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The Schools of Nursing and Pharmacy operate on both the Oxford and Jackson campuses. The Schools of Dentistry, Health Related Professionals and Medicine, and the Health Sciences Graduate School, are based in Jackson only. (Additional healthcare programs are available through the School of Applied Sciences on the Oxford campus.) Other than these exceptions, the schools above are on the Oxford campus.

Faculty Profile

LINDA DENISE KEENA

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LEGAL STUDIES
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE
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207 ODOM HALL
UNIVERSITY, MS 38677
(662) 915-1998
Joined UM: 08/20/2009

Brief Bio

Dr. Linda Keena is an Associate Professor of Legal Studies and Interim Graduate Program Coordinator at the University of Mississippi. She is a former State of Missouri Adult Probation and Parole officer and for over twenty years has taught various criminal justice courses and facilitated faith-based, restorative justice, and entrepreneurship programs to maximum security prisoners, nationally and internationally. She has a record of scholarly publications which reflects a variety of restorative justice, corrections, and servant leadership topics. She is co-author and project director for Meth Education for Elementary Students (MEDFELS), a nationally recognized methamphetamine education program for third and fourth graders. She is a member of the American Corrections Association's Professional Education Council and Delegate Assembly, representing Institutions of Higher Learning and a life member of the National Association of Community and Restorative Justice. Dr. Keena is a 2012 graduate of the Delta Leadership Executive Academy and a 2014 graduate of Harvard School of Executive Education. Finally, Dr. Keena currently serves as the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences' Restorative and Community Justice Section 2nd Executive Counselor.

Degrees

BS
CRIMINAL JUSTICE
SOUTHEAST MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY/ CAPE GIRARDEAU, MISSOURI (1984)
MS
ADMINISTRATION
SOUTHEAST MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY/ CAPE GIRARDEAU, MISSOURI (1991)
EDD
EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP
UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI-COLUMBIA/ COLUMBIA, MISSOURI (2006)

Committee Memberships

University Standing Committee
University Standing Committee

Awards

School of Applied Sciences - Thomas A. Crowe Award
2012