BS (1981) Appalachian State University
Ms. Susan Hodge has taught Criminal Justice courses at several institutions including Pfeiffer University, Central Piedmont Community College and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She was also a Certified General Instructor for the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission, North Carolina Department of Justice. Ms. Hodge has also volunteered with the Victim Assistance Program as a Rape Crisis Companion and served on the Board of Directors for the Children’s Law Center.
She currently teaches undergraduate level courses which include Foundations of Criminal Justice, Introduction to Law Enforcement, Criminal Justice Ethics, Criminal Justice Theory, Juvenile Justice and Ethical Issues in Personal, Professional and Public Life. In 2015, Ms. Hodge was a finalist for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Award for Outstanding Teaching by a Full-Time Lecturer and in 2016 she was selected as the winner of this prestigious award. She has also been acknowledged by many student groups as well as selected by multiple students as the “one person at UNC Charlotte who has made the most significant, positive contribution to their education”.
Ms. Hodge is also the Advising Coordinator for the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology. This department was selected for the Provost’s Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Academic Advising for 2014-15. Students can meet with Ms. Hodge to discuss their academic progress and ask questions regarding the required coursework for the Criminal Justice major or minor. She works with students to insure they are on the correct path toward graduation and a fulfilling career in Criminal Justice.