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Mkay Bonner
Associate Professor
School of Behavioral & Social Sci
STRS 224
318-342-1441
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Mkay Bonner, PhD
Associate Professor, Criminal Justice

Education

Ph D

1997, Industrial Organizational Psychology
University of Southern Mississippi

MS

1991, Psychology
University of Louisiana at Monroe

BA

1989, Psychology
University of Louisiana at Monroe

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Biographical Sketch

Mkay Bonner, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in the Criminal Justice Department. She is a Licensed Psychologist with a specialty in Industrial Organizational Psychology. She has over 20 years of experience in police and public safety psychology, workplace violence, worksite critical incident response, officer-involved shooting incidents, fitness-for-duty evaluations, and workplace investigations involving harassment, intimidation, or a hostile work environment. She is a certified Title IX Investigator. Her expertise includes training with public safety entities as well as training for CPAs, human resource professionals, and other business groups. She is the Co-Coordinator and Co-Lead Instructor for the Northeast Delta Crisis Intervention Team (CIT).

Licensure & Certification

Title IX Investigator, Association of Title IX Administrators, ATIXA. (January 30 2014 - Present)
Licensed Industrial Organizational Psychologist, Louisiana State Board of Examiners of Psychologists. (September 28 2001 - Present)

Research Interests

Dr. Bonner worked on the IPAT, Inc., research project that updated the Inwald Personality Inventory (IPI).  This questionnaire was created in the 1970s to be used for the evaluation and selection of law enforcement personnel.  This research project involved collecting over 10 years of data including the original testing data with the IPI, the selection evaluation, Police Academy data, FTO reports, and general personnel information.  This information was utilized in the updating and renorming of the IPI to the IPI-2. 

Soon, Dr. Bonner will begin working with IPAT, Inc., on a similar project involving firefighter selection testing and norming and with further predictive item identification with law enforcement candidates.

Dr. Bonner is also working with program evaluation of the Northeast Delta Crisis Intervention Team Training Program.

