Criminal Justice Department Faculty & Adjuncts

 

Lee P. Brown Criminal Justice Institute

Phone: (903)923-2469

Tracy Andrus, Ph.D.

Associate Professor and Director  -  Lee P. Brown Criminal Justice Institute

Dr. Tracy Andrus is a graduate of the following institutions: Louisiana College, Pineville, Louisiana (2000) Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice; University of Louisiana Monroe, Monroe, Louisiana (2001) Master of Arts Criminal Justice; Prairie View A&M University, Prairie View, Texas (2005) Doctor of Philosophy Juvenile Justice.

Dr. Tracy Andrus accomplishments include: President of the Southwestern Association of Criminal Justice (2008-2009); Research Fellow with the Department of Homeland Security (Summer 2009) University of Washington-Seattle; Recipient of the Medger Evers Award from the National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice 2003.

 

Darrell Blacklock, M.S.

Instructor of Criminal Justice - Lee P. Brown Criminal Justice Institute

He is a native of Longview, TX  He is a graduate of Longview High school, and an alumni of Wiley college with a B.A. in English.  Darrell Blacklock completed his M.S. in Administrative Justice at Texas Southern University in 2013.  His areas of study and research include: Race, Crime and Gender, and Law Enforcement Ethics.

 

Tiffiney Cottledge, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Criminal Justice Lee P. Brown Criminal Justice Institute

Dr. Tiffiney Cottledge is an Associate Professor of Criminal Justice at Wiley College. She received her Ph.D. in Juvenile Justice and has a Masters of Art Degree in Counseling and a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice. 

Dr. Cottledge has a comprehensive background in Teaching, Research, Counseling and Criminal Justice that extends over a 20 year period. . Cottledge is an avid policy and procedure professor who advocates for ethics, equality and justice.  Cottledge has taught a wide range of courses across disciplines in Humanities and Social Sciences which include: Ethics, Statistics, Research Methods, Theory, Juvenile Delinquency and others.  Specializing in a Holistic Student Centered Approach, Cottledge utilizes comprehensive teaching methodologies that incorporate “Best Practices” to accommodate the diverse learning styles of today’s traditional and non-traditional student populations. She is Critical Thinking certified and utilizes SEEI in her courses to better prepare students in the class as well as in the profession.

Dr. Cottledge has a rigorous research agenda.  She has published several scholarly journal articles that examine criminological theories as explanations of crime and delinquency. Her research and publications are honed in the areas of Human Trafficking, female gangs, adolescent substance abuse, and general juvenile delinquency.  Additional publications include: book chapters on Corrections and Prison Privatization.  More recently, Dr. Cottledge published her book, entitled: Delinquency in America: Theory, Public Policy and Social Implications.  

In addition to her publications, Dr. Cottledge has presented research on the local, national and international levels and has been an invited speaker on Children in Danger at Oxford University as well as in Sofia Bulgaria in the area of Human Trafficking.  Dr. Cottledge is passionate about service to her community and has a long history of service in mentoring and tutoring students, caring for elderly populations and hosting Toy Drives for children and families in the Dallas Metropolitan Area.

 

Brenda Foppe’, M.S. 

Adjunct Instructor of Criminal Justice - Lee P. Brown Criminal Justice Institute

Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana on December 17, 1983.  She also holds a Master of Science in Criminal Justice from Grambling State University in Grambling, Louisiana where she graduated on May 15, 1994.

 

 

H’Jordis Foster,  M.S.

Adjunct Instructor of Criminal Justice - Lee P. Brown Criminal Justice Institute

H’Jordis Foster graduated from the University of Southwestern La. with a B.S. in Criminal Justice in 1992. In 1995 she received her Master’s in Criminal Justice from Grambling State University. During this time Ms. Foster worked mental health rehabilitation specifically dealing with at risk youths and adolescents. In 1997 she began working for the Philadelphia Center as a case manager and a few years later became the Director of Case Management

 

Orya M. Harris, M.S.

Instructor of Criminal Justice Lee P. Brown Criminal Justice Institute

Orya M. Harris is from Shreveport, Louisiana. Orya M. Harris is an alumni of Wiley College where she earned her Bachelors of Arts in Criminal Justice. She earned her Masters of Science in Administration of Justice from Texas Southern University. Orya M. Harris is honored to receive an opportunity to be involved in the new Administration of Justice program offered at Wiley College through Texas Southern University. She is currently pursuing her Doctor of Philosophy in Juvenile Justice. 

 

Capt. Darwin Jones, M.S.

Adjunct Instructor of Criminal Justice - Lee P. Brown Criminal Justice Institute

Captain Darwin Jones was born in Shreveport, Louisiana and is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps, where he served as a Non-Commissioned Officer, Basic Infantryman, and Squad Leader.  As a Captain with Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office, Jones is assigned as Commander of the Judicial Services Division which includes the Civil, Fines and Bonds, Warrants, District Attorney Liaison, and Courthouse Security. Jones has served on the Special Response Team (SRT-SWAT) since 1994. He continues as the Commander of the SRT/SWAT team. Jones has participated in countless high-risk police situations. He has more than 23 years of operations experience including patrol, patrol field training officer, investigations, special operations, and narcotics.

