Dr. Genea Stephens is the Program Chair for the Bachelor of Arts in Law Enforcement Administration in the College of Liberal Arts at Ashford University. She served in law enforcement for more than 20 years, holding the rank of sergeant for 14 years. Her experience includes a variety of specialty assignments including, Vehicular Crimes, Administration-Scheduling, Professional Standards, and Criminal Investigations. During her Criminal Investigations assignment, she supervised the Family Violence Unit, Adult Sex and Child Crimes Unit, and the Victim Assistance Unit. She had daily interactions with the public during the last three years of her law enforcement career, as a member of Patrol Services.
Dr. Stephens' teaching experience includes classes at the Regional Police Academy, Advanced Officer Training, Field Training Officer Development, and as adjunct faculty at Maricopa County Community College District for nearly eight years. Her teaching experience includes campus and online learning.
Dr. Stephens lives in Arizona, where she has two Australian Cattle Dogs (Riley & Jasper), and she enjoys spending spare time stretching her DIY skills around the house.
Recent Publications & Presentations
Stephens, G. (2017, March) The Impact of Generational Factors on LEO Learning Styles. ILEETA Journal, Conference Edition.
Stephens, G. (2017, March) Generational Impact of Learning Styles on Law Enforcement. Paper Presented at International Law Enforcement Trainers & Educator’s Association Conference. St. Louis, MO.
Stephens, G., (2017, May) Millennial Learning Styles. Presented at International Association of Directors of Law Enforcement Standards & Training Conference. Nashville, TN.
Doctorate in Education
Grand Canyon University
Master's in Public Administration
Wayland Baptist University
Bachelor of Arts in Public Service Agency Management