Scott W. Phillips and Mary C. Carroll
Scott W. Phillips started his career in the criminal justice field as a police officer in Houston, TX. After spending nearly three years in Texas, he returned to Western New York and completed an associate’s degree in criminal justice at Niagara County Community College. While working full-time and taking courses part-time, he received a bachelor’s degree in legal studies from the University at Buffalo and then went on to earn a master’s degree in criminal justice from Buffalo State.
Scott worked for a year at the United States Justice Department’s Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Office in Washington DC. He then entered the Ph.D. program at SUNY at Albany. He worked for two years at Central Connecticut State University teaching courses in criminal justice before returning to Buffalo State as a professor. While at Buffalo State he developed the intelligence analysis minor, was a visiting scholar at the FBI National Academy in Quantico, VA, and published multiple journal articles and book chapters.
Mary C. Carroll completed a bachelor’s degree in biology at the University at Buffalo, but had a great appreciation for the field of criminal justice and public policy. She was with Scott during his time in Houston and Washington DC; she reviewed many of his manuscripts and was a source of ideas and comments for his research.
Dr. Phillips and Ms. Carroll established this scholarship to enable students to pursue careers in the field of criminal justice.