Dr. Carlton Lewis
Part-time Faculty - College of Health and Human Services
Dr. Lewis was a police officer for 18 years during which time he completed his undergraduate and graduate degrees in Criminal Justice. Dr. Lewis has been teaching full time on the collegiate level since 2006 and completed his PhD in Business Admin with a concentration in Criminal Justice in 2011. Dr. Lewis completed his PhD on Exploring Public Attitudes within Legal Precedents related to Police Pursuits.
While a police officer Dr. Lewis received 1600+ hours of professional training to include FEMA National Incident Management System and was involved with disaster recovery / mitigation planning within his organization.
- Bachelor of Science in Homeland Security
- Master of Science in Homeland Security
- Excellence in Teaching Award, NC Wesleyan Colleg (2011)
- Excellence in Teaching Award, National Society for Leadership and Success (2011)
- Alumni Achievement Award, NC Wesleyan College (2011)
- Recognized by the US Army for teaching / leadership excellence. Nominated and Subsequently invited to the Army's LDAC (Leader Development and Assessment Course) in Washington state. Only a small number of colleges / universities nationwide have faculty that are nominated for this program. From this group an even smaller number are invited to attend: Dr Lewis received invitations in 2011 and 2012.
- City managers FOCUS Community Service Award for Ultimate Service to the community. While still a police officer (1989-2006), Dr Lewis earned this award (the highest award that anyone could earn in recognition for services to the city that he worked for).
- As a police officer Dr Lewis earned the Advanced Law Enforcement Certification, Service Award, and Community Service Ribbons.
While a police officer Dr. Lewis was responsible for: the development of the police canine unit, radio traffic modification (signal codes), adoption of patrol rifles, development of organizational recruiting material, conceptual planning for closing the city jail and converting it to a secure evidence storage location, and the installation of secure prisoner compartment for police vehicles.