Category: Public Service

Programs in Public Service are directed by enthusiastic and experienced academic leaders who are committed to educating students in the fields of paralegal studies, criminal justice, homeland security and emergency management, military leadership, national security, and public administration.

Thomas Drake, Criminal Investigator

Thomas Drake has spent more than 22 years serving his community Criminal investigation is not like the popular television show “Law and Order.” “Nothing happens in an hour. You don’t get the complaint and then an hour later get the conviction,” says criminal investigator Thomas Drake. The actual events may even be more exciting, too. …

Kimberly Haley Encourages Disabled Veterans to Get Ahead in Life

Kimberly Haley wants to help people excel and move forward in their careers and lives. In her job with the New York State Department of Labor, she helps disabled veterans in a variety of ways, from finding a job that best fits them, to teaching …

Pam Katz, Excelsior College Instructor

Pam Katz is a lawyer by trade, has been in private practice, and has worked for a nonprofit organization. In 1997, she joined the faculty of the Sage Colleges and in 2008, she became a faculty member of Excelsior College. She saw the value of online learning and was hooked, she says. Now, she shares …

David Foster, Master of Science in Criminal Justice Faculty

You can often find David Foster on his 36-acre winery in Central Virginia, growing grapes, making wine, and operating the 1950s corncrib-style barn-turned-tasting room. But there’s another side to Foster; the former Army civilian enjoys passing on his knowledge of criminal justice to others. Thanks to his background and guidance, Excelsior College students leave his …

Christine Robinson-Cooley, 25 year career in criminal justice

Christine Robinson-Cooley remembers looking through her older brother’s criminal justice books when he was in college and liking the information. She says from that point, she was sure she would follow his path into the criminal justice field—which is exactly what she did. A Storied Career in Criminal Justice Robinson-Cooley, of Rensselaer, New York, is …

Grey map of the world depicting INF treaty and cold war mentalities

On February 1, 2019, the United States formally suspended adherence to the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, further declaring that it would fully withdraw from the treaty in six months. Russia immediately followed suit, thereby essentially eliminating one of the Cold War’s most significant arms control achievements and the foundation for the nuclear arms control …

lawyers walking through a court house and the start of the criminal justice system

According to Dictionary.com, criminal justice is “the system of law enforcement, involving police, lawyers, courts, and corrections, used for all stages of criminal proceedings and punishment.” People with a background in criminal justice have jobs ranging from police officer and corrections officer to forensic psychologist and criminal profiler. Are you interested in a criminal justice …