Dr. Brooker holds a Ph.D. in criminal justice from Sam Houston State University, a M.A. in Sociology (with a criminology concentration) from Western Michigan University and a B.S. in criminal justice from SUNY College at Brockport. He has been teaching in higher education for over nineteen (19) years now and truly enjoys what he does.
He has also have been involved with a number of research projects that examine various aspects of the criminal justice field. For example, he just finished working on a grant from the Department of Justice that explored the effectiveness of a faith based mentoring program for women returning home after being incarcerated. In his community, he has have served as a Public Safety Commission member for the City of Westbrook (Maine) in the past where he was able to oversee the hiring and promotion processes of the police and fire departments. Last summer, he worked on a community based survey for the Westbrook (ME) Police Department to assess the public perception of the police and public concerns among community members. In addition, Dr. Brooker recently completed an essay on the juvenile death penalty that will be published in the upcoming Encyclopedia of Juvenile Delinquency and Justice. Last summer, he was busy working with the Maine Department of Corrections on a reentry project.
His personal interests include hiking with his trusted K9 Sir Winston, playing basketball, running/exercising, playing poker, and spending time with family & friends.
PhD, Sam Houston State University
MA, Western Michigan University
BS, SUNY College at Brockport
Westbrook (Maine) Public Safety Commission , Board Member - Westbrook
Awards / Honors
Instructional Innovation in Community-Based Learni, Saint Joseph's College of Maine, 2015
Excellence in Teaching Award, Saint Joseph's College of Maine, 2008