Celebrate Spirit 2007
"As Much As You Can, As Long As You Can" by Isaiah McKinnon
Isaiah McKinnon served on the Detroit police force in 1967 when the city exploded in violence. His dedication later earned him the title, chief of police for the city. He will help us look at where we are today, 40 years after the uprising of 1967. In its urban location, UDM has great opportunities to address today's challenges of race and poverty. Through our service, our learning and research, our mission calls us to give hope and help to the people around us
Now as a UDM Associate Professor of Education, McKinnon teaches the course, "Society and Education". He is WDIV-TV4 Detroit's Safety Consultant, for which he won an Emmy Award. He has authored or co-authored three books and numerous articles on crime victims and has been interviewed "The Today Show", "Oprah", "Good Morning America", "Rivera Live", and "The History Channel". McKinnon is a national motivational/inspirational speaker to Fortune 500 companies and schools.
He is currently completing two books through Sleeping Bear Press in Ann Arbor/Chelsea, Michigan. He earned his B.A. from Mercy College, M.A. from the University of Detroit and Ph.D. from Michigan State University. He is also a graduate of the FBI National Academy and United States Secret Service School. McKinnon joined UDM in 1998.