Dr. Caroletta A. S. Ivey
With her charismatic personality, Dr. Ivey takes commend of her students ability to learn the global concepts of criminal justice; inside and outside of the classroom.
Dr. Ivey has a passion for teaching and a joy for the content areas within criminal justice. As a second-generation instructor on the university level, she believes that undergraduate students should leave a university armed with the ability to think critically. Thus, a cornerstone of her teaching philosophy and personal teaching goals is to not only prepare students for the next phase of their life; whether or not it is employment, graduate school, or law school; but to help students develop higher–order-thinking skills.
- Ph.D. in Public Safety with a specialization in Criminal Justice from the School of Public Service and Leadership - Capella University
- Ed.D. in Educational Administration with a specialization in Adult & Higher Education Administration and Cognates in College Teaching and Educational Psychology from the College of Education – University of South Dakota.
- Master of Criminal Justice (MCJ) with a specialization in Criminal Justice Education from the College of Criminal Justice – University of South Carolina-Columbia
- B.S. in Criminal Justice from the College of Criminal Justice – University of South Carolina-Columbia
- B.A. in Government from the College of Humanities and Social Sciences – University of South Carolina-Columbia
- Mental Health and the Criminal Justice System
- Dating and Intimate Partner Violence
- First-Generations Students
- Law Enforcement
- College Teaching
During her unforeseen journey to becoming a faculty member within the field of criminal justice; Dr. Ivey has had journey stops including working in store management for a family own business and working as a ticket patrol officer and reviewing incident reports for South Carolina State University’s Police Department. While pursuing her other educational degrees; she has worked in Student Affairs and was a Graduate/Teaching Assistant for the College of Criminal Justice at the University of South Carolina teaching undergraduate and master’s level courses. While Dr. Ivey was pursuing her degree in adult & higher education administration at the University of South Dakota, she has used this time to not only learn about University Administration; but also with earning hours in college teaching and educational psychology. She has used this experience to help understand the cognitive development of the college student and how to teach them at various stages of their young adult development.
Dr. Ivey has also taught at SC State University, in the Department of Teacher Education, where she taught such courses as human growth and development, educational psychology, history and philosophy of education, and developed and taught the course Black Issues and Historical Figures in Education. Also at South Carolina State University she was the PRAXIS Administrator and Director of the SC Teaching Fellows Program (a statewide grant-funded program). Dr. Ivey came to Claflin University as an instructor of criminal justice in 2008 and earned her post-doctorate degree in criminal justice in 2011. She has been teaching part-time and full-time, criminal justice courses for over 10 years.
Activities and Honors
Dr. Ivey belongs to the following Criminal Justice organizations and Honor Society:
- Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (Life Member)
- Alpha Phi Sigma National Criminal Justice Honor Society, Alumni Association
- Southern Criminal Justice Association
- South Carolina Probation, Parole, and Pardon Association
- Orangeburg County Emergency Response Team - CERT
She also belongs to the following Social Science organization:
- Pi Gamma Mu International Honor Society of the Social Sciences – Claflin University
She is also the faculty advisor of the student chapters (Pi Upsilon) of Alpha Phi Sigma National Criminal Justice Honor Society and the South Carolina Iota Chapter of Pi Gamma Mu International Honor Society of the Social Sciences here at Claflin University.
Dr. Ivey was also awarded the National Society of Leadership and Success, Excellence in Teaching Award Winner (December 2013).
These are the social media that Dr. Ivey belongs to with our majors in criminal justice:
- Alpha Phi Sigma, Pi Upsilon Chapter GroupMe
- Alpha Phi Sigma, Pi Upsilon Chapter Alumni GroupMe
- Criminal Justice Society GroupMe
- Claflin Criminal Justice Majors GroupMe
Ivey, C.A. S. (2012). “Teaching, counseling, and law enforcement functions in South Carolina high schools: A study on the perception of time spent among School Resource Officers.” International Journal of Criminal Justice Sciences, 7(2), 550-561.
Shuler, C. A., (2010). “Male victims of intimate partner violence: An examination of the review of literature through the critical theoretical perspective.” International Journal of Criminal Justice Sciences, 5(1), 163-173.
Kinard, J. & Shuler, C. A., (2004). “Recruitment, retention of teachers - A Teaching Fellows program.” In Perspectives on Teacher Education Reform: Unique Partnership Initiatives. Simms, E., Kowalski, C., & O'Neal, B. Boston, MA: The McGraw - Hill Custom Publishing, pp. 103-108.
Dr. Ivey has presented research at the main criminal justice organization that governs the standards in criminal justice education - The Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences’ Annual Meetings in 2015 and 2016:
53rd Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Annual Meeting, March 28 – April 2, 2016, Denver, Colorado. Developing an Online Pedagogy that is Andragogical: The Art of Teaching Nontraditional Students. Caroletta Shuler Ivey, Claflin University
52nd Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Annual Meeting, March 3 – 7, 2015, Orlando, Florida. Evaluation of a State’s School Resource Officers Program in High Schools. PANEL: POLICING POTPOURRI: SROS, RURAL POLICING, AND SENTIMENTS TOWARD POLICE, Panel Chair: Caroletta Shuler Ivey, Claflin University
Claflin also host conferences, and Dr. Ivey presented in 2014 about more individuals with mental illness coming into the criminal justice system.
African Diaspora Symposium, November 10 - 13, 2014. Orangeburg, South Carolina. The Stigma of Mental Illness of the Black Community and the Criminal Justice System: A Struggle to Stay and Compliant – Presenting the Literature.
American Criminology Society, 62nd Annual Meeting, Crime and Social Institutions (November 17 – 20, 2010), San Francisco, California. Perceptions of the School Resource Officer Program in South Carolina’s High Schools: The Pilot Study (poster presentation).