Master of Science - Criminal Justice Administration – Ferris State University
Bachelor of Science – Criminal Justice – Grand Valley State University
Associate of Applied Arts & Science – Law Enforcement - Kalamazoo Valley Community College
Police Academy – Kalamazoo Valley Community College
I serve as the primary advisor for the Ferris Criminal Justice Program offered at Muskegon Community College. I also teach at the Grand Rapids and Big Rapids campuses.
Prior to joining Ferris in 2010, I worked for the State of Michigan for twenty years in the Department of Social Services, Department of Attorney General – Special Agent, Health Care Fraud Division, and Department of State Police – Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards – Field Representative.
Prior to (and also during some of) my State service I worked as a Road Patrol Officer for the Cities of Norton Shores, Montague and Whitehall police departments, also serving in the West Michigan Enforcement Team – Narcotics Unit for two and a half years during this time. I spent a total of eleven years working as a uniformed officer.
My teaching style is that of adult learning. I believe you should actively participate in your educational experience. Writing and speaking are of great importance in the Criminal Justice field and I believe the more you do these tasks, the better you will become at them.