Each of our faculty members brings practical experience in the field of homeland security to the online MA in Homeland Security program, and whether they worked for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI); Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA); or state and local police, fire, emergency management and public health organizations, they leverage their unique skills to help students succeed.
James F. Albrecht, MSCJ
James Albrecht is an authority in a number of subjects including police response to terrorism; emergency incident planning and management; democratic policing; law enforcement leadership practices; and more. He serves as a consultant to the United Nations, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the International Association of Chiefs of Police, and other institutions
Prior to joining Pace, Albrecht served in the European Union Rule of Law Mission (EULEX) in Kosovo (former Yugoslavia) as the Police Chief of the EULEX Police Executive Department, and he is a 20-year veteran of the NYPD where he retired as the Commanding Officer of NYPD Transit Bureau District 20. He is the author and editor of four books, and received a Fulbright Fellowship in 1998.
Albrecht will soon receive his PhD in Criminal Justice from the University of New Haven. He also holds two MS degrees in Criminal Justice as well as bachelor’s degrees in biology and German language.
Martha Anthony, MD
A private practice doctor at Millennium Medical Associates in New York City, Dr. Martha Anthony teaches courses in the online MHS relating to public health and emergency services.
Dr. Anthony completed a combined residency in internal medicine and pediatrics at Staten Island University Hospital before joining a private practice in Staten Island. Her professional pursuits later took her to the William F Ryan Community Health Center in Manhattan’s Upper West Side where she directed the inpatient program at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital. She also speaks multiple languages including Spanish and Arabic.
Dr. Anthony earned her MD from SUNY Health Science Brooklyn College of Medicine. She also holds a BA in Spanish literature and culture from Barnard College.
Robert F. Littlejohn, CPP, CFE
Robert F. Littlejohn has taught graduate level courses in strategic security planning and technology and critical infrastructure protection at Pace for more than seven years. He is currently the Principal of Robert F. Littlejohn & Associates LLC, a global risk management and security firm.
Littlejohn’s extensive career includes serving with the New York Police Department (NYPD), where he held numerous positions including Commanding Officer and Operations Division and Executive Director for the Office of Emergency Management.
Littlejohn also held the rank of Colonel in the United States Army and was assigned to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. In 2002, Secretary of State Colin Powell presented him with the State Department’s Leadership Award for his role as the Chairman of the U.S. Department of State’s Overseas Security Advisory Council.
Littlejohn is a graduate of the City University of New York, and received his master’s degree from C.W. Post College. He is also a graduate of the Industrial College of the Armed Forces, Department of Defense University, and the U.S. Army’s Command and General Staff College.
Demosthenes Long, EdD, JD
Demosthenes Long is a Clinical Professor in the Criminal Justice and Security department. He is currently a member of the monitor team established by the federal district court (SDNY) to oversee court ordered reforms of the New York Police Department (NYPD).
Prior to joining Pace, Long enjoyed a 31-year career in public safety. He served for 21 years with the NYPD, retiring at the rank of Assistant Chief, and was the First Deputy Commissioner/Undersheriff of the Westchester County Department of Public Safety-Division of County Police. He also served as the Public Safety Director of Operations for the Morningside campus at Columbia University, and as the Director of Corporate Security at KeySpan.
Long earned his EdD from St. John Fisher College and his JD from New York Law School. He also holds an MA in Criminal Justice and a BS in Political Science from John Jay College of Criminal Justice.
Jason Martin, JD, MA
A Pace University alumnus, Jason Martin is an experienced educator and attorney who brings a wealth of legal knowledge to the classroom.
Martin has been practicing law for over 10 years. He began working as an assistant district attorney in the Queens County District Attorney’s Office before continuing on to start his own criminal defense practice in 2008. At this time, Martin also joined the faculty at Pace University as an adjunct lecturer in the Criminal Justice and Modern Languages Department.
Martin has a BA in Political Science with a minor in History from Winston-Salem University. He also holds an MA in Homeland Security and received his Juris Doctorate from Case Western Reserve University of Law.
Joseph F. Ryan, PhD
Joseph Ryan is a professor and chair of the Department of Criminal Justice and Security and the director of the Master’s in Management for Public Safety and Homeland Security at Pace University in New York. Professor Ryan received his PhD in Sociology from Fordham University. Ryan is a 25-year veteran of the New York City Police Department and was their expert on evaluations of all levels of police management, and on community policing and violence, especially as it relates to spouse, child and elder abuse.
Ryan also served as a visiting fellow with the National Institute of Justice, a visiting professor at the New York City and Westchester County Police Academies and a certified instructor authorized by the State of New York Municipal Police Training Council. Ryan received the 2014 Leadership Award from the National Association of Black Law Enforcement Officers (NABLEO).
Ryan chaired an advisory group for the U.S. Department of Justice that developed security strategies for the 1996 Summer Olympics. He also conducted the landmark National Evaluation of Title I of the 1994 Crime Act and provided testimony before the U.S. Congress’ sub-committee on National Security, Emerging Threats and International Relations in order to help redevelop risk management and outcome based performance measurement strategies. Ryan has recently completed an impact evaluation of the master’s degree in Homeland Security and finished an Executive Leaders Program offered by the Naval Postgraduate School’s Center for Homeland Defense and Security.
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