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Criminal Justice and Criminology


Dr. Charles Everett Robinson

Dr. Charles Everett Robinson began working at the University of Mount Olive in June of 2010. He possesses a B.A. in African studies from Wesleyan University with a concentration in religion, an M.S. from the State University of New York at Albany School of Criminal Justice, and a J.D. from Washington and Lee University School of Law. Robinson has served as a trial and appellate lawyer with 25 years of experience litigating criminal and civil matters at the state and federal levels.  He is a former judge advocate, U.S. Marine Corps captain, and a former assistant attorney general with the Tennessee Office of the Attorney General. Presently, he serves as chair for the Faculty Senate and is the CJC lead professor for the UMO Washington campus.

In addition to teaching legal and system based courses at UMO, Dr. Robinson teaches theory and research based courses, along with the senior research project.  He has presented at annual conferences for the University of Mount Olive Social Science Research Symposium, North Carolina Criminal Justice Association, Southern Sociological Society, and the Black Sociologists Association. He is the 2015 recipient of the University of Mount Olive Professor of the Year Award. The award is given in appreciation to a full time faculty member who exemplifies devotion above and beyond the classroom.


Dr. Glenn Coffey

Prior to pursuing a Ph.D. in Sociology, Dr. Coffey served as a Senior Prosecuting Attorney for ten years where he engaged in criminal trials and the appellate process, appearing before two state supreme courts. He has taught at the university level for 17 years and continues to engage in research. Dr. Coffey is published in academic journals and presents at academic conferences annually. Versed in the law and systems analysis, Dr. Coffey presently serves as the department chair and specializes in teaching Theory and Methods courses, as well as, the Senior Thesis (curriculum capstone) Project.


Mr. Aaron Carver

Mr. Carver is Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice and Criminology.  He pursued his Master’s and became an adjunct instructor for the university and was subsequently hired as full-time faculty in 2010. Prior to joining the department, Instructor Carver served as a shift supervisor for Wayne Memorial Hospital Police in Goldsboro, NC, and has a total of 23 years of law enforcement experience. He currently maintains active certification with the Sharpsburg Police Department and is a certified field and supervisor training officer. Mr. Carver specializes in Statistics and Terrorism/ Homeland Security, along with an increasing variety of courses. He is presently working on his dissertation on societal response to terrorist activity.

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Kathleen A. Ennen, Ph.D., RN, CNE

Kathleen A. Ennen, Ph.D., RN, CNE

Dr. Kathleen A. Ennen, fulltime Associate Professor of Nursing, came to UMO in March 2013. She holds a PhD in Nursing Science from the University of Illinois in Chicago. As a professional registered nurse for over 45 years, she engaged in acute care nursing practice and nursing management in a variety of medical center and community settings. Her program of research is focused on stroke prevention in women, primarily older women, through a ten-week wellness program of regular walking to control hypertension, weight, and fatigue. She has been published in national and international peer-reviewed journals. Has presented her research at national and international conferences since 2004. She is involved in professional nursing associations dedicated to: advancing care of the older adult, nursing education, and nursing research. Dr. Ennen resides in Southport, NC with her husband of 45 years.

Joy Kieffer, Ph.D., RN, CCTN

Joy Kieffer, Ph.D., RN, CCTN

Dr. Joy Kieffer, Associate Professor in Nursing, is the original curriculum designer and developer for the online RN to BSN degree program, and has been with UMO since the program’s inception in January 2012. She holds a PhD in Adult Education Leadership from Walden University, an MSN in Nursing Education and Nursing Administration from the University of Phoenix, a BSN from the University of South Florida, an ASN from St. Petersburg Junior College, and a Certificate in Surgical Technology from Carolinas Medical Center School of Surgical Technology. She worked full-time through all of her degrees.

Her medical career began over 20 years ago as a Certified Surgical Technologist in all solid organ transplants. She worked over 15 years in intensive care units caring for organ transplant patients as a Certified Clinical Transplant Nurse, and has experience in nursing management. She is a new dean mentor in the American Association of Colleges of Nursing dean mentoring program, and mentors PhD in Nursing Education students as their dissertation chair.

Jennifer Sugg, Ed.D., RN, CCRN

Jennifer Sugg, Ed.D., RN, CCRN

Dr. Jennifer Sugg has been a resident of Wayne County for more than 20 years, and she is actively involved with the local community college, hospital, and the University.  She has been an acute care nurse for 18 years, in settings such as: cardiac, critical care, radiology, vascular access, skin and wound assessment, post-anesthesia care, clinical education, staff development, management, clinical administration, and nursing education.

