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Becki J. Tuxhorn

Becki J. Tuxhorn

Becki J. Tuxhorn
Title: Adjunct Faculty
Dept: Legal Studies
Office: (not available)
Phone: (309) 692-4092
Fax: (309) 692-3893
Email: bjtuxhorn@midstate.edu

Mailing Address

Attn: Becki J. Tuxhorn
Adjunct Faculty
Midstate College
411 W. Northmoor Road
Peoria, IL 61614


Rebecca Tuxhorn is a central Illinois native, born and raised in an agricultural family. Her focus on education began a little later than 'traditional' students, and she continues to pursue a higher degree today. Her passion is teaching and interacting with students. Rebecca earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice in 2009 from University of Illinois Springfield. She earned a Master of Arts degree in 2012 from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, majoring in Sociology with a focus on Criminal Justice Studies. She is currently enrolled as a Doctoral candidate in the Sociology program at Southern Illinois University Carbondale with a projected graduation date in 2020. Her teaching and research interests include gender in agriculture, gender in the criminal justice system, and social justice issues including race and ethnicity, and structural inequalities.


  • Ph.D. in Sociology (Pursuing)
    Southern Illinois University Carbondale

    Doctoral dissertation will focus on women in agriculture. Projected graduation date 2020.

  • Master of Arts in Sociology, 2012
    Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

    Coursework included an emphasis in Criminal Justice. Recipient Competitive Graduate Award, August 2010-May 2011. Recipient Research Grants for Graduate Students Award, Fall 2011. Cohort representative, 2010/11. Master’s thesis successfully defended and degree conferred May 2012.

  • Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice, 2009
    University of Illinois Springfield

    Graduated Summa Cum Laude. Member Alpha Phi Sigma, national criminal justice honor society, and vice president of Epsilon Chi, local Alpha Phi Sigma chapter. Dean's List. Research assistant and volunteer note taker.

Work Experience

  • Southern Illinois University Carbondale (2016–present)
    Graduate Assistant/Instructor of Record

    Graduate assistant teaching Introduction to Sociology large lecture and online courses.

  • Missouri Southern State University (2015–present)
    Adjunct Instructor

    Teaching Introduction to Sociology courses online.

  • Christian County Probation Department (2015–2016)
    Probation Officer

    Intake processing of new clients; case management with all active clients, including juvenile and adult offenders; worked closely with criminal justice community, including police agencies, attorneys, judges, mental health providers, and alcohol and drug treatment providers; home visits; pre-sentencing investigations; group learning facilitation; continuing education; drug testing; and all other duties as assigned.

  • Midstate College (2013–present)
    Adjunct Instructor

    Teaching online courses in the social justice and sociology programs.

  • Lincoln Land Community College (2012–present)
    Adjunct Instructor

    Instructor in face-to-face and online courses in the Sociology program.