Curriculum Vita michael j. Kane criminal Justice Professor Municipal Court Judge

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Curriculum Vita
Criminal Justice Professor * Municipal Court Judge

Ph.D. Criminal Justice

M.S. Forensic Science

B.A. Law Enforcement

West Virginia State University

P.O. Box 1000

Institute, West Virginia 25112

304.204.4052 mkane@wvstateu.ed

Formal Education

UNION INSTITUTE & UNIVERSITY, School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences. Cincinnati, Ohio. Graduated earning a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Criminal Justice. Graduation Date: January 2001. Matriculated in October 1997. Achieved Candidacy in April 1999. Dissertation title: Administration and Operations of Local Law Enforcement Agencies in the Southern Appalachian Region of West Virginia. I received The Union Institute Graduate College Scholarship and the Grace Mitchell/Learner Council Research Travel Grant 1999-2000. Formerly named The Union Institute.

NATIONAL UNIVERSITY. San Diego, California. Graduated earning a Master of Science in Forensic Sciences (M.S.F.S.) degree, October 1993. (GPA 3.7). I received the National University Leadership Award 1992.
PFEIFFER UNIVERSITY. Misenheimer, North Carolina. Graduated earning a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Law Enforcement degree, Cum Laude, December 1987. I received the North Carolina Sheriffs’ Award Scholarship, 1984, Junior Marshal.

Graduate Studies

MARSHALL UNIVERSITY GRADUATE COLLEGE. (West Virginia Graduate College). I completed a course study in Statistics in the Fall 1996.

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA-CHARLOTTE. I completed courses in Criminal Justice Management and Social Theory in the Fall 1990.

Faculty and Administrative Appointments

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE. West Virginia State University, Institute, West Virginia. As a full-time (tenure track) professor.

  • Undergraduate Courses taught are CJ 101 Introduction to Criminal Justice, CJ 301 Introduction to Forensic Science, CJ 308 Ethics in the Criminal Justice System, CJ 322 Criminology, CJ 399 Profiling Violent Crimes (developed), CJ 425 Senior Seminar in Criminal Justice, and CJ 499 Forensic Death Investigation (developed).

  • Graduate Courses (developed and taught) LE 540 Ethical Practices in Law Enforcement Administration, LE 550 Law Enforcement and the Community, and LE 660 Crisis Management, Homeland Security & Critical Incident (in development).

  • University Service: Departmental academic advisor. Honor’s program Advisor. Serve on the Educational Policies Committee and Honor’s Program Committee. Academic Advisor Criminal Justice Club; Established and direct Crime Scene Competition team. Commencement Banner Carrier for School of Professional Studies Fall 2010 and Spring 2011.

August 2010- present

CRIMINAL JUSTICE FACULTY (on-line). Bethel University. College of Criminal Justice. Nashville, Tennessee. Duties include facilitating CCJ 3000 Introduction to Criminal Justice, CCJ 3200 Introduction to Corrections, and CCJ 3800 Forensic Science (undergraduate) and MSCJ 5000 Topics in Criminal Justice and MSCJ 5800 Ethics in Criminal Justice (graduate). Completed Savant (online format) Training course. Savant System.

Summer 2011-Present

CRIMINAL JUSTICE FACULTY (on-line). Drury University. College of Graduate and Continuing Studies. Springfield, Missouri. Duties include instructing and course development for CRIM 221 Criminology, CRIM 301 Principles of Forensic Science, CRIM 0303 Serial Homicide, CRIM 331 Advanced Criminology, CRIM 0348 Comparative Criminal Justice Systems, and LDST 0331 Negotiation and Conflict Resolution. Completed Blackboard training course. Blackboard System

Spring 2011-Present

DIRECTOR OF CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT AND ADJUNCT PROFESSOR (on-line). Songer Institute, Redondo Beach, California. Duties include consulting, instructing, and course development. Developed and instruct in the certificate course. Courses developed FSI 200 Fundamentals of Forensic Science, FSI 241 Ethics in Forensic Science, FSI 301 Forensic Death Investigation, FSI 401 Forensic Behavioral Analysis, and FSI 402 Forensic Anthropology: The Identification of Human Remains (In development). Moodle format. Program Purchased by Marymount College, Palo Verdes, California in 2011.

