2011 Honorees

Eve Buzawa

WallofFame-11-BuzawaEve Buzawa is a Professor and Chairperson of the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. She is a consultant and expert witness in the area of police liability, equal protection and other issues pertaining to female victims of violence, and police policies and behavior. Dr. Buzawa received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Rochester, New York and her Master of Science, and Doctoral degrees from Michigan State University School of Criminal Justice, ’74-’79.

Eve Buzawa’s research interests and publications encompass a wide range of issues pertaining to policing, domestic violence, and violence against women. She has authored and edited numerous books and monographs. Recent publications include Violence Against Women in Families and Relationships: Making and Breaking Connections, co-editor with Evan Stark, 2009, and the fourth edition of her book, Domestic Violence: The Criminal Justice Response.

Eve Buzawa is Past President of the Society of Police and Criminal Psychology, Past President of the Northeast Association of Criminal Justice Sciences, and Board Member for the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences.

James Frank

WallofFame-11-FrankJames Frank is a Professor in the School of Criminal Justice at the University of Cincinnati and teaches in the areas of policing and criminal justice. James Frank received his Doctoral degree from Michigan State University, School of Criminal Justice, ’93. He earned both his Bachelor of Arts and Master of Science from the University of Cincinnati and his Juris Doctor from Ohio Northern University.

James Frank has been the Principal Investigator for a number of policing-related research projects that primarily focus on understanding police behavior at the street-level and the use of technology by the police. He recently completed work on a project examining the selection, hiring and retention of quality police officers. James Frank has also been involved in assessing officer traffic stop behavior, the collection of traffic stop data, roadway use observation data, and the census data in an effort to assess stop and post-stop outcomes as well as examining police use of gunshot technology, non-emergency telephone reporting systems, and street-level work routines of line officers associated with 22 police agencies.

James Frank is the recipient of the President’s Award, Western Society of Criminology and Faculty Award. He is Second Vice President, Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, and will serve as President in 2014.

William Horrell

WallofFame-11-HorrellWilliam Horrell received his Bachelor of Science degree from Michigan State University, School of Criminal Justice, ‘55. William was a member of the Michigan State University Championship Football team as an Offensive and Defensive Tackle in 1951 under the leadership of Coach Clarence “Biggie” Munn and Assistant Coach Duffy Daugherty. He later went on to play in the National Football League for the Philadelphia Eagles as an Offensive and Defensive Noseguard.

William Horrell served as a First Lieutenant in the United States Army Military Police, Security Supervisor for Sears and Roebuck, Zone Operations Manager at Montgomery Ward, and Director of Security for Carter, Hawley, Hale Stores, Inc. William worked twelve years as President and CEO of Wireless Technology, Inc., a worldwide video surveillance systems innovator and quality manufacturer with facilities across the United States. The company is an industry leader in over the air RF transmission systems designed and built for security applications. These systems were the first to be certified by the Federal Communications Commission and could be operated without the need for individual licensing. Today, Wireless Technology Inc., offers the widest, most technologically advanced array of video surveillance products to suit any need.

William Horrell is a member of the Michigan State University Alumni Association, past member of the Michigan State University Security Council for Public Safety and Chief Special Agents Group.

Karen Morris

WallofFame-11-MorrisKaren Morris received her Bachelor of Arts from the School of Criminal Justice and her Master of Labor and Industrial Relations at Michigan State University, ’84-’87. She also earned a Master of Management at Northwestern University, Kellogg.

Karen Morris has been a leader in human resources for 25 years. She has spent her entire professional career in Human Resources in organizational development, talent acquisition and retention, training and development, performance management, loss prevention and internal communications, and employee relations in the United States and Caribbean. Karen Morris has been a Vice President of Human Resources for Tyco International and Starwood Hotels and Resorts and currently serves as a Senior Vice President of Human Resources for Meijer Inc. As Senior Vice President her accomplishments range from expanding talent acquisition efforts to include college-university hiring and internship programs to introducing a wellness program for employees.

