About me

Dr. Mel Mahone

Dr. Melvin Mahone was born and raised in Chicago, IL and attended public schools there before enlisting in the United States Marine Corps in 1969. He served in Vietnam and was honorably discharged after combat. Upon his return to America he graduated with a Bachelor and Master’s Degree in Sociology and Corrections from Chicago State University in Chicago, IL. He then  graduated with a PhD. in Criminal Justice and corrections from Union Institute and University in Cincinnati, OH.

Over the course of several decades he worked in every area of the Criminal Justice system, and has taught over 35 different Criminal Justice courses at several colleges and universities. He has been a Dean and coordinator of Criminal Justice at Taylor Business Institute in Chicago, IL and Olympic College in Bremerton, WA. He is also a published writer. He has authored 2 books:” Coping with Stress and Building Leadership: One Man’s Journey.” And” Prison Privatization in America: Costs and Benefits.” He is married and resides with his wife in Knoxville, Tn. where he is a motivational speaker, author, and writer. Dr. Melvin Mahone does motivational speaking on success and fulfillment; and training.