~ Criminal Justice Faculty ~

Criminal Justice Faculty

  • Michael Copeland
    Assistant Professor,
    219G
    Horace Mann 219G 580-559-5481 mcopelnd@ecok.edu
    Dr. Copeland earned a Bachelor of Art in Criminal Justice from Southeastern Oklahoma State University in 1993 and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Oklahoma in 1997. In addition, he completed all requirements except the dissertation for a PhD in Criminal Justice at Rutgers University. From 1998 to 2003, Dr. Copeland was an Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice at Fort Hayes State University in Kansas. He left Fort Hayes State University in 2003 to establish his law private practice in Durant, which he maintained until 1998. From 2008 to 2010 he served as Assistant Attorney General for the Republic of Palu, located in the western Pacific Ocean; he focused upon criminal prosecution. From December 2010 to 2013, he has been Director of the Anti-Fraud Unit at the Oklahoma Insurance Department. Dr. Copeland has eight publications in professional journals and books and has presented six papers at professional meetings. He offers the Criminal Justice program a unique mix of practical legal and law enforcement experience and several years of successful university teaching experience.


  • Thomas Parr
    Assistant Professor, , Director: Collegiate Officer Program
    219B
    Horace Mann 219B 580-559-5401 thompar1@ecok.edu
    Thomas M. Parr came to ECU January 2011 as assistant professor of human resources in the Criminal Justice Program. He is the faculty advisor for Lambda Alpha Epsilon criminal justice fraternity and Sigma Tau Gamma fraternity. He had taught at Brookhaven College since 2007, the University of North Texas since 2001, and Texas Woman's University since 2005. He has prior law enforcement experience and is a former captain of detectives. He has a bachelor's degree in electronic technology/aviation from Southeastern Oklahoma State University and a master's degree from ECU in human resources/criminal justice.


  • Melissa Inglis
    Assistant Professor
    219 C
    Horace Mann 219 C 580-559-5382 minglis@ecok.edu
    Melissa Inglis received a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology with a minor in Psychology from the University of Oklahoma in 2008. She received a Master of Arts in Criminal Justice Management and Administration in 2011 from the University of Central Oklahoma. Inglis is currently completing her doctoral dissertation at the University of New Haven. She is co-author on one publication and three manuscripts in progress.