Judy Abbott, JD
Senior Lecturer in Criminal Justice and Law
Judy Abbott earned her bachelor's degree in political science and pre-law summa cum laude at Illinois State University in Normal, Ill., in 1990. In 1994, she received her law degree from the University of Iowa, Iowa City with honors. She joined the C-SC faculty in summer 2008.
She has worked as a juvenile prosecutor and domestic violence prosecutor in Adams County, Ill., since 1995 and has received many awards for her work including: the 1994 American Jurisprudence Award, the 2004 Liberty Bell Award from the Adams County Bar Association, the 2005 John Evans Award from Quincy University, and the 2006 Women of Achievement Award from the YWCA. She has also been a teacher at Quincy University, John Wood Community College, and had previously been a guest lecturer at C-SC.
Abbott is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association, the Adams County Bar Association, the American Mock Trial Association, Kiwanis, Adams County Domestic Violence Council, and the Adams County Detention Center Council as well as being a former board member of the Cheerful Home Day Care.
Greg Bohémier, PhD
Professor of Psychology
Born and raised in Massachusetts, Greg Bohémier is in his fifteenth year of teaching at Culver-Stockton College. He earned his B.A. in psychology from Western New England College in Springfield, Mass. and his M.A. and Ph.D. in experimental cognitive psychology from the State University of New York at Binghamton. He also holds two Ph.D. minors in developmental cognition and systems science.
Bohémier is an associate member of the Psychonomics Society and a member of the Midwestern Psychological Association, the Association for Psychological Science, and the Society for Computers in Psychology. He is the faculty advisor for Psi Chi (an honors psychology fraternity), the Pre-Occupational Therapy Program, and Occupational Therapy Club. He serves on 11 academic committees including judicial, honors program, social and behavioral sciences, and Academic and Cultural Events committees.
In his time at C-SC, he has taught a variety of courses including astronomy, death and dying, gender studies, human motivation, general psychology, sensation and perception, and memory and cognition.
David J. Carrothers, MCJ
Senior Lecturer in Criminal Justice
Mr. Carrothers began his law enforcement career during his six years of service in the United States Air Force. His law enforcement experience includes working as a patrol officer, traffic officer, certified expert witness as an advanced accident investigator, field training officer, supervisory sergeant, detective investigating crimes against persons, including homicide, and as a police chief. In addition to holding a Texas Peace Officer license for about 30 years, he served 15 years as a city manager supervising the day-to-day operations of all city governmental functions including the police department. He began teaching criminal justice courses at Tarleton State University in 2007, and has been teaching at Culver-Stockton College since 2011.
Mr. Carrothers is a member and the faculty advisor for Alpha Phi Sigma, the criminal justice national honor society, and he is a member of American Legion, AmVets, Texas Police Association, and the Midwest Criminal Justice Association.
Chad DeWaard, PhD
Assistant Professor of Political Science, Chair of Social and Behavioral Sciences
DeWaard came to C-SC from Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa, where he served as assistant professor of politics since 2008. DeWaard has also been a Special Olympics volunteer and worked with Big Brothers Big Sisters in DuQuoin, Ill.
DeWaard previously taught courses at University of Tennessee, Bradley University, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale and Central Texas College. He earned his bachelor’s degree in arts and master’s degree in arts from University of Northern Iowa, and his doctorate of philosophy from Southern Illinois University.
Tyler Tomlinson, MA
Lecturer in Communication
Tomlinson earned his Bachelor of Arts in communication from Culver-Stockton College. He earned his Master of Arts in mass communication from the University of Central Missouri. He began his career in broadcasting when he was named the assistant news director at KSIS Radio in Sedalia, Mo. After two years in the radio industry, he entered the realm of television broadcasting at WGEM-TV. Tomlinson was the weekend sports anchorman for the NBC affiliate and was also a radio host on ESPN 1440. Tomlinson taught in the Communication Department at Culver-Stockton, as an adjunct from 2006 to 2009 when he was then hired full-time.
Tomlinson is a member of Lambda Pi Eta, the communication honor society. He also was a part of the licensing process for KCSW-Radio, Culver-Stockton's radio station and was a part of the very first on-air broadcast. Currently Tomlinson serves as the advisor to KCSW radio and The Megaphone, Culver-Stockton's school newspaper.