Craig Wiggin is an Assistant Professor of Justice Studies at Southern New Hampshire University. His time at SNHU began in 2013, when he served as an adjunct professor on the Manchester campus. There, he began teaching Justice Studies courses to undergraduates both in the classroom and online, and worked with his students to assist with their academic and career planning.
Wiggin is an excellent justice studies resource, having served with the Belknap County Sherriff's Department since 2007. As High Sherriff, Wiggin leads an organization of 55 sworn and civilian personnel, and is responsible for a wide range of law enforcement operations. Wiggin's prior experience includes serving in the Risk Management Division of Meredith Village Savings Bank, and as Director of Law Enforcement Operations with Sig Sauer, Inc. He was also the Major-Commander of the Field Operations Bureau in the New Hampshire Department of Safety from 1984 to 2005. <>
Outside of work, Wiggin belongs to the Meredith, NH Rotary Club and the Lakes Region Partnership for Public Health. He works with the NH Special Olympics, the Salvation Army Fundraising Committee, and a number of other nonprofit and charitable organizations.
Wiggin holds an A.S. and B.S. in Criminal Justice from Saint Anselm College in Goffstown, NH, a Certificate in Criminal Justice from the University of Virginia, and a Master's of Education from Plymouth State University. In addition, he participated in the 239th session of the FBI National Academy and has received extensive in-service training through his law enforcement roles.
After serving as an adjunct professor at the University of New Hampshire in 2016 and 2017, Dr. Lisa Speropolous joined SNHU as an assistant professor in the justice studies department. She previously worked with SNHU Online as a team lead for sociology, political science and anthropology, and worked as an adjunct faculty member during that time. She has also previously spent time as an adjunct faculty member with North Shore Community College in Danvers, MA.
Dr. Speropolous earned her Doctor of Philosophy in Sociology from the University of New Hampshire. Her substantive area was in crime and conflict and her dissertation was titled “Effects of a STEAM Focused Education Program on Students’ Academic Performance, Engagement in Risk-Taking Behaviors, and Perceptions of College and Career Readiness.” She earned her MS in Criminal Justice from Northeastern University, and her BA in Psychology from the University of New Hampshire.
Patrick Cullen is a Professor of Justice Studies and has served as Department Chair and Program Director of the Justice Studies Department since 2006. Cullen has advanced studies in jurisprudence, human rights, and ethics. He instructs a variety of courses, including criminal law, criminal procedure, evidence, legal traditions, judicial administration, and business law. Cullen received his Bachelor of Science from Cornell University and Juris Doctor from Boston College Law School. Prior to entering higher education, he worked in both the public and private legal sectors in a variety of areas including juvenile law, mental health law, insurance subrogation, and representation of professional boxers.
At SNHU, Cullen has participated in numerous university committees including the University Curriculum Committee, School of Arts & Science Curriculum Committee, School of Arts & Sciences Strategic Planning Committee, and Faculty Senate. He also served as President of the SNHU Professional Employees Association (SNHUPEA). He has been awarded Faculty Development Travel Grants (2011 and 2012) and a Charles Koch Foundation Grant (2017) for research in the field of over criminalization. In addition, he is Founder and Director of the Institute for Justice & Human Rights. Cullen is a member in good standing of the Massachusetts Bar. He has presented scholarly papers nationally and internationally and served as a consulting reviewer for both academic journals and textbook publishers.
Dr. Steven Johnson is the Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences at Southern New Hampshire University. He is responsible for the execution of the school's vision, mission, and guiding principles in support of SNHU's wider mission. Prior to assuming this role, Dr. Johnson served as the Associate Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences.
Dr. Johnson's academic experience also includes time as an adjunct faculty member at SNHU, as well as time as an Assistant Professor of English and an Instructor of English at the United States Military Academy. He has taught courses in Composition, Literature, and Graphic Narratives.
After earning his B.S. in English from the United States Military Academy, Dr. Johnson went on to earn an M.A. in English and a Ph.D. in English from the University of Washington. His dissertation was titled "Re-enacting the Civil War: Genre and American Memory." Dr. Johnson is a member of the American Conference of Academic Deans, the American Literature Association, and the North East Modern Language Association, among other organizations. He has been published in The Ambrose Bierce Project Journal and given scholarly presentations at a wide range of conferences and lectures series.