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Dr. Stephen A. Morreale is Chair and Full Professor of Criminal Justice at Worcester State University. He serves as a facilitator for leadership sessions for police and public managers with Roger Williams University with the Justice System Training and Research Institute and the Leadership Institute. Since 2002, he has been a Contributing Faculty Member and Doctoral Mentor with the School of Public Policy and Administration at Walden University, teaching
public management and criminal justice courses and supervising doctoral dissertations. He has developed curriculum and programs for undergraduate, graduate and doctoral level courses for Anna Maria College, Roger Williams University and Nichols College. He has conducted Academic Program Reviews at various higher education institutions across the United States.


Dr. Morreale served in law enforcement for 30 years, retiring as Assistant Special Agent in Charge for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Investigations, Inspector General. For 20 years, he served with the Drug Enforcement Administration, serving as a special agent and managing agent in enforcement groups, and as Chief of the Asset Forfeiture and Financial Investigations Section in New England. He served with the Dover, New Hampshire Police Department, and the U.S. Army Military Police Corps, as an M.P. and Military Police Investigator in the U.S. and Europe, during the Viet Nam era.


In 1990, while at DEA, Steve was a founding member and Chair of the New England Community -Police Partnership. This organization, housed at St. Anselm College, trained thousands of police and community members, bringing police practitioners, community activists, and academics together to advance the concept of community policing.


Dr. Morreale is affiliated with the University of Limerick (UL) as a Fulbright Specialist, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. He works with the UL Law School on a team to conduct academic assessment of training curriculum for An Garda Síochána, Ireland’s National Police and Security Service.

 

He is the Past-President of the Northeastern Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, a founder and past-President of the Massachusetts Association of Criminal Justice Education. He is Immediate Past-Chair of the Police Section for the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. He is a member of the Board of Directors for the Municipal Police Institute, the training arm for the Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association.


In 2001, Steve received the Distinguished Service Award from the Secretary of U.S. Health and Human Services for his role in responding and leading a team of agents to assist in disaster relief and recovery at the site of the World Trade Center attacks on September 11, 2001. Dr. Morreale has taught courses on Investigations, Intelligence, Law Enforcement, Leadership, Decision-making and Criminal Justice Policy, Steve was an elected Town official, serving as Town Moderator and was former Chair of the Town Personnel Board for 15 years, in his Central Massachusetts hometown.

 

Dr. Morreale holds a doctoral degree from Nova Southeastern University, a
Masters’ Degree in Public Administration from Golden Gate University and a Bachelors’ Degree from Boston State College, now UMass Boston.