Professor and Director of Law Enforcement
Office: Lommen 212U
Education: PhD, Sociology, University of Iowa
Interests/Areas of Specialization:
Sex and pornography on the Internet. Law Enforcement. Wrongful conviction and Innocence.
Joel Powell. 2007 "Psychological Social Psychology." and "Sociology of Family" (with Karen Branden). Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology George Ritzer, ed.
Lee Vigilant and Joel Powell. 2004. "Way Better Than Real: Manga Sex to Tentacle Hentai." in Net.Sexxx: Readings On Sex, Pornography, And The Internet. Peter Lange Publishing.
Research Pursuits: Dr. Powell is currently pursuing research in how people who have been convicted of crimes tell convincing stories of innocence and wrongful conviction.
Courses offered: Social Psychology, Sociology of Law Enforcement