Senior Lecturer in Criminal Justice

  • Carl Johann Library - 115B
  • Criminal Justice Department
  • (573) 288-6000 Ext. 6381


Seth McBride joined the Culver-Stockton faculty in August 2014. He teaches courses on introduction to criminal justice, criminal investigation, policing, juvenile delinquency, homeland security, interview and interrogation and victimology. He also is the associate chair of the business, education and law division.

McBride was the recipient of the President's Award for Exemplary Service in May 2018. He was awarded the 2020 Blue Apple for excellence in teaching, presented by the Culver-Stockton Teacher Organization and voted on by C-SC students. The criminal justice department was named the program of the year for the Fallen Officer Project as well.

McBride is a Hannibal, Mo., native and a commissioned sheriff's deputy in Lewis County. He served with the Hannibal Police Department from 2003 to 2012, and he honors officers who gave the ultimate sacrifice through the volunteer-driven Fallen Officer Project he created in 2018. McBride annually selects a group of nine or 10 students to enroll in his "In the Line of Duty" class and participate in the Fallen Officer Project each spring.

McBride is the president and co-founder of the Blue Wolverine Foundation, which was created November 2016. The idea for the foundation started after McBride and his wife, Kayla, took their son to Cardinal Glennon Hospital in St. Louis in November 2015 to learn how their son, Logan, was going to live with Type-1 Diabetes. The foundation's mission is to provide assistance to families in Northeast Missouri who have children with Type-1 Diabetes while working with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

He is the president of the board of directors at Douglass Community Services in Hannibal, Mo., a private not-for-profit human services agency that sponsors Head Start, Community Outreach Initiatives, Court Appointed Special Advocates, Kids In Motion, Healthy Marriage Initiative, Emergency Food Pantry, Christmas Adopt A Family, Emergency Utility Assistance and the Nifty Thrifty clothing store.

McBride was recognized in 2020 in The Herald-Whig's annual 20 under 40 publication. The Herald-Whig has recognized 20 outstanding professionals under the age of 40 annually since 2007.

Before coming to Culver-Stockton, he was a corporate investigator for the Boeing Company in St. Louis for 3 1/2 years. McBride and his wife, Kayla, live in Hannibal, Mo. They have two children.


2009 -- B.S., Administration of Justice, Hannibal-LaGrange College, Hannibal, Mo.
2012 -- M.S., Criminal Justice/Homeland Security Administration, Tiffin University, Tiffin, Ohio

Senior Lecturer in Criminal Justice

Seth McBride