Criminal Justice Leadership, College of Professional Studies
Dr. James O’Keefe retired from the New York City Police Department in 2001 to accept an appointment as an associate professor of criminal justice leadership with St. John’s University. During his tenure, he earned appointments as program director of the Criminal Justice Program, program director of the Graduate Program in Criminal Justice Leadership, interim -chairman of the Social Science Division, and served for five years as associate dean for academic affairs & tenured professor of criminal justice leadership. Dr. O’Keefe went to Rome, Italy to secure an academic articulation agreement with the University of Rome, “Foro Italico” in the undergraduate and graduate Sport Management Program. He continues to lecture for undergraduate and graduate seminars in police administration, public policy, law enforcement ethics, and leadership.