Karen Locklear

Criminal Justice
Adjunct Faculty

Email Address:

(239) 300-5714
Courses Taught:
Undergraduate Criminal Justice and Interdisciplinary Studies courses

Ph.D. Criminal Justice, The Union Institute and University
M.Ed. Interdisciplinary Studies, National Louis University

In 2003, Dr. Karen Locklear joined the Criminal Justice program at Hodges University as a full-time faculty member. Prior to her arrival at Hodges, she spent 15 years serving in various administrative positions including director of Master of Professional Studies, chair of Interdisciplinary Studies, chair of Criminal Justice and dean of the Nichols School of Professional Studies, which she is considered to be the founding dean.

Throughout her tenure as dean, she started the Center for Nonprofit Excellence at Hodges, a training program for administrators and staff of nonprofits. This was secured by a three-year grant from the Community Foundation of Collier County.

Retiring in May 2015, Locklear moved to Tampa, Florida.; however, she continues to teach online courses in the Criminal Justice and Interdisciplinary Studies programs.

Her outside interests include traveling, shopping, zip lining and spending time with her grandchildren.

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