I joined JCC as a criminal justice instructor in 2013. I have always been drawn to opportunities to learn and share knowledge with others. Upon earning my M.A. specializing in terrorism studies and WMD nonproliferation, I applied my passion for these subjects as an employee of the U.S. Department of Defense. It gives me great pleasure to be back at my first alma mater and in a position to share my numerous academic interests with future criminal justice professionals.
I have been a full-time faculty member at JCC since 2003, and have also acted as the co-director of the criminal justice program for the past nine years. In regards to my criminal justice experience, I was a deputy sheriff for the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office in Largo, Florida. While there, I spent most of my time as a booking officer in a maximum security jail. I teach a variety of classes here at JCC, from introductory criminal justice courses to more upper-level, specialized subjects.