Pamela Cook Woodard

Chair, Department of Criminal Justice
Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice

Contact Information

(252) 398-6332

"As a Chowan alumna I feel so blessed to be able to teach at a place that I truly love. After working for criminal defense attorneys for years I decided it was time to go back to school and further my education and fulfill my lifelong dream of teaching. My experience and knowledge of the criminal justice system is a way to teach students that they are the future and they are the only ones that can fix our currently flawed legal system. With small class sizes I have the opportunity to get to know each student and I become vested in their success and their future."


  • PhD, Criminal Justice with Concentration in Law and Public Policy, Walden University
  • MS, Criminal Justice, Walden University
  • BS, Social Science, Chowan University

Courses Taught

  • Victimology
  • Digital Crime and Terrorism
  • Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • Ethics in Criminal Justice
  • Criminal Evidence
  • Constitutional Law
  • Criminal Justice Studies
  • Women in Crime
  • Criminal Procedure
  • Critical Thinking
  • Terrorism and Homeland Security
  • Police and Community Relations
  • Senior Seminar

Academic & Scholarly Achievements

  • Member of N.C. Criminal Justice Association
    Member of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences
    Alpha Phi Sigma Faculty Advisor
    Criminal Justice Club Advisor
    Alpha Chi lifetime member
    Pi Gamma Mu lifetime member                     
    Sigma Alpha Pi lifetime member
    2017-2018 Alpha Chi Teacher of the Year

    American Cancer Society (Relay for Life) Volunteer 2014-present
    Music Director and Pianist for Creeksviile Baptist Church