Darrell L. Ross, Ph.D., Professor and Director
Stipes Hall 403
Dr. Ross is the Director of the School. He received his B.A. (1976), M.S. (1987) and Doctoral (1992) degree from Michigan State University. From 1992 to 2006 he was a professor in the Criminal Justice Department at East Carolina University, Greenville, NC, where he taught criminal justice courses, was the former Chair of the department, and served as the Director of the Forensic Science program. He was awarded the outstanding Department Scholar Award, the Distinguished Scholar/Professor Award in 2004 and the Outstanding Teaching Award in 1997. Dr. Ross worked for the Criminal Justice Institute at Ferris State University from 1985 to 1992, teaching in the police academy and coordinating research and training activities for the Institute. He was a twelve year veteran of the Michigan Department of Corrections (1973-1985) working as an officer, a Unit Manager of a psychiatric housing unit, a probation officer, and academy instructor. He is a 1999 graduate of the Executive Management and Leadership Institute at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.
Dr. Ross has published 61 articles, 4 books, and 8 technical research reports. He has presented his research at over 150 national and international conferences. Dr. Ross has served as a consultant nationally and internationally, to police, correctional, private security agencies, Attorney General’s Offices, and all branches of the military. He is authorized to provide training in 10 states and has developed 14 managerial and 9 line officer training programs. He has served on the Pressure Point Control Tactics Executive Board, Bellville, IL, since 1989. He has served as an expert witness since 1988 in 26 states, testifying in state and federal courts.