Instructor — Criminal Justice, Social Work & Sociology
MOST RECENT/NOTABLE PUBLISHED WORK
Fulkerson, A. & Kinnison, C. A. (2016). Lethal injection: Where do we go after Glossip v Gross (2015)? Criminal Law Bulletin, 52(4), 923 – 960.
WHAT AREA DO YOU TEACH?
Introduction to Law Enforcement; Criminal Investigation; Advanced Police Administration; Issues in Justice Administration; Ethics in Criminal Justice; Criminal Procedure
B.S. - Criminal Justice, Southeast Missouri State University
M.S. - Administration of Justice, Southern Illinois University
Ed.D. - University of Missouri, Columbia
YOUR PHILOSOPHY OF TEACHING:
My goal is for every class I teach to create a collaborative, inclusive, positive, and exciting learning environment where all students become proficient in the subject matter while at the same time significantly improving their skills as critical thinkers, self-teachers, and life-long learners.
WHY DID YOU DECIDE TO TEACH?
I developed an interest in teaching while attending college. Many of my professors had such a positive influence on me and provided incredibly valuable guidance and direction as I pursued a career in policing. When I retired from law enforcement after more than three decades of service, I wanted to bring my knowledge and experience into the classroom and do my best to educate and mentor students today, as my professors did for me when I was a student.
Thirty-four years experience in local law enforcement at all organizational levels
Twenty-five years as a part-time law enforcement trainer
Fifteen years as a part-time adjunct University instructor here at Southeast
Retiring from the field of law enforcement after 34 years of service, the last seven of which were as Chief of Police; and, after retirement, earning my Doctorate Degree and teaching at Southeast.
Outstanding teaching award – 2017
BEST ADVICE FOR STUDENTS
Take full advantage of the remarkable learning opportunities you will be provided here at Southeast, and don’t hesitate to ask questions of faculty – we are here to help! And never forget…..enjoy the journey.