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Dr. Colleen Clarke

Dr. Colleen Clarke is a Professor and past Director of the Law Enforcement Department at Minnesota State University, Mankato. She is a former Canadian Police officer with teaching experience in the Ontario College System.

Dr. Colleen Clarke was born in a small northern Ontario town with a population of 3,500. She spent the first 18 years trying to get away from the town and the rest of her life trying to get back to visit for the summer. It is her hope to one day retire in this community.

Dr. Clarke received her undergraduate honors degree in Political Science from Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, Ontario. She received a general and advanced certificate in Police Studies from the Ontario Police College in cooperation with the University of Western Ontario. Colleen then continued with a master degree from Central Michigan University and Doctorate from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at the University of Toronto. Colleen is well published which includes co-authoring the book, Stealing History: Art Theft, Looting, and Other Crimes Against our Cultural Heritage published by Rowman and Littlefield Publishers Inc.

Of all of her accomplishments, Colleen is most proud of her children. She has three sons and one daughter, a daughter-in-law, a grandson and a granddaughter. She was recently remarried and now has an additional son and daughter as well as another granddaughter.