At University of Maryland University College, our public safety faculty bring both advanced degrees and field experience to the classroom. The result is a curriculum that teaches you how to be successful in a variety of public safety careers. Learn from the experts in investigative forensics, homeland security and more.
Meet Public Safety Faculty
Faculty bring real-world experience to the classroom so what you're learning is practical and applicable in public safety, homeland security, criminal justice, and legal careers.
Featured Public Safety Faculty
Vice Dean, Business and Professional Programs, and Collegiate Professor
A native of Erie, Pennsylvania, Patrick Bradley joined the Baltimore City Police Department as a patrol officer in 1970. In 1994, he retired as major/director of the Baltimore Police Academy to accept an appointment as deputy director for the Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commissions. Ten years later, he was appointed executive director. In that capacity, he was responsible for the certification and training of over 32,000 police and correctional officers, parole and probation agents, and juvenile justice employees throughout Maryland as well as the operation of the 700-acre Public Safety Education and Training Center in Sykesville. In June 2009, Bradley was appointed assistant director for training for the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services' Commitment Division.
On August 15, 2011, Bradley accepted the position of academic director for the University of Maryland University College Undergraduate School's criminal justice program. In 2016, he was elected as a charter member to the UMUC Academic Advisory Board. In May 2017, Bradley began serving as the acting vice dean for the business and professional programs in the Undergraduate School. He was officially appointed to the position six months later.
Bradley received a Bachelor of Science in law enforcement and corrections from the Pennsylvania State University and a Master of Liberal Arts from Johns Hopkins University. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Law and a member of the Maryland State Bar Association. He holds a graduate certificate in teaching in higher education from Johns Hopkins. He is a graduate of the 114th Session of the FBI National Academy. He is the past president of the International Association of Directors of Law Enforcement Standards and Training.
Richard A. Pauli
Program Chair, Criminal Justice Management, and Collegiate Professor
Richard A. Pauli is a collegiate professor and program chair of the criminal justice management program at University of Maryland University College. He received a JD from Boston University and a master's in management from the McGregor School, now Antioch University Midwest. He has nearly 25 years of experience in teaching and course design in online, F2F, and blended programs for graduate students. Prior to joining UMUC, Pauli was a practicing attorney and held senior management positions in a variety of for-profit ventures ranging from large, transnational information companies to internet software startups.
Pauli's courses include Critical Analysis of the Criminal Justice System, Leadership, Ethical Leadership in Organizations and Society, and The Manager in Organizations and Society. His current research interests include online pedagogy, ethics, and critical thinking in decision making. Pauli is a former Provost’s Award winner for best paper in online education research.
In his non-teaching life, Pauli is a playwright and a musician. His most recent Baltimore-area production ran in April/May 2018 at the Fells Point Corner Theatre. He has written a Star Trek parody musical and is working on an adaptation of Romeo and Juliet set in Appalachia and featuring traditional string-band music.
Brian E. Powers
Program Chair and Associate Professor, Intelligence Management
Brian Powers joined UMUC in 2017 as an associate professor and chair of the intelligence management program. His academic duties include program management, course development, supervising faculty, course instruction, and participating in the Graduate School’s redesign and transition to competency-based programs.
He served for 26 years in the United States Air Force as an intelligence officer serving in various operational and staff assignments at the Pentagon for the Air Staff, Joint Staff, J2, and Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence (USD(I)); and he served three overseas Combatant Commands in the Europe, Middle East, and Pacific regions. He has worked 13 years in the private sector as an intelligence planner in strategy and policy at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency and Defense Intelligence Agency and as a program director and educator.
Powers was a faculty member, student advisor, and thesis chair at the National Intelligence University, teaching intelligence collection, operations, and policy and strategy. He was an adjunct professor at Webster University, teaching international relations and European political development.
Powers earned a master’s in business and organizational security at Webster University, a master’s in national security affairs at the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School, and a master's in international relations from Creighton University.
Powers is a member of the Board of Governors of the National Military Families Association. He is affiliated with the International Studies Association and published and presented three papers on intelligence collection and operations. Powers is a member of the International Association for Intelligence Education, Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association, United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation, Association of Former Intelligence Officers, and National Military Intelligence Association.
Faculty with Connections
Many of our public safety faculty are well-connected leaders in the field. They work or have worked in the public and private sector at a wide range of organizations, including:
- Anne Arundel County Police
- Baltimore County State's Attorney's Office
- Delaware Office of the Chief Medical Examiner Crime Lab
- District Court of Maryland
- Howard County Police Department
- Maryland State Police Crime Lab
- Montana State Police Crime Lab
- National Security Agency
- U.S. Department of Homeland Security
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