Area of expertise: Management, Organization, Leadership
Executive Director of Academic Development & Compliance; Associate Professor of Criminal Justice
Native to Canton, South Dakota, Dr. Dr. Gibson studied sociology and criminal justice at Dakota Wesleyan, U. of South Dakota, and South Dakota State U. He worked at McCrossans Boys Ranch, a juvenile facility, during his doctoral studies. He joined AFROTC during doctoral studies at South Dakota State and later served as an AF officer from 2003 to 2011. As an officer, he served in the AF Occupational Measurement Squadron, then the USAF Academy before resigning and taking a new professorship at U. of Wisconsin-Platteville. He left UWP for UMPI in 2015 remaining in the criminal justice field. Dr. Gibson is married with 4 adult children.
- Civil Air Patrol, Squadron Commander, Presque Isle
Assistant Professor of Project and Supply Chain Management
M.A., North Carolina State University, 2007
M.B.A., Husson, 2017
M.S.C.J.A., Husson, 2018
B.S., University of Connecticut, 1998
Mr. Nonken has been teaching within the business and criminal justice fields for over a decade, capitalizing on his experiences of over 15 years of leadership in a variety of multinational companies ranging in the areas of aerospace, animal, and human health, to retail and manufacturing. He has held multiple senior management positions in the areas of information technology (in both the biotech and retail industries), manufacturing and supply chain management (biotech, aerospace, and others) as well as operating his own consulting business.
Mr. Nonken has three master’s degrees, receiving his Master of Business Administration and Master of Criminal Justice Administration from Husson University, and his Master of Ethics from North Carolina State University.
In addition, Mr. Nonken has maintained his law enforcement officer certificate (including advanced standings) with the state of Maine and has served in a variety of communities in Maine for over 20 years as an officer and certified instructor for the academy. Mr. Nonken has lived in northern Maine for over 20 years with his family and will begin his PhD in Education program in the fall of 2022.
- Maine Criminal Justice Academy Instructor
- Advisory Board Member – Presque Isle Regional Technology Center
- Former Board Member – Hope and Justice Project