Jennifer Webster, Ph.D.

Photo of Jennifer Webster, Ph.D.Associate Professor of Criminal Justice

Director of the Master of Arts in Criminal Justice Program

Office: 300 Stanton Street, Lebanon, Illinois

Phone: (618) 537-6581


Ph.D., Criminal Justice/Criminology, University of Cincinnati (2012)

M.S., Criminal Justice, University of Cincinnati (2002)

B.A., Criminal Justice, East Tennessee State University (2001)

Teaching Interests



Criminal Justice Theory

Research Methods



Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies and Management (articles)

Workplace Violence and Famous Crimes and Trials (contributor)

Teaching Philosophy

I believe in the old adage that "no one rises to the low expectations." Thus, I believe in setting high standards, but also in helping students reach them. I also believe that teaching and learning occur both inside and outside the classroom. This approach to teaching and learning has led me to develop a number of specific practices that have increased my effectiveness as an instructor. These practices relate to: setting expectations, assessing student work, and providing contexts for learning.


Outstanding Paper, Emerald Publishing

Most Outstanding Article of the Year, Emerald Publishing

Faculty Who Made a Difference, Northern Kentucky University

Robert B. Mills Memorial Graduate Award, University of Cincinnati

Organizations & Memberships

American Society of Criminology

Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences

American Association of Colleges and Universities