About Kevin Lindsey
Criminal Justice Career:
I began my career in the Michigan Department of Corrections (MDOC) in 1987 as a Corrections Officer. Shortly after being promoted to the rank of Sergeant in 1992, I realized the value of education. As I only had the required 15 college credits to obtain the position of Corrections Officer, I decided I needed to return to school and obtain a college degree. While continuing to attend college, I continued to promote in Corrections. I held numerous positions in corrections, until I ultimately became the Warden of the G. Robert Cotton Correctional Facility until my retirement in August of 2019.
I began my teaching career in 2007 as an adjunct. I have taught many courses in Criminal Justice, Psychology, Sociology, and Human Services. I have taught at several different educational institutions, even becoming the program chair for Criminal Justice at one college, for five years, until the position became a full-time position. I was provided with this great opportunity to teach full-time at WCC beginning in Fall of 2019, therefore I retired from the MDOC, just prior to beginning at WCC.
I have been married to my wife Miranda since 1999, who also has also retired from the Michigan Department of Corrections where she was a Classification Director. We have one daughter together, and I have two older sons from a previous marriage. We have two large dogs (a Great Dane and a Boxer).
I enjoy hunting, fishing, cooking, and I also enjoy classic cars.
- PhD in Psychology with an emphasis in learning and cognition
- Master's in Criminal Justice
- Master's in Counseling
- Master's Certificate in Community College Education (candidate)
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