Adjunct Professor
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Masters of Public Administration, Marist College 2011


Professor Ross has taught criminal justice topics within the CUNY system for the past seven years and has been assigned to the staff at John Jay for the last 3 years.  Concurrently, he is also an instructor with the Professional Studies Department of John Jay teaching various courses for peace officers, such as active shooter scenarios, professional communication, etc.  He has also taught within the NYC Department of Corrections as a civilian instructor.  He has taught various topics there, such as: communication, procedural justice, etc.

He is a retired police officer with twenty one years of service with the last ten years assigned to the Police Academy where he earned the designation of Master Instructor within the NYPD and the NYSDCJ.  He has taught numerous curricula, including the Methods of Instruction course, the Criminal Investigation Course, the Recruit School Curriculum (with an expertise regarding Law and legal concepts), conducted training for Field Training Officers and Neighborhood Coordination Officers in various topics, as well as arrest processing and crime scene processing for various other agencies.  He has also conducted seminars and lectures for various community organizations for the NYPD, with an emphasis on legal and procedural points of discussion regarding the issue of "stop, question and frisk."

Professor Ross earned a Masters of Public Administration from Marist College in 2011. Professor Ross was and is also a first responder in the terrorist attack of the World Trade Center on 09/11/2001.  

Courses Taught

Introduction to Corrections

Introduction to Criminal Investigations

Introduction to Criminal Justice

Introduction to Policing