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Robert English


Robert English
Robert English

Robert L. English joined the Department of Criminology and Justice in January 2003, as an adjunct professor specializing in the field of corrections. Mr. English received his Bachelors Degree from the California State University at Long Beach, California in 1978.  He received advanced degrees, M.A. in Sociology from the California State University, Long Beach, California in 1980 and a certificate in Public Administration from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles in 1987. 

Mr. English has twenty-eight years of federal government service including six years in the United States Navy.  After the completion of active duty and college, Mr. English joined the Federal Bureau of Prisons and was initially assigned at the Federal Correctional Institution, Terminal Island, and San Pedro, California.  While at Terminal Island, his duties included but were not limited to the following: Correctional Officer, Legal Instruments Examiner, Mail room Officer, Unit Manager, Acting Executive Assistant to the Warden, Case Manager,  and Acting Case Management Coordinator.  In 1987, he was promoted to the Community Corrections Manager, New Orleans, Louisiana.  In 1991, he was again promoted and transferred to the Western Regional Office of the Federal Bureau of Prisons as the Central Inmate Monitoring Coordinator identifying inmate gangs, separation cases and high visibility inmates.  In 1993, he was promoted to Inmate Designator for the Western Region, Federal Bureau of Prisons.  In 1996 He was promoted and transferred to Phoenix, Arizona as the Community Corrections Administrator for the Federal Bureau of Prisons, Western Region where he was responsible for five offices and multimillion dollar private correctional contracts.  He retired from the Federal Bureau of Prisons in 2001 after 28 years of federal service.

Mr. English is currently a part-time professor of criminal justice and specializes in Corrections, Correctional Administration and Probation and Parole. Other areas of interest include obedience to authority, job alienation as it relates to correctional institutions, survey research of prison environments, security designation and custody classification, classification of high risk inmates, correctional programs, community corrections, organizational behavior in correctional systems, institutional security, central inmate monitoring, probation and parole, and correctional institution operations.       


M.A., California State University, Long Beach, 1980; B.A., California State University, Long Beach

Areas of Expertise

Corrections, Correctional Administration, and Probation and Parole