TERRY EDWARDS

Professor Terry D. Edwards, J.D. has held the position of Criminal Justice Instructor at Skagit Valley College (Washington) since September 2013 after retiring from the University of Louisville with 23 years of service with the Department of Justice Administration (known today as the Department of Criminal Justice).  While at UL, Professor Edwards taught law and police-related courses in the undergraduate and graduate degree program and in the Southern Police Institute, including instructing the law-related classes in 40 sessions of the Administrative Officers Course.  He served as Senior Legal Counsel/Adviser for the Kentucky State Police for the period December 2002-April 2004 while on leave from UL.  His research interests include police civil liability, environmental crime, and Constitutional Law and he has authored, or co-authored, a textbook on Criminal Law, various book chapters on criminal and environmental law, and several articles on police legal issues.  He is a member of the Southern Criminal Justice Association (Past President), the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, the American Society of Criminology, the International Association of Chiefs of Police, and the Kentucky and Washington Bar Associations.  In 2000, he received the Southern Criminal Justice Association’s Educator of the Year Award.  Before accepting an appointment with UL in 1990, Professor Edwards was an Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice at Kentucky Wesleyan College for two years.  Before that, he worked as a trooper with the Kentucky State Police and as a military attorney with the United States Air Force.  Professor Edwards holds a law degree from the University of Louisville and a Masters' Degree in Justice Administration from Golden Gate University.