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Dr. Wayne L. Davis

Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice

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(803) 786-3740

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Dr. Wayne Davis is an Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice. He earned a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan-D, an M.S. in Business Administration from Madonna University, and a Ph.D. in Criminal Justice from Capella University. He has served as an electrical engineer at Ford Motor Company and has over 20 years of law enforcement experience with city, state, and federal law enforcement agencies. 

Dr. Davis has experience teaching a variety of classes such as Report Writing, Constitutional Law, Crime Scene Investigations, Ethics, and Research Methods and has conducted academic research in a variety of areas including sports, religiosity, and aggression, college programs and emotional intelligence, political partisanship and cyberbullying, and attitudes toward domestic violence. He has also published several textbooks, which include Interrogation Techniques, Police-Community Relations, Critical Thinking, Report Writing, and Homeland Security. 

Awards & Accomplishments

  • U.S. Customs & Border Protection Commissioner’s Award Recipient
  • Editor-in-Chief of Lincoln Memorial University Journal of Social Sciences
  • Visiting Professor at Liaocheng University, China


  • Law Enforcement Tools: Techniques for Reliability Assessment
  • Police-Community Relations: Bridging the Gap
  • Critical Thinking: Totality of Circumstances
  • Interviewing, Interrogation, and Communication for Law Enforcement
  • Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Risk Assessment via Research Proposal
  • Report Writing for Police Officers
  • Is There a Difference Between Democrat and Republican States in the Number of Female Students Who Experienced Cyberbullying? (2020). Lincoln Memorial University Journal of Social Sciences, 1(1), Article 1.
  • School-Sponsored Contact Sports, Childhood Religiosity, and Comprehensive Aggression Later in Life. (2018) Asian Academic Research Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities, 5(4), 58-77.
  • Does Type of Occupation Affect African Americans’ Perceptions of & Attitudes toward Domestic Violence? (2018) Asian Academic Research Journal of Multidisciplinary, 5(3), 55-65.
  • A Comparison of Emotional Intelligence Levels between Students in Experiential and Didactic College programs (2015). The International Journal of Emotional Education, 7(2), 63-65.
  • The Effect of Application-based Training on the Emotional Intelligence of Criminal Justice Students (2014). Higher Education Theory and Practice, 14(2), 115-121.