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Michelle Theresa Allen, MSCJ

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    Michelle Theresa Allen, MSCJ

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    Michelle Allen comes to Saint Leo University with (20) years of law enforcement experience in various areas such as supervision, training, investigations, narcotics, corrections, internal affairs and supervision. 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 for the Atlanta Center; and the Desire To Learn (D2L) Mentor.

    Community Affiliation:

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

    Honor Societies:

    • Pi Gamma Mu International Honor Society in Social Sciences
    • Golden Key International Honor Society
    • The National Society of Leadership and Success

    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 of the curriculum. Maintaining the academic rigor of the university challenges students and produces the very best representative of Saint Leo University. Michelle's professional interest are in the areas of Human Trafficking and Community Relations. Michelle is interested in studying Human Trafficking's ability to impact society regardless of race, gender, or socioeconomic status. Relative to Community Relations, Michelle resolves to find solutions to bridge the gap between law enforcement and the community.

    Education

    • Saint Leo University: AA Liberal Arts
    • BA Sociology, MS Criminal Justice with a concentration in Critical Incident Management, Walden University
    • PhD Criminal Justice with a concentration in Law and Public Policy (Candidate)

    Courses Taught

    • CRM 220
    • CRM 231
    • CRM 322
    • CRM 328
    • CRM 332
    • CRM 342
    • CRM 343
    • CRM 350
    • CRM 355
    • CRM 363
    • CRM 419
    • CRM 426
    • CRM 499