Faculty, Staff Honored for Years of Service to SHSU

Dr. Jerry Dowling
Dr. Jerry Dowling

Two faculty and two staff from the College of Criminal Justice were among those honored for their many years of service to Sam Houston State University during an annual meeting of employees.

Dr. Larry Hoover
Dr. Larry Hoover
Dr. Jerry Dowling and Dr. Larry Hoover have been with the College for 40 and 35 year respectively. Also receiving accolades for their longevity were Jamie Tillerson, a project coordinator for the Police Research Center, with 30 years, and Doris Powell, graduate advising coordinator for the College of Criminal Justice, with 20 years.

Dr. Dowling has been a professor in the College of Criminal Justice since 1972. He holds a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from the College of Law at the University of Tennessee. Prior to coming to SHSU he served as a Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Jamie Tillerson
Jamie Tillerson
Dr. Hoover has been on the criminal justice faculty at Sam Houston State University since 1977 and directs its Police Research Center. A former police officer in Lansing, Michigan and training coordinator with the Michigan Law Enforcement Officer's Training Council, he also served on the faculty at Michigan State University from 1972 to 1977, where he earned his bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Criminal Justice.

Doris Powell
Doris Powell
Tillerson has been employed at the Criminal Justice Center since 1983 and serves as a coordinator for PRC/LEMIT joint programs. In addition, she is the project manager for all Police Research Center grants and contracts, including the CRIMES project. Powell coordinates advising for Ph.D. and Master’s students at the College of Criminal Justice and has worked at SHSU since 1992.








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