Dr. Jeffrey P. Rush, DPA

Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice/Homeland Security in the Department of Public Management and Criminal Justice at Austin Peay State University in Tennessee

Dr. Jeffrey P. Rush is in his 22nd year of college teaching. His areas of expertise include terrorism/homeland security, gangs, law enforcement, leadership and juvenile justice. A published author in all these areas, Dr. Rush is a graduate of SWOTT (Summer Workshop on Teaching Terrorism) located at the University of Oklahoma and is certified as an Instructor with State and Local Terrorism Training (SLATT).

An active duty street cop for approximately ten years Dr. Rush has been a reserve deputy sheriff since l988 working in courtroom security for approximately ten years and currently assigned as a patrol deputy. He was a juvenile probation officer for five years and for the past 20 years has worked in private security (including retail, concerts, special events and executive protection). A past president of the Southern Criminal Justice Association, Dr. Rush is also an author and trainer and co-editor of The Police Forum.

Dr. Rush received his doctorate in Public Administration from the 2009 college football national champions University of Alabama (Rooooolllll Tide), his Master of Science in Criminal Justice, Master of Arts in Educational Leadership and Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

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