Degrees: Ph.D., University of Texas

Expertise: Terrorism

No Spring 2017 courses

Office hours by appointment only

Research Interests

  • Violence and Aggression
  • Terrorism
  • Police Psychology
  • Emotions
  • Stress

Professional Associations

  • American College of Forensic Examiners, Fellow
  • International Society for Research on Aggression, Fellow
  • Association of Former Intelligence Officers, Member
  • American Board of Forensic Examiners, Diplomat

Current Professional Activities

  • 1990 – present, Police Psychologist/Public Official, City of University Heights, Department of Police
  • 1970 – present, Private Clinical Practice, Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1976 – present, Consulting Police Psychologist for the cities of University Heights, Westlake, Rocky River, Lakewood, Bay Village, Fairview Park, Independence, Mayfield Village, and Waite Hills
  • 1997 – present, Senior Team Psychologist, West Shore Enforcement Bureau S.W.A.T. Team

Past Professional Activities

  • Intelligence Officer, Central Intelligence Agency; Langley, Virginia.
  • Senior Consultant, BDM Federal, Directorate of Security and Counter Measures, Langley, Virginia.
  • Staff Psychologist, Psychiatric Clinic of the Cuyahoga County and Cleveland Criminal Courts; Cleveland, Ohio.
  • Director, Begun Institute for Studies of Violence and Aggression, John Carroll University; Cleveland, Ohio.
  • Chairman, Department of Psychology, John Carroll University; Cleveland, Ohio.
  • Department Head, Psychology Department and Director, Sensory Information Research Laboratory, TRACOR, Inc.; Austin, Texas.

 Military Service: Honorable Discharge: United States Marine Corps, 1965