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Dr. Stephen Parke

Dr. Stephen Parke, J.D., LL.M.

Associate Dean, Helms School of Government
Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice

smparke@liberty.edu
Green Hall 1661K

Office Hours
Mon., Wed., Fri. 3.-4 p.m.
Tue., Thu. 1-2:30 p.m.

Or by Appointment
Contact Melanie Lamm at mlamm2@liberty.edu or (434) 592-3702.

Biography

Stephen Parke serves as the Residential Associate Dean for the Helms School of Government. He began his career in the United States Army where he served for 21 years. Professor Parke began at Liberty University as an Associate Professor until he became the Department Chair. He is now the Associate Dean. 

In the ensuing years, the Helms School of Government has experienced major growth and added numerous Masters and Ph.D. level programs. Professor Parke mentors both residential and online students. 

Education

  • LLM, military law, U.S. Army Judge Advocate General's School
  • JD, law, University of South Dakota School of Law
  • BA, criminal justice, University of South Dakota
  • BA, political science, University of South Dakota

Professional Memberships

Dr. Parke is admitted to practice law before all military courts, the Supreme Court for the State of South Dakota, the U.S. District Court of the Northern District of California, and the United States Supreme Court.

Courses Taught

  • Constitutional Government and Free Enterprise
  • Judicial Process
  • Corrections
  • Ethics in Criminal Justice
  • Criminal Law
  • Criminal Procedure
  • Terrorism
  • Counter-Terrorism

Edited Works

  • Contributing author, Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) Domestic WMD Incident Management Legal desk book, December 2003.
  • Joint Center for Lessons Learned, Quarterly Bulletin, Volume VI, Issue 1, December 2003.
  • "Death and Dying in Army Hospitals: The Past and Future Roles of Advance Medical Directives," The Army Lawyer, August 1994.

Research Interests 

  • Terrorism
  • Counter-Terrorism
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