Dr. Carole Garrison

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  • Professor Emeritus


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Dr. Carole Garrison earned her Ph.D. in Public Administration with a concentration in Criminal Justice from The Ohio State University. After retiring from the University of Akron, she chaired the department of CRJ & PLS at EKU from 2000-2008. She recently completed a curriculum assessment of the Kentucky Police Corps academy; and worked with the Madison County, KY School Board to enhance academic integrity in high schools; and co-authored a chapter on the "Realities of Police Women" in Women, Law and Social Control (2005).

From 1986 to 1992 she served as Director of the University of Akron's Women's Studies Program and in 1990 was appointed to the Department of Defense committee on Women in the Military (DACOWTS). From May 1992 to May 1993 Carole served as a District Electoral Supervisor in Cambodia as part of the UN peacekeeping mission, UNTAC, returning in 1996 to serve as the Executive Director of the Cooperation Committee for Cambodia, a coordinating network of all humanitarian and development NGOs in Cambodia. While there she adopted a 6-year-old orphan, now her daughter and a U.S. citizen, Tevi Seng. Before returning to the U.S. and the University, she spent 6 weeks as a consultant to Natural Farm Nepal (NAFAN).

From 1970 to 1974 she served as a police officer with the Atlanta (GA) Bureau of Police Services where she received the Police Department's award for Distinguished Service in 1975. In 1981 she joined the Criminal Justice faculty at the University of Akron and in 1986 served as Commander of a College-Police Academy that tested the State of Ohio's new Basic Peace Officer Curriculum.. In 1984 she was listed in "Who's Who of American Women" and was Summit County, Ohio's 1985 Professional Woman of the Year. She received "Outstanding Faculty" recognition from The University of Akron's Board of Trustees in 1987, 1991 and 1992 and from NISOD in 1999. In October 1998 the Governor inducted her into the Ohio Women's Hall of Fame for her work as a social activist. Earlier, Carole served as a visiting scholar at Rutgers' Center for Alcohol Studies, where she researched the Drug/Crime Nexus among juveniles while teaching at Kean College in NJ.