Dr. Darl Champion, Sr. is a tenured professor within the School of Public Affairs at Methodist University in North Carolina. Darl served in the U.S. Army Military Police Corps and the U.S. Army C.I.D. He began his teaching career with Fayetteville Community College.
In 1997, Dr. Champion was named the Outstanding Instructor at Fayetteville Technical Community College; in 1988 he was named the Margaret Lange Willis Outstanding Educator in North Carolina. In 2004 he was named Professor of the Year at Methodist University.
Dr. Champion has been a long-term member of the Academy of Criminal Justice Science, the American Society of Criminology, the American Society for Public Administration, and the American Society of Industrial Security. He served ten years as a member of the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission and is currently a member of the governing board of the Carolina’s Institute for Community Policing.
He has worked with a number of agencies and we spoke about the changes in policing and the history of policing. We discussed the legacy of August Vollmer, who has been called the father of American policing. We also discussed the challenges in policing and teaching in Criminal Justice programs using an andragogical approach.