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Dr. Mahone to Speak at Phi Alpha Theta Lecture Series


Williamsburg, KY The University of the Cumberlands (UC) Phi Alpha Theta Historical Honor Society will be hosting their second lecture for the 2011-2012 Lecture Series on Tuesday, October 25th, at 7:00 p.m. in the Bennett Building Auditorium located on the UC campus.

This lecture’s guest speaker is Dr. Melvin Mahone, Assistant Professor for the UC Criminal Justice Department. His topic entitled, “The Long Road Back” will be focused on the experiences he had while serving in Vietnam.

Dr. Mahone was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. In 1969 he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps where he served in Vietnam. Upon his return to America Dr. Mahone graduated with a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Sociology and Corrections from Chicago State University in Chicago, IL. He then continued his studies and was graduated with a Ph.D. in Criminal Justice and corrections from Union Institute and University in Cincinnati, OH.

Dr. Mahone has worked in several areas of the Criminal Justice System and has taught over 35 different Criminal Justice courses at several colleges and universities. He has been a Dean and Coordinator of Criminal Justice at Taylor Business Institute in Chicago, IL and Olympic College in Bremerton, WA.

He currently conducts workshops and consults on Stress and Leadership in the workplace. He is also a published writer.

Mahone is the father to three children and he currently resides in Williamsburg, KY.

Located in Williamsburg, Ky., University of the Cumberlands is an institution of regional distinction, which currently offers four undergraduate degrees more than 40 major fields of study; nine pre-professional programs; seven graduate degrees, including a doctorate and six master’s degrees; certifications in education; and online programs.