Criminal Justice Associate Professor Receives Chamber Service Award



Carol Archbold, associate professor of criminal justice at North Dakota State University, has been selected to receive the NDSU Chamber of Commerce Faculty Service Award. She will be recognized at the Celebration of Faculty Excellence May 2 at the McGovern Alumni Center. 

“Dr. Archbold is clearly deserving of this honor,” said R.S. Krishnan, vice provost. “In addition to her impressive record as a teacher and scholar, she has made significant service contributions to the community, state and university.” 

In a letter of nomination, Gary Totten, interim head of the criminal justice and political science department, wrote that Archbold has made numerous contributions to the Fargo Police Department. Totten wrote she is a member of the promotion board for sergeants, lieutenants and captains within the department and was a member of the department’s Gender and Promotion Task Force. 

“I can’t think of anyone more deserving of this prestigious recognition than Dr. Archbold,” wrote Fargo Police chief Keith Ternes in a letter of support. “The professionalism and leadership Dr. Archbold exhibits through her work makes her an undeniable choice.” 

In addition, Archbold directed the evaluation of the “Red Flag Green Flag People” program and the “I Wish the Hitting would Stop” program for the Fargo Rape and Abuse Center. 

“Dr. Archbold’s personal and scholarly interest in the issues of sexual assault and domestic violence has provided us with a community and academic partner to assist us in not only  evaluating our current efforts to ensure victim safety and hold offenders accountable, but also to study the root causes of these issues in hopes of finding long-term solutions to end domestic and sexual violence,” wrote Greg Diehl, executive director of the Fargo Rape and Abuse Center. “Her leadership and assistance have been invaluable to our agency and the community as a whole.” 

On the state level, Archbold conducts research on the impact of the oil boom on law enforcement agencies in western North Dakota. 

“She has the eyes and ears of the policing community and will continue to develop projects to improve the quality of policing in this area,” wrote Kevin Thompson, professor of criminal justice, in a letter of support. 

Archbold also has served on several departmental committees, and has served as graduate coordinator for the master’s and doctoral programs in criminal justice. 

Archbold, who joined NDSU in 2005, earned her bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in sociology from the University of North Dakota and her doctorate in criminal justice at the University Nebraska-Omaha. She has written four books, handbooks or guides with another in progress. She also has published 20 peer-reviewed articles, and received the Outstanding Research/Creative Activity Award for the NDSU College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences.