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Dr. Anthony is currently an adjunct professor in the On-line Master’s program in Criminal Justice Administration. He received his Doctorate in Education in Vocational and Correctional Counseling from the University of Cincinnati in 1983. He received a Masters Degree from Xavier University in Corrections and Correctional Counseling and completed two years of graduate school at Marquette University in the Area of Philosophy and Psychology. He has done extensive research on the Phenomenological method and its application to both analytical psychology and the treatment of addiction.
Prior to this, Dr. Anthony was the Director of the Addictions Studies Program at the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Anthony coordinated both a graduate and an under graduate program in Addictions Studies and was responsible for staffing 40 adjunct faculty as well as facilitating certificates in Addictions Studies Counseling, Domestic Violence Counseling, Child Abuse Recognition and Addictions Studies Prevention.
Before his Tenure at UC, he was the Program Coordinator and Drug Treatment Specialist for the Federal Courts in the Southern district of Ohio, where he did counseling, training and contracting for the Courts; and he was the clinical and program director of a Therapeutic Community.
Dr. Anthony has been in the field of Addictions for over 40 years and also worked as an undercover narcotics officer while serving in the Republic of Vietnam with the Marine Corps,
Dr. Anthony also gives community lectures and has published articles and book reviews in the area of addictions.
Governor Robert Taft appointed him to the Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board in 2003 and he served at chairperson of both the personnel and education committees until 2008.
Dr. Adam McKee worked in the field of private security while earning his degrees at the University of Southern Mississippi. He served as the director of the Mississippi Statistical Analysis Center prior to taking a university teaching position. In addition to his duties as Associate Professor at the Univ. of Arkansas-Monticello, Dr. McKee has worked as a part time law enforcement officer for over a decade. Dr. McKee is the author of books, journal articles, and websites. He is also active in law enforcement training.
Dr. Boderick Bennett serves as an adjunct professor for the Master’s in Justice Administration program. He is a veteran of the US Air Force wherein he served as a member of the USAF Security Forces. Dr. Bennett received his Ph.D. in Human Services with a specialization in Criminal Justice from Walden University. In addition to his duties at Lees-McRae College in North Carolina, Dr. Bennett serves his community as part of the YMCA Youth Development Education and Leadership Program.
Robert E. Stephens, J.D. is an Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney in a circuit covering Whitley and McCreary Counties of Kentucky. Robert is a former public defender who has tried criminal cases variously as sole, primary, or secondary chair counsel, for both the prosecution and defense, from misdemeanors to capital murder. Robert is a graduate of Cumberland College (now University of the Cumberlands; 1996, Bachelor of Science, Majors in History and Political Science, Minor in Philosophy) and of the Louis D. Brandeis School of Law at the University of Louisville (1999). Robert and his wife Tonya are striving to rear four spontaneous and talkative children and to figure out what to do with the generous spare time of parenthood.
Dr. Sarah Shelton, PsyD, MPH, MSCP is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with specialties in Health and Forensic Psychology. She has a private practice with locations in Paducah and Louisville offering a full spectrum of psychological services. In addition to a Doctorate in Psychology from Spalding University, she holds graduate degrees in Forensics, Public Health, and Psychopharmacology. She completed her internship at the Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine, where she served as Chief Intern. She then completed two Postdoctoral Fellowships in Medical Psychology and Behavioral Medicine at the Medical College of Georgia, where she later served as Faculty in the Department of Psychiatry and Pediatrics. She teaches as Adjunct Faculty at the University of the Cumberlands’ PhD in Psychology and Master of Justice Administration programs and at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology in the Psychology and Public Health programs. Dr. Shelton has held several leadership roles at the state and national level. Currently, she is President of the Kentucky Psychological Association (KPA) and is on the Board of Directors for the National Register of Health Service Psychologists.