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State official

Theda Yvette Bishop, American state official. Recipient United Negro College Fund award, 1980, Martin Luther King award, 1992.


Bishop, Theda Yvette was born on May 4, 1928 in Huntington, West Virginia, United States. Daughter of Theodore Roosevelt and Mamie Elizabeth (Poindexter) J.


Bachelor, Storer College, Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, 1949;Master of Social Work, Wayne State University, 1971;Doctor of Philosophy, Wayne State University, 1981;student, New York University, 1975, 81.


Teacher, head English division, Mound Bayou (Mississippi) High School, 1949-1950;supervisor special projects, United States Army, Centerline and Detroit, Michigan, 1950-1955;police woman, Detroit Police Department, 1955-1963;probation officer, Wayne County, City of Detroit, 1963-1973;supervisor recorder's court women's drug unit, Wayne County, City of Detroit, 1973-1974;director recorder's court drug division, Wayne County, City of Detroit, 1974-1975;deputy director recorder's court probation, Wayne County, City of Detroit, 1976-1978;director recorder's court probation, Wayne County, City of Detroit, 1979-1981;deputy director probation services, Department of Corrections, State of Michigan, Detroit, 1981-1985;deputy regional administrator, Department of Corrections, State of Michigan, Detroit, since 1985. Adjunct assistant professor Wayne State University College Education, since 1982. Consultant in field.


Member Michigan Credentialling Board of Addictions Professionals, 1985-1987. Member crime task force City of Detroit, 1987-1989, member strategic planning committee, 1987. Member criminal justice task force City Council, Detroit, 1987.

Advisory board Family Approach to Crime and Treatment, 1991. Member National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, American Corrections Association, National Association Black Organization, National Treatment Alternative to St. Crime Association, National Association Black Social Workers, National Association Black Law Enforcement Executives, Michigan Correctional Association, Michigan Association Social Workers, Michigan Association Retired School Personnel Detroit Association Program Directors, Detroit Compact, Detroit Association Black Organization, Detroit Association Black Social Workers, West Virginia State Alumni Association, Wayne State University Alumni, Women of Wayne State University Association.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: traveling, reading, dancing, running, walking.


Married William Bishop, June 13, 1949 (deceased May 1986). 1 child, Sharon Leah.

Theodore Roosevelt J.

Mamie Elizabeth (Poindexter) J.

William Bishop

Sharon Leah Bishop