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Professional Development



Fall 2017 Began doctoral study at Nova Southeastern University, School of Criminal Justice


Spring 2018 Transferred to Liberty University continuing doctoral studies completing the following courses: Introduction to Theory and Research, Ethics in Criminal Justice Leadership, Theories of Crime, Advanced Corrections Policy, Stress Management in Criminal Justice, Comparative Criminal Justice Systems, Advanced Juvenile Justice Policy to date. 


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Fall 2018

  • Signed contract with the publisher ABC-CLIO, out of Santa Barbara, California, in conjunction with the Midwestern Criminal Justice Association, as a contributory author to the 2020 academic publication, Criminal Justice in America: The Encyclopedia of Crime, Law Enforcement, Courts, and Corrections

  • Attended CETLA training, certified as Level III Blackboard Instructor

  • Attended Program Coordinator’s Workshop

  • Attended Faculty in-service

  • Webinar - National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development:  Keeping Students Engaged

Spring 2019

  • Attended CETLA Sponsored Webinar - Tuesday, Feb 19, 2019,  Mapping your own success: Universal Design for Learning (online environment)

  • Attended CETLA sponsored Webinar - Wednesday, Feb 20, 2019,Moving down the road to success: How to approach accessibility (online environment) 

  • Invited as presenter leading a round table discussion at the 2019 NISOD conference in Austin, TX, May 24-27

  • Webinar - Bay Path University: Hot Topics in Higher Ed - Boosting Productivity and Results: Maximizing the Enrollment/Marketing Relationship

  • NISOD (National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development)  International Conference on Teaching and Leadership Excellence Conference, presented roundtable discussion Is Community College Criminal Justice Education Contributing toward Systemic Issues among America’s Police?​

  • Attended CETLA Blackboard training for IVCC clubs and student activities

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Fall 2019

  • Participated in CETLA three week course for Excellence in Online Teaching

Spring 2020

  • Attended conference, Orlando, FL. Power DMS, an administrative software suite for private and public entities to administer training efficiently, while offering a greater level of accountability

  • Webinar - National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development: Ensuring Equity and Success in Community Colleges

  • Webinar - Lexipol: First Responders, Stress Management and Coronavirus. 

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Summer 2020

  • Webinar - Cengage Publishing: The Learning Science Behind Achieving Authentic and Effective Student Interactivity

  • Webinar - Lexipol: A Law Enforcement Advanced Education; Duty to Intercede: Conceptual, Cultural and Legal Aspects

  • Webinar - CETLA: How to use rubrics in the Blackboard Classroom. 

  • Webinar - CETLA: Level Up - Advanced Topics in Blackboard

  • Webinar - IVCC Human Resources: Hiring Committee Best Practices

Fall 2020/Spring 2021

  • Webinar - Blackboard: Exemplary Course Program/Course Design

  • Webinar - Illinois Community Colleges Online: Humanizing the Online Environment 

  • Registered for graduate courses, M.S. Psychology; Indiana Institute of Technology

  • Webinar - Blackboard: Learn & Collaborate Roadmap

  • Member of Distance Learning Committee - assisted faculty with adjustment/training to online learning

Fall 2022

  • Webinar - National Institute of Justice: The Changing Threat Landscape of Terrorism and Violent Extremism

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