community for two years. Moreover, he has several papers in preparation for publication, mainly regarding Hispanic issues and the criminal justice system in the United States.

 

National Conference Presentations:

Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, February 6, 2010; San Diego, CA
"Following the Lead of Barack Obama, CNN, and Ashton Kutcher: Police Department's Use of Twitter"

 

Graduate Research Symposium UNLV 2010 Poster Presentation
"Following the Lead of Barack Obama, CNN, and Ashton Kutcher: Police Department's Use of Twitter"

 

American Society of Criminology, November 5, 2009; Philadelphia, PA
"Homelessness to Jail and Back Again"

Contact

Criminal Justice Program 503-838-8733 | or e-mail: criminaljustice@wou.edu

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