Dr. Menton has a bachelors in Human Development from Curry College where he was enrolled in the first comprehensive program for college students with learning disabilities. He completed a twenty year career with the Massachusetts Department of Correction. Starting as a correction officer moving up the ranks, he worked at all classification levels and treatment models before becoming a director of staff training. From Boston University, he earned a Masters in Criminal Justice/Human Service Personnel Training at the start of his career and a Doctorate in Education in Societal Studies as he transitioned into higher education. He taught for many summers in the Sociology Department at the University of Massachusetts Boston and has been a professor of Criminal Justice at RWU for some time. He has presented and published on a number of topics ranging from police bicycle patrols to domestic violence offenders to public safety personnel training. He has been a continuing education student himself and believes your efforts when you come to back to school can change your life.
“To the perspective continuing student: I was you. My first college courses I took were as a part time student in a community college. I stuck with it. I earned degrees, mostly part-time, that I thought would fortify my professional and personal growth. I started out as a correction officer and am now a University Professor. Continuing education works.”