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Name
Dr Ross Wolf
Designation
Interim Assistant Provost,
Professor and Associate Dean

College of Community Innovation and Education,
University of Central Florida
Qualification
(1998) Doctor of Education, University of Central Florida
(1991) Master of Public Administration, University of Central Florida
(1988) Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies, University of Central Florida
Organization
College of Community Innovation and Education, University of Central Florida
Email
Tel No.
(USA) 407-823-5732
Fax No.
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URL
UTAR Contact Person Dr Cheah Phaik Kin


Affiliations/Professional Memberships

•(2017-present) Visiting Fellow, Institute for Public Safety, Crime and Justice (UK)
•(2004- present) Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences
•(2005- present) Southern Criminal Justice Association
•(2018- present) Global Society of Homeland and National Security Professionals
•(2017-present) Reserve Chief Deputy, Special Operations Division/Specialized Patrol Section, Orange County (Florida) Sheriff’s Office

Teaching & Administration

UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA, ORLANDO, FLORIDA

  • MAY ‘19 – present INTERIM ASSISTANT PROVOST, UCF Downtown
  • JULY ‘18 – present ASSOCIATE DEAN, Academic and Community Initiatives, College of Community Innovation and Education
  • AUG ‘19 – present PROFESSOR (with tenure), Department of Criminal Justice
  • AUG ‘12 – JULY ’18 ASSOCIATE DEAN, Academic Affairs and Technology, College of Health & Public Affairs
  • SEPT ‘14 – May ’15 INTERIM DIRECTOR, Doctoral Program in Public Affairs
  • MAY ‘12 – AUG ‘12EXECUTIVE FELLOW, Dean’s Office, College of Health and Public Affairs
  • APRIL ‘12 – AUG ‘12 CRIMINAL JUSTICE PHD TRACK COORDINATOR, Doctoral Program in Public Affairs
  • AUG ‘10 – present ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR (with tenure), Department of Criminal Justice
  • AMERICAN MILITARY UNIVERSITY/AMERICAN PUBLIC UNIVERSITY SYSTEM

    •JAN ‘05 – OCT ‘12 ADJUNCT PROFESSOR, Criminal Justice Program, College of Public Service Health

    VALENCIA COLLEGE, ORLANDO, FLORIDA

  • •JULY ‘00– AUG ’11 ADJUNCT INSTRUCTOR, School of Public Safety, Central Florida Criminal Justice Institute

    BISHOP MOORE HIGH SCHOOL, ORLANDO, FLORIDA

    •JAN ‘93 – JAN ‘95 DIRECTOR, Development and Fundraising

    FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY SYSTEM, TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA

    •OCT ‘90 – SEPT ’91 REGENT/STUDENT MEMBER, Florida Board of Regents

    Teaching Interest

    •CCJ 5105: Foundations of Law Enforcement
    •CCJ5489: Professionalism in Criminal Justice Organizations
    •CCJ 5931: Contemporary Criminal Justice Strategies
    •CCJ 5934: Criminal Justice Investigative Process
    •CCJ 6431: Leadership and Ethics in Criminal Justice [proposed, developed, and instructed course
    •CCJ6958: Comparative Policing in the United Kingdom, Study Abroad [proposed, developed, and instructed course]
    •PAD 6053: Public Administrators in the Governance Process
    •CRMJ512: (American Military University) Police Administration
    •CRMJ525: (American Military University) Negotiations: Crisis and Hostage [proposed, developed, and instructed course]

    UNDERGRADUATE COURSES

    •CCJ 3014: Crime in America
    •CCJ 3024: Criminal Justice Systems
    •CJE 4014: Police and Society
    •CCJ 4195: Interviews and Interrogations [proposed, developed, and instructed course]
    •CCJ 4454: Policy Development in Law Enforcement
    •CCJ 4934: Emergent Criminal Justice Issues [developed and instructed course]
    •CCJ 4955: Comparative Policing in the United Kingdom, Study Abroad [proposed, developed, and instructed course]
    •PAD3003: Public Administration in American Society
    •PAD4034: Administration of Public Policy

    POLICE ACADEMY/POLICE LEADERSHIP AND ADVANCED TRAINING COURSES (Valencia School of Public Safety)

    •Public Safety Leadership Academy: International strategies in confronting local law enforcement issues [proposed, developed, and serve as volunteer instructor]
    •Vehicle Stops, Auto Theft, Arrest Warrant Procedures, Social Service Agencies, High Risk Vehicle Stops, Human Behavior, Human Needs, Crime and the Elderly, Juveniles and Youthful Offenders, Developing Information Sources, Job Preparation and Interviews
    •Curriculum Maintenance System (CMS) Courses: Investigations, Patrol Tactics, Unknown Risk Traffic Stops, High Risk Traffic Stops, Substance Abuse, Human Interaction, Taking Statements, Arrest and Custody.