Karen Morris is a member of the Michigan State University Alumni Association, Executive Leadership Council, Goodwill Industries of Greater Grand Rapids, YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids, and the Nokomis Foundation.

Michael Pearson

WallofFame-11-PearsonMichael Pearson received his Bachelor of Science degree from Michigan State University, School of Criminal Justice, ’72 and a Master of Science in forensics from George Washington University. He has served 24 years in the United States Army Military Police Corps and has been deployed to Grenada, Desert Shield, Desert Storm, and Guantanamo Bay. After his service with the Military Police Corps, Michael held positions as Executive Associate Commissioner of Field Operations for the Immigration and Naturalization Service, Assistant Director of Management Support and Assistant Director of Asset Forfeiture Divisions for the United States Marshals Service. Today, he serves as a Federal Trustee for the Office of the Federal Detention Trustee where he manages Federal detention programs and the Justice Prisoner and Alien Transportation System.

Michael Pearson volunteers with the Angel Flight Program giving his time and flight services to transport children with serious illness to facilities where they can receive treatment they need. He is a scoutmaster for multiple Boy Scout troops in various parts of the country, inspiring and guiding them to explore a career in criminal justice and also serves on the national Law Enforcement Executive Committee for the Law Enforcement Explorers organization.

Michael Pearson is a member of the Michigan State University Alumni Association, International Association of Chiefs of Police, National Sheriffs Association, American Correctional Association, National Law Enforcement Explorers, and National Association of Flight Instructors.

Richard Post

WallofFame-11-PostRichard Post received both his Bachelor of Science and Masters from Michigan State University, School of Criminal Justice, ’64-’67. He received his Doctoral degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Educational Policy Studies.

Richard Post was Managing Director of an international consulting firm in Hong Kong and previously served as Director of Human Resources and Corporate Security for Primerica, now Citibank, and Director of Security and Political Risk for the BF Goodrich Company. He has also served as Chairman of Criminal Justice Studies at the University of Wisconsin, with the U.S. Army (1960 to 1963), and as a career clandestine services officer with the Central Intelligence Agency. Today, Dr. Post provides consulting services through his companies, Global Brand Integrity Management and Post and Post LLC.

Richard Post has served as a Chapter Chairman, National Vice President and Director of the American Society for Industrial Security. Richard has also been designated as a Certified Security Professional (CPP) and serves as a member of the Professional Certification Board for the American Society for Industrial Security. He is also a member of the Michigan State University Alumni Association. Dr. Post has authored 12 security textbooks and recently co-authored, with his wife Penelope, Global Brand Integrity Management published by McGraw-Hill.

Bruce Sokolove

WallofFame-11-SokoloveBruce Sokolove received his Master of Science from Michigan State University, School of Criminal Justice, ’70, and Bachelor of Science from the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts.

Bruce Sokolove is a law enforcement professional with over forty years of experience serving as a patrol officer with the City of North Adams Police Department, Director of the State of Colorado Police Standards and Goals Commission Task Force, Administrative Assistant to the Chief of the Ann Arbor Police Department, and Undersheriff for the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office. Today, Bruce is a law enforcement consultant with his firm Field Training Associates specializing in public safety human resource administration, training issues and employment mentoring processes. He assists agencies in the design, implementation, revision and administration of formal mentoring processes covering probationary law enforcement personnel to newly promoted Supervisors and Mid-level Managers to assigned criminal investigators. Field Training Associates instruction is provided at the local, regional and the FBI academy at Quantico.

Bruce Sokolove is a member of the Michigan State University Alumni Association, International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), and Task Force on Employing Returning Combat Veterans as Law Enforcement Officers. He is Past President of the School of Criminal Justice Alumni Board of Directors, Washtenaw – Livingston County Alumni Association, and the Washtenaw County Domestic Violence Safe House. Bruce Sokolove was awarded the Ann Arbor Police Department Medal of Bravery.