Crimnl Justice & Criminology
CAMPUS BOX 010
Professor Vuong-Sandoval's teaching philosophy is reflective of her practical experience and theoretical knowledge in the criminal justice and criminology field. She believes that her current and prior professional experience has necessitated continuous discourse and cohesive partnerships with local, state, and federal partners. She believes that it is not only imperative that students gain their educational framework, but it is equally significant that they engage in active dialogue with criminal justice practitioners, crime victims, criminal offenders, policymakers, and communities impacted by crime to acquire comprehensive appreciation and knowledge.
She encourages interactive learning with her students by providing a forum for provoking dialogue and thoughtful discussion and also incorporate facility tours and speakers to heighten consciousness. Students are inspired to challenge themselves by probing complex criminal justice and criminology issues and bringing these concerns to the forefront for examination and discussion. Her commitment is to provide a pragmatic methodology of criminal justice topics to equip students with the essential competence for success as future practitioners in this dynamic field.
Professor Vuong-Sandoval professional experience includes working in the intelligence sector at Colorado's homeland security office with areas of specialty in counterterrorism, counterintelligence, domestic terrorism, homeland security, security threat groups, prison radicalization, and intelligence.
Her prior professional background encompasses various criminal justice disciplines including: probation, corrections, investigations, intelligence, case management, and the judicial system.
Professor Vuong-Sandoval has taught the following courses at MSUD-Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology and is concurrently an Affiliate Faculty at the University of Colorado-Department of Ethnic Studies:
Classification and Case Management of Offenders
Criminal Justice and the Social Structure
Delinquency Causation, Prevention and Control
Introduction to the Criminal Justice System
Power, Poverty, and Culture
Probation, Parole, and Community Corrections
Professor Vuong-Sandoval has presented at the following local and national conferences and events:
Gang Prevention Services
Metropolitan State University of Denver Higher Education Diversity Summit
Colorado Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
Denver National Association of Colored People Youth Council Conference
Denver Women in International Security Organization
East Coast Gang Investigator's Association National Conference
International Latino Gang Investigators Association Conference
Metro Area Graffiti Task Force Gang Summit
Midwest Gang Investigator's Association National Conference
Security Threat Group Intelligence Network Group National Conference
University of Colorado at Colorado Springs