Thomas Edmonds, Faculty Specialist in Law
BBA: Western Michigan University
JD: Wayne State University
Air Command and Staff College
Air War College
Thomas Edmonds teaches Law 3800, Legal Environment, and Law 3840, Criminal Law and Procedure. He began his teaching career at WMU as an adjunct professor in 1976, and taught in every fall and spring semester until he joined the full time faculty in the spring semester of 2004. He is the co-author of the police resource book, "Michigan Criminal law and Procedure".
Before joining the Haworth College of Business full time faculty, Edmonds served 28 years in law enforcement, the last 20 as the elected sheriff of Kalamazoo County. He is a past president of the Michigan Sheriffs’ Association, and served by gubernatorial appointment on the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards, the State Community Corrections Board and the State Polygraph Examiners’’ Board.
In October 2004, Edmonds retired from the Michigan Air National Guard at the rank of brigadier general. He is a veteran of active military service in Germany and Vietnam.