Dr. Linda Bowlin

Chair, Associate Professor of Criminal Justice lkbowlin@seu.edu

Degrees Earned

BA in Criminology from University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA
MS in Criminal Justice from University of Wisconsin-Platteville, Platteville, WI
PhD in Business Administration from North Central University, Minneapolis, MN


Dr. Linda Bowlin is the cornerstone of the criminal justice major at Southeastern, having designed and developed the major. She focused her PhD work, through Northcentral University, on criminal justice, determined to give her students here the information and connections they need to make informed decisions about their futures in the field. She has also served the Polk County Sheriff as an Advisory Board member and is a member of the Lakeland Police Department’s Citizen’s Police Academy Alumni Association.

Dr. Bowlin’s experience, networking, and her academic training make her a valuable resource for Southeastern students. She selects Criminal Justice professionals to teach in the program who provide current and relevant industry information. Bowlin has also served Southeastern in many other capacities, including as assistant coach for the women’s basketball team, coordinator for Constitution Day activities, and Faculty Athletic Representative for all of Southeastern’s NAIA sports teams. Dr. Bowlin has also been honored as the Academic Advisor of the Year.

Dr. Bowlin teaches Juvenile Delinquency, Criminological Theory, and Senior Capstone Seminar. Her primary area of interest and research is the law officer selection process, but she has co-authored papers on Doctoral Attrition and on Positionality. Both articles were accepted for presentation at international conferences.