CBCS Welcomes New Faculty - Fall 2012

The college welcomes 4 new faculty members for the Fall 2012 semester.

Child & Family Studies

Sandra J. Reed, PhD
Research Assistant Professor

Dr. Reed has a broad background in education, statistics, and research methodology, with an emphasis in psychometrics and the analysis of longitudinal data sets. She holds an undergraduate degree in Business from the University of Toledo, an MBA from the University of Findlay, and a doctoral degree in Quantitative Research, Evaluation, and Measurement from The Ohio State University.


Andrew Franz, JD

Dr. Franz arrives at USF from a teaching position at the University of Pittsburgh.  He received his Juris Doctor degree from Tulane University. He practiced criminal law for nearly 12 years, and teaches in the areas of Due Process, American Courts, Criminal Investigation, Violent and Substantive Crimes, Comparative Criminal Justice Systems, Environmental Crime and others. Instructor Franz's primary research interests are in environmental crime and rule of law.

Ráchael A. Powers, PhD
Assistant Professor

Dr. Powers is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Criminology. She has recently completed her doctorate at SUNY - Albany. Her research interests surround violent victimization, gender, and quantitative methodology. This Fall she will be teaching undergraduate Introduction to Research Methods.

Communication Sciences & Disorders

Kristen Willbur, MEd, NIC Master

Ms. Willbur was born and raised in Florida, then travelled the world only to realize she loved Florida even more. She is a nationally certified interpreter active in the community. She will be working as an instructor in the Interpreter Training Program. She will be teaching the basics of American Sign Language all the way up to Interpreting Internships.