Gregory E. Walsh

Gregory E. Walsh, Ed.D.

Associate Professor, Criminal Justice


Prior to joining Utica in 2008, Gregory E. Walsh, Ed.D., held a variety of positions with the New York State Police. His 25-year career culminated in 2003 when he was promoted to Captain in the Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI).

While with the BCI, Walsh managed all major criminal investigations for the state police in a seven-county area and supervised specialized units, including the Computer Crimes Unit, the Forensic Identification Unit, the Counter Terrorism Unit, and the Violent Crimes Investigation Unit. Following the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Walsh was appointed chairman of a seven-county counter-terrorism law enforcement conglomerate and served as a member of the U.S. Attorney's Anti-Terrorism Task Force.

In 2016, Walsh took a sabbatical in Brazil to study security and anti-terrorism operations at the Olympics and Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro. He continues to research mass-gathering security issues around the world.

Honors and Distinctions

  • 25-year career in criminal justice
  • M.A. in Criminal Justice from the State University of New York at Albany
  • Ed.D. from Fielding Graduate University

Selected Publications

  • Walsh, G.E. (contributor) et al., (2016) Change and Reform in Law Enforcement: Old and New Efforts from Across the Globe. Boca Raton, Florida: CRC Press.
  • Walsh, G.E. (2013). Where do Emergency Management Programs Fit on Campus? Emergency Management, 11(5) pp.
  • Lynch, L. M., McBride, B. R., Thibault, E. A., Walsh, G. E. (2014) Proactive Police Management. New York, New York: Pearson.