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Dr. Tom Lawrence

Tom Lawrence, Ph.D.

Program Director, Criminal Justice


Dr. Tom Lawrence has more than 25 years of experience in higher education and government. His areas of expertise include leadership, management, organizational behavior and criminal justice.

In his current role, Dr. Lawrence manages three criminal justice degree tracks and supervisors all criminal justice instructional staff. His instructional duties encompass a broad range of legal courses from criminal procedure to police field operations. Dr. Lawrence has an extensive background in law enforcement, serving 15 years in municipal, county, and federal law enforcement agencies. In his prior role, he served as dean of the Arts and Sciences Division, the largest academic unit at the College.

Dr. Lawrence has a Bachelor of Arts degree in management from Saint Mary’s College of California and a Master of Science degree in criminal justice from Boston University. He also holds a doctorate degree in global leadership from Indiana Institute of Technology.