Dr. Warchol, a graduate of the University of Illinois at Chicago (BA and MA) and Michigan State University (Ph.D.), joined NMU's Criminal Justice Department since 1998. He teaches in the areas of criminology, wildlife crime, criminal procedure, and international terrorism. He received the NMU Distinguished Faculty Award in 2008 and is currently the director of the CJ Graduate Program. Prior to joining the faculty at Northern, Greg was on the staff of the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics in Washington, D.C.; the United States Attorney's Office, Northern District of Illinois; the Cook Country States Attorney's Office; and a private law firm in Chicago.
Greg's research interests include asset forfeiture, drug trafficking, the illegal wildlife trade and firearm violence. He has authored more than 30 journal articles on a range of criminal justice topics and has presented dozens of papers at national and international conferences. Since 2002, Greg has been conducting field research in East and Southern Africa on the illicit trade in endangered species. His current focus is on the training and operations of African field rangers charged with protecting wildlife in national and private game parks. An avid outdoor photographer, his pictures have been published in both local and national magazines.