College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
School of Public Policy and Administration
Ph.D. Public Policy and Administration
Dr. James W Beeks, Sr
Dr. James W Beeks, Sr’s formal training is in public policy/administration where he has served in various functions during his 40+ plus year career. Dr. Beeks academic journey and professional experience is multi-disciplinary from an undergraduate degree in Geography to a Doctor of Philosophy in Public Policy and a career in the federal law enforcement public sector. The public career included employment with a U.S. Department of Justice regulatory and law enforcement agency, assessing if the international community met congressional requirements to receive foreign aid for drug/narcotic control, and field training. He has been a Domestic and International Group Supervisor with the Drug Enforcement Administration, taught a variety of virtual and traditional courses on public policy/administration for diverse student populations that included graduate and undergraduate and a doctorial mentor. At Walden University, he teaches in the doctoral capstone and research methods courses. Dr. Beeks has served on numerous doctoral student dissertation committee.
Dr. Beeks’ current research interest concentrates on the impact of public policy on
institutionalized and systemic cultural biases viewed through the lens of the origins for civil unrest which may be hidden and not recognized by the members of the impacted population(s). Dr. Beeks has participated in numerous conferences and is a member of the American Society for Public Administration and The Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS)