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Kristin Pickett, M.P.A.

Criminal Justice | Online Adjunct Faculty

M.P.A., Criminal Justice & Criminology Concentration – Ball State University
B.S. in Criminal Justice & Criminology – Ball State University
Kristin Pickett is Program Director for the Online Criminal Justice Program, as well as a full-time residential faculty member. Professor Pickett started residentially at Waldorf in August of 2014, and along with teaching Criminal Justice and Political Science on campus, she also teaches Criminal Justice.

Her primary areas of interest include criminology, juvenile justice & delinquency, child advocacy and mental health issues in the criminal justice system.

Prior to working at Waldorf, Professor Pickett worked at Ball State University, in Indiana, teaching in the Department of Criminal Justice. She also worked in a juvenile psychological correctional unit and in adult community mental health.

Professor Pickett is a member of Sigma Kappa Sorority. She is also a member of a national criminal justice fraternity, Lambda Alpha Epsilon, and was a charter member of the Iota Beta Phi chapter, here at Waldorf University. For many years she has been a member of the National Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Association, Mother’s Against Drunk Driving, the Midwestern Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, The American Criminal Justice Association and The American Criminology Association.

In spring of 2015, after her first academic year at Waldorf University, Professor Pickett was awarded Professor of the Year, a student elected honor. She was also chosen as the higher education delegate for the International Women's Leadership Association, and received the title of Elite Educator. The National Association of Distinguished Professionals also recognized Professor Pickett as a Woman of Distinction in the summer of 2015.