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Justice Studies Instructor Bios

Taren Taylor
Program Coordinator, Justice Studies

Taren Taylor has been an instructor in the Justice Studies Diploma Program since 2011 before taking on the role of Coordinator in 2016.

Taren's background is in Corrections and as a Youth worker with the Alberta Solicitor General. During her service with the Alberta Solicitor General, Taren worked in various capacities and was a member of the Calgary Honour Guard and the Calgary Regional Tactical Team. Taren actively volunteers in her community as the Chair of her local Youth Justice Committee as well as with the Calgary Poverty Reduction Initiative.

Taren is currently finishing her Masters of Science in Higher Education specializing in College Teaching and Learning and in the spring of 2014, Taren was recognized with the Faculty Award of Service Excellence at Bow Valley College

Taren Taylor

Gord Sereda
Instructor, Law Enforcement Studies

Gord Sereda has been an instructor in the Justice Studies Diploma Program since 2016 after 26 years' service with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in Saskatchewan and Alberta.

Gord started his career in the RCMP as a uniformed general duty member working in rural towns and has First Nations policing experience but predominately worked in the area of Federal Policing where he retired as an Inspector in 2016.

Gord graduated with a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Saskatchewan and was the recipient of the Queen's Jubilee and Diamond Jubilee medals as well as a Commanding Officer's Commendation and RCMP Long Service medal. 

Gord Sereda

Marilyn Jerowsky
Instructor, Youth Justice

Marilyn started as a casual instructor in the Justice Studies Program in 2015 prior to joining the faculty as a fulltime instructor in the fall of 2016. 

Marilyn worked for Alberta Justice and Solicitor General for 15 years, including time in both adult and youth corrections as well as nearly 8 years as the Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) coordinator for the Ministry. Marilyn's education is in both Child and Youth Care and Justice.

Marilyn has had extensive community involvement with many agencies including her current role as a board member for the Parent Support Association.  

Marilyn Jerowsky

Lori Bailey
Instructor, Correctional Studies

Lori joined the Justice Studies team in the fall of 2016 after 20 years' service as a federal Correctional Officer in British Columbia.

Lori's career in Corrections has included assignments in security intelligence, offender transfers, visits & correspondence and interventions.

Lori graduated from the University of the Fraser Valley in B.C in Criminal Justice and is currently continuing her education in Alberta, she also volunteers in her community as a member of the Youth Justice Committee. 

Lori Bailey
Don Muldoon
Instructor

Don Muldoon is a retired Calgary Police Service (CPS) member with over 25 years' of service.

He has also been instructing Fitness in the Justice Studies Program at Bow Valley College since 2007.
Don Muldoon
Sandra Herman
Instructor

Sandra has been a casual instructor in the Justice Studies Program since 2014 and is currently teaching a second year course in the Correctional Studies Specialization.

Sandra has a background in both adult community corrections and adult institutional corrections with the Alberta Solicitor General and has worked as a Correctional Peace Officer, Correctional Service Worker, Work Crew Supervisor, and assisted in implementing the Electronic Monitoring program for Alberta.

Sandra Herman
Jamie Miskow
Instructor

Jamie has been teaching as a casual instructor in the Justice Studies Program since 2012 and holds a Bachelor of Communications Degree from Mount Royal University and Human Services Certification from Thompson Rivers University.

Jamie has spent approximately 15 years with the Alberta Solicitor General and has served in various capacities - including working as an Alberta Sheriff and a Correctional Peace Officer.

Over the last seven years Jamie has worked in case management and programs at Calgary Correctional Centre where he is currently the High Risk Caseworker. 

Jamie Miskow
David Keagan
Ins
tructor

Detective David Keagan is a 14 year member of the Calgary Police Service and for the last year has worked with the Robbery Unit.

Det Keagan has experience in various units within the service including: Domestic Conflict Unit, General Investigations Unit, a secondment to ASIRT working for the Solicitor General's Office, and as an instructor with the Calgary Police Service recruits classes.

Det Keagan is originally from Halifax, NS, where he attended Saint Mary's University receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science in Constitutional Law. 

David Keagn
Amanda Cromar
Ins
tructor

Amanda has worked for Alberta Justice for over 8 years as a Major Crimes Paralegal and currently as a Provincial Prosecutor running traffic and provincial act offence trials. 

Originally from the UK, Amanda worked in law enforcement there for many years in a variety of roles including Coroners Officer, Prosecutions Officer and finally a Senior Criminal Justice Manager for a County Police Service. 

In 2004, Amanda was seconded to The Home Office in London looking at the performance of criminal justice services and agencies within the UK. 

Amanda graduated with a Bachelor's degree from the University of East London and completed post-graduate studies in Law.

Amanda Cromar
Doug Hudacin
Ins
tructor

Doug retired as a Detective from the Calgary Police Service after 30 years and spent a total of 18 years with the Drug Unit where he worked undercover for over 4 years, 8 years as a drug expert, and 5 years as a drug investigator. 

Doug is a member of the California Narcotics Officers Association, the Florida Narcotics Officers Association, the American/Canadian Drug Committee and several other organizations.

Over the course of his career he has instructed law enforcement officers from across North America in drug investigations and undercover operations.

Doug Hudacin
Trace Dypolt
Ins
tructor

Trace has been an instructor in the Justice Studies program since 2011 and has worked for the Calgary Police Service for 17 years where he is currently a Sergeant assigned to the Forensic Crime Scenes Unit.

Prior to becoming a police officer Trace spent approximately 5 years as a federal correctional officer, posted at Matsqui Institution in Abbotsford, BC. 

Trace Dypolt