She is a nationally Certified in Critical Care Nursing (CCRN).  She earned an EdD in Higher Education and Adult Learning and an MSN in Nursing Education from Walden University, a BSN from East Carolina University, and an ASN from Wayne Community College.  She has been with the University of Mount Olive’s RN to BSN program from its inception in 2012. Research interests include supplemental assessment in pre-licensure nursing programs, and student perceptions of BSN and MSN educational programs.

Carolyn H. Robinson, Ph.D, MPH, RN

Carolyn H. Robinson, Ph.D, MPH, RN

Dr. Carolyn H. Robinson, Professor in Nursing, came to UMO in August 2016. She received a PhD from the University of Tennessee, an MPH from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a BSN from Western Carolina University and a BA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Robinson has taught in undergraduate and graduate nursing programs for more than 30 years and has served in multiple leadership positions over that time including Dean of Nursing, Director of Nursing and Chair of Graduate Nursing programs at various universities.

Dr. Robinson’s clinical and research focus revolves around public health issues and she has mentored doctoral, masters, and undergraduate students working on environmental/public health projects. Dr. Robinson recently served as Project Director and PI on a Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) graduate nursing traineeship grant, and has maintained a program of funded interdisciplinary research and scholarship over the years. She has taken a team approach in her research and has served as PI or Co-PI on ten interdisciplinary grants. She has published these studies, as well as other scholarly research, in national peer-reviewed journals and presented her research at numerous national and international conferences.

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Dr. Khalid Dubas

Professor Khalid Dubas joined the University of Mount Olive as a Professor of Marketing in fall 2010. He has taught at: St. John’s University, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Fayetteville State University, and DeVry University. He was a Drexel Fellow at Drexel University. He is a Nissan Fellow selected by the Educational Testing Service, the Kellogg School of Business at Northwestern University, and Nissan Corporation. He received a Ph.D. degree in Business with a specialization in Marketing from Drexel University, an MBA degree in Marketing from the University of Southern Mississippi, and an MS degree in Economics from Quaid-i-Azam University.

His areas of interest include marketing, statistics, analytics, management science, economics, and programming. He has extensive teaching, research, grant writing, and consulting experience. His research publications are available at: http://www.researchgate.net/. He speaks Urdu/Hindi, Punjabi, English, and Russian.


Dr. Jerry Allison

Dr. Jerry Allison is an Associate Professor in the Tillman School of Business and teaches courses in business, management, and analytics. He has been with the University of Mount Olive for over two years.  He earned a BA in mathematics from Tennessee Temple University, an MS in mathematics from the University of Iowa, and a MBA and a DBA from St. Ambrose University.  Dr. Allison also passed the CPA exam in 1992.

Dr. Allison has taught business, mathematics, quality assurance, accounting, and human resources at five other institutions. He is employed as an adjunct for Northcentral University, mentoring masters and doctoral level students in business and management courses.  His organizational experience ranges from working as an accounting supervisor in an accounting firm, as a government contract audiovisual technician responsible for over $5M in equipment, as a computer programmer for the same contractor, and as a church financial administrator.


Dr. Huong Nguyen

Huong Nguyen is Assistant Professor of Finance in Management System, which she joined in Fall 2013. She has been teaching courses in different subjects such as: financial market and corporate strategy, corporate finance, money and banking, and statistics for behavioral sciences. She has presented her research at finance association conferences. Her research primarily focuses on corporate finance, derivatives and investment and financial institutions. She is a member of finance associations such as: American Finance Association, Mid-West Finance Association, and South-Western Finance Association.

She graduated in December 2012, obtaining a PhD in Financial Economics at the University of New Orleans, and taught for there in Spring 2013 as the Finance Adjunct Faculty. She was recognized as the best PhD student in Corporate Finance Field in 2009, and earned the full graduate assistantship 2007-2012 from University of New Orleans.


Dr. Norman R. Crumpacker

Currently serving as Chair of the Business Solutions Division, Dr. Crumpacker graduated from North Carolina State University with a B.S. in Industrial Engineering and M.S. in Management. While employed fulltime, he earned: an MBA from Campbell University, a B.A. in Psychology from North Carolina Wesleyan College, and a Doctoral Degree from the University of Sarasota in Business Administration – Management. Dr. Crumpacker serves on two Boards: the North Carolina Phi Beta Lambda Professional Division-Foundation and University of Mount Alumni Association Olive. He once served as the North Carolina Honors Association President, and received the Academy of Management “Best Reviewer Award” in 2013.

