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Program Chair - Online, College of Doctoral Studies
Retired Air Force Senior Non-Commissioned Officer. Criminal Justice professional. Advocate of student success.
Dr. Michael E. Alexander is the Program Chair of CTU’s Online College of Doctoral Studies. Dr. Alexander has been a part of the CTU team since 2004 when he was hired as an Assistant Professor and became Chair of the Criminal Justice Department in 2005. In 2008, Dr. Alexander was promoted to the Director of Education for CTU’s Denver campuses. In February 2012, he accepted an appointment as a full-time Professor of Management for the CTU Doctorate Program and was promoted to Program Chair in January 2015.
Professionally, CTU is his third career. Dr. Alexander’s first career was as a member of the U.S. Air Force, from which he retired as a Senior Non-Commissioned Officer in 1992. Shortly after that, he started his second career, in the correctional field. Dr. Alexander worked for the largest private correctional corporation: Corrections Corporation of America. He was with Corrections Corporation of America until 2002; in that time Dr. Alexander worked in three different prisons, two in Tennessee and one in California.
At CTU, Dr. Alexander serves or has served on the Doctoral Strategy Committee Voting Member (2012-Present), University Graduate Program Committee Voting Member (2012-Present), University Academic Committee Voting Member (2008-2012), Center of Excellence for Faculty Development (2010-2012), and Criminal Justice Program Committee Voting Member (2004-2008).
Business and Management and Criminal Justice
I believe that “Education is Power”. I’m IN because at CTU we provide our students the opportunity to gain this power by supporting them as they reach their educational goals.
My teaching philosophy is to share in the responsibility for my students’ success. While I can’t do the work for them, I certainly can work hard to create a positive learning environment.
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