FULL-TIME FACULTY


Jim Woolum
Jim Woolum
jwoolum@citruscollege.edu  
Office: CI 106
Phone: (626) 852-8011

Jim Woolum is a full time faculty member at Citrus College with over thirty years experience in local law enforcement. In addition to classroom activities, Mr. Woolum has held several faculty leadership positions on campus including Academic Senate President.

Mr. Woolum began his career in law enforcement at Ontario Police Department as a police cadet while attending Police Science classes at Mount San Antonio College. He entered military service and was deployed as a combat infantryman in the Republic of Viet Nam. Following military service, Mr. Woolum was employed as a police officer at Glendora Police Department, where he worked patrol and detective assignments. He was promoted to sergeant and worked in administrative, patrol, and community relations positions. As a lieutenant, Mr. Woolum worked patrol watch commander and detective commander positions, and from Glendora Police Department at the rank of lieutenant.

Mr. Woolum holds an Associate in Arts Degree from Mount San Antonio College, a Bachelor of Science degree from California State University Los Angeles, and a Master of Public Administration degree from University of Southern California. He has completed additional graduate level courses at California State Polytechnic University Pomona, in conjunction with the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Command College.

Mr. Woolum teaches:
AJ 101 – Introduction to the Administration of Justice
AJ 102 – Concepts of Criminal Law   
AJ 109 – Criminal Procedures   

ADJUNCT FACULTY


Ken Alva
Ken Alva
kalva@citruscollege.edu  

Ken Alva retired from El Monte Police Department at the rank of captain. Starting his thirty-one year career with El Monte Police Department as a police cadet, he advanced to police officer status where he worked patrol and training officer assignments and detective positions in narcotics and vice. Mr. Alva was promoted to sergeant where he worked patrol, training and recruiting, traffic and the narcotics and vice task force. Following promotion to lieutenant, he served in patrol watch commander and detective commander positions, as well as public information officer for the department. As a captain, Mr. Alva oversaw the uniformed service division. 

Mr. Alva was recognized with national level awards by the Law Enforcement Video Association for his creativity and delivery of police training material and public service announcements on multiple occasions.

Mr. Alva holds an Associate of Arts Degree from Rio Hondo College, a Bachelor of Arts degree from California State Polytechnic University Pomona, and a Master of Public Administration degree from California State University Northridge.

Mr. Alva teaches:
AJ 102 - Concepts of Criminal Law

Lt. Paul Dennis
Paul Dennis
pdennis@citruscollege.edu  

Paul Dennis is currently a lieutenant with the Azusa Police Department. During his 20 year career in law enforcement, he has held a variety of assignments which include jailer, officer, detective, S.W.A.T. Team Member and S.W.A.T. Team Commander. He is currently assigned to the Patrol Division and serves as the Sector Area Commander for the eastern portion of the city. Lt. Dennis has been an instructor at Citrus College since 2003.

Lt. Dennis teaches:
AJ 101 – Introduction to the Administration of Justice
AJ 105 – Criminal Investigation
AJ 123 – Writing for Criminal Justice Professionals
AJ 133 – Correctional Writing

Brian Elias
Brian Elias
belias@citruscollege.edu  

Brian Elias has over 20 years of experience in a variety of public safety roles including paramedic and police officer. He is currently a captain with the Operations Division of the Los Angeles County Department of Coroner. Brian is a Fellow of the American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators and serves on that organizations board.

Capt. Elias teaches:
AJ 121 - Death Investigation

Peter Gold
Peter Gold
pgold@citruscollege.edu  

Peter Gold began his involvement in law enforcement as an auxiliary/volunteer with the Glendora Police Department while working as the western United States vice president of a national paper distributor. Mr. Gold advanced to reserve police officer status and served the community in that capacity for nine years while continuing to work full time in private industry. A corporate buy-out provided the opportunity for early retirement allowing Mr. Gold to promote to full-time status as a police officer, where he worked in the patrol division for ten years.

Mr. Gold attended Citrus College following military service in the Republic of Viet Nam and transferred to California State Polytechnic University Pomona where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration.

