James Alexander

Alexander Adjunct Instructor
Phone: 906-360-2466
Office: Off campus
E-mail: jalexand@nmu.edu

Mr. Alexander graduated from NMU with a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and earned his Master of Arts degree in Administrative Service with an emphasis in Public Administration from the Political Science Department at NMU.  He is currently enrolled as a Ph.D. candidate in the Applied Cognitive Science and Human Factors Program at Michigan Technological University.

Mr. Alexander is a two-time recipient of the King Chavez-Parks Future Faculty Fellowship.  He was awarded this fellowship for his master’s degree study and was recently awarded the fellowship for his Ph.D. course of study.

He has been an adjunct instructor with the Criminal Justice Department since 1998 and teaches Introduction to Criminal Justice online as well as in the classroom.  He also teaches Corrections Function, Roles of the Correctional Client, Correctional Institutions, and Community-Based Corrections.  He is also an Instructor in the First Year Program, which focuses on first-year students as they make the transition from high school to college.

Jim works for the Michigan Department of Corrections as a Deputy Warden at Marquette Branch Prison.  He was promoted to this position in April of 2010.  He began his career with the MDOC in 1994 as a case manager at the Alger Correctional Facility in Munising, Michigan.  He transferred to Marquette in 1996 and was promoted to classification director and then to department analyst in the Warden’s Office.  He was promoted to assistant deputy warden in 2001.  He has been the assistant deputy for Programs, Housing and Custody Operations.  He was recently selected to be a consultant auditor with the American Correctional Association.  In that capacity, he is authorized to conduct ACA Audits of facilities throughout the nation.  He was also recently selected and trained by the National Institute of Corrections to become an auditor to conduct prison security audits throughout the United States.

Mr. Alexander’s professional memberships and associations include the Human Factors in Ergonomics Society (MTU Chapter), Upper Peninsula Law Enforcement and Administrators’ Association, Upper Peninsula Criminal Justice Association, American Correctional Association, Association for Psychological Science, Marquette General Hospital Mental Health Advisory Board, and the American Indian Science and Engineering Society.

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