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College of Arts and Sciences

Criminal Justice Program

Eric Wodahl


Interim Department Chair, Associate Professor
307-766-3803 | AS 330

Academic Credits

Ph.D, Criminal Justice, Univ. of Nebraska-Omaha, 2007
Masters of Public Administration, University of Wyoming, 2003
B.A. Justice Studies, Chadron State College, 1994
A.A. Criminal Justice, Eastern Wyoming College, 1992

Classes Taught at UW

  • Criminology
  • Criminal Courts and Processes
  • Community-Based Corrections
  • Introduction to Corrections
  • Internship Coordinator

Research Interests

  • Prisoner reentry
  • The use of sanctions and incentives in community supervision
  • Rural issues in the criminal justice system
  • Criminal justice policy

Research Experience

Dr. Wodahl joined the University of Wyoming in 2007 after completing his PhD at the University of Nebraska at Omaha.  Before going back to school to work on his doctorate, he was employed for the Wyoming Department of Corrections as a probation and parole officer for approximately 8 years.  Dr. Wodahl’s research interests focus on the areas of prisoner reentry, the use of sanctions and incentives in community supervision, and rural issues in the criminal justice system.  His research has been published in numerous outlets, including Criminal Justice & Behavior, Journal of Criminal Justice, Crime & Delinquency, & Criminal Justice Policy Review.  In addition to his teaching and research, Dr. Wodahl also serves as the Department’s Graduate and Internship Coordinator.

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A&S Building, Room 208

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: 307-766-2988

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