Name: Dr. Frank Merenda
Title: Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice
Office Location: Dyson 346
Extension: (845) 575-3000 ext. 6402

Dr. Merenda is a retired police Captain from the New York City Police Department (NYPD), where he completed 20 years of dedicated service. He most recently worked in the NYPD's Office of Management Analysis and Planning, where his responsibilities included policy analysis, research, and program development. He also worked in the office of the Deputy Commissioner of Public Information as a department spokesperson. He received his doctorate from St. John's University and his master of public administration from Harvard University, where he was awarded the 2012 Harvard University Presidential Fellowship for Public Service.         

Research Interests:

Effective training practices within the field of criminal justice

Juvenile Justice

Police and media relations