Criminal Justice Club | Department of History & Political Science | Mississippi College
Skip to main content

The Criminal Justice Club, Phi Zeta Rho, was formally accepted into membership of Lambda Alpha Epsilon, the American Criminal Justice Association in 1990. Phi Zeta Rho periodically hosts a Career Forum where students can meet with federal, state and local Criminal Justice in-service professionals. There have been over 100 different speakers, including 40 of our own alumni, attend these Career Forums since the fall of 1984.

Career Forum Speakers

  • Dr. Gerd Langguith, International Terrorism Specialist
  • Clyde Shelley, Agent, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration
  • Sgt. Irvin Porter, Dallas, TX Police Department
  • John Dial, Retired Firearms Examiner for the Jackson, MS Crime Lab
  • Earl Switzer, Head, U.S. Customs, Jackson, MS office
  • Tami Miles, Attorney, MAXIMUX Inc. Child Support Collections Division
  • Melissa Schoene, Crime Scene Investigator, Mississippi State Crime Lab
  • Mark Hicks, Director, Mississippi Alcohol Beverage Control Division
  • Bob Oliveri, Investigator, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services
  • Karen White Burke, Deputy U.S. Marshal, St. Louis, MO
  • Greg Bowman, U.S. Naval Investigative Service
  • Jeff Broome, USPSA/IPSC Master, Pistol Instructor
  • Steve Lofton, Metro Crimes Against Children Task Force, Hinds County Sheriff's Department
  • Randy Ruffin, Detective/SWAT Team, Clinton, MS Police Department
  • Dr. William Bass: Forensic Anthropologist: Director of the Body Farm at the University of Tennessee
  • William Herald, Kentucky State Trooper
  • Jimmy Kitchens, Mississippi criminal trial lawyer and assistant defense counsel in the Wayne Williams Atlanta Child Murders Case.
  • Bob Louys, Director: Petroleum Products Inspection Commission
  • Charlie Newell, Chief of Police for Ridgeland, MS
  • Michael White, Security Officer, Univ. of Miss. Medical Center
  • Dr. Faye Spruill, Former Mississippi State Medical Examiner
  • Max Weathersby, Investigator, Mississippi Gaming Commission
  • Ron Smith, Fingerprint Expert, Mississippi State Crime Lab in Jackson, MS
  • Curtis Jones, Director: Internal Affairs for Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics
  • Don Stewart: Mississippi Highway Patrol Personnel Officer
  • Steve McCraney, Field Officer IV, Probation and Parole Division of the Mississippi Department of Corrections
  • Sandra Morrison: Director: Mississippi Victims Assistance Commission
  • Arty Girod: Director of Security for the University of Mississippi Medical Center
  • John Ledbetter, Chief of Enforcement for the Mississippi Gaming Commission
  • Michael White, Patrolman; Columbus, MS Police Department SWAT Team Member
  • Robert Johnson, Director of the Mississippi Department of Corrections
  • John Dampier, Secret Service Agent 
  • Gene Bachman, Special Agent, U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency
  • Chris McMillian, Secret Service Agent
  • Marvin Brezeale, Sheriff, Lamar County, Mississippi
  • William Turcotte, Director of Security at Baptist Hospital
  • Nevada Barr, Park Ranger for the Natchez Trace Parkway
  • Rick Moon, Chief Investigator for the Mississippi Real Estate Commission
  • Robert Pendleton, Head, Pendleton Detective Agency
  • James Shows, Probation and Parole Officer, Gulfport, MS
  • Kirk McDaniel: Director: Special Investigations Unit for Mississippi Farm Bureau Insurance Company
  • Carole Hawkins: Victim Advocate for Mother's Against Drunk Drivers

The above represents a partial list of the Criminal Justice Club Forum Speakers. Those whose names are in bold print are graduates of Mississippi College.