CJSS Faculty & Staff

CJSS Faculty and Staff

Dr. Keith Ray

Title: Associate Professor/Chairperson, Criminal Justice and Social Sciences

Office Phone: (334) 604-9181

Email: kray@alasu.edu

Office Location: Hatch Hall, 248

 Mr. A.D. Baylor

 Arthur BaylorTitle: Instructor of Criminal Justice

 Education: M.S. and B.S., Criminal Justice, Troy State University

 Bio: With almost 40 years of law enforcement experience, Mr. Baylor specializes in law enforcement and   police administration. Mr. Baylor received his Master’s degree in Criminal Justice from Troy State   University/The University of Virginia and his Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Troy State   University.  Mr. Baylor served the Montgomery community as The Chief of Police and also served as a   U.S. Marshal for the Middle District of Alabama. Mr. Baylor is an FBI National Academy Graduate and served as the National President of the FBI National Academy Association.

Specializations: Police administration, criminal investigation, police and community relations, ethics, criminology, and private security.

Office Phone: (334) 604-8037

Email: abaylor@alasu.edu

Office Location: Paterson Hall, Room 122

 Dr. Gerald Bennett

 Gerald BennettTitle: Professor of Sociology

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 Email:  gbennett@alasu.edu

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 Dr. Delilah Dotremon

 Dr. DotremonTitle: Professor of Criminal Justice & Sociology

 Education: Ph.D., University of Florida, J.D. Florida State University, M.S., Sam Houston State University,   and B.S., Texas Woman’s University.

 Bio: Dr. Delilah Dotremon is a full Professor of both Criminal Justice and Sociology at Alabama State   University. She has numerous peer reviewed publications in Regional, National, and International Journals.   Her areas of specialty include Drug Use Among African-Americans, The Treatment of State Correctional Inmates, Domestic Violence Among Minority Women, and she has a keen interest in the Slavery Laws of Louisiana, both before and after statehood. At ASU, Dr. Dotremon is the Sponsor of the Criminal Justice Club and the Pre-Law Society.

Specializations: Criminal Law, the Courts,  Criminology, Statistics, Corrections, Drugs & Drug Abuse, Domestic Violence, Marriage & the Family, Gerontology, and Stratification.

Office Phone: (334) 604-8129

Email: ddotremon@alasu.edu

Office Location: Hatch Hall 250


 Dr. Brenda Gill

 Brenda GillTitle:  Professor of Sociology/ Associate Dean, CLASS

 Office Phone:  334-604-9182

 Email:  bgill@alasu.edu

 Office Location: Paterson Hall, Room 215






Dr. Jesse McKinnon

Title: Assistant Professor of Sociology

Office Phone: 334-604-9005

Email: jmckinnon@alasu.edu

Office Location: Paterson Hall, Room 321


Ms. Alana N. Williams aka "Officer Williams"

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Title: Instructor of Criminal Justice

 Education: Doctor of Criminal Justice- Student, M.S. Faulkner University and B.S. Alabama State University

 Bio: With more than 12 years of experience in the criminal justice system, Ms. Williams specializes in law   enforcement and investigations. She has also been a criminal justice instructor at her alma mater, Alabama   State University since 2013. Ms. Williams is currently pursuing her Doctor of Criminal Justice degree and her   educational background consists of a M.S. in Criminal Justice from Faulkner University and a B.S. in Criminal Justice from Alabama State University. Ms. Williams is an International Association of Directors of Law Enforcement Standards and Training (IADLEST)  National Certified Instructor, which allows her to teach at police academies throughout the United States. Ms. Williams also possesses an Instructor Development Certification from the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) and she is a licensed Alabama Private Investigator and a Certified EEO Investigator.

Although born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio, Ms. Williams has called Montgomery, Alabama, her home for many years. 

Specializations: Law Enforcement, Investigations, Police and Community Relations, First Responders’  Autism Awareness Training, EEO (Title VII) Workplace Harassment, Sexual Harassment, Discrimination, and Retaliation training and investigations, Implicit Bias, Ethics, and Private Investigation.

Office Phone: (334) 604-8010.  Leave a voicemail if there is no answer

Other Phone: n/a

Email: ANwilliams@alasu.edu * (Best Contact)

Office Location: Paterson Hall Room 122-B

Ms. LaCretia L. Williams  

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 Title: Instructor of Criminal Justice and Sociology

 Education: M.S. Auburn University and B.S. Alabama State University

 Bio: With more than 20 years of experience in the field of Education, Ms. Williams specializes in families and   social behaviors. She has been an Instructor of Sociology at her alma mater, Alabama State University, since   2013.  Her educational background consists of an M.S. in Rural Sociology from Auburn University and a B.A, in   Sociology from Alabama State University.  She is a member of the Alabama Mississippi Sociological Association   where she served as the secretary for two years.  She is a member of The Association of Black Sociologists,   and a charter member of the National Council of Negro Women Montgomery Alabama Capitol Section (NCNW)   (MAC), which allows her to be of service to various communities within the Alabama River Region.

Born and raised in Union Springs, Alabama Ms. Williams has called Prattville Alabama, her home for many years. 

Office Phone: (334) 604-8093.  Leave a voicemail if there is no answer

Other Phone: n/a

Email: lawilliams@alasu.edu * (Best Contact)

Office Location: 

Ms. Miranda O'Brien

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 Title: Administrative Secretary of Criminal Justice & Social Sciences

 Office Phone: 334-604-8017

 Email: mobrien@alasu.edu

 Office Location: Patterson Hall, Rm 122

 Bio: Ms. O'Brien has been working in administration since she graduated college. She was born and raised in   Louisiana, and is a 4th generation LSU alum. She moved to Montgomery at the start of the 2020 pandemic. Prior to   that she was living in Portland, Oregon where she resided for 7 years.





Adjunct Faculty

Headshot of Dr. Katrice Crawford Dr. Katrice Crawford: kcrawford@alasu.edu

 Dr. Crawford Bio




Dr. LaShawnda Alexander: lalexander@alasu.edu

Mr. Michael Provitt: mprovitt@alasu.edu

Mr. Ashley Roseboro: adroseboro@alasu.edu

Mr. Larry Turner: lturner@alasu.edu

Dr. Gregory Wilson: gwilson@alasu.edu

Ms. Lynda Woods: lywoods@alasu.edu

Dr. George Ackerman: gackerman@alasu.edu

Dr. Joshua Graham: jograham@alasu.edu



If you need further contact information for adjunct faculty, please visit Paterson Hall, Room 122 or call (334) 604-8017 for assistance.