    Funded Research Project
    EXTERNAL FUNDING
    CONTRACTS
    • Principal Investigator (Submitted for 2019). KSA/DOJ: Tourism Oriented Policing Leadership Program: $356,377; United States Department of Justice/Engility Corporation, Washington, D.C.
    • Principal Investigator (2018). 2018 Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) Special Forces and Security Protection (SFSP) Study of Tourism Policing: $25,640; United States Department of Justice/Engility Corporation, Washington, D.C.
    • Principal Investigator (2017). National Sheriff’s Association Tourism Oriented Policing Training Program: $6,115; National Sheriffs’ Association, Washington, D.C.
    • Principal Investigator (2012-14, 2015-16). Comparative Policing in the United States: $5,865; University of Gloucestershire, UK.
    • CoPrincipal Investigator (2016). Orange County Sheriffs Office Public/Private Partnerships.
    • $30,000; Orange County Sheriff’s Office, Orlando, FL; with Holmes, S. and Baker, T.
    • Principal Investigator (2014). Korps Politie Aruba Tourism Oriented Policing (KPATOP). $13,875 (additional expenses paid directly by Aruba Police Force and Aruba Hospitality Security Foundation), Aruba.
    • Principal Investigator (2011). Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD). $918 (additional expenses paid directly through government of Saint Lucia); Royal Saint Lucia Police Force and Office of the Prime Minister, Saint Lucia.
    • Principal Investigator (2010). Video Courseware: Electronic Control Weapons. $1,200; Critical Information Network (CiNet).
    • CoPrincipal Investigator (2006). Minneola Police Department: An investigation of political, economic, geographic, and environmental factors regarding the implementation of a city police agency. $16,990; City of Minneola, FL: with Korosec, R.
    • Principal Investigator (2006). VenueSpecific Proposal: Cricket World Cup 2007, Saint Lucia; Emergency Responders, Police, and Security for LargeScale Sporting Events. $6,650, Cricket World Cup Saint Lucia, Inc.
    • Principal Investigator (2001). Corrections Personnel Ethics Study. $4,000; Osceola County Department of Corrections.

    GRANTS

    •Co-Principal Investigator (2006). An Analysis of Human Injuries and TASER Deployment: A Regional Study to Determine the Effect of Less Lethal Weapons in the De-escalation of Force.
    •$99,856; National Institute of Justice: with Mesloh, C.
    •The Learning Institute for Elders at University of Central Florida Inc., Competitive Grant Program
    •(2005). $1,000 award to provide graduate research assistants in Criminal Justice.

    Research/Educational Awards

    •Principal Investigator (2009). Measuring the Deterrent Effect of Police LessLethal Weapons to Gain Compliance. $7,500; UCF Sponsored Programs, Office of Research and Commercialization.
    •Principal Investigator (2008). Tying curriculum to employability in Criminal Justice: What do employers look for? $2,000; UCF Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning, Scholarship of Teaching and Learning: with Eastep, M.
    •Principal and CoPrincipal Administrator (2002-2013). UCF Division of Continuing Education Contract Funding. Over $362,084 (gross) total external funding received by the university through one day and three day symposiums and seminars
    •Principal Investigator (2009). The Deterrent Effect of Less Lethal Weapons to Gain Compliance.
    •$2,500; UCF College of Health and Public Affairs Research Fellowship Award.
    •Principal Investigator (2009). Measuring the Deterrent Effect of Police Less
    •Lethal Weapons to Gain Compliance. $7,500; UCF Sponsored Programs, Office of Research and Commercialization.
    •Principal Investigator (2008). Tying curriculum to employability in Criminal Justice: What do employers look for? $2,000; UCF Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning, Scholarship of Teaching and Learning: with Eastep, M.
    •Principal Investigator (2004). Center for Community Partnerships. $6,500; College of Health and Public Affairs: with Russo, C.

    Awards & Honours

    LEADERSHIP, COMMUNITY AWARDS, AND RECOGNITION (selected list)

    •American Police Hall of Fame “J. Edgar Hoover Memorial Gold Medal for Distinguished Public Service” Award (2018)
    •National Sheriffs’ Association “Medal of Merit” for contributions to the field of law enforcement and criminal justice (2018, 2014)
    •National Law Enforcement Museum “Stand with Honor” Recognition (2017)

    Quarterly Activites
    April-June 2019