Lance Spivey

Contributing Faculty
College of Psychology and Community Services
M.S. Criminal Justice

Dr. Lance Spivey currently serves as Chief of Police in Saint Johns, Arizona. Dr. Spivey has over 18 years of experience in policing across Arizona. Dr. Spivey has researched many different areas related to criminal justice. Some areas include leadership, performance, and communication practices. Dr. Spivey has experience in conducting quantitative research and qualitative research. As a lifetime member of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Dr. Spivey is actively involved in the criminal justice profession.

Courses Taught

PPPA 9000 - Dissertation

CRJS 8352 - Leadership: Putting Theory Into Practice in Criminal Justice Administration

CRJS 2002 - Juvenile Delinquency

CRJS 2001 - Criminology

CRJS 4202 - Mobilizing and Coordinating Community Response


EdD, Nova Southeastern University

MA, Norwich University

BA, Ottawa University

Awards / Honors

Phi Gamma Sigma Honors Society, Nova Southeastern University, 2014

Alpha Phi Sigma, Norwich University, 2010

Letter of Commendation State of Emergency, , 2010

Officer of the Year, , 2004