Joseph Ryan

Joseph Ryan

Dyson College of Arts and Sciences
Criminal Justice and Security
Room 123N
Choate House
41 Park Row


Faculty Bio

Dr. Ryan testified before the U.S. Congress’ sub-committee on National Security, Emerging Threats and International Relations and completed an evaluation of a master’s degree at the Naval Postgraduate School.

Licensures and Certificates

  • State of New York, Division of Criminal Justice Services, Municipal Police Training Council Certified NYS Police Instructor.


PhD, Fordham University, Bronx, New York, 1984

MA, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York, New York, 1978
Public Administration

BA, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York, New York, 1976
Criminal Justice

Research and Creative Works

Research Interest

Comparative policing strategies.

Grants, Sponsored Research and Contracts

Strengthening Pace’s Cyber Community and Pathways using Research Experience, Technical Training and Institutional Outreach
Chen, L., Benjamin, D., Hayes, D., Ryan, J. & Cotoranu, A. August 2021 - August 2026. National Science Foundation, Federal, $3,856,432.00. Funded.

Courses Taught

Past Courses

CRJ 121: Government Administration
CRJ 150: Intro to Criminal Justice
CRJ 240: Cmprtve Crmnl Justice Systm
CRJ 242: Crime and Public Policy
CRJ 245: Organized Crime
CRJ 247: Intro to Private Security
CRJ 255: Strctr & Fnctn of Police Orgnz
CRJ 261: Intro to Criminal Invstgtn
CRJ 296: Topic: Crime and Public Policy
CRJ 341: Management Science in CRJ
CRJ 346: Terrorism and Society
CRJ 391: Internship-Criminal Justice I
CRJ 391: Intrnshp in Criminal Justice I
CRJ 392: Internship in Crmnl Justice II
CRJ 392: Internship-Criminal Justice II
CRJ 392: Internship-criminal Justice II
CRJ 395: Ind Study in Criminal Justice
CRJ 412: Integrity Issues in CRJ
CRJ 600: Online Student Seminar
CRJ 601: Intro to Homeland Security
CRJ 602: Public Sector Management
CRJ 605: Public Sector Policy Analysis
CRJ 625: Multi-Disciplinary Approaches
CRJ 628: Research Colloquium & Cap
CRJ 631: Public Health for HS Leaders
PAA 601: Public Admin & its Environment
PAA 606: Research Methods for PAA
PAA 695: Internship-Non Profit
PAA 699: Capstone Project Seminar
SOC 102: Introduction to Sociology
SOC 113: Dynamics of Change
SOC 114: Criminology
SOC 114: Criminology and Policy
UNV 101: First-Year Smnr Unvrsty Cmmnty

Publications and Presentations


Preparing Tomorrow's Homeland Security Leaders.
Ryan, J. Homeland Security Educational Summit. Department of Homeland Security,

It’s About the Students: The Criminal Justice Department’s Pace Path
collica-cox, K. & Ryan, J. (2018, May). Pace’s University Faculty Conference. Pace University,

Professional Contributions and Service

Professional Memberships

  • American Society of Criminology [Member]
  • International Association of Chiefs of Police [General Member]

College Service

  • Graduate Committee Graduate Committee [Committee Member]

University Service

  • Board of Trustees [Committee Member]

Public Service

  • New York City Police Department [Visiting Professor]
  • Westchester County Police [Visiting Professor]