Dr. Crumpacker worked eight years in the private sector in roles that include: Industrial Engineer, Quality Control Supervisor, and Corporate Quality Control Manager. He has taught at the collegiate-level since 2003, and have been an assistant professor with the University of Mount Olive since 2007.

Paul F. Cwik

Dr. Paul Cwik

Dr. Cwik is currently Professor of Economics and Finance in the Division of Management Systems at the University of Mount Olive. He earned a B.A. from Hillsdale College, an M.A. from Tulane University, and a Ph.D. from Auburn University. He has taught at: Auburn University, Campbell University, NC State University and Walsh College. He has presented academic papers in forums such as: the Southern Economic Association, and the Austrian Scholars Conferences. He has been published in academic journals including: Economic Affairs, The Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics, New Perspectives on Political Economy: A Bilingual Interdisciplinary Journal, and Business Ethics: A European Review. He is also a reviewer of Essays in Economic and Business History and The Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics.  He has also published in The Freeman: Ideas on Liberty. His dissertation was cited by The Wall Street Journal, in February 2006.


Dr. Deborah Houston

Dr. Houston has over 14 years of teaching experience in an academic setting. After receiving her MBA from Webster University, she joined Mount Olive College as an Adjunct Professor in the Management and Organizational Development Program. Upon completing her doctorate in Applied Management and Decision Sciences from Walden University, she joined the Tillman School of Business as an Assistant Professor of Management. She currently serves as the Program Chair of Human Resource Management.

As a result of completing the MOD program, Dr. Houston brings a unique perspective to the challenges of working adults returning to college. Dr. Houston teaches management courses including: organization development, business ethics, management, human resource management, and organizational behavior. she also teaches research methods and the capstone course, senior research project. Dr. Houston avails herself as a speaker in both community and church organizations.


Dr. Doug Ward

A Mount Olive College MOD Cohort 5 graduate, Dr. Ward obtained a MBA from Webster University and Doctorate of Business Administration from Argosy University in Sarasota Florida. Ward was award Professor of the Year at the University of Mount Olive in 2015-2016. He is a full-time faculty member of the Tillman School of Business, located at the Wilmington Campus. Previously, a Mount Olive College Adjunct Professor since 2005, he has taught at 5 of the campuses. He was born in Mount Olive and lived two blocks from the old MOC campus before relocating to LaGrange, NC. Dr. Ward is active in his local church, and has been praying for each one of his students, their families, and for a successful class.


Dr. Ann-Marie Majeskey

Ann-Marie Majeskey earned her Ph.D. from Capella University in Business General with a focus on Human Resource Management. She has a Master’s in Public Administration from Troy State University. Her research focuses in the areas of teaching, mentoring, strategy, and leadership. She has a certification as an Armorer from Beretta U.S.A. Under the Department of Defense, she served as a Combat Small Arms Instructor. Experience includes: special operations, base weapons inspector, teaching and maintenance of small arms classification, and machine gun instructor.

She has been an interview specialist in the Human Resource Department for Fox Management. She also has experience as a teacher assistant, a paid Emergency Medical Technician, and a certified Basic Life Support and C.P.R. teacher. As a veteran who is also married to a veteran, she takes counseling courses, in order to help veterans with PTSD and issues dealing with the aftermath of injury and illness.


Jackie Houser

Jackie Houser has enjoyed serving as an adjunct instructor in the Tillman School of Business at the University of Mount Olive since 2010, where she teaches undergraduate and graduate curricula. She earned her B.S. in Criminal Justice Administration in from Mount Olive College, graduating summa cum laude.  In 2009, Ms. Houser graduated from Liberty University School of Law in the top 20% of her class

Ms. Houser’s prior teaching experience includes seven years in the business technology program at the local community college. While in law school, Ms. Houser served on Law Review and on the Board of Directors of the Alternative Dispute Resolution team. She completed a one-year internship with the U. S. Department of Justice. Ms. Houser passed the North Carolina bar examination in 2009, and she currently practices law, specializing in: insurance law, contracts, business law, civil litigation, trials, and client advocacy.

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