Spring 2011-Present

ADJUNCT PROFESSOR of CRIMINAL JUSTICE. Mountain State University, Beckley, West Virginia. Duties included teaching courses in the Master or Criminal Justice Administrative program and in the Graduate Certificate in Criminal Justice Education progression. Additional Duties included evaluation of training academies (police, correctional, and other) for college course equivalencies. Courses primarily assigned: GCJA 501 Methodology, GCJA 532 Contemporary Issues in Criminology, GCJA 534 Contemporary Issues in Adjudication, GCJA 536 Violent Crime Profiling, and GCJA 590: Criminal Justice Instructor Apprenticeship. Served on multiple Masters committees as chair or member.

September 2010- May 2011

GRADUATE ACADEMIC DIRECTOR AND PROFESSOR OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE. Mountain State University, Beckley, West Virginia. Duties included advising and assessment relating to graduate students; curriculum development and review; the recruiting, hiring, and evaluation of graduate faculty; and providing resources and advising for graduate faculty and committees. Member of the Graduate Council advise in graduate student organizations, and other constituencies and external groups; and researches and analyzes current and potential graduate programs, contributing to their planning and construction. Directed lead graduate faculty and graduate faculty in the Graduate Integrated Studies programs in matters of teaching, student advising, program procedure, and assessment. Teaching duties, as well as serving as liaison with undergraduate programs and assist in the evaluation of training credentials for experiential learning. Courses Taught: GCJA 501 Methodology, GCJA 531 The History of Criminal Justice, GCJA 532 Contemporary Issues in Criminology, GCJA 533 Contemporary Issues in Policing, GCJA 534 Contemporary Issues in Adjudication, GCJA 535 Contemporary Issues in Corrections, GCJA 536 Violent Crime Profiling, GCJA 537 Comparative Criminology: Ancient Mongolia, GCJA 560 Critical Inquiry, GCJA 563 Research Methods, GCJA 590: Criminal Justice Instructor Apprenticeship. Courses Developed: Criminal Justice Education Graduate Certificate [GCJA 531,532,533,534, 535]. GCJA 536 Violent Crime Profiling: Theory and application, GCJA537 Comparative Criminology: Ancient Mongolia, GCJA 539 Advanced Criminology; Advanced Readings, GCJA 590: Criminal Justice Instructor Apprenticeship. Forensic Science Management Graduate Certificate: GCJA 520 Administrations of Crime Scenes and Laboratories GCJA 521 Applied Natural and Physical Science to Crime Solving GCJA 522 Ethics and Proper Practices in Forensics GCJA 523 Applied Social Science to Crime Solving GCJA 524 Forensic Training and Education. Member: Social and Behavioral Sciences Institutional Review Board (IRB). Ranking Committee (elected). Graduate Student Affairs Committee (Chair).

December 2009- September 2010

DIRECTOR OF JUSTICE STUDIES. Mountain State University, Beckley, West Virginia. Duties included teaching Criminal Justice and Forensic Investigation Courses, Developing Marketing Plans, Developing Curriculum and Reviewing Curriculum for the Criminal Justice and Forensic Investigation Program, and Promoting Admission and Retention of Justice Studies Students. Responsibilities include the undergraduate and traditional baccalaureate Criminal Justice and Forensic Investigation Program (two thirds appointment) and the Masters of Criminal Justice Administration Program (one-third appointment). Supervised two forensic investigations and one criminal justice full-time faculty and many adjunct graduate and undergraduate faculty. Overseen the Associate of Sciences degree in Fire Science. Served on several master’s committees as Chair. Previous Position was Director of Criminal Justice Program. Courses Taught CRJS 101 Introduction to Criminal Justice, CRJS 240 Introduction to Policing, CRJS 245 Criminal Investigations, CRJS 250 Introduction to Corrections, CRJS 254 Criminology, CRJS 258 Constitutional Law, CRJS 260 Intro. to Terrorism and Homeland Security, CRJS 290 Internship in Criminal Justice, CRJS 301 Cultural Diversity in Criminal Justice, CRJS 310 Investigating Domestic Terrorism, CRJS 362 Administration of Criminal Justice Organizations, CRJS 401 Criminal Justice Research, CRJS 409 Senior Seminar in Criminal Justice, CRJS 410 Senior Thesis, CRJS 490 Criminal Justice Practicum, FORIV 101 Intro. to Criminalistics and Forensic Science and FORIV 490 Forensic Practicum. Courses Developed: CRJS 260, CRJS 310, CRJS 401, CRJS 410, and FORIV 101. Administrative Accomplishments: Developed Program Assessment Plan. Revised Criminal Justice Curriculum to include Concentrations in Homeland Security, Police Science and Administration and Corrections Management. Revised Forensic Investigation curriculum. Revised Criminal Justice Courses delivered through Independent Study. On-going developing Criminal Justice On-Line program and SPECTRUM program. Evaluation Training Academy Curriculum for equivalent credits. Founded and serve as editor of the Mountain State Journal of Justice Studies. Member: Social and Behavioral Sciences Institutional Review Board (IRB). Ranking Committee (elected). Curriculum Committee, Faculty Senate, Criterion Three Committee Member: Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Awarded 2009 Faculty Excellence Award. Academic Rank Held: Professor (full).

