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About Dr. Paul R. Rickert

Dr. Paul R. Rickert is Area Extension Director for the University of Maryland Extension Upper Shore Cluster ( Cecil, Kent, and Queen Anne's Counties). He previously was Dean of Adult and Graduate Studies and Associate Professor of Criminal Justice at Bryan College (TN), was Director of the Criminal Justice program, Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice, and Assistant Dean for Graduate & Professional Studies at LeTourneau University (TX),  and was Assistant Professor of Government & Criminal Justice at Liberty University (VA) from 2004-2011.   He was a sworn police officer (full-time and reserve) from 1996-2016 in VA, TX, and TN. He enjoys studying human trafficking, military operations other than war (MOOTW), peace studies, economics, governance, theology, and policy. Paul, originally from upstate-N.Y., is an avid traveler, having lived in Denmark and Hungary, and traveled to more than 30 countries worldwide, and taken numerous trips abroad with his students. He has been married to Michelle since 1996 and they have 3 children.

Dr. Rickert holds two diplomas from Word of Life Bible Institute, the B.S. in Government from Liberty University, the M.S. in Peace Operations from the School of Public Policy at George Mason University, the M.C.J. from Faulkner University, the graduate certificate in Social Policy and Administration from Longwood University, the Ed.S. and the Ed.D. in Educational Leadership from Liberty University.


Present Asst. Prof. of Criminal Justice, LeTourneau University
Present Director, Criminal Justice & Human Services programs, LeTourneau University

Curriculum Vitae

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PO Box 7668
Longview, TX 75607


Unpublished Papers (6)

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