Recent Publications

Bonner, M. K. (2010). Spoon-Feeding Employees May Give Poor Results. Monroe, Louisiana: DeltaBusiness.
Bonner, M. K. (2010). There is Hope Yet That We May Find Good Employees. Monroe, Louisiana: DeltaBusiness.
Bonner, M. K. (2010). Technology has Advantages and Setbacks. Monroe, Louisiana: DeltaBusiness.
Bonner, M. K. (2010). The Science Behind Motivation. Monroe, Louisiana: DeltaBusiness.
Bonner, M. K. (2010). Finding Proof Between Fact, Illusion. Monroe, Louisiana: DeltaBusiness.
Bonner, M. K. (2011). Working Hard Really Does Pay Off. Monroe, Louisiana: DeltaBusiness.
Bonner, M. K. (2011). Who Has the Hiring Power?. Monroe, Louisiana: DeltaBusiness.
Bonner, M. K. (2011). Sleep and Intelligence. Monroe, Louisiana: DeltaBusiness.
Bonner, M. K. (2011). Can You Be Too Smart for a Job?. Monroe, Louisiana: DeltaBusiness.
Bonner, M. K. (2011). The Coin Toss. Monroe, LA: DeltaBusiness.
Bonner, M. K. (2011). Good Things Eventually Will Happen. Monroe, LA: DeltaBusiness.
Bonner, M. K. (2011). Put Aside Differences to Work Together. Monroe, LA: DeltaBusiness.
Bonner, M. K. (2011). Hope, prevention for mental blindness. Monroe, LA: DeltaBusiness.
Bonner, M. K. (2011). Avoid Texting for Professional Communication. Monroe, LA: DeltaBusiness.
Bonner, M. K. (2011). The Outrageous and The Noteworthy. Monroe, LA: DeltaBusiness.
Bonner, M. (2014). Rampage Killings, The Encyclopedia of Criminology and Criminal Justice.
Bonner, M. (2014). Nativisim, The Encyclopedia of Criminology and Criminal Justice.
Bonner, M. K. (2011). Don't Be Afraid to Tap Into the Lizard Brain. Monroe, LA: DeltaBusiness.
Bonner, M. K. (2011). Stealing Your Stuff. Monroe, LA: DeltaBusiness.
Bonner, M. K. (2012). Who is Lying to You?. Monroe, LA: DeltaBusiness.
Bonner, M. K. (2012). The Value of Silence. Monroe, LA: DeltaBusiness.
Bonner, M. K. (2012). Bathroom Breaks and the Pottie Police. Monroe, LA: DeltaBusiness.
Bonner, M. K. (2012). Time is Money. Monroe, LA: DeltaBusiness.
Bonner, M. K. (2012). Perception is Like a Fun House Mirror. Monroe, LA: DeltaBusiness.
Bonner, M. K. (2012). The World of Work Provides Great Amusement. Monroe, LA: DeltaBusiness.
Bonner, M. K. (2012). Vacation Time is a Waste of Time, Or is it?. Monroe, LA: DeltaBusiness.
Bonner, M. K. (2012). Review of "A Face Only an Investor Could Love : CEOs' Facial Structure Predicts Their Firms' Financial Performance". Psychology Times.
Bonner, M. K. (2012). Are You Dated? (And I Don't Mean Your Age.). Monroe, LA: DeltaBusiness.
Bonner, M. K. (2012). A CEO with a Wide Face May Increase a Company’s Profitability. Monroe, LA: DeltaBusiness.
Bonner, M. K. (2012). Doing More of What You Love. Part 1. Monroe, LA: DeltaBusiness.
Bonner, M. K. (2012). Doing More of What You Love. Part 2. Monroe, LA: DeltaBusiness.
Bonner, M. K. (2012). Wearing Different Hats. Monroe, LA: DeltaBusiness.
Bonner, M., Johnson, M. S. (2013). The Intersection between law enforcement and persons with a mental illness. (pp. 15). Crime, Punishment, and the Law.
Bonner, M. K. (2013). How Is Your Impulse Control?. Monroe, LA: DeltaBusiness.
Bonner, M. K. (2013). 2013: The Year Ahead. Monroe, LA: DeltaBusiness.
Bonner, M. K. (2013). The Trust Factor. Monroe, LA: DeltaBusiness.
Johnson, M. S., Bonner, M., Hanser, R. (2017). Doing More with Less: The Professional Model of the Los Angeles Police Department (pp. 101 - 112). Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press.
Bonner, M. K. (2013). Worthwhile to Invest in Good Employees. Monroe, LA: DeltaBusiness.
Bonner, M. Antisocial Personality Disorder. Encyclopedia of Juvenile Delinquency and Juvenile Justice/ Wiley-Blackwell.
Bonner, M., Johnson, M. S. (2014). The Six-Month Demographical Analysis of a Regional Crisis Intervention Team (CIT). Crime, Punishment, & The Law.
Bonner, M. (2013). Beware of Following Others. Monroe, LA: DeltaBusiness.
Bonner, M. (2013). Back to Keeping it Simple. Monroe, LA: DeltaBusiness.
