Office: Brandt 327
Dr. Ball joined the Department of Criminal Justice & Sociology as Chair/faculty in
2015. Before coming to SEMO, he was faculty at Boise State University for 11 years;
he served as Chair for 3 of those years.
When not working, Dr. Ball likes to spend time with his family. He and his wife, Marcy, can be found at their son’s sporting events. Dr. Ball enjoys cooking (risotto and scallops are favorites) and baking (cheesecakes and crème brûlée). He is an avid Hoosier basketball fan.
BA, Criminal Justice & Psychology, Indiana University
JD, Law, Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis
PhD, Criminal Justice, University of Nebraska-Omaha
Racial/ethnic disparities in court processing decisions (charging, plea bargaining,
pretrial release, sentencing)