This is the home page for Dr. Mark D. Bowman, Methodist University, Fayetteville, NC


Courses Taught*

JUS 2200 Applied Statistics in Criminal Justice
JUS 2410 Introduction to Criminal Justice
JUS 3320 Research Methods
JUS 4500 Senior Seminar
JUS 4700 Internship

MJA 6250 Research Methods and Program Evaluation
MJA 6750 Problem Solving Models for Justice Organizations
MJA 6910 Organizational Leadership
MJA 6990 Capstone

*Click on the course number to view the course syllabus

Research Interests

Organizational Leadership
Leadership in Dangerous Environments
Leadership Development
Organizational Development

Undergraduate Student Research*

I believe that experiential learning stimulates the highest levels of learning and enables the student to apply knowledge outside the classroom.  I expect students to apply abstract knowledge in practical projects that help them develop new skills as well as serve the criminal justice professions.  

At the undergraduate level I have supervised student projects that have examined a variety of criminal justice issues.  To view some of those project reports click on the project titles below.

* Click on the project title to view a copy of the report.

Graduate Research*

Students in the MJA program are required to complete a capstone project.  The purpose of the capstone project is to allow the student to demonstrate the ability to apply graduate level knowledge in the analysis of a criminal justice problem.  Capstone projects are supervised by a MJA faculty member and presented to the entire MJA faculty and students for evaluation and feedback.  Below are examples of capstone projects that I have supervised.

* Click on the project title to view a copy of the report.

Helpful Links


North Carolina Justice Academy - Western Campus

The SACS Commission on Colleges has approved the Master in Justice Administration (MJA) Program expansion and we began delivering classes in January 2014 at the Western Campus of the North Carolina Justice Academy in Edneyville, NC.  Classes at the Western Campus are linked with classes at the Eastern Campus in Salemburg, NC using video conferencing technology.  

The Western Campus is located nine miles northeast of Hendersonville, NC and 30 miles southeast of Asheville, NC. The campus is also located within 150 driving miles of major cities such as Charlotte, NC; Spartanburg, SC; Greenville, SC; Columbia, SC; Knoxville, TN; and Athens, GA.

Click HERE to take a look around NCJA - West

Watch the informational video about the MJA Program.