Faculty

Todd Hiestand

Todd Hiestand

Professor of Criminal Justice, Chair, Social and Behavioral Sciences

Licensed to Practice Law in Kansas

JD; 2005, University of Nebraska

BA; Business Psychology, 2002, MidAmerica Nazarene University
 

I love working with students to address difficult concepts and helping them develop their personal views about the criminal justice system and their future role within it.

Todd C. Hiestand
  • Awards & Honors
    • Alpha Chi Donald Metz Award - Faculty Member of the Year for Distinctive Academic Contributions 2010
    • National Member of The Order of Barristers
    • Graduated "with distinction" from University of Nebraska College of Law
    • University of Nebraska National Moot Court Team
    • Senior Member of University of Nebraska Moot Court Board
    • CALI Excellence for the Future Awards in Contracts, Evidence, and Copyright
    • G. Robert Muchemore Scholarship Recipient
    • Summa Cum Laude graduate from MidAmerica Nazarene University 
  • Publications

    Works Submitted:

    • Hiestand, T. C. (forthcoming). Deliberate indifference. In R. M. Worley, & V. B. Worley (Eds.), Lockdown nation: An encyclopedia of controversies and trends in American prisons. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO. 

    Published works:

    • Hiestand, T. C. (2015). Data mining in the 21st century. In N. Lind, & E. Rankin (Eds.), Privacy in the digital age: 21st-century challenges to the Fourth Amendment (pp. 463–494). Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger.
    • Hiestand, T. C., & Weins, W. J. (Eds.). (2015) Sexting and youth: A multidisciplinary examination of research, theory, and law. Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press.
    • Hiestand, T. C. (2015). Civil and tort liability. In T. C. Hiestand, & W. J. Weins (Eds.), Sexting and youth: A multidisciplinary examination of research, theory, and law. (pp. 229–259). Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press.
    • Hiestand, T. C. (2014). Double jeopardy. In J. S. Albanese (Ed.), The encyclopedia of criminology and criminal justice. Wiley-Blackwell.
    • Hiestand, T. C. (2014). Eyewitness identification. In J. S. Albanese (Ed.), The encyclopedia of criminology and criminal justice. Wiley-Blackwell.  
    • Hiestand, T.C. (2012). Employment-related rights of offenders. In Barton-Dellessa, S.M. & Golson, J.G. (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Community Corrections. Sage Publications.
    • Hiestand, T.C. (2012). Loss of capacity to be bonded. In Barton-Dellessa, S.M. & Golson, J.G. (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Community Corrections. Sage Publications.
    • Weins, W.J. & Hiestand, T.C. Sexting, Statutes, and Saved by the Bell: Introducing a Lesser Juvenile Charge with an "Aggravating Factors" Framework, 77 Tennessee Law Review 1 (2009)
  • Presentations
    • Frye, T., Gonzalez-Bravo, J., Hiestand, T., Humphrey, B., Kelley, M., Moore, B., & Murphy, M. (2017, April). Pioneering professors: Strategies to promote a culture of scholarship. Presented at the MidAmerica Nazarene University Faculty Poster Session, Olathe, KS.
    • Hiestand, T. C. (2016, November). Citizenship within the Kingdom of God: Attorney Panel. Panel Moderator. MidAmerica Nazarene Univerity’s Christ & Culture Series, Olathe, KS.Hiestand, T. C. (2015, September). Terrorism and the Privacy/Security Debate. Presented during MidAmerica Nazarene University’s American Heritage Week, Olathe, KS.
    • Hiestand, T. C. (2015, March). Reasonable to believe: Varying interpretations of Arizona v. Gant. Presented at the meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Orlando, FL.
    • Hiestand, T. C., & Bland, E. (2011, February). Juvenile sexting: Psychological and legal concerns. Presented at MidAmerica Nazarene University’s High School Guidance Counselors Luncheon, Olathe, KS.
    • “Intercollegiate Competitive Mock Trial at MNU” at the MidAmerica Nazarene University Faculty Poster Session on April 15, 2009.
    • “Service-Learning Re-Entry Project: Students and Inmates Practicing Employment Skills for Mutual Impact” at the MidAmerica Nazarene University Faculty Poster Session on April 15, 2009.
    • “Civil Rights and To Catch a Predator”: A Legal Analysis of Conradt v. NBC Universal, Inc. at the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Annual Meeting in Boston, Massachusetts on March 14, 2009.
    • “Intercollegiate Competitive Mock Trial at MNU” for the MidAmerica Nazarene University Board of Trustees and Olathe Rotary Club, 2009.
  • Involvement at MNU
    • Interim Chair, Behavioral Sciences Department
    • Assessment Committee Member
    • Title IX Hearing Officer
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