Dr. Mark Bond is currently an Associate Professor of Criminal Justice within the Criminal Justice Department and School of Security and Global Studies (SSGS). Dr. Bond has held the position of Criminal Justice/Sociology Department Chair, Criminal Justice Undergraduate Program Director, and Faculty Director for Criminal Justice, Security Management, and Emergency and Disaster Management programs. Dr. Bond has 20 years of experience working in military, federal, state, and local law enforcement as a uniformed officer and criminal investigator. Dr. Bond has developed and taught higher learning criminal justice courses for 20 years, and has been a guest lecturer in several state and local police academies. In addition to Dr. Bond’s teaching and law enforcement experience, he is a former U.S. Army Paratrooper and combat veteran having participated in Operation Urgent Fury (1983), the rescue mission of American medical students from the island of Grenada. Dr. Bond’s work has been published in professional magazines and peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Bond is a member of the National Criminal Justice Honor Society Alpha Phi Sigma (Kappa-Kappa Chapter), Life Member of Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), Fraternal Order of Police (FOP), and the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS). Dr. Bond holds a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Administration with honors, Master of Science in Criminal Justice with high honors, a Master of Art in Education with a concentration in educational leadership with Summa Cum Laude honors, and a Doctor of Education with a concentration in college teaching and learning from Walden University.