Dr. Dennis Kalam is a tenured Professor of Criminology at Miami Dade College's (MDC) School of Justice. Over the past 10 years at MDC, he has served as Department Chair person and District Trainer for Outcomes Assessment. His current full-time position as a tenured faculty member allows him to work closely with chairs, directors, full-time and adjunct faculty with regard to assessment strategies and measuring performance. He is also an Adjunct graduate Professor in the Ph.D. program at Nova South-eastern University, where he teaches advanced research courses in criminology. He has experience with the online environment, which extends to teaching and developing courses in eCollege, Angel and Blackboard Learning Management Systems.
Prior to his current position, he worked as Deputy Chief of Hospital Police, Director, Vice President, Regional Manager, Executive Director and Administrator at the following organizations: Tenet Healthcare Corporation, University of Miami/Jackson Health System, Mount Sinai Medical Center/Miami Heart Institute, Broward Health System, and New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation. He holds a Ph.D. in Leadership in Organizational and Corporate Management for Lynn University. The dissertation was about team and organizational performance. He also holds a Master of Business Administration in Human Resource Management and Master of Science in Criminal Justice in Conflict and Crisis Management from Nova South-eastern University.
Criminal Behavior and Mental Illness; Institutional Leadership Practices and effects on Justice Administration; Team Cohesion and Effectiveness.