GREENVILLE, S.C. (August 26, 2019) – Lance Crowe will join the Bob Jones University faculty this fall as an assistant professor in the department of criminal justice in the Division of History, Government and Social Science.
“I am very pleased that Lance Crowe is joining the criminal justice faculty. He has a wealth of experience in law enforcement leadership and work with the community,” said Dr. Brenda Schoolfield, division chair. “He has a heart for our mission at BJU to educate men and women to serve their communities and the Lord. He is a strong addition to our campus community.”
Crowe earned a BS in graphic design from BJU in 1991. Upon graduation from the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy, he received a Basic Law Enforcement Certification and became a police officer. In 2018, Crowe completed an MA in criminal justice from Columbia College in Columbia, South Carolina. He served as chief of police in Travelers Rest, South Carolina, for 12 years.
In addition to teaching Crime Prevention, Criminal Law and Police Administration classes this fall, Crowe serves as a captain on BJU’s Public Safety team.
Throughout his career, Crowe has presented at area police departments, business associations, state conferences for law enforcement officers, university classes at BJU and North Greenville University and the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy.
He has served on the Greenville-Pickens Enforcing Underage Drinking Laws Coalition, Greenville Safe Communities Coalition, North Greenville Hospital Advisory Board (council chair) and the South Carolina Police Chiefs Association.
“I am excited to apply what I have learned over a nearly 27-year career in local law enforcement to equipping and inspiring our criminal justice majors to become the next generation of law enforcement leaders in the United States and around the world,” said Crowe.
Lance and his wife Katherine have two children. They attend Community Baptist Church where he serves as an usher.