Robert is a part-time Ph.D. student. A Philadelphia native, he holds a B.S. in Business from Penn State University (2001), an M.S. in Public Safety from Saint Joseph’s University (2006), and recently completed an M.A. in Criminal Justice at Temple University (2014). He is also a graduate of Northwestern University’s School of Police Staff and Command (2010). A captain and sixteen-year veteran of the Philadelphia Police Department, he has worked in a variety of patrol and investigative units throughout the city, has been the recipient of numerous departmental commendations and citations, and has also received a number of community-based awards for his service. His areas of interest include policing, environmental criminology, and quantitative methods.