Union is saluting our Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Management (CJM) students, faculty and alumni throughout the month of May in recognition of National Police Week officially held May 13 – 19, 2018.
This week the spotlight is on CJM faculty members Dr. Duanne Thompson and alumna Arti Parmar. Arti holds a UI&U Criminal Justice Management degree and a Master of Science in Organizational Leadership. Both professors are examples of the real world experience CJM professors bring to the student experience. Learn more about these instructors in the Q & A below.
Q. What excites you about being a part of higher education?
A. Arti – I feel higher education broadens practical benefits and provides professional development.
Duanne – The ability to pass it on. My mentors before me took time to give me their knowledge and experiences. I now have the opportunity to pass my experiences and knowledge to others.
Q. What attracted you to become a part of the Union family?
A. Arti – I loved the design of my classes as a student and the interaction with students, who were a part of my law enforcement community.
Duanne – A good friend and peer (Dr. Nadine Wheat) had joined Union and she spoke very highly of the colleagues and Union family. After speaking with multiple Union faculty and admin staff, I really could feel the family atmosphere at Union.
Q. If you could have any job in the whole world, what would it be?
A. Arti – I have the best job in the world, being in the law enforcement profession. I just love what I do.
Duanne – President of the United States.
Q. What surprises people about you?
A. Arti – My career. People cannot believe I enforce law and arrest people.
Duanne – That I have survived 28 years in law enforcement, trained with departments around the world and I have a Ph.D.
Q. What is your favorite book, and why?
A. Arti – Girl Boss by Sophia Amoruso. Because…you just never know someone’s potential and shouldn’t judge people by what you see. Sometimes what you see may be misleading.
Duanne – Art of War by Sun Tzu. This work covers tactics and concepts that can be utilized in many different disciplines.