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The Criminal Intelligence Analyst Faculty Are Experts in Their Fields

Our online Bachelor of Science in Criminal Intelligence Analysis is a specialty criminal justice program, taught by faculty with strong industry backgrounds in law, cybersecurity, public policy, homeland security, and white-collar crimes.

In this criminal analyst program, faculty bring extensive industry experience to their courses as they develop an experiential syllabus that prepares you for the real work of crime analysis. Through their expert guidance, you’re prepared to catch a criminal, prevent crime, and support the justice system by the time you graduate.

Criminal Intelligence Analysis Program Director

William (Bill) M. Virkler

William M. Virkler, Associate Dean

Associate Dean of Justice Studies

Programs: BS – Criminal Justice

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Judge Virkler is a graduate of LeMoyne College, Syracuse, and holds a master’s degree in business administration from Syracuse University. He began teaching at Utica College in 2001, and was named adjunct professor of Criminal Justice in June, 2005. He was named Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice in 2011 and Criminal Justice Department Chair effective Jan. 1, 2012. He is the elected Town Justice of the Town of New Hartford and has served in that capacity since January, 2000. Judge Virkler serves as Chairman of Oneida County Probation Alternatives to Incarceration Board.

In 2006, Hon. James Tormey, Administrative Judge of the 5th Judicial District, appointed Judge Virkler to the District’s Town & Village Courts Advisory Board. In Spring 2008, Judge James Murphy, District Supervising Judge, appointed Judge Virkler to the Peer Review Committee for the District, and in that capacity he served as Chairman of the District’s first Judicial review. In 2009, Judge Virkler was appointed by Judge Tormey to serve as mentoring judge for newly elected Justices in Oneida County. Judge Virkler is President of Oneida County Magistrate’s Association.

Effective January 2012, Prof. Virkler was named Chair of Criminal Justice and in July 2012, he was named Executive Director of Economic Crime and Justice Studies.

Distinguished Faculty

James C. Brown

James (Jim) C. Brown, Ed.D.

Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice

Programs: BS — Criminal Justice

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Dr. James C. Brown is an Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice in the School of Business & Justice Studies; joining the full-time faculty in January of 2014 after serving multiple senior administrative roles at Utica College since 2005. Most recently, Dr. Brown served as the Vice President for the School of Online & Extended Studies and an adjunct instructor in the School of Arts and Sciences and School of Business and Justice Studies at Utica College. Dr. Brown has also served as Assistant Vice President for Marketing & Communications, Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs & Dean of the School of Graduate & Extended Studies, and Vice President for Strategic Initiatives.

Dr. Brown holds a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Utica College (1988), a master’s degree in public administration from Sage Graduate School in Albany (1994), where he was awarded the Outstanding Public Administration Student, and a doctorate in education from the University of Phoenix School of Advanced Studies in educational leadership (2007).

Andrew Carr

Andrew Carr

Professor of Practice

Program: BS – Cybersecurity, MS – Cybersecurity

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Andrew Carr, Professor of Practice, began teaching at Utica College as an adjunct faculty member in 2011. Since that time he has been involved in the instruction and development of courses in both the Cybersecurity undergraduate and graduate programs.

Mr. Carr’s educational background includes an Associate’s degree in Criminal Justice from Mohawk Valley Community College, Bachelor’s degree in Cybersecurity Information Assurance from Utica College, and a Master’s Degree in Cybersecurity Intelligence and Forensics from Utica College. Mr. Carr has received extensive computer forensics training from industry leading organizations including IACIS, NCFI and NW3C.

Mr. Carr previously worked as a Computer Evidence Specialist III at the Wallie Howard Jr. Center for Forensic Sciences in Syracuse, NY for more than eight years. His work at the Center for Forensic Sciences involved the collection, preservation and analysis of digital evidence for regional, state and federal law enforcement agencies, as well as providing expert testimony in state and federal courts. He also worked as part of the New York State Digital and Multimedia Technical Working Group to help further the science of computer forensics and assist agencies in preparing for accreditation in conducting computer forensic analysis.

Leslie Corbo

Leslie Corbo

Assistant Professor of Cybersecurity

Program: BS – Cybersecurity, MS – Cybersecurity

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Leslie Corbo is an Assistant Professor of Cybersecurity in both the BS and MS Cybersecurity programs. Professor Corbo is a Senior Information Security Program Manager for PhishMe, Inc., providing services to fortune 500 companies in educating their workforce in IT-related areas. Additionally, she works with renowned universities collecting data, designing and conducting studies involving employee behavior towards phishing emails. Prior to joining PhishMe, she worked as a cyber security analyst, an IT-security analyst, and an Information System Security Manager on DoD and DHS Science & Technology efforts. Her responsibilities included network monitoring, computer forensics, security policy management, analysis, and incident response.

