FULL-TIME FACULTY


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

Jim Woolum retired from the Glendora Police Department at the rank of lieutenant with over thirty years experience in local law enforcement. Mr. Woolum came to Citrus College as a full time faculty member in 1999 after teaching for twenty-four years as an adjunct instructor at the college. In addition to classroom activities, he 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, he was employed as a police officer at Glendora Police Department where he worked patrol and detective assignments. He was promoted to sergeant where he worked in administrative, patrol, and community relations positions. As a lieutenant, he worked patrol watch commander and detective commander positions.

Mr. Woolum holds an Associate in Arts degree from Mount San Antonio College, a Bachelor of Science degree from California State University Los Angeles, a Master of Public Administration degree from University of Southern California and 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.

Harry Provencher
Henry Provencher
hprovencher@citruscollege.edu
Office: CI 105

Henry Provencher retired as chief deputy warden for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation at the California Institution for Men (CIM), Chino, California in 2011. Mr. Provencher began his career as a correctional deputy with the Sonoma County Sheriff's Department in 1982 and moved to the California Youth Authority in 1984 as a youth counselor. In 1986, he was promoted to Correctional Counselor I, II, and III with the California Department of Corrections and assigned to facilities in Frontera, Blythe, and Chino in these positions. He was promoted to correctional lieutenant at CIM in 1989 and to facility captain in 1997. In 2002, Mr. Provencher assumed duties as associate warden at CIM and was appointed by Governor Schwarzenegger to the position of chief deputy warden in 2009. As a career executive, he has been responsible for all facets of management in business services, human resources, litigation, investigations, training, operations, security, casework services, and policy/procedure development and implementation.

Mr. Provencher was a competitive wrestler during his academic years and in Police Olympic events, competing across the nation earning numerous league titles, state championships, national and world games placings. He has an active interest in athletics and continues to officiate at football, baseball, and wrestling competitions on the local, state, regional, and national level.

Mr. Provencher holds an Associate in Science degree from Santa Rosa Junior College, a Bachelor of Science degree from Sonoma State University, and a Masters degree in Criminal Justice from California State University San Bernardino. He was an adjunct instructor at Citrus College for twenty-one years prior to his employment as a full time instructor.

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 a lieutenant with the Azusa Police Department. During his career in law enforcement, he has held a variety of assignments which include jailer, police officer, detective, sergeant, 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 southern portion of Azusa.

Lt. Dennis earned an athletic scholarship to Azusa Pacific University where he was a competitive athlete in track and field specializing in 400 meter and 800 meter events. He was recognized as an All-American athlete for six years. During his undergraduate years at APU, the track team won four consecutive NAIA Conference National Championships. Lt. Dennis was born in Northern England and competed in the World University Games for Great Britain in 1989 and 1991.

Lt. Dennis earned a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and a Master's degree in Organizational Management at Azusa Pacific University. He 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

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

Monique Gregoire-Williams
Monique Gregoire-Williams
mgregoire@citruscollege.edu

Monique Gregoire-Williams is an attorney in the Los Angeles County Public Defender's Office assigned to the Pomona courthouse. Dr. Gregoire-Williams has been with the Public Defender's Office since 1991 and is currently a Deputy III representing clients charged with felony crimes ranging from theft to murder. She is preparing for the Deputy Public Defender IV exam which is required to represent defendants charged with murder with special circumstances which may result in the death penalty. Dr. Gregoire-Williams has been nominated on several occasions for recognition as Trial Lawyer of the Year with the Public Defender's Office. Her son, Marcus, attended Citrus College, completed classes in the Administration of Justice and transferred to the University of California Irvine where he completed his Bachelor's degree. Marcus was recently admitted to the Whittier College School of Law.

During high school, Dr. Gregoire-Williams competed in track events with the Southern California Cheetahs and was a member of the track teams at Mount San Antonio College and University of California Irvine, specializing in 800 meter and 1500 meter events. Her father, Ernie Gregoire, coached women's track events at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia. Mr. Gregoire currently coaches track at Mount San Antonio College.

Dr. Gregoire-Williams has an Associate in Science degree from Mount San Antonio College, a Bachelor of Science degree from University of California Irvine, and a Juris Doctorate degree from University of La Verne Law School.

Dr. Gregoire-Williams teaches:
AJ 103 - Legal Aspects of Evidence
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

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