Dr. Steven Hougland


Dr. Steven Hougland
Phone: 229-243-3187
Email: steven.hougland@bainbridge.edu
Office: Room 237, Cypress Hall
PhD in Public Affairs, University of Central Florida
MS in Criminal Justice, University of North Georgia
MA in English Literature, University of Central Florida
BA in English, University of Central Florida

Spring 2018


Day/Time Course/Room Days Time
Web CRJU 2005 Criminal Procedure
Web CRJU 2004 Intro to Corrections
 Web  CRIM 2010 Criminology  OFFICE HOURS
Web  CRJU 2002 Community Relations  M  10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
 MW 8:45-10:00 AM  ENGL 1102 Room 267  W  10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

About Dr. H

I retired from law enforcement in 2010 after 30 years. I worked at the Orange County Sheriff’s Office in Orlando for 24 years and worked for about two years at the Florida Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco (ABT) before moving to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) in Tallahassee where I ran the FWC Training Center at the Pat Thomas Law Enforcement Academy. The Academy provides basic recruit and advanced in-service training. FWC is the largest agency of its kind in the world.

When I entered law enforcement, I had never taken a college class. After working on the road for about three years, I started class at a two-year college like Bainbridge State College. That was the beginning of a 22-year odyssey that culminated with a Ph.D. in Public Affairs/Criminal Justice. I earned a Masters in Criminal Justice, and both my Bachelors and a second Masters Degree are in English. I’m especially proud of the fact that I accomplished this while working full time in law enforcement and starting a family.

I have taught composition, writing, and criminal justice classes for many years at the University of Central Florida (Orlando), Thomas University, Kaplan University, Southwest Georgia Technical College, and now Bainbridge State College.

I hope that you might acquire an appreciation for and understanding of (and even an interest in) criminal justice.

Useful resources for Criminal Justice students

Here are some resources for learning more about criminal justice and careers in criminal justice:


A young Lt., 2001
A young Orange County Sheriff’s Office (Orlando) Lt., 2001, with Sheriff Kevin Beary
Captain Hougland, a little older and a lot less hair, OCSO, 2004.
Captain Hougland, a little older and a lot less hair, OCSO, 2004.