KIE Announces Hire of Dr. Kallee McCullough as Assistant Director

KIE Announces Hire of Dr. Kallee McCullough as Assistant Director

The Kegley Institute of Ethics at California State University, Bakersfield is happy to announce that Dr. Kallee McCullough, Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice at CSUB, has been selected to serve as Assistant Director of the Kegley Institute of Ethics. Dr. McCullough was selected from a competitive applicant pool and will begin her appointment in August 2020.

As Assistant Director, Dr. McCullough will join the KIE Director’s Team in overseeing the day-to-day operations of the Institute and will also develop new and innovative ethics programming and initiatives both at CSUB and in the greater Bakersfield community, including expanding the KIE Humanities Beyond Bars Initiative and Student Fellowship programs.

Dr. McCullough earned her Ph.D. and M.A. in Criminal Justice and Criminology from Sam Houston State University, Texas. She enjoys teaching research methods, criminal law, and courts. Dr. McCullough’s primary research interests include procedural justice and legitimacy, criminal justice policy analysis, sentencing, and corrections. Her recent research examines the correlates of successful reentry among formerly imprisoned individuals, with emphasis on the perceived legitimacy of correctional authorities. Her work is published in peer-reviewed scholarly outlets, such as the Journal of Experimental Criminology, the Virginia Journal of Criminal Law, and the Journal of Criminal Justice. Dr. McCullough actively participates in local and CSUB organizations that focus on reducing the deleterious unintentional consequences of mass incarceration.

Dr. Michael Burroughs, KIE Director, noted, “we are thrilled to have Dr. McCullough join our team. She has been an active member of the KIE community and with her programming and research expertise relating to criminal justice, incarceration, and ethics, Dr. McCullough will add exciting and timely new initiatives.”

Dr. Kallee McCullough noted, “KIE is a renowned institute on campus and in our community. I am eager to support the mission and legacy of KIE through my new role in continuing and expanding programs at CSUB and beyond that raise awareness and produce solutions for ethical dilemmas we all encounter.”

The Kegley Institute of Ethics is the premier resource for ethics education, research, and prominent, ethically relevant speakers in Kern County. KIE was founded in 1986 in honor of Dr. Charles Kegley, a CSUB Faculty Hall of Fame Inductee who was dedicated to ethics, education, and community engagement. A recipient of the CSUB President’s Award (2011), KIE is recognized both regionally and nationally as a leader in ethics and education outreach programming. KIE programming and initiatives reach thousands of campus and community members each year through speaker series on timely ethical issues as well as several ethics discussion panels , workshops, and events each year for CSUB faculty, students, staff, and greater community members.