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Mark Kling, D.P.A.

Professor of Criminal Justice
Program Coordinator, B.S. in Criminal Justice (Online)

Office Phone: (951) 343-3936
Office Location: Tyler Plaza
Office Hours: By Appointment

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
D.P.A. Public Administration University of La Verne 2004
M.P.A. Public Administration University of La Verne 1999
B.A. Business Management University of Phoenix 1996
  • Additional Education

    Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy - University of Virginia, Quantico, VA 2003

  • Courses Taught

    CJS 113 Introduction to Criminal Justice
    CJS 304 Ethics in Law Enforcement
    CJS 341 Minorities in the Criminal Justice System
    CJS 350 Emergency Management
    CJS 355 Information Management
    CJS 360 Historical Perspectives of Criminal Justice
    CJS 401 Crime and Delinquency
    CJS 472 Terrorism and Homeland Security
    CJS 497 Comparative Criminal Justice
    MPA 510 History & Theory Public Administration
    MPA 520 Leadership and Management
    MPA 525 Leadership and Social Responsibility
    MPA 530 Public Finance and Budgeting
    MPA 550 Information Technology
    MPA 580 Legal and Ethical Issues
    MPA 590 Organizational Theory
    MPA 593 Professional Presentation
    MPA 594 Comprehensive Exam

  • Academic Areas & Scholarly Interests

    Criminal Justice
    Public Administration
    Political Science
    Public Policy
    Executive Leadership
    Culture and Gender Issues

  • Teaching Experience at Institutions Other than CBU

    University of La Verne (1999 – 2012)
    PADM 332 Introduction to Public Administration
    PADM 436 Public Policy Making Process
    PADM 470 Administrative Processes
    PADM 673 Strategic Management and Decision Making

    University of Phoenix (2005)
    CJA 360 Interpersonal Communication

  • Research, Presentations, & Publications

    Kling, Mark, P., Presented, "Working with the Media in Times of Internal Organizational Crisis." San Gabriel Valley Police Officers Association, West Covina, CA. February 2014

    Kling, Mark, P., Presented, “Working with the Media in Times of Crisis: Preparing for Adversity.” County of San Bernardino, San Bernardino, CA. September 2013

    Kling, Mark P., Presented at the 36th Annual Teaching Public Administration Conference (TPAC), in San Francisco, CA., Hosted by the University of San Francisco. The presentation titled, “Stocking the Ethical Toolbox for Personal and Professional Development,” presented to a national audience of professors and educators. June 2013

    Kling, Mark P., Keynote Speaker, "Character and Ethics, The Importance to Practice and Develop Both in our Daily Lives." Rialto Police Department Youth PRIDE Platoon Graduation, Rialto, CA. October 2012

    Kling, Mark P., Co-presented, with Dr. Elaine Ahumada, at the 35th Annual Teaching Public Administration Conference (TPAC), in South Padre Island, Texas. Hosted by the University of Texas at Brownsville. The presentation titled, “MPA 2.0: The Integration of Professional Development Skills and Competencies for a Diverse Workforce,” presented to a national audience of professors and educators. May 2012

    Kling, Mark, P., Presented, "Dealing with the Media during times of Officer Misconduct: The Spearmint Rhino Experience." San Bernardino County Police Chiefs and Sheriff's Retreat, Palm Desert, CA. September 2010.

    Kling, Mark, P., Keynote Speaker, "What Police Agencies Can Expect: Managing the Tragic Death of a Police Officer Killed in the Line-of-Duty." San Bernardino County Footprinters Association, San Bernardino, CA. October 2009

    Kling, Mark, P., Presented, "Developing Management Systems in Dysfunctional Organizations." Seminar for Future Managers and Supervisors. CSULB, Norwalk, CA. March 2008

    Kling, Mark, P., Presented, "Working with the Media in Times of Crisis: How to Survive as a Public Executive." Seminar for the Development of Future Leaders. CSULB, Glendora, CA. November 2007.

    Kling, Mark, P., Presented, "Leading Through Tough and Challenging Times." Seminar in Developing Public Employees. CSULB. Ontario, CA. February 2006.

    Kling, Mark, P., Keynote Speaker, "Bonds of Trust: How to Build Cooperation within the Public Agency Arena." International Institute of Municipal Clerks (IIMC). Whistler, BC, Canada. May 2004

  • Church Membership & Activities

    Member of NewLife Community Church

  • Interests & Hobbies

    Ethical studies in the public sector, examining public officials and public employee behavior

    Alaska fishing

    After completing 30+ years of a challenging law enforcement career, my wife and I are beginning to travel, experiencing the world.

  • Personal Philosophy

    Personal Quote / Scripture:
    The Lord’s bond-servant must not be quarrelsome, but be kind to all, able to teach, patient when wronged, 2 Timothy 2:24 NASB

    “The strongest oak tree of the forest is not the one that is protected from the storm and hidden from the sun. It is the one that stands in open where it is compelled to struggle for its existence against the winds and the rains and the scorching sun.” -Napoleon Hill

    Philosophy of Education:
    My life purpose has advanced into sharing a 30+ year career in public service to improve the next generation of public servant professionals at all levels of municipal government, while combining God’s teachings into strengthening individual development.