Charles J. Corley is an Associate Professor of Criminal Justice at Michigan State University. Research writings and publications and training workshops focus upon juvenile justice processing, program evaluation, organizational leadership training, familial processes, substance abuse, the black family, equity, justice and inclusion initiatives as well as adult corrections.

Publications have focused upon disproportionate representation of minority juveniles in Michigan's Juvenile Justice System and recommendations for revamping Michigan's child foster care system.

Charles Corley is a former president of the Midwest Criminal Justice Association, former president of the Board of Directors for the Michigan Conference United Church of Christ, current board member of the Journal of Ethnicity in Criminal Justice, and has served as a program committee member numerous times for the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences.