Sandy McKeown

Sandy McKeown

Director Criminal Justice

POLITICAL SCIENCE

Dakota Hall 117

Phone: (605) 677-8821

Email: Sandy.McKeown@usd.edu

Teaching Interests:

Juvenile Justice Ethics in Criminal Justice Trial and Evidence Criminal Prosecution and Defense Criminal Justice and Legal Writing Constitutional Law Criminal Prosecution and Defense Writing and Research in Criminal Justice Criminal Law


Research Interests:

Courtroom Language Interpretation Trial Advocacy Legal Practice and Practitioners Constitutional Law


Education:

  • JD, Law, University of South Dakota School of Law, 2002
  • BS, Political Science, University of South Dakota, 1999

Licensures and Certifications:

  • Law License, South Dakota State Bar Association

Grants:

  • Public Service Values in the American System of Criminal Justice, Chiesman Foundation. Grant Role: Co-Principal. (2010 - 2011)
  • Vicarious Trauma in Prosecutors, Meiers Grant. (2010 - Present)

Publications:

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  • McKeown, Sandy. Custodial Interrogation. In Encyclopedia of American Law and Criminal Justice, edited by David Schultz, 3. Vol. 1, Iss. 2 Revised. New York, New York: Facts on File, 2012.
  • McKeown, Sandy. Hudson v. McMillian. In Encyclopedia of American Law and Criminal Justice, edited by David Schultz, 2. Vol. 1, Iss. 2 Revised. New York, New York: Facts on File, 2012.
  • McKeown, Sandy. Rummel v. Estelle. In Encyclopedia of American Law and Criminal Justice, edited by David Schultz, 2. Vol. 1, Iss. 2 Revised. New York, New York: Facts on File, 2012.
  • McKeown, Sandy. Stages in the Criminal Process. In Encyclopedia of American Law and Criminal Justice, edited by David Schultz, 3. Vol. 1, Iss. 2 Revised. New York, New York: Facts on File, 2012.
  • Anderson, William, Feimer, Steve, and McKeown, Sandy. An Evaluation of Federal Probation and Pretrial Services' Moral Reconation (MRT) Therapy Program. South Dakota Government Research Bureau, 2010.
  • McKeown, Sandy, and Miller, Mike. SAY WHAT? SOUTH DAKOTA'S SURPRISING INDIFFERENCE TO LINGUISTIC MINORITIES IN THE COURTROOM. In S.D. L.Rev.. Vol. 54, Iss. 33..
  • Molina, Tony, and McKeown, Sandy. The Heart of the Profession: Understanding Public Service Values. Journal of Public Affairs Education.

Awards and Honors:

  • Belbas-Larson Award for Excellence in Teaching, University of South Daktoa, 2016

Presentations:

  • McKeown, Sandy. Storytelling as pedagogy: A method for fostering empathy and enhancing team-based learning. Presented at the American Political Science Association Conference on Teaching and Learning, Portland Oregon. (February 2016)
  • McKeown, Sandy. Ethics in the Real World. Presented at the Annual Meeting, South Dakota Law Enforcement Information Network, USD. (April 22, 2015)
  • McKeown, Sandy. "How competitive norms undermine meaningful judgment: The case of mock trial.". Presented at the Central States Communication Association Conference, Cinncinnatti, Ohio. (April 2010)
  • McKeown, Sandy. Speaking for the Voiceless: An examination of Communication Variables in the Criminal Representation. Presented at the Emil Weis Lecture Series. (2006)
  • McKeown, Sandy, , Underberg L.. "The well read public advocate: An endangered species.". Presented at the Central States Communication Association Conference, Cinncinnatti, Ohio.
  • McKeown, Sandy, Larson, Jeff. Addressing the Needs of Linguistic Minorities in South Dakota Courtrooms. Presented at the South Dakota State Bar Association conference.