Faculty Bios

Dr.Robert J. Homant, Ph.D.

homant Department Chair & Professor
Dr. Robert J. Homant, Ph.D.
313-578-0362
homantr@udmercy.edu

Dr. Robert J. Homant, A.B., University of Detroit; M.A. and Ph.D. Michigan State University; Chair and Professor of Criminal Justice Studies and Director of Human Services. Homant teaches deviant behavior and corrections courses, statistics and research methods, and ethics in the human services. He has published over 70 professional articles regarding police behavior and offender rehabilitation. Homant currently researches on the validity of criminal profiling.


Dr. Daniel B. Kennedy, Ph.D.

kennedy Professor Emeritus
Dr. Daniel B. Kennedy, Ph.D.
313-993-1077
kenneddb@udmercy.edu

Dr. Daniel B. Kennedy, B.A., M.A., & Ph.D., Wayne State University. Kennedy a former probation officer and police trainer, teaches criminology, victimology, law enforcement theories, multicultural understanding, and courses in the nature of United States private security, terrorism, and homeland security courses. He is a forensic consultant in civil litigation across the United States in cases involving negligent security, police pursuits, use of force, and jail suicides. Kennedy is a licensed Master's Social Worker with professional designations as a Certified Protection Professional (CPP) and a Certified Clinical Sociologist (CCS). Kennedy joined the University in 1975.

Charles E. Wilson, J.D.

Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice Studies
Briggs 135

Charles E. Wilson has over 28 years of public safety experience, which included tenures as both the City of Detroit's Chief of Police and Executive Fire Commissioner. His police specialties included combating gang crime, narcotic enforcement, surveillance and intelligence tactics, and investigative techniques. Additionally, he served over 35 years in the U.S. Army and Army Reserve as a commissioned officer where he achieved and retired at the rank of Major General. His combined law enforcement and military careers have provided him with a unique blend of professional experience, expert knowledge and extensive leadership skills in the areas of police administration and military affairs.  Mr. Wilson earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Wayne State University, a Master of Sciene in Administration from Central Michigan University and a Juris Doctorate from Wayne State University Law School.                                                                                                                                                

Dr. Michael J. Witkowski, Ed.D.

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Associate Professor
Dr. Michael J. Witkowski, Ed.D.
313-993-1051
witkowmj@udmercy.edu

Dr. Michael J. Witkowski, B.S., Wayne State University; M.A., Central Michigan University; Ed.D., Western Michigan University; Associate Professor of Criminal Justice. Witkowski teaches courses in Criminal Justice, Human Services, and Legal Administration. He also administers the Master's in Security Administration Program. He is a Certified Protection Professional (CPP) and member of the American Society for Industrial Security. He researches, publishes and speaks on workplace violence and security measures. He is a frequent media guest on security and criminal justice issues. He encourages a community service component for his students in conjunction with the Service Leadership Institute. Witkowski worked over 17 years with the Ford Motor Company Security Department prior to joining UDM in 1992.