Brenda McAdoo

Adjunct Instructor

Department of Human-Centered Interdisciplinary Studies

Brenda McAdoo


J.D., Pepperdine University School of Law


3101 University Blvd. Suite 234
Dallas, TX 75205


Brenda McAdoo has been a Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation for over twenty three years. Brenda has investigated Crimes against Children, Violent Crime, and Organized Crime including being a member of an Organized Crime Task Force which investigated groups committing extortion, kidnapping and murder for hire. Brenda has been a member of the FBI Crisis Negotiation Team since 1998, including being team leader for seven years. Brenda trains law enforcement in Crisis Negotiation skills here and abroad.

Brenda has been a certified Federal Mediator since 2007. Brenda conducts EEO mediations for all federal agencies under the Department of Justice. Brenda holds a Juris Doctor and is a member of the California Bar. Before joining the FBI, Brenda was a Deputy District Attorney with the Ventura County District Attorney's Office where she prosecuted sexual assault, domestic violence, and narcotics offenses.

In 2014, Brenda graduated from Southern Methodist University with a Graduate Certificate in Dispute Resolution. In 1991, Brenda graduated from Abilene Christian University with a B.A. in Political Science. Brenda is a member of the inaugural class of Jack Pope Fellows.