criminal justice instructor resume example with 17+ years of experience

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Professional Summary

Passionate Criminal Justice Instructor possessing superior project management and communication skills. Successful at organizing, preparing and updating Administration of Justice course materials. Dedicated to fostering student commitment to lifelong learning by connecting course material to broader situations and current events, and choosing/implementing course materials that are relevant to today's criminal justice careers.

  • Excellent communication skills, Critical thinking skills
  • Faculty and Staff Training
  • Innovative Teaching Methods
  • Lecture Development
  • Positive Reinforcement Strategies
  • Diverse Student Populations
  • Instructional Strategies
  • In-Class Lectures, Distance learning
  • Syllabus Preparation, Curriculum Planning and Implementation
  • Professional Development Training, Faculty Partnerships
  • Learning Management Systems
  • Higher Education
  • Criminal Justice System, Forensic Science Knowledge
  • Management of Financial Resources
  • Institutional Effectiveness
  • Student Records, Knowledge of student learning assessments
Liberty University Lynchburg, VA Expected in 12/2020 Master of Science : Criminal Justice - Forensic Psychology - GPA :

GPA: 4.0 Received honor of graduate with highest distinction

  • Member of Society for Collegiate Leadership & achievement
  • Professional development completed in Forensic Psychology, Criminal Justice
Bluefield College Bluefield, VA Expected in 12/2018 Bachelor of Science : Organizational Leadership And Management - GPA :

GPA: 3.90, Magna Cum Laude

  • Continuing education in Organizational Leadership and Management
  • Received Virginia Tuition Assistance Grant
  • Dean's List and President's List: Fall 2016-2017, Spring 2016-2017, Fall 2017-2018, Spring 2017-2018, Fall 2018-2019

Wytheville Community College Wytheville, VA Expected in 12/2008 Associate of Science : Police Science (Law Enforcement) - GPA :
  • Dean's List Fall 2002, Spring 2003, Fall 2003, Spring 2004, Summer 2004, Spring 2008, Fall 2008
  • 3.803 GPA, Summa Cum Laude
  • Member of Police Science Club
  • Continuing education in Police Science (Administration of Justice), Law Enforcement, and Corrections

Department of Forensic Science Richmond, VA, Expected in No Degree : Forensic Crime Scene Technician / Investigations - GPA :
  • SCIENCE ACADEMY GRADUATE: Focus on the systematic approach of working crimes scenes and criminal investigations. The proper handling and packaging of evidence and the proper way to prepare cases for courtroom presentation. Photography and documentation of the crime and use of forensic science equipment to process scenes and evidence.
The University of Virginia's College At Wise Wise, VA Expected in No Degree : Requirements For VA Teaching License (CTE) - GPA :
  • Continuing education in Classroom and Behavior Management
  • Continuing education in Curriculum Development
  • Continuing education in Human Growth and Development (Child Psychology)
  • GPA 4.0 (all three courses)
George Wythe High School Wytheville, VA, Expected in 05/1993 High School Diploma : - GPA :

General education requirements

Work History
State Of Georgia - Criminal Justice Instructor
Union City, GA, 06/2018 - Current
  • Prepared lesson plans, instructional aids and supplemental teaching materials to promote student comprehension and intellectual curiosity.
  • Developed and implemented relevant curriculum, lectures, assignments and exams.
  • Selected and obtained materials and supplies such as textbooks.
  • Used assessments to monitor student understanding, modified instruction and provided feedback to students.
  • Collaborated with colleagues to address teaching and research issues.
  • Wrote letters of recommendation for students.
  • Taught in-classroom and online courses with focus on Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement degree paths, including dual-enrollment and adjunct instruction.
  • Exceeded goals through effective task prioritization and great work ethic.
  • Demonstrated fairness, equity, inclusion, and differentiated instruction in the classroom setting
  • Teaching the history of and the operations of all components of the criminal justice system
  • Practical assessments, guest presenters, and hands-on training to teach the job of a police officer (and other CJ professions)
Marquette University - Adjunct professor
Milwaukee, WI, 01/2019 - Current
  • Evaluated and revised lesson plans and course content to achieve student-centered learning.
  • Used variety of learning modalities and support materials to facilitate learning process and accentuate presentations.
  • Managed development of Criminal Justice programs for use in expansion of curriculum delivery options for entry-level students.
  • Aided in migration of technological options and course materials for Corrections and Administration of Justice courses in the Canvas online learning system
  • Advised students in academic matters to improve successful course completion.
  • Worked cooperatively with other members of faculty and staff to contribute to overall institutional effectiveness.
  • Collaborated with department head to create dynamic, ongoing curriculum development and instruction improvement program.
Wythe County Sheriff's Office - Sergeant of Investigations
City, STATE, 03/2005 - 01/2022
  • Produced comprehensive investigative reports and official correspondence for criminal prosecution.
  • Gave official testimony in grand jury, administrative and open court hearings.
  • Worked with law enforcement, prosecutors and company representatives to handle caseload.
  • Collected sworn written and recorded statements backing up investigations.
  • Obtained evidence through direct records reviews and conducted interviews with complainants, suspects and policyholders.
  • Verified and authenticated validity and admissibility of evidence and preserved its integrity for court hearings
  • Liaised with local, state and federal regulatory agencies to streamline investigation completion.
  • Incident-Based Reporting to track statistics for the State of Virginia
  • Crime Scene/Forensic Technician
  • Procurement and execution of search warrants
  • Supervised investigators and school resource officers - liaison for sheriff's office and local school system
  • Recruitment events, public awareness training/events

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School Attended

  • Liberty University
  • Bluefield College
  • Wytheville Community College
  • Department of Forensic Science
  • The University of Virginia's College At Wise
  • George Wythe High School

Job Titles Held:

  • Criminal Justice Instructor
  • Adjunct professor
  • Sergeant of Investigations


  • Master of Science
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Associate of Science
  • No Degree
  • No Degree
  • High School Diploma

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