Lindenwood University-Belleville recently named Donna Osborne Bradley as the new director of Graduate Criminal Justice Programs for the Office of Accelerated Degree Programs.
In her new position, Bradley oversees the entire graduate criminal justice program, is a faculty advisor to undergraduate and graduate criminal justice students, and teaches in the graduate and undergraduate criminal justice programs.
Bradley was born and raised in Memphis, Tenn., but is a 23-year resident of the St Louis region. She previously taught human resource management and criminal justice courses to graduate and undergraduate students at Webster University, Maryville University, St. Charles Community College, and Columbia College.
Bradley received a bachelor’s degree from Brown University in political science, a master’s degree from Columbia College in criminal justice, a Juris Doctorate from Howard University School of Law, and a doctorate in public safety and criminal justice from Capella University.
Bradley is an attorney with more than 20 years of experience with a private firm, the Department of Defense, and the National Labor Relations Board. She also has more than 19 years of teaching and training experience in various venues. She previously served 16 years in an inner-city ministry, where she was responsible for ensuring compliance with human resource and employment law matters and advocating for a disenfranchised population, including ex-offenders, homeless persons, addicts, and other system-involved persons. Bradley, an attorney licensed in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, also served victims of sexual assault as a victim advocate, volunteer coordinator, and executive director of the Sexual Assault Center in San Joaquin County, Calif. She also worked as the education and outreach coordinator at St. Louis Metropolitan Equal Housing and Opportunity Council, where she educated realtors, landlords, tenants, homebuyers, and the community about housing discrimination and their rights under the Fair Housing Act.
To learn more about the Criminal Justice programs at Lindenwood University-Belleville, contact 618-239-6242.