- Ph.D., Sociology, Oklahoma State University, 2003
- Gender and Work in Corrections
- Gender Portrayals in Reality TV
- Online Courses and Teaching
- Experiential Learning
- SOCI 100: Introduction to Sociology
- SOCI 123: Law and Society
- SOCI 203: Social Psychology
- SOCI 234: Criminology
- SOCI 251: Violence and Society
- SOCI 254: Punishment, Rehabilitation and Society
"A Classic Case of Serial Murder: Forensics Meets Photonics" by R. Alan Cheville and Karen A. Altendorf The National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science Case Collection. March 2005.
Dissertation:Success Strategies of Female Prison Wardens Managing Gender Identity in a Non-Traditional Occupation, August 2003.