Darren Allen, J.D.

Assistant Professor
(561) 237-7013

Darren Allen came to Lynn University in 2006 and served as the university’s coordinator of probationary programs and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Compliance Officer until 2012 when he joined the full-time faculty. He currently teaches in the areas of criminal justice, environmental law, constitutional law, justice and civic life, and business law.

Allen believes that each course brings a unique set of opportunities for engaging new strategies to assist students on their journey. He understands that learning and acquisition involves the connection of new concepts to that which one already understands, and therefore attempts to deliver subject matter in a context that conveys personal meaning.

Allen earned his J.D. from Nova Southeastern University and both his MBA and B.S. from Lynn University.

Karen Casey, Ph.D.

Professor, Coordinator of Evening Programs
(561) 237-7854

Dr. Karen Casey is the founding director of Criminal Justice programs and has held numerous positions at Lynn University since 1998, including serving as the dean of Graduate Studies. Her teaching specialties include corrections, gender and crime, research methods, and sociology.

Prior to entering academia, Dr. Casey worked at the New York State Department of Correctional Services as a research specialist. She has published academic articles in scholarly journals including Journal of Offender Rehabilitation, and International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology. As an educator, Dr. Casey believes it is her responsibility to guide students in formulating ideas and understanding knowledge, and she aims to provide students with the necessary skills and habits to learn successfully.

Dr. Casey earned both her Ph.D. and her M.A. from State University of New York at Albany. She also holds a B.S. from Niagara University.

Kenneth Davis, Ph.D.

Adjunct Professor

Dr. Kenneth Davis is a third-generation law enforcement officer whose vast experience includes positions in investigations consulting, and education. In addition to teaching in the Criminal Justice Department at Lynn, he is currently the Director of Public Safety at The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina.

Dr. Davis’s first government position was as a Criminal Investigator with the United States Customs Service, where he investigated narcotics and money laundering violations. He later served as a Special Agent with the SC Law Enforcement Division, specializing in crime scene and arson investigations. He has also served as a police chief in multiple cities and was the Assistant Director in charge of the Bureau of Preparedness for the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency.

Dr. Davis earned his Ph.D. from Capella University and his M.S. from the University of South Carolina. He also holds a bachelor’s degree from The Citadel.

Paul Gormley, L.P.D., J.D.

Associate Professor
(561) 237-7619

Dr. Paul Gormley has practiced law for more than 20 years and has held faculty positions at the community college and university levels. His teaching specialties include criminal law, criminal procedure, mental health and crime, prosecution and defense functions, and public policy.

During law school, Dr. Gormley worked at the Massachusetts Appellate Tax Board on a decision involving grand jury secrecy in tax prosecutions and at the Office of Essex County District Attorney on civil forfeitures in illegal drug distribution cases. He then opened his own office and focused on representing indigent criminal defendants and individuals with mental health issues. Based on his experience in legal practice, his doctoral research focused on defense counsel and issues of effective representation of mentally ill criminal defendants.

Dr. Gormley earned his L.P.D. from Northeastern University and his J.D. from New England Law. He also holds a B.A. from Lesley University.

David Lobb, Ph.D.

Adjunct faculty

Dr. David Lobb has been teaching courses in terrorism, extremist violence, national security studies and criminal justice for more than 18 years. In addition to teaching, he has worked as a Federal Agent for the past 16 years, during which he served as part of a federal Violent Crimes Task force, Joint Terrorism Task Force, and Counterintelligence Directorate.

Prior to joining Lynn University, Dr. Lobb lived and worked in Southeast Asia for five years where he conducted threat and vulnerability assessments, wrote intelligence reports and helped train criminal investigative units in Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia and Timor Leste. He is a certified Crisis Negotiator and has served as a member of the San Diego Police Department’s Emergency Negotiation Team. He currently works as a crisis negotiations advisor to his agency’s tactical response team.

Dr. Lobb earned his Ph.D. from Syracuse University and his B.A. from the University of Utah.

Douglas Orr, Ph.D.

Adjunct faculty

Dr. Douglas Orr is a 30-year law enforcement veteran who has served as a commissioned law enforcement officer in South Carolina, Idaho and Washington. He recently retired as a Detective in the Major Crimes Unit of the Spokane Police Department in Spokane, Washington specializing in sexual assault, cybercrime and child exploitation.

Dr. Orr holds membership in the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF), Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS), the American Society of Criminologists (ASC) and the Homicide Research Working Group (HRWG). He is nationally certified as a polygraph examiner through the American Polygraph Association and as an EnCE computer forensic examiner.

Dr. Orr earned his Ph.D. from Washington State University, and both his MBA and M.S. from Saint Leo University. He also holds an M.A. from Gonzaga University.

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