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Greg Plumb, J.D.
What do you enjoy most about being a Faculty Member?
Greg enjoys "watching the growth of students in their awareness of ideas and perspectives different than their own."
What are some of your current projects?
Greg is currently "teaching a course without a textbook, Advanced Constitutional Law, students are reading cases, I am teaching a course on debate this spring, which we have not had a debate course in the last 20 years that I know of. I am teaching a research class and I am doing a research project right along with the students...so that they can see a model of research. Mine is on capstone courses in criminal justice programs around the country. I am also the Missouri Reporter for the Council of State Governments on the Missouri Constitution. Professor Brecke and I wrote a chapter in a book on state constitutions, "Missouri Constitution", which should be coming out this fall."
What exciting things are currently happening in your department?
"We are expanding security emphasis with Dr. Ken Christopher coming a year ago. We are in the process of doing a program review and we are doing a self study as part of that and we've just revised our departmental vision and we're in the process of working on changing our program competencies and how we would measure those and process those and possibly changing our curriculum based on that. We're reviving the Lambda Alpha Epsilon which is a fraternity for criminal justice chapter was established in 1980."
What is a little known fact about you?
Greg is " a certified master educator in Leave No Trace, camping and backpacking, doing that since 2001. I learned how to go to the bathroom in the woods without toilet paper."
In addition to teaching on the Parkville Campus, Greg trains boy scouts (national and regional programs), works on a couple of committees for Synergy Services, on the St. Pius X High School School Board, Board of Directors for the Northland Alternative Services Program, and enjoys backpacking, golf, snow ski, and reading.