Leslie holds a M.S. in Cyber Security from Utica College, where she also earned her B.S in Cybersecurity and Information Assurance with a concentration in Cybercrime Investigation and Forensics. She is currently pursuing her Doctorate of Science (D.Sc.) in Information Assurance and Cybersecurity from Capitol Technology University in Laurel, MD. Her areas of research include phishing emails, sentiment and behavior analysis, and the Internet of Things.

Joseph V. Giordano

Joseph V. Giordano

Director of the Cybersecurity undergraduate and graduate programs

Program: BS – Cybersecurity, MS – Cybersecurity, MPS – Cyber Policy and Risk Analysis

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Mr. Giordano is a Professor of Practice at Utica College. Professor Giordano is currently the director of the cybersecurity undergraduate and graduate Cybersecurity programs at Utica College. He has a B.S. from Utica College and an M.S. from Syracuse University. Mr. Giordano worked for the Air Force Research Laboratory as a computer scientist from 1981-2007. He finished his career as the Technical Adviser for cyber operations R&D. While at AFRL his areas of expertise included database technology, information assurance, cyber operations, and cyber warfare. After his retirement, he worked at ITT as the Technical Director of the Cyber Information Management, Processing and Exploitation group. Professor Giordano also worked as an Advising Engineer at Assured Information Security, a small business that specializes in cyber operations R&D. Most recently, Mr. Giordano co-founded Anjolen, a small business dedicated to cybersecurity consulting. He is currently a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association, and the Operations Security Professionals Society.

Brett Orzechowski, faculty

Brett J. Orzechowski, M.S.

Asst. Professor of Journalism

Program: Journalism

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Brett Orzechowski joined the journalism faculty in 2015 after serving as CEO/Publisher of The Connecticut Mirror/Connecticut News Project, Inc., a public policy news organization in Hartford and Washington, D.C. He previously taught journalism at Quinnipiac University with a particular emphasis on reporting stories using nonlinear, interactive digital media, and public affairs reporting with a focus on data and analytics.

Orzechowski was also co-creator of the Media Innovation Collaborative (MIC) at Quinnipiac, an interdisciplinary effort by the Schools of Business and Communications designed to equip students with multimedia and entrepreneurial skills. During its formative stages, the MIC incubator fostered 26 media-based businesses with 17 incorporated, of which six secured external start-up capital.

Earlier, he was a digital editor, producer and sportswriter at the New Haven Register with 15 state, regional and national awards to his credit.

Raymond Philo

Raymond Philo

Adjunct Lecturer and Executive Director of the Economic Crime and Cybersecurity Institute

Programs: BS – Criminal Justice, Cybersecurity; MS – Cybersecurity

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Raymond Philo currently serves as the Executive Director of the Economic Crime and Cybersecurity Institute, as well as Director of Research for the Department of Economic Crime Operations, Justice Studies and Cybersecurity at Utica College. Mr. Philo has served as an Adjunct faculty member at Utica College since 2001, teaching both at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Prior to joining the staff at Utica College, he served as a law enforcement administrator, retiring as Chief of Police for the New Hartford, N.Y. Police Department. Mr. Philo received his BA in Political Science from Utica College, and a MPA from Marist College. He holds numerous state and federal certifications in law enforcement operations and management. Mr. Philo is currently a licensed consultant with the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services.

Donald J. Rebovich

Donald J. Rebovich, Ph.D.

Professor of Criminal Justice

Programs: Master's – Financial Crime and Compliance Management, BS – Cybersecurity

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Donald J Rebovich, Ph.D., is a professor of criminal justice and coordinator of the Financial Crime Investigation and Financial Crime and Compliance Management programs at Utica College. He is also Executive Director of the Center for Identity Management and Information Protection (CIMIP) of Utica College.

Before coming to Utica College, Prof. Rebovich served as research director for the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C) and the American Prosecutors Research Institute. At NW3C he was responsible for directing the national analysis of Internet crime report data generated by the FBI's Internet Fraud Complaint Center and directing the National Public Survey on White Collar Crime. He is the author of Dangerous Ground: The World of Hazardous Waste Crime, which presented the results of the first empirical study of environmental crime and its control in the United States. He is co-author of the 2015 U.S. Department of Justice study Hiding in Plain Sight? A Nationwide Study of the Use of Identity Manipulation by Registered Sex Offenders. His background includes research in economic crime victimization, white collar crime prosecution, and multijurisdictional task force development.

Prof. Rebovich has served as advisor to the U.S. Department of Justice on tribal technology and information sharing, and on environmental crime control as well as serving as advisor to The Global Center for Evidenced-Based Corrections and Sentencing, Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia. He obtained his B.S. degree in Psychology from the College of New Jersey and received his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Criminal Justice from Rutgers University.