August 2005-December 2009

MASTERS THESIS COMMITTEE MEMBER. National University. Del Mar, California. Served as a thesis committee member (supervisor) for Ms. Sharon Green, in the Master of Forensic Sciences program. Thesis title: An Accurate Time of Death Estimation Cannot Be Determined With the Application of Only One Post-Mortem Indicator.

March 2007

PROGRAM MANAGER – POLICE SCIENCE AND ADMINISTRATION. Austin Peay State University. Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Served as Program Manager for the Bachelor of Science Degree In Criminal Justice-Homeland Security for Law Enforcement and Associate of Applied Science degrees in Management Technology: Police Science and Administration and Corrections Management. Administrative, Teaching and Advising duties included coordinating and evaluation of adjuncts and schedule assignments. Academic Rank held: Assistant Professor. Participated in the development of Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice-Homeland Security in Law Enforcement. Courses Taught: CRJ 3210 Medico-Legal Forensics, CRJ 3220 Criminal Investigations, CRJ 3410 Domestic Terrorism, COR 2070 Probation, Pardons, and Parole, COR 1090 Constitutional Issues, COR 1060 Introduction to Criminology, COR 1050 Survey of Institutional Corrections, LEN 1010 Introduction to Criminal Justice, LEN 2020 Criminal Investigations. Courses Developed: CRJ 3220 (web based), CRJ 3410 (web based), CRJ 4860 Criminal Justice Internship and Practicum. Committee Service: Planning Committee: Institute for Global Security Services (IGSS), School of Technology and Public Management Curriculum Committee State-wide (Tennessee) Advisory Committee on Lower Division Education Criminal Justice Task Force Strategic Planning Committee (2004-05). Kenwood High School Advisory Council Member (Vocational Department)

July 2004 – July 2005

INSTRUCTOR OF FORENSIC SCIENCE. The ADVANCE Program for Young Scholars. Northwestern State University, Natchitoches, Louisiana. This three week summer program was designed for academically gifted students in grades 7-10 to attend college level courses. I taught CJ 2600 Introduction to Criminalistics and Forensic Science. This was a basic survey course addressing how science is used to solve crimes.

June 2004

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE. Northwestern State University. Leesville, Louisiana. As a full-time professor, courses taught were CJ 2160 Community Relations in Criminal Justice, SOC 2020 Social Problems, CJ 2400 Adjudication Process, CJ 2500 Corrections Process, CJ 3350 Analysis of Police Operations, CJ 3360 Criminal Investigation, CJ 3370 Community Policing, CJ 4450 Criminal Law, CJ 4460 Criminal Evidence and Procedure, SOC 3040 Criminology and Penology and SOC 4500 Seminar Drug Abuse. Administrative, teaching and advising duties including course scheduling for criminal justice, sociology, and political sciences. Engaged in distant learning course delivery (compressed Video); Recruitment and Retention Committee. Curriculum Review Council Member. Member of Faculty Senate. Founding Faculty Advisor for American Criminal Justice Association. Developed and taught the following courses: CJ 2600 Introduction to Criminalistics and Forensic Science, CJ 4470 Advanced Criminalistics and Forensic Science, CJ 4480 Senior Seminar in Criminal Justice. I also designed and drafted the Master of Science in Criminal Justice Administration tentative projection Fall 2005. Acquired an approximate $30,740.00 grant (Carl Perkins) to develop and support forensic science courses. Awarded $19,110 (Student Technology Fees) to purchase a Krimesite Imager (Reflective Ultra Violet Imaging System) for the Forensic science program. Awarded $12,605.00 (Student Technology Fee) to purchase two Forensic Video-Based Optical Comparators.

