Dr. Calvin Edwards

Chair, Professor, criminal social justice

federal corrections, public safety administration, organizational leadership
labor relations in the public sector, public safety agencies, administration and management, court systems and probation

1994 D.P.A., University of Southern California
1993 M.P.A., University of Southern California
1972 M.S.W., Washington University
1971 B.A., Elmhurst College


Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal Corrections Compendium.
Elected a member of the Delegate Assembly of the American Correctional Association as a representative of Institutions of Higher Learning

North American Association of Wardens and Superintendents, Advisory Committee for the Wilco Public Safety Institute

Criminal Justice Advisory Committee for Moraine Valley Community College

Delta Epsilon Sigma, National Honor Society

“Here Today Gone Tomorrow, Back Again the Next Day: Antecedents of Correctional Absenteeism.”Journal of Criminal Justice Lambert, Eric G. Edwards, Calvin, Camp, Scott D. and Saylor, William G. (2005)

“Developing Student Interest in Corrections: A Role for Universities and Correctional Organizations” Corrections Today, Edwards, Calvin R. (2007)

“Branding Corrections: A University Perspective,” presentation at 2006 State of Corrections for American Correctional Association

Meritorious Executive in the Senior Executive Service of the United States Government for sustained superior accomplishments in the management of programs. Given by President George H.W. Bush.

“Ethical Dilemmas in Corrections: Challenges and Solutions” at the American Correctional Association, New Orleans, Louisiana, August 2008.

Presentations: “Making Corrections a Career Magnet to the New Generation,” at the 139th Congress of Corrections, American Correctional Association, Nashville Tennessee, August 9, 2009. Service: Member of the Delegate Assembly of the American Correctional Association representing institutions of higher education.

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