Dr. Melinda Whitman

Melinda Whitman, JD, PhD (candidate)

Senior Professor of Criminal Justice
Business Forensics Specialist
Missions Experience: USA

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Education

  • Doctor of Philosophy (candidate), Business Administration with a concentration in Criminal Justice, Northcentral University, Prescott Valley, AZ 
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence, School of Law, Washburn University, Topeka, KS
  • Master of Science, Criminal Justice, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
  • Bachelor of Applied Science, Criminal Justice, Psychology, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX

PhD Doctoral Dissertation 

  • The Impact of Media Framing of Criminal Justice Issues on a Student's Decision to Major in Criminal Justice. (in progress)

Teaching Specializations

  • Criminal Justice
  • Criminal Law & Civil Law
  • Restorative Justice
  • Business Administration & Ethics

Academic Experiences

  • Assistant Professor, Justice Administration, Devry University, Kansas City, MO
  • Chair Person, Criminal Justice, Colorado Technical University, Colorado Springs, CO
  • Adjunct Instructor, Johnson County Community College, 
  • Adjunct Instructor, Avila University, Kansas City, MO
  • Adjunct Instructor, Friends University, Wichita, KS
  • Adjunct Instructor, Brown Mackie College, Overland Park, KS
  • Adjunct Instructor, Webster University, Kansas City, MO
  • Adjunct Instructor, Emporia University, Emporia, KS
  • Adjunct Instructor, Henry Ford Community College, Detroit, MI

Professional Experiences

  • Research Attorney, Office of Federal Judge
  • Attorney, private practice, Olathe, KS
  • District Court Trustee, Johnson County, KS
  • Dispute Resolution Council, appointment by Kansas Supreme Court, Topeka, KS
  • Assistant District Attorney, Johnson County, KS
  • Instructor, Criminal Law and Procedure, Johnson County Police Academy, KS

Presentations

  • "International Business Law," Damásio de Jesus Universidade de Sao Paulo, Brasil
  • "International Family Law," DeVry Faculdade Boa Viagem, Recife, Brasil 
  • "International Business Law," DeVry Faculdade Boa Viagem, Recife, Brasil
  • "International Family Law," DeVry Unifavip Universidade de Caruaru, Brasil
  • "International Business Law," DeVry Unifavip Universidade de Caruaru, Brasil
  • "International Business Law," DeVry Faculdades Nordeste de Fortaleza, Brasil
  • "International Family Law,," DeVry Faculdades Nordeste de Fortaleza, Brasil
  • "International Criminal Law," DeVry Faculdades Nordeste de Fortaleza, Brasil
  • "International Business Law," DeVry Faculdade Ruy Barbosa Universidade de Salvador, Brasil
  • "International Family Law," DeVry Faculdade Ruy Barbosa Universidade de Salvador, Brasil

Membership in Professional Organizations

  • Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences
  • Kansas Women Attorneys Association