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Curriculum Vitae

 

 

Scott P. Chenault

 

 

 

PERSONAL DATA

 

Home Address:            401 Benjamin Dr.   

                                          Warrensburg MO

                                          (660) 864-3733

 

Email Address:            chenault@ucmo.edu  

 

Education

 

PhD.                              Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of Nebraska at Omaha, Omaha Nebraska December 2010

                                      Dissertation: An ethnographic examination of correctional officer culture in a Midwestern state

                                      Committee: Pete Simi (chair), Robin Ogle, Samantha Clinkinbeard, Oyu Oyinlade

 

M.S.                              Criminal Justice, Central Missouri State University, Warrensburg, Missouri May 2004

 

B.S.                                   Criminal Justice, Central Missouri State University, Warrensburg, 

                                          Missouri August 2002- Cum Laude

 

 

Teaching Experience

 

2011-                 Assistant Professor, Department of Criminal Justice University of Central Missouri

 

2010-2011         Visiting Instructor, Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice Simpson College

 

Spring 2008       Instructor, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice University of Nebraska at Lincoln

 

Fall 2007           Instructor, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice University of Nebraska at Omaha.

 

2004-2006         Instructor, Department of Justice Systems Truman State University

 

Spring 2004       Instructor, Department of Criminal Justice Central Missouri State University.

 

 

 

Courses Taught:

Survey of Corrections                             Probation, Parole and Community Corrections

Introduction to Criminal Justice           Criminology (Writing Enhanced)

Institutional Corrections                         Capital Punishment

Criminal Justice and the Media            Social Problems

 

Other Teaching Experience

Spring 2003       Teaching Assistant: Dr. Don Wallace, Counter-Terrorism and Civil Liberties (online) Central Missouri State University.

 

Fall 2003           Teaching Assistant: Professor Dennis Anderson, Police Management Central Missouri State University.

 

Professional/Teaching Development

 

2007                    Attended Inside Out Prison Exchange Program’s National Instructor

                            Training Institute at Temple University Philadelphia Pennsylvania

 

2007                    Attended Blackboard version 7.1 training session University of Nebraska

                            at Omaha, Omaha Nebraska

 

2007                  Attended workshop titled: Emotional Intelligence: Why do smart students fail? University of Nebraska at Omaha, Omaha Nebraska

 

2007                  Attended service learning workshop University of Nebraska at Omaha, Omaha Nebraska 

 

Professional Experience

 

2008-2009         Certified Corrections Officer Nebraska Department of Correctional Services. Lincoln, Nebraska

 

2003-2004         Communications Dispatcher: Central Missouri State University

                            Department of Public Safety.  Warrensburg, Missouri

 

Grants, Honors, and Awards:

 

2009                  University of Nebraska at Omaha, Graduate Dissertation Scholarship Recipient - $2000

 

2008                  University of Nebraska at Omaha, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice Outstanding Graduate student teaching award recipient

 

2008                  University of Nebraska at Omaha Committee on Research and Creative Activity Travel Grant - $500

 

2007                  University of Nebraska at Omaha Committee on Research and Creative Activity Travel Grant - $500

 

2006                  Truman State University Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Fellowship - $500

 

2004                  Central Missouri State University Criminal Justice Department Outstanding Graduate Student Award

 

PUBLICATIONS

In Print:

Trammell, R. & Chenault, S. (2009). “We have to take these guys out”:  Motivations for assaulting incarcerated child molesters. Symbolic Interaction, 32 (4), 334-350. 

 

Hoffman, D., Chenault, S., Conn, M., Dong, J., Koski, C., Liu, Y., Morris, W., Peterson, S., Thompson, L., & Westfall, E. (2007). Sink or swim: A model for immersing criminal justice doctoral students in the craft of teaching. The Journal of Criminal Justice Education, 18 (3), 479-491.

 

Chenault, S. (2004). An overview of the relationship between juvenile school

shootings and the media. The Journal of the Institute of Justice and International Studies, 1 (4),  101-111.

 

Chenault, S. (2003). Murder in Hungary: An overview of the crime and comparison to

its U.S. counterpart.”  The American Criminal Justice Association-L.A.E. Journal, 64.

 

In Progress:

Chenault, S. It takes a special person: Correctional officer stigma management techniques.

 

Chenault, S. The asshole revisited: Correctional officer discretion regarding inmate misconduct.

 

Book Chapters:

 

Wakefield, W. & Chenault, S. (2010). A Response to Useem and Clayton’s Making Prisons Safer. In N.A. Frost, J.D. Freilich, & T.R. Clear (Eds.), Contemporary Issues in Criminal Justice Policy: Policy Proposals from the American Society of Criminology Conference. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth, Cengage Learning.

 

 

 

 

 

Technical Reports:

 

Chenault, S. (2010). Development of Positive Correctional Officer Culture in the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services.

 

Sample, L., Spohn, C., Batton, C., Chenault, S., DeLone, G., Fuller, C., Kadleck, C., Keller, E., McCarty, W., Piper, R., Randall, A., Tellis, K., & Wodahl, E. (2008). Final report for the evaluation of Nebraska’s Serious and Violent Offender Reentry Program. 

