Saint Martin’s hosts retired U.S. Marshal for this year’s second Harvie Social Justice Lecture

November 1, 2010

Lacey, Washington — Saint Martin’s University will host the second of four lectures in its 2010-2011 Robert A. Harvie Social Justice Lecture Series on Friday, November 5 at 4 p.m. in Harned Hall room 110 on the University’s Lacey campus (5300 Pacific Avenue SE, Lacey, Washington). The speaker will be William J. “Joe” Hawe, executive director of the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission and a former adjunct professor at Saint Martin’s University. Hawe’s  lecture is entitled “Managing the U.S. Marshal's Service in the 21st Century.” Admission to this, and all Harvie Lecture Series events, is free and open to the public.

Hawe was appointed U.S. Marshal for the Western District of Washington by President George W. Bush in March 2008 and retired from federal service this September. In this role, he led one of the largest U.S. Marshals districts in the 9th U.S. Circuit. He directed all operations and management activity in the Western District of Washington. He was responsible for protecting the integrity, effectiveness, and security of the federal judiciary including its process, courthouses, federal judges, employees, witnesses, and defendants. He oversaw and managed over 600 federal prisoners per day and over 5,000 per year. Marshal Hawe actively directed one of the top five multi-jurisdictional fugitive apprehension task forces in the U.S. Marshals Service. Hawe was appointed executive director of the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission in September 2010. 

“The role of the U.S. Marshals Service is an important one in supporting our federal judiciary, but it is little understood by the public,” says Robert Hauhart, associate professor of criminal justice and legal studies at Saint Martin’s. “We are fortunate to have the opportunity to hear from the former director of the western Washington office about the nature of its operations.” 

Hawe is an adjunct professor in criminal justice Seattle University and a former adjunct professor at Saint Martin’s University. He holds a master’s degree from American University in Washington, D.C. and a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Montana State University. He is also a graduate of numerous law enforcement academies and has certificates in a number of specialities within law enforcement and emergency management.

The Robert A. Harvie Social Justice Lecture Series was created by Saint Martin’s University professor Robert Hauhart, Ph.D., J.D. to raise awareness of social justice issues within the community and to honor the work of Robert A. Harvie, J.D., former professor and chair of the Department of Criminal Justice at Saint Martin’s.

For more information on this event and the Harvie Lecture Series, contact Laura Hoff at Or visit the series website.

Saint Martin’s University is an independent four-year, Catholic, coeducational university located on a 380-acre wooded campus in Lacey, Washington. Established in 1895 by the Catholic Order of Saint Benedict, the University is one of 18 Benedictine colleges and universities in the United States and Canada, and the only one west of the Rocky Mountains. Saint Martin’s University prepares students for successful lives through its 22 majors and six graduate programs spanning the liberal arts, business, education, and engineering. Saint Martin’s welcomes 1,250 students from many ethnic and religious backgrounds to its main campus, and 650 more to its extension campuses located at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Everett College, Centralia College, and Tacoma Community College.

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 Robert Hauhart, Ph.D., J.D.
Saint Martin’s University