Professor of Criminal JusticeRussell Lewis

Office: B-H 515
Phone: (231) 591-3581
E-mail Address:


Office Hours: 
Tuesday 1:00 - 5:00pm

Valparaiso University, J.D., Law, 1985
Michigan State University, Ph.D., Resource Development, 1974         
Michigan State University, M.A., Anthropology, 1972         
Calvin College, A.B., General Studies, 1970
Defense Language Institute, Certificate, Chinese-Mandarin, 1966 Defense Language Institute, Advanced Certificate, Chinese-Mandarin, 1966
Additional studies at Grand Valley State University, Valparaiso University and University of Michigan 

Additional Duties:  Coordinator of the Generalist Track for School of Criminal Justice; COEHS Advancement Committee; Criminal Justice Graduate Studies Committee; former FSU Senator; former Library Committee Chair and member.

Current and Forthcoming Publications: A chapter in Criminal Justice Scenarios: Problem-Solving, Critical Thinking, and Ethical Exercises for Criminal Justice Students, Copyright 2003, Edited by Michael A. McMorris, Published by Thompson Custom Publishing. I am currently writing an introductory text for law students at the undergraduate level to be entitled The Alphabet of the Law.   I am also revising former research on Anabaptist societies and writing a monograph on societies without crime and their use of alternative social control mechanisms concentrating on my years of research and participant-observation of the Old Order Amish.   I am also researching patent, copyright and trademark issues related to the fishing tackle industry in American society and hope to write a monograph on the subject. 

Other: Author of twenty books on the history of fishing lures, American Indian Artifacts, Duck Decoys and Farm Collectibles, including: Classic Fishing Lures, Copyright 2005 Fishing Collectibles: Rods, Reels and Creels, Copyright 2005 Modern Fishing Lure Collectibles, Volumes 1-5, Copyrights 2002-2007 Collecting Antique Bird Decoys and Duck Calls, 3rd edition, co-authored with Carl F. Luckey, Copyright 2003 Warman’s Duck Decoys, Copyright 2006 Warman’s American Indian Artifacts, Copyright 2006 American Farm Collectibles, 2nd Edition, Copyright 2007

Specialization: Law and Public Finance

Research Interests: Ethical considerations in the practice of law; societal differences in legal systems; social implications of taxation codes (especially Chinese taxation); social control theory as it relates to criminal law systems; and, cross-cultural studies of law and society.

HOBBIES:  Farming and raising registered Percheron horses, sheep and chickens on our family farm with my wife Wendy.