University of Washington (History)
Columbus State University (Other)
Justice Administration (Master's)
Gregory is a dynamic college professor, private investigator, international police trainer, and former police officer with 25 years of "boots on the ground" experience. He has a proven track record of designing and implementing criminal justice college degrees and law enforcement training programs that builds student success at the community colleges and universities, as well as police officer capacity in developing nations and emerging democracies throughout the Middle East and Asia.
A designated U.S. Department of Defense and Department of Justice subject matter expert in law enforcement and policing, Greg has twice deployed to active war zones in Afghanistan and Iraq as an International Police Trainer. From November 2008 to December 2009 Greg served in Kabul, Afghanistan as Senior Mentor and NATO Liaison to the Commander of the Afghan National Police Academy. In this role he revised academy curriculum and was directly responsible for several new construction and academy renovation projects totaling 50 million dollars.
From June 2005 to May 2006 Greg served in Baghdad and Basrah, Iraq. While in Iraq, he designed and developed curriculum for the new Baghdad Police College. Greg then served as Deputy Director of the United Kingdom's Basrah Training College.
As a police officer in the state of Georgia (Atlanta & Lagrange), Greg was assigned to the SWAT Team. He also served as a superior court investigator, school resource officer, stakeout squad detective, and senior patrolman. Duty-related injuries and two major surgeries prematurely ended his law enforcement career.
Greg holds a Master's degree in Justice Administration from Columbus State University, and a Bachelor's degree in History from the University of Washington. He also served in the U.S. Army as a commissioned officer of infantry soldiers. He is a Distinguished Military Graduate of the U.S. Army Officer Candidate School at Fort Benning, Georgia. Greg is married to his lovely wife Julie, an elder care case manager. Greg and Julie make their home in Olympia, Washington.
Greg employs a wide variety of teaching and learning strategies with his students. He often times illustrates classroom lessons and lectures with real-life examples taken directly from his experience as a police officer or private investigator. However, building positive, mentoring relationships with students is his strongest trait. Greg has personally instructed criminal justice students and police cadets at international training academies in Iraq and Afghanistan. He has also instructed students ranging in ages from 14-72 in community colleges and private universities throughout western Washington. Gregory is a dynamic college professor, private investigator, international police trainer, and former police officer with 25 years of "boots on the ground" experience. He has a proven track record of designing and implementing criminal justice college degrees and law enforcement training programs that builds student success at the community