Sheldon F. Greenberg


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Sheldon Greenberg, Ph.D., is Professor of Management and Leadership at the Johns Hopkins University, School of Education, and is the founding director of the School’s Division of Public Safety Leadership. He served as Associate Dean in the School of Education for over 12 years, directing graduate and undergraduate degree programs for public safety. These include the Police Executive Leadership Program, U.S. Secret Service Executive Development Program, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Executive Development Program, and the Johns Hopkins University Intelligence Analysis Program. For almost two years, he served as Associate Dean and Director of the John Hopkins Division of Business and Management (currently the Carey School of Business), where he was co-leader in the design and implementation of the University’s MBA degree program.

Prior to joining Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Greenberg served as Associate Director of the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF) in Washington, D.C., a nationally renowned law enforcement think tank and center for research. He began his career in the Howard County (MD) Police Department, where he served as a patrol officer, supervisor, director of the police academy, director of research and planning, assistant to the chief of police, and commander of the administrative services bureau. He is a founding member and past president of the Maryland Crime Prevention Association.

Dr. Greenberg has worked with police agencies in Cyprus, Jordan, Kenya, Panama, Hungary, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Mexico, and the Czech Republic. He continues to lead research and technical assistance programs on police patrol, police supervision, police response to people who have disabilities, traffic safety and enforcement, the role of police in public health, and the relationship of public safety to community sustainability. He serves on several national commissions, boards, and work groups and is currently a member of the Federal Law Enforcement Training Accreditation Board and Co-Chair of the National Academy of Sciences, Institute of Medicine, Forum on Global Violence Prevention. He is the author of three books and numerous articles. He completed his fourth book, Mastery of Police Patrol, and is working on his fifth on managing neighborhood and community fear.