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Franzi Walsh, DBA

Associate Dean

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

About Walsh

Dr. Franzi Walsh is the Associate Dean of the Criminal Justice, Public Administration, and Security programs, and serves as Alpha Phi Sigma, Eta Theta Chapter and Order of the Sword and Shield Faculty Advisor. Prior to joining the University, Dr. Walsh enjoyed a rewarding career in the criminal justice field.  

Prior to joining the University, Dr. Walsh enjoyed a rewarding career in law enforcement. She was a patrol officer with the Honolulu Police Department, where she experienced assignments with the Alternative Call Services unit, the Bicycle unit and the All-Terrain Vehicle unit (ATV) on Waikiki Beach and surrounding parks. After moving to Arizona, Dr. Walsh began working with the Arizona Department of Corrections as a Correctional Officer in a maximum-security institution. 

My teaching philosophy is to ensure students are prepared through course content, program mapping, and faculty support and guidance to enhance their abilities academically and be able to apply those new skills professionally.

Franzi Walsh
Associate Dean 

My teaching philosophy is to ensure students are prepared through course content, program mapping, and faculty support and guidance to enhance their abilities academically and be able to apply those new skills professionally.

She enjoys spending time with her two rescue dogs (black shepherd and a blue lacey), traveling just about anywhere and goes exploring the globe as often as possible to explore new cultures and new foods! 

Dr. Walsh earned her Master of Public Administration (MPA) from Western International University, a Master of Arts in Organizational Management (MAOM), and a Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) from the University of Phoenix. Having a passion for lifelong learning, Dr. Walsh is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Education (EdD) with Northern Arizona University. 

My teaching philosophy is to ensure students are prepared through course content, program mapping, and faculty support and guidance to enhance their abilities academically and be able to apply those new skills professionally.

Franzi Walsh
Associate Dean

My teaching philosophy is to ensure students are prepared through course content, program mapping, and faculty support and guidance to enhance their abilities academically and be able to apply those new skills professionally.

Research publications:

  • The Fragility of Freedom, Counseling Today, A Publication of the American Counseling Association, co-author, October 2017.
  • The Development of Comprehensive Criminal Justice Leadership Standards: A Modified Delphi Study Approach, published dissertation, September 2010. 
  • Privatization in Corrections: Increased Performance and Accountability Is Leading to Expansion, MTC December 2009, contributing reviewer.
  • Editor for the College of Criminal Justice and Security quarterly electronic newsletter. 
  • Programs that Help Offenders Stay Out of Prison, MTC, July 2009, contributing reviewer.

Actively taught courses: 

  • Business Communications
  • Innovative Leadership
  • Introduction to Graduate Study in Criminal Justice and Security

Organizations and professional societies: 

  • Faculty Advisor for the Eta Theta Chapter of Alpha Phi Sigma honor society
  • Faculty Advisor for the Order of the Sword and Shield honor society 
  • International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Member
  • American Correctional Academy (ACA) Member
  • National Sheriffs Association (NSA) Member
  • Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS) Member
  • Member of Alpha Phi Sigma National Criminal Justice Honor Society Member, Eta Theta Chapter
  • Golden Key Honor Society Member
  • Delta Mu Delta Honor Society Member

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