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BAS in Criminal Justice
Faculty

 
   
 

We have assembled a faculty experienced in law enforcement and criminal justice both in remote border areas and major metropolitan areas. In addition to practical, real world experience the criminal justice faculty brings a solid record of academic achievement to the classroom. Our adjunct faculty includes experienced police officers, prosecutors and defense lawyers from some of America's largest cities.


Curtis Hayes, Professor of Criminal Justice
J.D., University of Utah
Curtis Hayes practiced law for ten years, nine as a prosecutor in New Mexico. He is certified as an instructor by the New Mexico Department of Public Safety.

Andrew Warren, Associate Professor of Criminal Justice
M.A., Fort Hays State University
J.D., Washburn University of Topeka
Andy Warren is a former Public Defender for Western Kansas. He has worked as special public defender with major case responsibility, tribal criminal advocate and tribal prosecutor.

David Long, Adjunct Instructor
M.L.S. Fort Hays State University.
David Long is a retired sergeant with the Houston Police Department, Special Operations Division, Special Response Group supervisor, and has 28 years of law enforcement experience.

Melvina Barnes, Adjunct Instructor
M.S. (Criminal Justice), Florida International University
Melvina Barnes is a Correctional Officer with the Federal Bureau of Prisons. She previously worked as supervisor for Georgia State Corrections.


William Corbett, Adjunct Associate Professor
J.D.,
William Corbett is an attorney who teaches a variety of on-line course for several different colleges.


Scott Burton, Adjunct Associate Professor
M.A.
Scott Burton is a Federal Probation Officer in Albuquerque. He previously worked for the U.S. Bureau of Prisons. He has worked in the Federal corrections system for over twenty years.

Kevin Daugherty, Adjunct Associate Professor
J.D.
Kevin Daugherty is Director of the Criminal Justice Program at Central New Mexico Community College. He previously served twenty years in the Air Force Judge Advocate General Corp.

Brenda Burton, Adjunct Assistant Professor
M.S. in Criminal Justice, University of Central Missouri
Brenda Burton earned an M.S. in Criminal Justice from the University of Central Missouri. She was a Special Agent with the FBI for over nine years, specializing in white collar crime. She was also a media spokesperson for the FBI during most of her career.

Joseph J. Kolb, Adjunct Instructor
M.A.
Joseph J. Kolb is a veteran journalist who is a regular contributor to FoxNews.com. His area of specialty and interest is U.S.-Mexico Border issues and criminal justice. He has also been published in the Albuquerque Journal, Americas Quarterly, Catholic News Service, The Crime Report, The Global Intelligence, and the New York Times. He is a former Guggenheim fellow at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and the French-American Foundation.

   
 
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