Phillip Calvert joined Faulkner University in 2012. He received an avionics technology diploma from Alabama Aviation and Technical College; a bachelor’s degree in management of human resources from Faulkner University; a master’s degree in management from Faulkner University; and completed additional graduate level work in criminal justice at Troy University Dothan, the University of Virginia and American Military University. Calvert is a graduate of the 237th Session of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia, and has served on the board of directors for several regional and national organizations, including the Regional Organized Crime Information Center, the National Liquor Law Enforcement Association and the Institute for Criminal Justice Education.
Calvert worked in the aviation industry for several years before beginning a career in law enforcement. During his more than 26-year law enforcement career, he worked for the Hanceville, Alabama, Police Department; Cullman County, Alabama, Sheriff’s Department; and the Alabama Alcoholic Beverage Control Board’s Law Enforcement Division. Calvert retired from ABC Enforcement in 2011 as an enforcement captain and the agency’s accounting director. He has taught criminal justice courses at Faulkner and management courses at Troy University Dothan. He also teaches law enforcement seminar classes with a specialty in statement analysis. He serves as the BCJ director in the Criminal Justice/Legal Studies Department and enjoys the challenges of managing courses provided to students in multiple locations and formats.
He was born in New Mexico, but spent most of his youth in Cullman County, Alabama. He is a licensed amateur extra operator and enjoys making radio contacts around the world.