Robert Gonzalez, Ed.D.

Assistant Professor
Criminal Justice, Legal Studies and Homeland Security
DR Robert Gonzalez retired from the NYPD in 2015 as an Assistant Commissioner of Training after 23 years of service. Robert held positions in the NYPD as a patrol officer with experience in community policing, a supervisor on patrol, and a senior executive in the area of police training. Currently Robert is an Assistant Professor in the College of Professional Studies in the Division of Criminal Justice, Legal Studies and Homeland Security. Prior to his full-time appointment, Robert was an adjunct professor for five years in the graduate division in the Homeland Security and Leadership Program. Robert’s research interests focus on the area of entry-level law enforcement training; with additional focus on in-service and executive level training programs. As a commissioner in the NYPD’s Training Bureau, Robert designed the new Field Training Officer Program that is currently being implemented citywide in New York City. In this program, rookie officers are partnered up with veteran officers to extend their police academy training with real on the street experience under the guidance of a Field Training Officer. Robert intends to assess the effectiveness of this program as one of his future research projects. Robert possesses a wealth of experience in academia as a former instructor at John Jay College, NYIT, Monroe College, and Hostos Community College. Over the last 15 years Robert has taught courses in the area of Community Policing, Patrol Functions, Investigations, and Homeland Security- just to name a few.

Teaching Interests

Law Enforcement Community Policing Homeland Security During my 15 years of teaching in adult education, I have taught over 20 courses in the areas of Criminology, Juvenile Delinquency, Police & Patrol, and Counter- Terrorism (Grad & UGrad)

Research Interests

Community Policing and how that extends to current police training programs.

Courses Taught

CJL
101
POLICE ADMIN. IN THE 21st CENT
CJL
202
PUBLIC ADMIN/CRIM JUST AGENCY
CJL
301
LEADRSHP ISS CRIT INCIDENT MGT
CJL
301.5
SEMINAR IN GLOBAL TERRORISM
CJL
301.8
ISSUES IN GLOBAL SECURITY
CJL
304
SEL TOP IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE
CRJ
2002
POLICE AND THE COMMUNITY
HCL
202
LEADRSHP PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
HCL
301.0
LDRSHP ISS CRIT INCIDNT MGMT
HCL
301
LDRSHP ISS CRIT INCIDNT MGMT
HCL
301.4
SEMINAR IN STRESS MANAGEMENT
HCL
302
SEL. TOPIC IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE
HCL
302.4
SEL TOPIC ORGANIZATION DYSFUNC
HLS
1001
INTRO HOMELAND SECURITY
HLS
1003
INTRO ORGANIZATIONAL SECURITY
HLS
1007
SECURITY INVESTIGATIONS
HLS
1027
INT'L SECURITY COOPERATION
MGT
232
INNOV ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR