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Ethics Board

Biography - Donald J. Amboyer, Ph.D.


Dr. Donald Amboyer began diversified careers in criminal justice and higher education as a distance learner taking correspondence courses while serving overseas in the United States Air Force. He subsequently earned an Associate’s Degree from Genesee Community College and Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from State University of New York College at Buffalo. While a probation officer for the 16th Judicial Circuit Court of Michigan, he earned the Master of Correctional Administration Degree from University of Detroit-Mercy. As the Macomb County Jail Administrator for over two decades, he earned a Master of Science in Criminal Justice and Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration from Wayne State University.

Dr. Amboyer has taught graduate and undergraduate courses at Wayne State University, Eastern Michigan University, and Macomb Community College. For over fifteen years, he served as Dean of Continuing and Professional Education at Macomb Community College responsible for continuing education online and in traditional classrooms. He also served as Vice Provost for Learning Outreach focused on expanding Macomb

Community College online learning opportunities for high school and college students of all ages to advance themselves personally and professionally. While semi-retired, Dr. Amboyer is an adjunct professor for Wayne State University and serves as a consultant on higher education and criminal justice issues. Don and his wife, Claudia, are parents of four children and both voluntarily serve a variety of church and community-based organizations while residing in Shelby Township, Michigan.