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Isaiah McKinnon

Associate Professor

Isaiah McKinnon
Contact Info:
Campus: McNichols Campus
Building: Reno Hall
Room: 205
Phone: 313-993-1484
Isaiah McKinnon


  • B.A., Mercy College
  • M.A., University of Detroit
  • Ph.D., Michigan State University


Associate Professor of Education, Isaiah McKinnon, Ph.D., teaches the course Society and Education. He is a former Deputy Mayor and Chief of Police of the City of Detroit. He won an Emmy as the NBC News/Safety Consultant. He has authored three books and co-authored two others, in addition to numerous articles on crime victims.

McKinnon has met six U.S. Presidents and Nelson Mandela, and has appeared on the "Today Show", "Good Morning America", "Oprah", and "The History Channel." He is a national motivational/inspirational speaker to Fortune 500 companies and schools. He earned his B.A. from Mercy College, M.A. from the University of Detroit Mercy and doctorate from Michigan State University. He is also a graduate of the FBI national Academy and the United States Secret Service School. McKinnon joined Detroit Mercy in 1998.

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