Organized crime, Policing, Terrorism, Transnational crime, Public sector police employment
My teaching at Temple University comes as a second career after spending nearly 30 years in law enforcement, the majority of which was spent in the federal government. I worked for over 27 years as a special agent in the U.S. Customs Service and its successor agency, the Department of Homeland Security. I conducted investigations into drug smuggling conspiracies, international money laundering, fraudulent entry of merchandise and export enforcement of critical technology and munitions laws. I also served as the Chief of State for the U.S. National Central Bureau of Interpol, the international police organization, as a founding member of the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, (FinCEN) and numerous liaison positions in the federal sector. I have been an instructor at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Brunswick, Georgia, where I taught case development skills, managing undercover investigations and confidential source development. I have also taught export control courses in conjunction with the U.S. government’s national security and counter proliferation programs at various locations overseas.
Since coming to Temple, I have been teaching organized crime, white collar crime, the law enforcement and criminal justice introductory courses as well as the writing intensive course in critical issues in law enforcement. I developed and taught a new course called Terrorism, Transnational Crime and Global Security. In addition, I conduct career-oriented workshops on résumé preparation, navigating the federal job market, and interviewing for federal sector jobs.
- Teaching faculty
- Introduction to Law Enforcement
- Organized Crime
- Critical Issues in Law Enforcement -Writing Intensive
- Terrorism, Transnational Crime and Global Security
- White Collar Crime