Doctoral Faculty & Areas of Expertise

The Civil Security Leadership, Management and Policy D.Sc. program boasts an extensive list of experienced faculty.


Abdullah Al Hayajneh, Ph.D 
Assistant Professor, Professional Security Studies Department
New Jersey City University

Areas of Interest: Cybersecurity: Biometric Authentication, Wireless Body Area Networks (WBAN) Security, Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN) Security, Algorithms and Protocols, and Internet of Things (IoT) Security and Privacy.


Juste Codjo, Ph.D.
D.Sc. Coordinator
Assistant Professor, Professional Security Studies Department
New Jersey City University

Areas of Interest: International & U.S. National Security: Civil Conflicts and Armed Rebellions, Government Response to Political Violence, African Security, Political Institutions & Governance in Africa, US-Africa Strategic Relations, France-Africa Strategic Relations, U.S. Security Cooperation, Civil Military Relations.


Richard Cosgrove, Ed.D.
Assistant Professor, Professional Security Studies Department
New Jersey City University

Areas of Interest: Learning Modalities, Domestic Terrorism, Extremism, Leadership, Policy, and Decision-Making Processes.


Scott Fisher, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Professional Security Studies Department
New Jersey City University

Areas of Interest: International & National Security, North Korea, East Asia, Foreign Policy, Information Operations/Warfare, Digital Humanities, Open Source Intelligence, Sentiment Analysis.


Michael Krantz, Ph.D.
Professor, Professional Security Studies Department
New Jersey City University

Areas of Interest: Student Learning Models, Human Behavior, Chaos Theory


Laszlo Molnar, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Professional Security Studies Department
New Jersey City University

Areas of Interest: Diplomacy, Foreign Policy, International Negotiations, International and National Security, Nuclear Nonproliferation, Cybersecurity


Kathleen Rennie, Ph.D., APR, PRSA Fellow
Associate Professor, Marketing Department
New Jersey City University

Areas of Interest: Integrated Marketing Communication, Crisis Communication, Teaching Strategic Communication to Graduate Students in Non-Communication Programs, Diversity and Inclusion


Kutub Thakur, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Professional Security Studies Department
New Jersey City University

Areas of Interest: Cybersecurity, Machine learning and Artificial Intelligence, including wireless networking security, system’s security, information assurance and privacy, cyber-attacks, IoT security and privacy, cyber-physical systems and WBAN security, algorithms and protocols, cloud-computing security.


Michael Wiltsey, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Professional Security Studies Department
New Jersey City University

Areas of Interest: Crime Scene Investigation, Analysis, and Reconstruction; Forensic Analysis; Investigations and Analysis; Forensic Psychology; Investigative & Police Psychology; Clinical Psychology; Positive Psychology/Resilience.


Lynn Costantini, D.Sc.
Adjunct Professor, NJCU
Deputy Director, Center for Partnership & Innovation at National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners


Glenn Garibaldi, D.Sc.
Adjunct Professor, NJCU
NJ State Exercise Officer, New Jersey Office of Emergency Management

Areas of Interest: Intelligence, Emergency Management (Preparedness).


Mark Connolly, Ed.D
Adjunct Professor, NJCU

Areas of Interest: Education & Training, School Safety, Research Methods. 


Kristie Byrum, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Mass Communications Department
Bloomsburg University

Areas of Interest: Communication