Prof. Gary W. Cordner
Gary Cordner is a professor in the Department of Criminal Justice, Kutztown University, Pennsylvania. Prior to his teaching career, he was a police officer in Ocean City, Maryland, and was the chief of the St. Michael’s (MD) Police Department. Dr. Cordner is a past editor of the American Journal of Police and Police Quarterly, past President of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS), and co-founder and past President of the Police Section of ACJS. He is co-author of several textbooks, and has published numerous articles and book chapters on community policing, police administration, and related topics. He has a Bachelor’s degree in criminal Justice from Northeastern University, a Master’s degree in criminal justice and a Doctorate degree in social science/criminal justice from Michigan State University. Dr. Cordner was the recipient of the Outstanding Educator Award by the Southern Criminal Justice Association, and outstanding alumnus awards by Northeastern University and Michigan State University.