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Professor James Phelps

I have delivered a number of customized courses ranging from explosive device recognition to writing exam questions to several law enforcement agencies and fire departments. I also conduct evaluations and audits of writing for academics as you can see in my notes below. With my wide ranging experience and knowledge of many topics I’ve been asked to provide a number of public service educational lectures to a variety of topics for all sorts of social service organizations, religious groups, and community wide educational forums.

Most recently my graduate students have started asking me to tutor them outside of classes and after graduation. Apparently they want more than can be garnered through graduate programs. This is a new and exciting opportunity for me to reach even more people with lessons and lectures using the Socratic Method and a huge reading list.

I also proof, review, and edit works for others. From theses to dissertations to books, my experience spans many topics and assists faculty and students from around the world. Students in all disciplines who have been neglected by their advisors or found themselves stuck in a program with no path forward, have come to me for help in research, writing, finding themselves with their degree in hand after employing my assistance.

Ph.D. and M.A. Supervision

Ahmed Ali Al-Subhi, Geospatial Intelligence for Homeland Security: Analysis of GEOINT in the GCC (2001-2016), Spring 2017

Mohamed Abdulla Aman Obaid Aman, Dubai Police Expo 2020, Spring 2017

Yousef Issa Sweiss, Cybersecurity Challenges and Opportunities: A Strategic Overview, Spring 2017

Nhatthien Quang Nguyen, Doctoral Dissertation: Assessment of Impact Factors on Crimes through the use of Real-Time Crime Analysis, at Sam Houston State University, 2010


Other Graduate and Undergraduate Research Supervised

At Angelo State University:

Directed graduate students in development of Emergency Operations Plans that were FEMA and Department of Education compliant for two San Angelo Independent School District schools (Spring 2014)

Directed graduate student in development of Emergency Operations Plans that were FEMA compliant for the Del Rio U.S. Border Patrol intake and processing center (Spring 2014)

Directed graduate student development of a 10-year evaluation of drought, precipitation, wild fire occurrence and size, and lake levels for the Capitol Area Council of Governments (TX) to be used as a predictive and planning tool by local emergency managers and first responders (Spring 2013-Spring 2014)


Provided significant editorial, writing, and research support for:

Extensive editing and mentoring services for Doctoral Student Mrs. Fadia Moosa Rasheed Hatamleh, The Political Economy of Environmental and Ecological Security; The Case of the United Arab Emirates. University of Peloponnese, Greece. 2019.

Extensive editing and mentoring services for Doctoral Student Mrs. Safanah Al Badri, Examining Honduran Female Immigration: a multiple-regression analysis of ten years of apprehensions by U.S. border agents against select WORLD BANK measures. University of Phoenix. 2018.

Extensive editing and mentoring services for Doctoral Student Mrs. Safanah Al Badri, Examining the role of Culture in Shaping Effective Environmental Leadership and Messaging: Arab Environmental Leadership, Islam, and the case of Masdar City. University of Phoenix. 2018.

Dr. J. Michael Bozeman’s 2011 Doctoral Dissertation, The Language of Suicide Victims and Homicide Offenders in Houston, Texas, Examined through a Grounded Theory Analysis of their Statements: A Qualitative and Exploratory Study

Dr. Monica Koenigsberg’s 2008 Doctoral Dissertation, Mediated Images of Crime and Justice: A Grounded Theory Methodology Examination of One Strand of Discourse

Dr. Joe Serio’s 2011 Doctoral Dissertation, Law Enforcement Perceptions of the Russian Mafia in the United States and Canada

Dr. Hee Joo Kim’s 2011 Doctoral Dissertation, Exploring the Effects of a Restorative Justice Program: Internal Processes and Factors that Lead to Reintegrative Shaming—Impacts on Drunk-Driving Offenders’ Perceptions

Additionally, acted as external reader and editor for the following Turkish PhD graduates at Sam Houston State University: Irfan Demir, May 2008, Ahmet Ekici, August 2008, Aziz Ozmen, August 2008, Murat Sever, August 2008; the following South Korean graduates at Sam Houston State University: Hyunseok Jang, August 2008, Bitna Kim, August 2008, Chang Bae Lee, August 2008, Junseob Moon, August 2009; and these other graduates from Sam Houston State University: Unisa Lerdtomornsakul, May 2006, Tzu-Rung Yao Wu, May 2010


Professor James Phelps Ph.D.

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