Although my home town is Philadelphia, I've lived in many places across the US. Over the past thirty years, I've served as a law enforcement officer for many years working on the street, in the Major Crimes Unit, and in the Special Victims Unit. I've also taken on many technical specialties to include polygraph and computer forensic analysis.
In the academic community, I am also a respected professor of criminal justice, invited speaker, and published author.
Recently, the US Department of State invited me to teach at the International Law Enforcement Academy in Roswell, New Mexico. There, I have instructed law enforcement leaders from all across the globe regarding democratic leadership styles. I am humbled that our government would trust me to represent the criminal justice community and lead leaders from across the globe.
But most importantly, I am a husband, father, and grandfather.
Ph.D. in Criminal Justice, Washington State University
MBA in Human Resource, Saint Leo University
M.A. in Organizational Leadership, Gonzaga University
1996 - 2016 Spokane Police Department, Spokane, WA.
1992 - 1996 Idaho State Police, Coeur d'Alene, ID.
1987 - 1992 Greenville Police Department, Greenville, SC.
2016 - Present University of North Georgia, Gainseville, GA.
2006 - 2016 Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA.
We have three children, all of whom are currently in college or vocational school. My wife, Stephanie, is involved in the arts as an actor, musician, and entertainer. I also served as an adjunct professor at Gonzaga Unviersity and Washington State University - Spokane. I am currently an Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice at the Unviersity of North Georgia in Dahlonega, GA.