Criminal Justice Faculty

Carl Bryan Case, J.D., Travis County Prosecutor

Bryan Case joined Concordia University TX in 2017 as an online and onsite instructor with the Criminal Justice degree program.  His distinguished legal career includes 25 years as a prosecutor, including time as an Assistant District Attorney, prosecuting juvenile, narcotics, and felony cases.  He was chief of the Appellate Division for 17 years.  Notably, he tried for first gang injunction in Texas in 1998.   

Bryan earned a B.A. in Economics, Magna Cum Laude, from UT – Austin, following which he earned his Juris Doctorate at the UT Law School.

Bryan has also been involved in his community, as a Seedling Foundation mentor, for several years and has served on the Board of Directors for People’s Community Clinic, and presently for the Austin Foundation for the Homeless.

Leonard Hinojosa, M.S., Captain, DPS (Retired)

Leonard Hinojosa joined Concordia University TX in 2017 as an online Criminal Justice Instructor.  He is veteran of the U.S. Air Force.  Leonard retired from the Texas Department of Public Safety as a Captain; his 35-year tenure included assignments in Texas Highway Patrol, Criminal Investigations Division, Office of Audit and Inspection, Regulatory Crimes Division and the Intelligence and Counterterrorism Division.

He has a B.A. Degree in Sociology from Texas A&M University-Corpus Corpus and a Master’s Degree in Criminology from Texas A&M University-Commerce.  He has previously instructed classes at The Texas DPS Academy, Texas State University in San Marcos and South University in Austin.

His Hobbies include Running, Golf and Woodworking Projects.

Randy Langford, J.D., Restorative Justice Lawyer and Advocate

Randy L. Langford joined Concordia University TX in 2015 as an online and onsite Criminal Justice Instructor, specializing in Criminal Law and Ethics in Criminal Justice. 

Randy practices law and plays music in Austin, Texas. A life-long rancher and farmer for 25+ years, Randy earned a BA in English Writing and Rhetoric from St. Edward’s University, and was awarded a JD from St. Mary’s University School of Law.

Randy has been a student and practitioner in the area of Restorative Justice since 2004.  He works with lawyers around the world exploring collaborative, co-creative approaches to reaching and maintaining agreement that utilize the values, principles, and processes found in restorative practices.  Additionally, Randy co-founded the Austin Peace Circle; a semi-monthly circle introducing local communities to restorative justice as stakeholders use the process to address personal, community, and social justice issues with an emphasis on activism and the peaceful addressing of conflict.

Holland Jones, M.S., PhD, J.D., Captain, Harris County Constable (Precinct 7)

Holland Jones is an experienced law enforcement manager and former Police Chief, currently serving at the Harris County Constable’s Office, Precinct 7.

Holland graduated from the University of Houston – Clear Lake with a Master’s Degree in Criminology.  Holland has earned both a Doctorate (PhD) in Administration of Justice from Texas Southern University’s Barbara Jordan-Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs, as well as a Juris Doctorate from the Thurgood Marshall School of Law at Texas Southern University.  

Holland honorably served in the United States Navy, and is the honor graduate of the University of Houston Downtown and University of Texas Police Academies.  Holland also graduated from the Executive Development Institute at Northwestern University’s Center for Public Safety. 

Holland has many years of experience as an Adjunct Professor at Texas Southern University, Kaplan University, and Sam Houston State University.  He is a graduate of the Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas’s (LEMIT) New Police Chief Course and Leadership Series, in addition to being a proud graduate of the Leadership Command College (Class 76).  Holland holds a Master Peace Officer’s Certification, Instruction Certification, Field Training Instructor Certification, Crisis Intervention Certification, and an Emergency Management Certification.  In his spare time, he enjoys playing paintball, running, and spending quality time with his family. 

Christopher Schaefer, M.A., M.S., Training Coordinator, DPS

Chris has been with Concordia University TX since 2013, when he was hired to build the criminal justice degree program.  He created the initial degree program and has created over 20 courses in Criminal Justice and Homeland Security in the degree program.  Chris has many years of experience as an Adjunct Professor at Central Texas College, Concordia University in TX and Portland, Excelsior College, and the University of Maryland, University College.    

Chris has had a 17 year career in Intelligence Analysis, beginning in the United States Army, where he was honorably discharged in 2006, and continuing with the Texas Department of Public Safety, where he currently serves as the Training Coordinator of the Intelligence and Terrorism Division. 

Chris earned Masters of Arts degrees in History and Political Science from American Military University.  Finally, he earned a Master’s of Science in Criminal Justice from Sul Ross State University.  Chris has also completed a graduate certificate in Terrorism Studies from St. Andrews University in Scotland.  In his spare time, Chris practices martial arts, shooting sports, and enjoys Scuba diving and reading.    

Shane Sexton, M.S., Concordia Police Chief

Chief Shane Sexton began working as a law enforcement professional in 2000, and he currently serves as Chief of Police for the Concordia University Texas Police Department.  Added to his administrative, patrol and training/coaching experience, Shane has served as a Mental Health Officer, a Field Training Officer, and a Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) Instructor. He currently assists as an Adjunct Instructor for the Austin Police Academy and the UT System Police Academy - teaching Civil Process and Liability to cadets.    

Shane has a Master Peace Officer certification, and he earned his Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice and a Master of Science in Organizational Leadership and Ethics from St. Edward's University.   Shane is fortunate to have gained extensive leadership experience throughout his career, to include graduating from the Law Enforcement Management Institute (LEMIT) of Texas Leadership Command College (Class 74).  He is also a graduate of Travis County's Leadership Education Achieving Developmental Success (LEADS) program.  In addition, he is a First Year Board Member for the Texas Association of College and University Police Administrators.

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