James  Windell Author of Evaluating Organization Development

James Windell

Adjunct Instructor Criminal Justice
Wayne State University

I teach criminal justice at both Wayne State University in Detroit and Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan. I have been a court clinical psychologist, a juvenile probation officer, a newspaper columnist, and a writer. In addition, to journal articles, I have written 22 books on such subjects as parenting, medicine, high-conflict divorce, psychology, and criminal justice. I am the editor of the Michigan Psychologist and live in Royal Oak, Michigan with my wife, a speech pathologist.


James Windell, M.A., is an author, editor, and teacher. He is an adjunct faculty member in the Criminal Justice Departments at Wayne State University and Oakland University. He was a court clinical psychologist with the Oakland County (Michigan) Circuit Court's Psychological Clinic for more than 25 years where he conducted group therapy with delinquent adolescents and co-led a high-conflict post-divorce group. He was a weekly newspaper columnist for 30 years, writing about parenting issues. Among his 26 books are books about parenting, high-conflict divorce, postpartum depression, and criminal justice. He is the editor of the Michigan Psychologist, the newsletter for the Michigan Psychological Association. And his Childproof Parenting blog can be followed at http://jwind27961.com/


    M.A., Oakland University, Clinical Psychology, 1973

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Criminal justice, including history of criminal justice, wrongful conviction, juvenile justice, race and criminal justice, and tactical crime analysis; parenting; high-conflict divorce; grief and loss.

Personal Interests

    Writing, blogging, reading (especially history, criminal justice, and crime fiction), running, and family.


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