Carlotta C. Stackhouse serves as Instructor of Forensic Science and Director of the Morris College Forensic Center. She holds an MS in Chemistry from Furman University and a BS in Chemistry from Lander University. Ms. Stackhouse has completed all required course work in the PhD program in chemistry at the University of South Carolina-Columbia. She is a graduate of the SC Criminal Justice Academy and the Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy.
Prior to joining the Morris College faculty, Ms. Stackhouse was Assistant Director for Criminal Justice Information Services with the State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) and held the rank of major. Her career with SLED spanned twenty-five years. Ms. Stackhouse has substantial advanced training through specialized schools offered by the DEA, ATF, and the FBI.
Ms. Stackhouse has been instrumental in establishing a minor in Forensic Science at Morris College and oversaw the installation of the latest forensic instrumentation and supplies in the Forensic Center. She also serves as director of the Morris College Student Leadership Program and advises the Morris College Criminal Justice Club and the Morris College Dance Team.
Ms. Stackhouse’s teaching style is based on the quotes of James Baldwin and W.E.B. DuBois, two great African American scholars. Baldwin stated that “Children have never been good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.”. DuBois asserted that ”Children learn more from what you are than what you teach.” By not only teaching with lectures but also by allowing students to participate in activities related to their chosen profession, Ms. Stackhouse has prepared them to imitate forensic scientists and law enforcement officers so that they can better envision themselves in their future careers.