Name: Taurean  Walker
Department: Criminal Justice (Public Safety Division)
Title: Instructor, Criminal Justice
Office Location:
Criminal Justice, 109
Merancas Campus
Phone Number: (704) 330-4129
Fax Number: (704) 330-4130
Email Address:
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Curriculum Vitae:

Introduction to Criminal Justice
Aerial Forensics
Federal Aviation Administration Part 107 Remote Pilot Certification Preparation
Criminology (Theory)
Juvenile Justice
Criminal Law
Community-Based Corrections
Crisis Intervention
Border and Transportation Security
Intelligence Analysis and Security Management

Educational Background:
Cornell University- Certification in Organizational Leadership
(Expected 2018)

University of North Carolina At Charlotte, Charlotte, North Carolina
Doctor of Education, Higher Education Leadership and Policy,(2016)

North Carolina Central University, Durham, North Carolina
Master of Science Degree in Criminal Justice & Criminology (2009)

Western Michigan School of Law Peaback Program, East Lansing, MI (2006)

Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina (2004)
Bachelor of Science in Political Science/American Politics (emphasis in Professional Legal Studies)
Educational Experience:
Central Piedmont Community College, Charlotte, North Carolina
Aerial Forensics Instructor (August, 2017 – Present)
Lead instructor for the Department of Public Safety’s Aerial Forensics Program. Instructs regional jurisdiction law enforcement aerial forensics drone program including Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, Huntersville Police Department, and Central Piedmont Community College Law Enforcement cadets.  Curriculum includes FAA Part 107 requirements including Drone Mechanics, Pre & Post-Flight Operation, Flight Safety, Meteorology, Airspace, Weight/Balance, & Aviation Regulations.

Central Piedmont Community College, Charlotte, North Carolina
Criminal Justice Instructor (August, 2011-Present)
Instructs college level students in a regionally accredited Criminal Justice Curriculum.  Teaching load includes Criminology, Corrections, Juvenile Justice, Introduction to Criminal Justice, Intel Analysis & Security Managment, Border & Transportation Security, Victimology, Criminal Law, & Crisis Intervention.

Brightwood College (Formally Known as Kaplan College), Criminal Justice Instructor,  Charlotte, NC, (June, 2014-January, 2016)
Instructs Associate Level Criminal Justice Students in a Nationally Accredited Curriculum.  Courses taught include Criminal Law, Constitutional Law, Criminal Procedure, Criminology, Introduction to Criminal Justice, Juvenile Justice Law, International Terrorism, Homeland Security, Cybercrime, Victimology, and Capstone.

Limestone College, Gaffney, South Carolina
Adjunct Professor (January 2014-Present)
Instructs university/college level students in a SACS accredited criminal justice curriculum teaching Criminal Justice Courses.  Course work includes, Introduction to Criminal Justice, Criminology, Law Enforcement Operations, Homeland Security, & Criminal Law.

ITT Technical Institute, Charlotte, North Carolina
Program Chair: Criminal Justice Studies Department (March, 2010- August, 2011)
Instructs Adult Bachelors level students in an accredited Criminal Justice Curriculum.  Maintained extremely high retention rates.  Course load and levels of expertise includes Homeland Security, International Terrorism, Criminal Law, Criminal Justice Organization and Administration, Cyber Crime, Essentials of Security, Policing, Multicultural Law Enforcement, Crime Mapping, Victimology, Police Reporting and Recording, Capstone, and Thesis.

Durham Technical Community College, Durham, North Carolina
(FCI Butner, Federal Prison Facility)
Criminal Justice/Corporate Education Instructor (October, 2008-March 2010)
    College Instructor for Corporate/Continuing-Adult Education Department. Instructed continuing education students in regionally accredited criminal justice curriculum.  Created an innovative program for sustainable student success. Provided strong oversight for cooperative programs on campus and at FCI Butner Federal Prison through a federally funded grant.  Assisted department faculty in class scheduling, student advising, program coordination, and instructional course load. Taught Criminal Justice Courses (Criminal Law, Constitutional Law, Law and Society, and Introduction to Criminal Justice) as well as Career/Workplace Development for students. Developed and implemented inventive instructional methodology in accordance with institutional guidelines. Provided marketable skills to prevent recidivism among non-traditional students.  Promoted ways to increase high rates of retention among students at the college.
Walker, T. (2015).  The Social Context of the Aeronautical Education Experience of African-American Civilian, Commercial, & Military Pilots.  University of North Carolina @ Charlotte.

Hodge, S. S. and Walker, T. (2014). Ethics and Criminal Justice Professions.  
The Encyclopedia of Criminology and Criminal Justice. 1–8.  Wiley-Blackwell
Publishing Co. New Jersey.

Walker, T.  (2009).  Recursive correlations of criminogenic elements.  North Carolina Central

Traveling Abroad
Anything Music
Spending time with family
Qualitative Research
Anything related to flying aircraft
Aeronautical Engineering
Aviation Curriculum
Criminal Law
Social Justice Issues
Social Justice Reform
Critical Race Theory
The Social Context of the Adjudication Process
BMW & Motorcross Enthusiast
Other Information:
Selected Conference Presentations

The Social Context of the Aeronautical Education Experience of African-American Civilian, Commercial, and Military Pilots, University Council of Educational Administration, San Diego, California (2015)

Critical Race Theory in Higher Education, North Carolina National Academy for Multicultural Education Conference, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, November (2011)

Academic Honors
• Recipient of the Barbara Loomis Jackson Scholarship in Educational Leadership (2014-2016)
• Member, National Society for Leadership and Success at The University of North Carolina at Charlotte (2012)

Certifications and Licenses
Federal Aviation Administration Licensed Pilot, (2013)

Honorable Civil Service
-Member, United States Air Force Civil Air Patrol (Pilot- in-Command)
-Board Member, Charlotte City Council Advisory Board (2011 Mayoral Appointee)
-Member, Lambda Alpha Epsilon- Criminal Justice Fraternity (2010-Present)
-Life Member, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.

Continuing Education

North Carolina Drone Summit & Flight Expo Greensboro, North Carolina (2018)
University Council of Educational Administration Conference, San Diego, California (2015)
University Council of Educational Administration Conference, Washington, D.C. (2014)
National Conference on Race and Ethnicity, New Orleans, Louisiana (2013)
American Association of Law Schools Annual Conference, New York, New York (2013)
South Eastern Association of Law Schools Annual Conference, Palm Beach, Florida (2013)  
American Association of Law Schools Annual Conference, Washington D.C., (2012)
American Association of Law Schools Annual Conference, San Francisco, California (2011)


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