In March of 2013, Capt. Jones graduated from the 252nd session of the FBI National Academy Program at Quantico, Virginia. Jones completed his Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice Administration (Magna Cum Laude) and graduated from the historical Wiley College in Marshall, Texas. Jones earned his Master’s Degree in Administration of Justice and Security from the University of Phoenix.

Jones serves as a Deacon at the Peaceful Rest MBC, is active in the community and the church as a Sunday school teacher. He has received countless awards and letters of commendation including the Shreveport Difference Makers Award, Wiley College Law Enforcement Recognition Award, FBI LEEDA Trilogy Award, and induction into the Eta Theta Chapter of Alpha Phi Sigma, a National Criminal Justice Honor Society at University of Phoenix. He is happily married to Caddo Parish Juvenile Court Judge Ree J. Casey-Jones and has two sons, DeMarcus and Dawson. 

 

Jude Jokwi, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice Lee P. Brown Criminal Justice Institute

Jude Jokwi is an Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice in the Lee P. Brown Institute of Criminal Justice at Wiley College. He was born in Cameroon, West Africa. He obtained his Law Degree from the University of Buea, Cameroon. Upon graduation, he started a small business which he managed for several years. He proceeded to work concomitantly for a newspaper publishing house and a Law office up till 2007. Jude obtained his M.A. in Criminal Justice from Southern University at New Orleans in 2009 and his doctoral degree from Texas Southern University, Houston in Administration of Justice in 2016. His research interests are in the area of the intersection of forensic sciences and judicial outcomes and other related criminogenic issues. He has presented his research at several scholarly conferences across the United States.

 

Marilyn Meyers,  M.S.

Adjunct Instructor of Criminal Justice - Lee P. Brown Criminal Justice Institute

Marilyn W. Myers is an Adjunct Professor in the Criminal Justice Department at Wiley College. She received her Master of Science degree from Grambling State University, Grambling, Louisiana, and her Bachelor of Science degree from Northwestern State University, Natchitoches, Louisiana. She holds a Paralegal Certificate from Louisiana State University Shreveport. She is also a Notary Public for Caddo Parish.

 

Adrienne N. Moore, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice - Lee P. Brown Criminal Justice Institute

Adrienne N. Moore holds both her bachelor’s and master’s degree in Mass Communication.  She earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and her master’s degree from Grambling State University.  She attended Texas Southern University’s Administrative Justice doctoral program where she earned fifty-six credits before pursuing and completing her degree in Urban Higher Education.    She currently holds a position as Assistant Professor in the department of Criminal Justice at Wiley College where she has been employed for four years. Her focus in the program is juvenile justice, social justice, and juvenile recidivism.  Her research in criminal justice focused on juvenile prostitution and human trafficking.  

As stated prior, she received her doctorate’s degree in Urban Higher Education from Jackson State University.  Her research focus is student engagement of the nontraditional student attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities, as well as student engagement at Historically Black Colleges and Universities. She recently was published in the International Journal of Human Science Social Intention.

She has worked in higher education for ten years.  Her career started in higher education admissions and later as an adjunct faculty member as an online instructor.  She is affluent in online instruction and currently a member of the online development committee at Wiley College.  She is also currently an online Academic Coach for Instruction Connection, which works with several universities assisting faculty with their online instruction. She currently serves as a council member of several committees at the College: Career Pathway Initiative Committee, Wiley College Academic Council, Wiley College Judicial Council, Wiley PanHellenic Advisor Council, as well as advising several academic and social organizations on the campus.    

Dr. Moore has a decade of experience in higher education, both as an administrator and faculty.  She is passionate about student engagement research and what is needed for student matriculation and retention.  She understands the needs of millennial students and connecting social media and education in the future curriculums at Historically Black Colleges and Universities.  

 

Doyce Payne,  M.S.

Adjunct Instructor of Criminal Justice - Lee P. Brown Criminal Justice Institute

My research interest area is the Inner City Children’s Success in Urban Higher Education. My name is Doyce Payne, I was born in Arcadia, Louisiana, attended school at Crawford High and completed my studies at Grambling State University with a Master of Science in Criminal Justice.  I completed further studies at Louisiana State University Shreveport and Louisiana Technical University,

 

Roderick D. Sherman, JD.

Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice - Lee P. Brown Criminal Justice Institute

He is from Berea, Ohio.  He attended Louisiana College and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Pre-law in 2000.  Upon graduating from Louisiana College in, he went on to attend Southern University Law Center in Baton Rouge, LA.  Dr. Sherman received his Juris Doctor in 2003.

 

 

Lorenzo Williams, JD.

Adjunct Instructor of Criminal Justice - Lee P. Brown Criminal Justice Institute

Mr. Williams obtained his B.S. in Interpersonal Communications from University of Houston, Houston TX. and his Juris Doctor 

degree on May 12, 2012 from Thurgood Marshall Law School, Texas Southern University, Houston TX.