August 2001-June 2004

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE & PROGRAM DIRECTOR OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE (Adult Studies at Charlotte Campus). Pfeiffer University. Misenheimer, North Carolina. As a full-time professor, courses taught were CRIM 301 Introduction to Criminal Justice, CRIM 320 Criminal Investigations, CRIM 350 Alternatives to Incarceration, CRIM 498 D Ethics in Criminal Justice, CRIM 421 Criminal Law, CRIM 501 Criminology, CRIM 511 Criminal Justice Administration-Corrections, CRIM 512 Criminal Justice Administration-Law Enforcement, and CRIM 520 Senior Seminar in Criminal Justice. Administrative, Teaching and advising duties. Restructured the criminal justice curriculum (2001). Inducted into Phi Delta Sigma Honor Society (2001). Member of Advisory Committee for Placement of Director of Campus Safety and Police (2001). Served on Judging Panel for Student Research Presentations at Pfeiffer University Social Sciences Convention (Spring 2001).

August 2000-July


ADJUNCT INSTRUCTOR OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE. West Virginia State University (College). Institute, West Virginia. I taught CJ 230 Criminology during the Fall 1999 semester and CJ 299- Forensic Death Investigation Spring 2000 semester.



ADJUNCT ASSISTANT PROFESSOR. Marshall University School of Medicine, Forensic Science Program. Huntington, West Virginia. I conducted various lectures on Criminal Justice & Forensic Science topics and provided assistance to graduate students on various projects. Supervised Summer Internship Program at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (Summer 1999 and 2000).


DOCTORAL COMMITTEE MEMBER. The Union Institute & University, School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, Cincinnati, Ohio. I served as a doctoral committee member for Melvin Mahone, Criminal Justice Studies (2002) and for Ashraf Esmail, Sociology (2004).


ADJUNCT INSTRUCTOR OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE. Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College, Continuing and Community Education. Logan, West Virginia. I developed and taught a course entitled, Forensic Death Investigation, to an adult student body. This six-week course was a hybrid of an undergraduate college course and a training seminar. Presentation dates were May 1997, September 1997, and May 1998. Additionally, I developed and taught CJ-275 Criminalistics (Forensic Science) in the Fall 1999 semester.


ADJUNCT LECTURER OF SOCIOLOGY AND POLITICAL SCIENCE. West Virginia University Institute of Technology. The following courses were taught to an inmate population at the Mount Olive Correctional Complex: SOCI-325 Criminology (Spring 1996, Spring 1998), and POLS-312 State and Local Government (Fall 1996). Additionally, I taught SOCI-221 Principles of Sociology (Spring 1998) to high school seniors at East Bank High School (WV) as part of a dual-education program, and at the Charleston Area Medical Center campus, SOCI-221 Principles of Sociology (Summer 1999) and POLS-312 State and Local Government (Fall 1999).


ADJUNCT INSTRUCTOR OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE. Park College, School for Extended Learning, Oceanside, California. I taught undergraduate courses in CJ-111 Introduction to Criminal Justice Administration and CJ-221 Constitutional Issues.


BRIG EDUCATION SUPERVISOR. Camp Pendleton Base Brig, MCB, Camp Pendleton, California. As the administrator and teacher, student-inmates were lectured on the following courses of the Brig Education Program: Life Skills, Small Engine Repair, Welding I & II, GED Preparation, and College Preparation. I expanded the existing program to include testing instruments, and specialized academic programs for maximum custody inmates. I acted as a liaison for the base’s Joint Education Center and acted as the coordinator of college level correspondence courses.


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