Dr. Michael J. Kyle


Role: Faculty
Campus: Springfield

Postal mail

Missouri State University
901 S. National Ave.
Springfield, MO 65897



  • PhD, Criminology and Criminal Justice, 2019 (anticipated), Southern Illinois University
  • MS, Criminology, 2013, Missouri State University
  • BS, Criminology, 2010, Missouri State University


  • CRM 210 Introduction to the American Criminal Justice System
  • CRM 250 Policing
  • CRM 701 Criminal Justice Policy
  • CRM 750 Law Enforcement and Community

Research and professional interests

Prior to pursuing a PhD, Michael Kyle was a sworn law enforcement officer for 11 years, including 4 years supervisory experience as a patrol sergeant in a Missouri sheriff's department and 3 years command staff experience as operations commander in a Kansas municipal police department. In the latter role, he led the investigations and administration sections, as well as administering professional standards (internal affairs). His research interests are focused on policing and include: law enforcement leadership, management, and operations; law enforcement ethics; and police officer behavior. Mike is also interested in public safety policy, juvenile delinquency, and juvenile justice.