PhD Candidate, Applied Cognitive Science and Human Factors
Hometown: Marquette, MI
Mr. Alexander graduated from NMU with a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice and earned his Master of Arts degree in Administrative Service with an emphasis in Public Administration from the Political Science Department at NMU. He is currently enrolled as a PhD candidate in the Applied Cognitive Science and Human Factors Program at Michigan Technological University.
Mr. Alexander is a two-time recipient of the King Chavez-Parks Future Faculty Fellowship. He was awarded this Fellowship for his Master’s Degree study and was recently awarded the Fellowship for his PhD course of study.
Jim has been an Adjunct Instructor with the Criminal Justice Department at Northern Michigan University since 1998. He also teaches online for DeVry University and Ashford University. He is presently a consultant subject matter expert with EDMC Higher Education. and teaches Introduction to Criminal Justice online as well as in the classroom. He also teaches Corrections Function, Roles of the Correctional Client, Correctional Institutions, and Community-Based Corrections. He is also an Instructor in the First Year Program, which focuses on first year students as they make the transition from high school to college.
Jim works for the Michigan Department of Corrections as a Deputy Warden at Marquette Branch Prison. He has been with the Michigan Department of Corrections for 18 years.
Mr. Alexander’s Professional Memberships and Associations include the Human Factors in Ergonomics Society (MTU Chapter), Upper Peninsula Law Enforcement and Administrators’ Association, Upper Peninsula Criminal Justice Association, American Correctional Association, Association for Psychological Science, Marquette General Hospital Mental Health Advisory Board, and the American Indian Science and Engineering Society.