Bonner, M. (2013). Curiosity at Work. Monroe, LA: DeltaBusiness.
Bonner, M. (2013). Working in the Cloud. Monroe, LA: DeltaBusiness.
Bonner, M. (2013). New Employment Rulings. Monroe, LA: DeltaBusiness.
Bonner, M. (2013). The DSM 5: The New Issue at Work. Monroe, LA: DeltaBusiness.
Bonner, M. (2013). Be Happy. Monroe, LA: DeltaBusiness.
Bonner, M. (2013). Leaders. Monroe, LA: DeltaBusiness.
Bonner, M. (2014). Reinventing the Workplace: From Chaos to Calm. Monroe, LA: DeltaBusiness.
Bonner, M. (2014). Some hot topics in training. Monroe, LA: DeltaBusiness.
Bonner, M. (2014). Beware, People are Watching!. Monroe, LA: DeltaBusiness.
Bonner, M. (2014). Procrastination versus Patience. Monroe, LA: DeltaBusiness.
Bonner, M. (2014). The Art of Being Lucky at Work. Monroe, LA: DeltaBusiness.
Bonner, M. (2014). A Snapshot of Current Research. Monroe, LA: DeltaBusiness.
Bonner, M. (2014). The Major Drivers of New Employee Failure. Monroe, LA: DeltaBusiness.
Bonner, M. (2014). Recognizing a Rut and Doing Something About It. Monroe, LA: DeltaBusiness.
Bonner, M. (2014). Be Brief, Baby, Be Brief. Monroe, LA: DeltaBusiness.
Bonner, M. (2014). Prevent, Permit, or Provoke Workplace Violence. Monroe, LA: DeltaBusiness.
Bonner, M. (2014). Psychology is Power. Will You Use It For Good or For Evil?. Monroe, LA: DeltaBusiness.
Bonner, M. The Northeast Delta Crisis Intervention Team Training Manual, Editor. Pineville, LA: Professional Training Resources, Inc.
Bonner, M. Personality Disorders; in The Northeast Delta Crisis Intervention Team Training Manual. Pineville, LA: Professional Training Resources, Inc..
Bonner, M., Johnson, M. S. Crisis Intervention Basic Strategies; in The Northeast Delta Crisis Intervention Team Training Manual. Pineville, LA: Professional Training Resources, Inc.
Bonner, M., Johnson, M. S. CIT Basic Paradigm & Rules for Intervention; in The Northeast Delta Crisis Intervention Team Training Manual. Pineville, LA: Professional Training Resources, Inc.
Bonner, M., Johnson, M. S. Advanced De-Escalation Strategies; in The Northeast Delta Crisis Intervention Team Training Manual. Pineville, LA: Professional Training Resources, Inc.
Bonner, M. Introduction to Mental Illness; in The Northeast Delta Crisis Intervention Team Training Manual. Pineville, LA: Professional Training Resources, Inc.
Bonner, M., Johnson, M. S. (2017). Recruiting and Hiring Minorities into Policing, with International Considerations (pp. 12 - 20). International Journal of Crime, Law and Social Issues.
Hanser, R., Horne, A., Bonner, M. (2017). Determining the Practicality of Utilizing Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing Therapy with Substance Abusing and Co-Occurring Disordered Populations in a Prison Treatment Environment (pp. 1 - 11). International Journal of Crime, Law and Social Issues.
Hanser, R. D., Bonner, M., Johnson, M. S. (2017). Volunteers in Policing in the United States: Support from the Community Serving within the Agency (pp. 7 - 28). Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press.

Courses Taught

CJUS 1001INTRO TO CRIMINAL JUSTICE, 13 course(s)

CJUS 2006INDUSTRIAL & BUSINESS SECURITY, 1 course(s)

CJUS 4003CRIMINAL BEHAVIOR, 6 course(s)

CJUS 4016CONTEMP ISSUES IN CRIM JUSTICE, 21 course(s)

CJUS 4019INTERNSHIP IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE, 8 course(s)

CJUS 4029MGMT OF CRIM JUSTICE AGENCIES, 27 course(s)

CJUS 4080CRIMINAL JUSTICE ETHICS, 2 course(s)

CJUS 5001PROSEMINAR IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE, 6 course(s)

CJUS 5010ADV RES METH CRIMINAL JUSTICE, 10 course(s)

CJUS 5073SEMINAR IN CRIM JUSTICE ADMIN, 8 course(s)

CJUS 5095PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE, 2 course(s)

PSYC 3071INTRO IO PSYCHOLOGY, 3 course(s)

PSYC 5018PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT, 5 course(s)

PSYC 5035ADV FORENSIC PSYCH, 3 course(s)

SOCL 4070SOCIAL RESEARCH, 1 course(s)