Title: Assistant Professor
Office: Jones Hall 212
Ph.D. (1984) Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, Education and Social Justice
M.A. (1980) University of Illinois at Springfield, Social Justice Administration
B. A. (1976) University of Illinois at Springfield, Social Justice Professions
Dr. Jurkanin has over 36 years of experience in the criminal justice field.
Dr. Jurkanin served 17 years as (state agency) Director of the Illinois Law Enforcement Officers Training Board. In this capacity he oversaw statewide training for 40,000 law enforcement and correctional officers; administered eight academies; and was founder and Director of the Illinois Law Enforcement Executive Institute.
Dr. Jurkanin is currently Senior Editor of the Law Enforcement Executive Forum. He is the author and/or editor of four books on policing, and numerous journal articles.