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Mr. Carl Kinnison, M.S.

Office: Brandt  326


Mr. Kinnison taught as an adjunct instructor for 17 years before joining the Department of Criminal Justice & Sociology as full-time faculty in 2012.  Before becoming full-time faculty, Mr. Kinnison worked for the Cape Girardeau Police Department for 34 years.  In the last 7 years of his tenure with the CGPD, he served as Chief of Police.  He has also taught in the SEMO Law Enforcement Training Academy for 25 years. 

When not working, Mr. Kinnison’s favorite hobby is spending quality time with his family.  His second favorite hobby is spending quality time on the golf course. 


BS, Criminal Justice, Southeast Missouri State University
MS, Administration of Justice, Southern Illinois University
EdD, Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, University of Missouri Columbia (2017

Teaching Interests

Law Enforcement Operations
Police Management
Criminal Investigations 

Research Interests

Online Training for Law Enforcement
Death Penalty 

Current Projects

  1. Online Training for Law Enforcement
  2. Methods of Execution (with Dr. Andrew Fulkerson)


Department of Criminal Justice
One University Plaza, MS 7950
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701