 

 

PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS 

 

2010                  Chenault, S. “Correctional officer discretion: A qualitative analysis.” American Society of Criminology National Conference. San Francisco, CA November 2010. 

 

2009                  Chenault, S. “Enculturation of correctional officers: An examination of war stories in an academy setting.” American Society of Criminology National Conference. Philadelphia, PA November 2009.

 

2008                  Trammell, R. & Chenault, S. “Is there honor among thieves? Motivations for assaulting incarcerated child molesters.” American Society of Criminology National Conference. St. Louis, MO November 2008. 

 

2008                  Chenault, S. “The new ice age? A content analysis of methamphetamine stories in a rural Midwestern newspaper.” Crime & Popular Culture: A Multi-Disciplinary Exploration. Warrensburg, MO October 2008.

 

2008                  Chenault, S. “Methamphetamine use in rural America: Media presentations and official statistics.” Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences National Conference. Cincinnati, OH March 2008.

 

2007                    Chenault, S. “Criminal Justice Student Motivation: A comparison of

                            Students with differing levels of prior achievement.” Academy of

                            Criminal Justice Sciences National Conference. Seattle, WA March 2007. 

 

2006                    Chenault, S. “Criminal Justice Student Motivation: An Exploratory

                            Inquiry.” Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences National Conference.

                            Baltimore, MD March 2006.

 

2004                    Chenault, S. “An Overview of the Relationship between Juvenile School

Shootings and the Media.” Impacting Juvenile Justice: The Intersection of Approaches Conference.  Warrensburg, MO March 2004.

 

  • Chenault, S. and Peery, J. “The Impact of “Homeland Security” on Civil Liberties.” Counter-Terrorism & Civil Liberties Conference. Warrensburg, MO March 2003.  

 

Invited Presentations:

 

2010                  Development of Positive Correctional Officer Culture.  Presentation made to the Director of the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services, Lincoln, Nebraska                 

 

2008                  Final report for the evaluation of Nebraska’s Serious and Violent Offender Reentry Program.  Presentation made to Director Nebraska Department of Correctional Services, Lincoln, Nebraska

 

  • Guest Speaker at American Criminal Justice Association Inaugural Induction Ceremony ITT Technical Institute, Earth City, Missouri

 

ACADEMIC AND COMMUNITY SERVICE

 

2009                  Served as graduate student organization co-chair, attending faculty meetings and serving as liaison between faculty and graduate students

 

2008                  Served on graduate curriculum review committee, University of Nebraska at Omaha, Omaha, Nebraska

 

2008                  Prepared talking points for Senator Ashford State Judiciary Committee chair regarding Aging Inmate Task Force, Lincoln, NE

 

2007                  Served as graduate student organization co-chair, attending all faculty meetings and serving as a liaison between faculty and graduate students

 

2007-2010         Served as an anonymous reviewer for The Journal of the Institute of  Justice and International Studies Warrensburg, MO

 

2006                  Served on undergraduate curriculum review committee, University of Nebraska at Omaha, Omaha, Nebraska

 

2004-2006         Advisor, American Criminal Justice Association, Truman State University, Kirksville, Missouri  

 

2004-2005         Discipline Coordinator for United Way Foundation Fund Drive Truman State University, Kirksville, Missouri

 

2004                  Coordinator, Criminal Justice Career Day, Central Missouri State University, Warrensburg, Missouri

 

2003                  Coordinator, American Criminal Justice Association Region 3 Conference.   

 

2003-2004         American Criminal Justice Association Award Selection Committee Chair, Central Missouri State University

 

 

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AND AFFILIATIONS

             

              American Society of Criminology – Member 2007-present

Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences – Member 2006-present

              American Criminal Justice Association – Member 1998-2006

              Student American Correctional Association – Member 2000-2003

              Alpha Phi Sigma Criminal Justice Honor Society – Member 1999-2000

 

PERSONAL REFERENCES

 

Dr. Samantha Clinkinbeard                                    Dr. Mark Freyberg                      

University of Nebraska Omaha                                         Simpson College  

School of Criminology and Criminal Justice      Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice

CPACS 218-V                                                           Wallace 305

Omaha, NE 68182                                                   Indianola, IA 50125

sclinkinbeard@mail.unomaha.edu                       mark.freyberg@simpson.edu    

(402) 554-3795                                                                     (515) 961-1585

 

 

H. Martin Jayne                                                                     Dr. Dennis Hoffman                   

Truman State University                                        University of Nebraska Omaha            

Department of Justice Systems                                          School of Criminology and Criminal Justice

2213 Barnet Hall                                                     CPACS 218-Q  

Kirksville, MO 63501                                                           Omaha, NE 68182        

mjayne@truman.edu                                               dhoffman@mail.unomaha.edu             

(660) 785-4667                                                                     (402) 554-2213

 

 

Dr. Pete Simi                                                              Dr. Robin Ogle

University of Nebraska Omaha                                         University of Nebraska Omaha

School of Criminology and Criminal Justice      School of Criminology and Criminal Justice

CPACS 218- R                                                           CPACS 218-G

Omaha, NE 68182                                                   Omaha, NE 68182

psimi@mail.unomaha.edu                                     rogle@mail.unomaha.edu         

(402) 554-3093                                                                     (402) 554-3128