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Dr. Rich Martin

  • Associate Professor of Criminal Justice & Leadership
  • Program Director of Criminal Justice AOE
Phone: (315) 279-5645

Academic Credentials

Regent University
Ph.D., Organizational Leadership
Boston University
M.S., Criminal Justice
Keuka College
B.S., Criminal Justice Systems


Dr. Martin is a former police supervisor with the Rochester Police Department. He is a career police practitioner who has served with smaller agencies (Newark, NY & Fredonia, NY Police Dept's) as well as with a larger urban department (Rochester, NY). During his career, he has served in many capacities including: patrol supervisor, crime scene technician, traffic accident reconstructionist, fire investigator, undercover narcotics officer, field training officer, police trainer, and police SCUBA diver. Dr. Martin is also a veteran of the Unites States Army having served with the 101st Airborne Division as an infantry rifle team leader during Desert Storm, and later with the Army Reserves as a drill sergeant and the National Guard as a section sergeant where he led a platoon during a Homeland Security deployment to New York City and the Ginna Nuclear Power Plant. 

Dr. Martin has been teaching at the college level since 2007. He is a Keuka College alumna and was hired full time by Keuka College in 2011. He holds a Master of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Boston University and a PhD in Organizational Leadership from Regent University. He has published multiple times in national law enforcement publications (Law and Order Magazine, the FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin, and the Law Enforcement Executive Forum) as well as presented at several regional, national, and international conferences.

Professional Interests

As a former police officer, policing is still a significant interest; particularly in the area of corruption and misconduct. Additionally, the field of leadership holds particular interest (likely due to the military and law enforcement experience) as well as organization development which is why I am pursuing my PhD in that field.
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