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Business and Management

Michael E. Alexander, DM

Doctoral Professor of Management

Alamosa, CO

Retired Air Force Officer. Criminal Justice professional. Advocate of student success.

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  • Doctor of Management (DM), Colorado Technical University (2008)
  • MBA, Webster University (2003)
  • Graduate Certificate, Human Resource Management, Chapman University (1992)
  • BS, Liberal Studies with concentration in Business, Excelsior College (1978)
  • AAS, Personnel Management, Community College of the Air Force (1973)

Professionally, CTU is my third career.  My first career was the U.S. Air Force from which I retired as a Senior Non-Commissioned Officer in 1992.  Shortly after that, I started working in the correctional field.  I worked for the largest private correctional corporation, Corrections Corporation of America.  I was with them until 2002 and worked at three different prisons, two in Tennessee and one in California. I’ve been with CTU since 2004 when I was hired as an Assistant Professor and became Chair of the Criminal Justice Department in 2005.  In 2008, I was promoted to the Director of Education for the Denver campuses.  Effective February 2012, I accepted an appointment as a full Professor of Management for the CTU Doctorate Program.  

At CTU, I serve or have 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)

Academic Specialization/Focus at CTU

Business and Management and Criminal Justice

  • Why are YOU IN?

    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.

  • What is your teaching philosophy?

    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.

  • Aside from higher education, what else are you passionate about?

    Golf and horseback riding

  • Publications
    • Coons, L. M., Alexander, M. E., Yates, T., and DePorres, D. (2013). “Adjunct Faculty Engagement: An Investigation and Recommendations for Action and Ongoing Research”, The Proceedings of the 14th International Academy of Management and Business Conference,
    • Alexander, M. E.(2011).  “The Development of Romantic Relationships between Female Correctional Staff and Inmates”, National Institute of Corrections.
  • Awards or achievements
    • CTU Online Educator of the Year Award Nomination, Faculty (2013)
    • CTU Online Educator of the Year Award Nomination, Faculty (2010)
    • USAF Meritorious Service Medal, contribution to national security (1992)
    • Distinguished Graduate, USAF Non-Commission Officer Academy (1989)
  • Professional memberships
    • American Correctional Association
  • Speaking Engagements
    • “Adjunct Faculty Engagement: An Investigation and Recommendations for Action and Ongoing Research”, (January, 2013), Co-written and co-presented for the 14th International Academy of Management and Business Conference
    • Chaired the International Business Session, (January, 2013), for the 14th International Academy of Management and Business Conference
  • Research interests
    • Academics
    • Leadership
    • Corrections
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