Criminology and Justice Studies

Kathy Oborn

Kathy Oborn
Office location:
Sierra Hall 164


EDUCATION:  M.S. 1994 CSU Northridge, Educational Psychology and Counseling, a B.A. in Sociology.

Professor Oborn teaches CJS 102 Introduction to CJS, CJS 360 Career Planning in CJS, and many other CJS courses.

Education experience, Kathy Oborn has served in a multitude of positions within the Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD). Before joining the rank of faculty, she was the dean of student services at Pierce College.  She also served part time as a sworn officer with the LACCD Police Department and a full time sworn officer with L.A.P.D.

As of Fall 2017, she assumed the position of president of the California Association of Administration of Justice Educators (CAAJE). Previously she served as the CAAJE secretary for many years. She is very excited and motivated to renew and regenerate CAAJE. 

Currently she was selected to serve a three year term on the California Commission on P.O.S.T. (Peace Officer Standards and Training).  She also volunteers as a Reserve Deputy Probation Officer for Los Angeles County, and has earned her Crime Analyst certification from the California Department of Justice.  Her specialty is DNA and familial relationships.


Criminal Justice faculty at Pierce College since 2003

Pierce CJ Program Coordinator

LACCD District Discipline Chair for Criminal Justice 

C-ID (Course Identification Numbering System) Lead Faculty for Administration of Justice

Past Pierce Academic Senate President and senator – 10 years

Fall 17 to current – Adjunct CJ faculty at California State University, Northridge, Criminology and Justice Studies Program


American Society of Criminology

International Association of Crime Analysts

Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS)

National Pacific Islander Education Network (NPIEN)

West San Fernando Valley Rotary Club 

Past President of the Asian/Pacific Islander Council of the San Fernando Valley