Dr. Rachel Kunz is an assistant professor of criminal justice at Wayne State College. She has been appointed the college’s Criminal Justice Association (CJA) advisor. She is a member of Faculty Senate and in addition to being CJA advisor, Kunz is the chapter advisor for Theta Phi Alpha, co-advisor for criminal justice’s honors fraternity, Alpha Phi Sigma, and faculty advisor for the following notable organizations: Greeks Advocating the Mature Management of Alcohol (GAMMA), Greek Council, Women’s Club Volleyball, and Tau Kappa Epsilon (TKE). She is also the Rural Law Opportunities Program (RLOP) coordinator. Prior to coming to WSC, Kunz worked with the ACLU of Nebraska and the Children’s Justice Clinic.
Kunz is a licensed attorney in the state of Iowa and a member of the Iowa State Bar Association and American Bar Association. She has published a customized version of Criminal Law: Second Edition by George M. Dery III titled “Criminal Law Cases Today.” She received the Alumni of the Year Award in 2022 as advisor for Theta Phi Alpha. Kunz is also a member of the Wayne County Historical Society and currently serves as president of the board.
Kunz’s teaching interests include criminal law, criminal procedure, capital punishment, family violence, and violent crimes and victimology.
J.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Law, 2019
B.S. Criminal Justice and Political Science, Wayne State College, 2016