Ivy V. Yarckow-Brown


Role: Faculty
Campus: Springfield

Postal mail

Missouri State University
901 S. National Ave.
Springfield, MO 65897



  • MS, Criminal Justice, 2003, University of North Texas

  • BA, Criminal Justice and Psychology, 1998, Siena Heights University


  • CRM 210 Introduction to the American Criminal Justice System

  • CRM 332 Seminar on Violence
  • CRM 333 Sex Offenses
  • CRM 334 Homicide
  • CRM 383 Serial Killers
  • CRM 430 Victimless Crime
  • CRM 598 Senior Seminar

Research and professional interests

Ms. Yarckow-Brown's interests primarily are in the areas of violent crimes, with an emphasis on sex crimes and homicides, and in criminological theories and typologies. Prior to teaching, she gained professional/career experience in the fields of juvenile corrections, law enforcement, restorative justice, and family violence investigation. She is currently a National Advisor for Alpha Phi Sigma, the National Criminal Justice Honor Society, and the Faculty Advisor for the Missouri State University chapter of the same organization, Sigma Mu Sigma.

Awards and honors

  • Governor’s Excellence in Teaching Award, Missouri State University, 2018

  • Foundation Award for Excellence in Education, Missouri State University, 2018
  • Master Online Course Recognition Award, Missouri State University, 2018, 2015
  • STAR Outstanding Organization Advisor, Missouri State University, 2018, 2016
  • Alpha Phi Sigma Advisor of the Year, National Alpha Phi Sigma Headquarters, 2017