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Robert Gonzalez, Ed.D.

Assistant Professor
Criminal Justice, Legal Studies, and Homeland Security
Ed.D., Instructional Leadership, St. John's University

Dr. Gonzalez comes to St. John’s University as an Assistant Professor in the Division of Criminal Justice, Legal Studies, and Homeland Security, following a 22-year career in law enforcement with the New York City Police Department (NYPD). In 2011, he earned his Ed.D. in educational leadership from St. John’s University, and began teaching as an adjunct professor in the Division of Criminal Justice, Legal Studies, and Homeland Security. During his tenure in the NYPD, he rose from a patrol officer to a supervisor on patrol, with a specialty in community policing, investigations, and training. As a result of his hard work and dedication, Dr. Gonzalez was promoted to the rank of Assistant Commissioner of the NYPD’s Training Bureau. In that role, he designed and implemented new training programs in the NYPD’s new state-of-the-art Police Academy. He specializes in homeland security and counter-terrorism topics with an emphasis on police training.

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