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Thomas J. Ward

Associate Professor
Criminal Justice, Legal Studies, and Homeland Security
B.S., M.A., John Jay College of Criminal Justice
D.P.A., Nova Southeastern University

Before joining the faculty at St. John’s University, Dr. Ward served as Assistant Commissioner for Training and Organizational Development at the New York City Department of Correction - the nation’s largest jail system - where he was the recipient of the agency’s Distinguished Service Award for Leadership.

Dr. Ward began his criminal justice career as a member of the New York City Police Department, where he served in the elite Tactical Patrol Force and in the Detective Division. He has also held a number of senior executive positions in security administration and earned a national reputation as an expert on health care fraud.

Dr. Ward holds Bachelor of Science and Master of Arts degrees from John Jay College of Criminal Justice and a Doctorate in Public Administration (D.P.A.) from Nova Southeastern University.

Dr. Ward is the author of War Stories: Behind the Silver and Gold Shields, published by Looseleaf Law Publications. He is also the author of numerous articles on criminal justice administration, and is the co-author of Police Robbery Control, a monograph published by the National Institute of Law Enforcement.  Dr. Ward is also the recipient of numerous awards from both the academic and criminal justice communities.