Allen, Michelle

Title: Instructor of Criminal Justice

Department: School of Education & Social Services

Phone: (770) 425-5031

Email: michelle.allen@saintleo.edu

Education:

  • Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, Saint Leo University
  • Master of Science in Criminal Justice, Critical Incident Management, Saint Leo University
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Criminal Justice with a concentration in Law and Public Policy from Walden University (Candidate)

Biography:
Michelle Allen comes to Saint Leo University with (20) years of law enforcement experience in various areas such as supervision, training, investigations, narcotics, corrections and internal affairs. Michelle began her career in academia at Saint Leo University as an Academic Advisor and later the Assistant Director at the Morrow Education Center. Michelle is presently the Instructor of Criminal Justice at the Marietta Education Center; Desire To Learn (D2L) Mentor; serves as the Chair of the Criminal Justice Advisory Board for the Atlanta Centers; is a member of Pi Gamma Mu International Honor Society in Social Sciences; and serves as an Advisory Board Member at Charles R. Drew High School for the Law and Justice Department.  

Community Affiliation:

  • Pi Gamma Mu International Honor Society in Social Sciences
  • Chair of the Criminal Justice Advisory Board for the Atlanta Centers
  • Advisory Board Member at Charles R. Drew High School for the Law and Justice  Department      

Teaching & Professional Interests:
The criminal justice field is ever-changing and requires one to be acutely aware of its evolution. Students should be actively engaged in their learning, which fosters retention and a better understanding. Maintaining the academic rigor of the university challenges students and produces the very best representative of Saint Leo University.

My professional interest is in the Human Trafficking phenomena. Human Trafficking has become one of the fastest growing crimes globally. I am interested in studying Human Trafficking’s ability to impact society regardless of race, gender, or socioeconomic status. 

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