~ Criminal Justice Faculty ~

 

 Picture Michael Copeland

MICHAEL P. COPELAND

Michael Copeland joined ECU faculty August 2013 as assistant professor of human resources in the Criminal Justice Program.  As a licensed attorney, a former academic professor, and a commissioned law enforcement officer in the state of Oklahoma, Michael's experience prior to coming to ECU includes prosecuting political corruption cases in an international environment, leading a white-collar criminal investigations unit, and conducting academic research on the criminal justice system. Michael holds a B.A. in Criminal Justice from Southeastern Oklahoma State University, a Juris Doctorate from the University of Oklahoma, and he has completed the course work from Rutgers University School of Criminal Justice's Ph.D. program.

Picture Thom Parr

THOM M. PARR

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.