We have assembled a faculty experienced in law enforcement and criminal justice both in remote border areas and major metropolitan areas. In addition to practical, real world experience the criminal justice faculty brings a solid record of academic achievement to the classroom. Our adjunct faculty includes experienced police officers, prosecutors and defense lawyers from some of America's largest cities.
Curtis Hayes, Professor of Criminal Justice
J.D., University of Utah
Curtis Hayes practiced law for ten years, nine as
a prosecutor in New Mexico. He is certified as an
instructor by the New Mexico Department of Public
M. Chavez, Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice/Police
M.A.T., Western New Mexico University; M.S. (Criminal
Justice), Troy State University, M.A. (Economics),
New Mexico State University
Steve Chavez has served 14 years in law enforcement,
including assignments as under-sheriff, detective,
patrol officer, crime scene technician and hostage
Warren, Associate Professor of Criminal Justice
M.A., Fort Hays State University
J.D., Washburn University of Topeka
Andy Warren is a former Public Defender for Western Kansas. He has worked as special public defender with major case responsibility, tribal criminal advocate and tribal prosecutor.
M.L.S. Fort Hays State University.
David Long is a retired sergeant with the Houston
Police Department, Special Operations Division,
Special Response Group supervisor, and has 28 years
of law enforcement experience.
Melvina Barnes, Adjunct Instructor
M.S. (Criminal Justice), Florida International University
Melvina Barnes is a Correctional Officer with the
Federal Bureau of Prisons. She previously worked
as supervisor for Georgia State Corrections.
William Corbett, Adjunct Associate Professor
William Corbett is an attorney who teaches a variety
of on-line course for several different colleges.
Scott Burton, Adjunct Associate Professor
Scott Burton is a Federal Probation Officer in Albuquerque.
He previously worked for the U.S. Bureau of Prisons.
He has worked in the Federal corrections system
for over twenty years.
Kevin Daugherty, Adjunct Associate Professor
Kevin Daugherty is Director of the Criminal Justice
Program at Central New Mexico Community College.
He previously served twenty years in the Air Force
Judge Advocate General Corp.