At University of Maryland University College, our public safety faculty bring both advanced degrees and field experience to the classroom. The result is a curriculum that teaches you how to be successful in a variety of public safety careers. Learn from the experts in investigative forensics, homeland security and more.
Meet Public Safety Faculty
Faculty bring real-world experience to the classroom so what you're learning is practical and applicable in public safety, homeland security, criminal justice, and legal careers.
Featured Public Safety Faculty
Acting Vice Dean, Business and Professional Programs
Program Chair, Criminal Justice
Patrick L. Bradley was appointed to the Baltimore Police Department in 1970, assigned as a foot patrol officer in the public housing areas of the city. Over the next 14 years he was promoted five times, eventually to the exempt position of major. For the final decade of his 23-year career, he served as director of the Baltimore City Police Academy, one of the largest municipal police training centers in the United States.
In 1994, Bradley was appointed assistant director of the Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commissions; he was appointed executive director in 2004. In this position, he was responsible for the certification of 32,000 Maryland public safety officers in state and local police and correctional agencies. In 2009, he was appointed assistant director for training for the Maryland Department of Public Safety Division of Correction.
Bradley earned his JD from the University of Maryland School of Law in 1991. He also earned a graduate certificate in teaching in higher education from The Johns Hopkins University in 2000; an MA from Johns Hopkins in 1974; and and a BS in Law Enforcement and Corrections from Pennsylvania State University in 1970. He is a 1977 graduate of the Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy, a member of the Maryland Bar Association and the International Association of Chiefs of Police, and served as the president of the International Association of Directors of Law Enforcement Standards and Training in 2007.
Chair of Intelligence Management Program
Kathy Hogan arrived at UMUC in 2013 as an adjunct professor of intelligence management. She was selected to become the program chair of intelligence management in late 2013 and continually works with faculty subject matter experts to improve and update course content and materials. Her teaching philosophy capitalizes on students' experience, interests, and strengths, creating lasting learning experiences by applying theoretical concepts to current events and practical solutions to problems.
She had a 23-year career in the U.S. Navy as an intelligence officer and continues to follow current events in domestic and international politics closely. Following her retirement from active duty, she and her husband moved to North Carolina and followed a new business direction, opening a cabinet design business and a shop that offered local art, floral pieces, and other home furnishings. She and her husband then added a bicycle shop and enjoyed being part of the Western North Carolina cycling community. Kathy served on the Board of Directors of the Chamber of Commerce and was elected to serve as president her final year. She remains a competitive master’s triathlete.
Hogan was a member of the teaching faculty of the Joint Military Intelligence College (now National Intelligence University), and was instrumental in initiating the college’s baccalaureate completion program. She designed and taught several undergraduate courses and also taught the graduate thesis writing course. She is a member of the Association of Former Intelligence Officers and the International Association for Intelligence Education.
Hogan earned a Doctor of Philosophy in government/international relations from Georgetown University and a master’s degree in political science from Stanford University. Her dissertation examined three case studies of water sharing arrangements in international river basins. She has research interest in cultural geography, the intersection of political and cultural dimensions of sacred spaces, and the spiritual dimension in international security relations.
Faculty with Connections
Many of our public safety faculty are well-connected leaders in the field. They work or have worked in the public and private sector at a wide range of organizations, including:
- Anne Arundel County Police
- Baltimore County State's Attorney's Office
- Delaware Office of the Chief Medical Examiner Crime Lab
- District Court of Maryland
- Howard County Police Department
- Maryland State Police Crime Lab
- Montana State Police Crime Lab
- National Security Agency
- U.S. Department of Homeland Security
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