Shanna Van Slyke

Shanna Van Slyke, Ph.D.

Professor, Financial Crime and Compliance Management program

Program: Master's – Financial Crime and Compliance Management, BS – Fraud and Financial Crime Investigation, Financial Crime Investigator Certificates

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Shanna Van Slyke, Ph.D., earned her bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in criminology from Florida State University’s College of Criminology and Criminal Justice. Her areas of interest are power, privilege, and punishment—including how public opinion and penal policy intersect and influence reactions to and sanctions for white-collar versus traditional offending. With Michael L. Benson and Francis T. Cullen, she is co-editor of the Oxford Handbook of White-Collar Crime (2016, Oxford University Press), and her peer-reviewed publications have appeared in journals such as Crime, Law, and Social Change; Punishment and Society; and Criminal Justice Studies. In 2013, she was invited to speak at the U.S. Sentencing Commission’s Economic Crime Symposium and was the recipient of the National White-Collar Crime Center and White-Collar Crime Research Consortium’s Young Career Award.

Dr. Gregory Walsh

Dr. Gregory Walsh

Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice

Programs: BS – Criminal Justice, Cybersecurity; MS – Cybersecurity

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Prior to joining Utica College, Professor Walsh held a variety of positions with the New York State Police over a 25-year career culminating in his promotion to Captain in the Bureau of Criminal Investigations in 2003. As Captain at the BCI, Walsh managed and coordinated all major criminal investigations for the state police in a seven county area. Additionally, he supervised the BCI's specialized units, including the Cyber-terrorism Unit, the Forensic Identification Unit, the Counter Terrorism Unit and the Violent Crimes Investigation Unit. Following the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Walsh was appointed as 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. Walsh received his bachelor's degree in Economic Crime Investigation from SUNY Institute of Technology, his masters in Criminal Justice from SUNY Albany, and his doctorate in Educational Leadership and Change from Fielding Graduate University in Santa Barbara, CA.

Adjunct Faculty

Tony Martino

Sgt. Anthony Martino

Adjunct Lecturer

Program: BS – Cybersecurity, MS – Cybersecurity

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Tony Martino is a 20-year veteran of the Utica, N.Y Police Department where he held the rank of Sergeant before retiring. Mr. Martino co-founded the Central New York Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force and received the Wallie Howard Jr. Award for Excellence in Law Enforcement from the U.S. Attorney's Office. Mr. Martino has an M.S. degree in Economic Crime Management and is currently an adjunct instructor at Utica College where he developed and now teaches courses in intermediate and advanced computer forensics. He is the director of the Northeast Cyber Forensics Center at Utica College. Tony is also a contributing author to the book, "The New Technology of Crime, Law and Social Control" published by Criminal Justice Press in 2007. Since 2004, Tony has been a deputized U.S. Marshal as a participant in the United States Secret Service Electronic Crime Task Force.

Robert Swenszkowski

Sheriff Robert Swenszkowski

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Robert Swenszkowski was appointed as the Oneida County Undersheriff in January of 2011 and is a 25 year law enforcement veteran. He received both his Bachelor of Arts and Master of Science Degrees in Criminal Justice Administration from Columbia College of Missouri.

Since 2011 the Undersheriff has been awarded citations for: 15 years’ service, Promotion of Grade, Ready Commendation, Exceptional Service, Grand Cordon (6 times), Sheriff’s Special Recognition and The Official’s Medal from the Office of the Oneida County Executive.

The Undersheriff has attended
- Critical Incident Stress Management Group Crisis Intervention training, Albany, NY
- U.S. Marshals NY/NJ Fugitive Task Force training, Atlantic City, NJ
- Future without Violence Trafficking Seminar, San Francisco, CA
- 10 month Leadership Mohawk Valley Program
- International Association of Chiefs of Police, Police Chief Mentoring Program in 2010, and Leadership in Police Organization Course in 2016

He also serves as an instructor for the Mohawk Valley Police pre-employment program, the Mohawk Valley Police Academy and is certified by the NYD Division of Criminal Justice Service to instruct General Topics, Firearms, TASER, RADAR/LIDAR, Domestic Violence, and Active Shooter Response.

Memberships: National Sheriffs’ Association, New York State Sheriffs’ Association, Oneida County Magistrates Association, the New York State Zone 7 Counterterrorism Team and the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences.

The Undersheriff serves on the Oneida County Juvenile division Committee. He is also the Vice-Chairman of the Oneida County Sheriff’s Law Enforcement foundation, Executive Board member for the Oneida County Law Enforcement Coalition and board member for both Kids Oneida and Safe School Mohawk Valley.

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