Michael Berlin, Ph.D

Michael Berlin, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Criminal Justice at Coppin State University and serves as the Graduate Coordinator/Director of the criminal justice graduate degree program. Dr. Berlin’s extensive teaching responsibilities include a combination of graduate and undergraduate courses in policing strategies, management, organizational dynamics, homeland security, terrorism, criminal and constitutional law, criminal justice policy and other related subjects. He formerly was Professor of Criminal Justice at Baltimore City Community College where he introduced students to career opportunities in criminal justice. His legal background reflects his experience as a practicing attorney and curriculum consultant with expertise in criminal, tort, domestic, commercial and civil rights cases, trial and appellate litigation in the District and Circuit Courts for Baltimore City and numerous Maryland counties, the Court of Special Appeals and Court of Appeals of Maryland, the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court. Dr. Berlin’s experience as a former Baltimore City police officer (1975-1978) and as an instructor in the police academy has supported trainees in understanding how to engage community members in respectful manner and foster trust. Dr. Berlin is a subject matter expert in community policing strategies and community-police relationships. He is proud of his former students who now enjoy successful careers in law-enforcement, corrections and the court system.