Mr. Gold teaches:
AJ 103 - Legal Aspects of Evidence
AJ 108 - Juvenile Procedures
AJ 109 - Criminal Procedures

Stephan Hunt
Stephan Hunt
shunt@citruscollege.edu  

Stephan Hunt is currently a captain with the Azusa Police Department and serves as the operations division commander. He began his law enforcement career as an explorer scout at Arcadia Police Department. Following military service in the Army as a member of the 1/75 Ranger Battalion, he became a police officer at Azusa Police Department. Capt. Hunt has held a number of assignments that include patrol officer, supervisor and watch commander, narcotics detective, gang detective, detective lieutenant, field training officer, terrorism liaison officer and SWAT operator, team leader, and commander. Capt. Hunt has been instructor at Citrus College since 2001.

Capt. Hunt has an Associate in Science degree from Citrus College, a Bachelor of Science degree from California State University Long Beach, and a Master in Organizational Leadership degree from Woodbury University.

Capt. Hunt teaches:
AJ 101 – Introduction to the Administration of Justice
AJ 106 – Patrol Procedures
AJ 111 – Narcotics and Vice Control

Robert Landeros
Robert Landeros
rladeros@citruscollege.edu  

Robert Landeros is currently a corporal with the Azusa Police Department and has ten years of law enforcement experience. Corporal Landeros is a United States Army combat veteran with service in the Military Police. He has held numerous assignments that include patrol officer, Drug Enforcement Administration Task Force officer, firearms instructor, and gang unit officer. He is currently assigned as a field supervisor in the Patrol Division. Corporal Landeros holds an Associate of Science degree in Administration of Justice, a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Administration, and a Master of Arts degree in Leadership and Organizational Studies.

Tien Pham
Dr. Tien Pham, JD
tpham@citruscollege.edu  

Dr. Tien Pham is currently a deputy district attorney in Los Angeles County. Before becoming a prosecutor, Dr. Pham briefly practiced law as a criminal defense attorney. She has a wide range of experience in criminal law, criminal evidence and criminal procedure. Her experience offers students a unique prospective into the criminal justice system.

Dr. Pham teaches:
AJ 103 – Legal Aspects of Evidence
AJ 109 – Criminal Procedures

Harry Provencher
Henry Provencher
hprovencher@citruscollege.edu  

Henry Provencher is a chief deputy warden for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation at the California Institution for Men. As a career executive, his law enforcement experience spans over 30 years and he is responsible for all facets of management in business services, human resources, litigation, investigations, training, operations, and policy/procedure development and implementation.

Mr. Provencher teaches:
AJ 130 – Introduction to Probation and Parole
AJ 131 – Introduction to Corrections
AJ 135 – Control and Supervision in Corrections
AJ 136 – Correctional Interviewing and Counseling
AJ 137 – Legal Aspects of Corrections

Lee Washington 

Lee Washington
lwashington@citruscollege.edu  


Lee Washington is currently a supervising deputy probation officer for the Los Angeles County Probation Department assigned to the Special Services Bureau. During his 19 years career, his assignments included, but are not limited to: detention service officer, residential deputy probation officer I and field deputy probation officer II. Job assignments include juvenile hall, camp, placement, federal task force, warrant apprehension, surveillance unit and lead firearm instructor/rangemaster. He is also a reserve deputy sheriff for the Los Angeles County Sheriffs Department for the past nine years, where assignments included COPS team, detective bureau, OSS gang, patrol and academy instructor. Mr. Washington holds an Associates of Arts Degree in Administration of Justice from San Bernardino Valley Community College, a Bachelor of Science in Applied Management from Azusa Pacific University, a Master of Science in Criminal Justice from Nova Southeastern University, and is currently completing work toward a Ph.D. in Criminal Justice at Capella University.

Mr. Washington teaches:
AJ 130 - Introduction to Probation and Parole
AJ 135 - Control and Supervision in Corrections

Kerwin Wong 

Kerwin Wong
kwong@citruscollege.edu  


Kerwin Wong is currently a sergeant with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. His career of 28 years in law enforcement has given him opportunities to work numerous assignments, which include, jails, courts, patrol, undercover/sting operations, detectives, public relations, youth programs, background investigator, and incident management team. Sgt. Wong has been an instructor at Citrus College for over 18 years.

Mr. Wong teaches:
AJ 101 – Introduction to the Administration of Justice