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Faculty & Staff


Dr. K. Ryan Proctor
Chairperson, Department of Law & Justice Studies
Assistant Professor of Criminology & Sociology
Office: O'Reilly 218B
Phone: 816.501.3793

Dr. Ashley K. Fansher
Visiting Assistant Professor of Criminology
Office: O'Reilly 218C
Phone: 816.501.3635

Dr. David Wissman
Professor Emeritus


The Avila Promise

  • Lower Tuition Rate
  • Tuition Protection
  • 4-Year Graduation Guarantee
  • Internship or Research Guarantee
  • up to $1,000 Travel Award


That’s the Avila Promise.

Get Ahead with The Avila Summer Promise

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summer promise

Are you an incoming freshman or transfer student? Learn more about how the Avila Summer Promise can help you get ahead.
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Adult & Graduate Open House

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adult learner in learning commons
Thursday, July 19, 2018
Goppert Theatre Lobby
4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
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