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Kenneth McCaster
Kenneth McCaster

Human ServicesInstructor of Criminal JusticeTurner Hall A-Wing 368803-536-8319

Kenneth McCaster

Kenneth McCaster is a dedicated criminal justice instructor who brings his expertise and passion for the subject to the classroom. In addition to teaching, he serves as a freshman academic advisor, providing valuable guidance and support to new students as they embark on their academic journey at the university.  Furthermore, Mr. McCaster plays a pivotal role as the Advisor to the criminal justice club, fostering a sense of community and camaraderie among students interested in the criminal justice field. Through his mentorship and leadership, he empowers club members to explore their interests, engage in meaningful discussions, and participate in various activities related to their chosen career path.


  • BA Degree in History Limestone College 
  • MA Degree in Criminal Justice Troy University
  • MA Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling South Carolina State University 
  • Certificate of Completion South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy 
  • Certificate of Completion South Carolina Correctional Academy


McCaster is a distinguished member of the South Carolina State University community, having joined in April 2009. With a remarkable career in law enforcement spanning over 30 years, he brings a wealth of experience and expertise to his current roles at the university.  In addition to being a criminal justice instructor, McCaster serves as a Freshmen Criminal Justice Advisor and Advisor to the Criminal Justice Club, providing valuable guidance and mentorship to students interested in the field of criminal justice.  Beyond his contributions to the university, McCaster has also served as the Chief of Police and Major of Police Operations at South Carolina State University. Prior to his tenure here, he held prominent law enforcement positions at various locations throughout South Carolina, including Saluda, Lake City Santee, the Richland County Sheriff's Department, Claflin University, and the Orangeburg County Sheriff's Department.  McCaster's dedication to public service is evident in his long and distinguished career and his current role as the Orangeburg County Councilman for District 3. His commitment to serving and protecting the community extends beyond the university campus, making him a highly respected and valued member of the Orangeburg County community.

Research Interests

Police Community Science and its effects on Minorities


  • CJ 201 Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • CJ 250 African American Experience in Criminal Justice
  • CJ 311 American Policing
  • CJ 312 Police Community Relations

More About Kenneth McMaster

“I am a South Carolina Concealed Weapons Certified Instructor, I read South Carolina criminal case law and have written articles for the newspapers on many criminal justice community topics. My hobbies are reading, traveling, organizing community groups and training groups in subjects like active shooter and community home defense."