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Sheldon Greenberg: SOE Faculty

Sheldon Greenberg PhD

Professor
(410) 516-9863
6740 Alexander Bell Drive
Columbia, MD 21046

Program Affiliations

Leadership, Management, Public Safety, Law Enforcement

Biography

Sheldon Greenberg, Ph.D., is Professor of Management in School of Education, Division of Public Safety Leadership.  He served as Associate Dean for more than a decade, during which time he led the Police Executive Leadership Program and established University partnerships with the U.S. Secret Service and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).  For almost two years, Dr. Greenberg served as Associate Dean and Interim Director of the Johns Hopkins Division of Business and Management (currently the Carey Business School).  His primary research interests are police patrol, the relationship between police and public health, police organizational structure, highway safety, campus and school safety, the role of the police in community development, and community organizing.  

Prior to joining Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Greenberg served as Associate Director of the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF), the nation’s largest law enforcement think tank and center for research.  He began his career with the Howard County, MD, Police Department, where he served as a patrol officer, supervisor, director of the police academy, director of research and planning, and commander of the administrative services bureau.  He worked with the U.S. Marshals Service, U.S. Border Patrol, Department of Justice, and Department of State, as well as with police agencies in Cyprus, Jordan, Kenya, Panama, Hungary, Pakistan, and the Czech Republic. 


Dr. Greenberg served on national commissions and task forces on violence in schools, race-based profiling, police response to people who have mental illness, police recruiting, highway safety, military deployment, and homeland defense.  He serves as a member of the Federal Law Enforcement Training Accreditation Board.

Dr. Greenberg is the author of numerous articles and several books including Stress and the Helping Professions, Stress and the Teaching Profession, and On the Dotted Line, a guide to hiring and retaining police executives.  He has completed his fourth book, Mastery of Police Patrol, to be published by Pearson Prentice-Hall, and is working on his fifth book on managing community fear.

Education

Ph.D. - Union Institute and University, Public Administration

M.Ed. – Johns Hopkins University, Educational Psychology

B.A. – Loyola University, Sociology

Courses Taught

Economics of Social Issues
Case Studies in Management and Leadership
Human Resources Management
Leadership and Organizational Behavior
Managing Change
Community Development
Building Quality Organizations (co-instructor)
Strategic Planning
Capstone: Current Issues in Leadership

Grants and Contracts Awarded

Greenberg, S. Law Enforcement Liaison for Traffic Safety and Enforcement.
Maryland Highway Safety Office, Maryland Department of Transportation, awarded July, 2012 ($101,000)

Greenberg, S. Maryland Public Safety Visual Language Guide and Curriculum.
Governor’s Office of Crime Control and Prevention and the Maryland Chiefs of Police Association, September 2010 to September 2011 ($50,000)

Greenberg, S. Highway Safety Leadership: CEO Perspectives. U.S. Department of
Transportation. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, September, 2010 to August, 2011 ($103,000)

Greenberg, S. Service to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement: Indefinite
Delivery/Indefinite Quantity for University Level Training. Department of Homeland Security, July, 2009 to July, 2013 ($9.8 million) 

Greenberg, S. Developing a New Supervisory Curriculum. U.S. Immigration and
Customs Enforcement, Department of Homeland Security, September 2009 to May, 2010 ($122,000)

Greenberg, S. Review of Investigator Acceptance of Legal Curricula. U.S. Immigration
and Customs Enforcement, Department of Homeland Security, September, 2009 to January, 2010 ($60,000)

Greenberg, S.  Local Training for Regional Assessment and Collaboration (L-TRAC).
International Association of Fire Chiefs and Federal Emergency Management Agency. October, 2008 to September, 2011 ($803,000)

Greenberg, S. Establishing terrorist early warning groups in urban area security
initiative (UASI) sites.  Department of Homeland Security, January, 2005 to April, 2006 ($275,000)

Greenberg, S., McDonald, P.  Mid-Atlantic regional community policing institute:
ethics and integrity program.  Awarded to the JHU School of Professional Studies in Business and Education. U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, July, 2003 to June, 2004 ($550,000)

Greenberg, S., McDonald, P. Mid-Atlantic regional community policing institute:
community policing initiative.  Awarded to the JHU School of Professional Studies in Business and Education. U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, July, 2003 to June, 2004 ($250,000)

McDonald, P., Greenberg, S. Homeland security and transportation enforcement
agencies. Federal Transit Administration, December, 2003 to July, 2004 ($850,000)

Greenberg, S. Campus safety, homeland security, and the nation’s university
campuses.  Awarded to the Division of Public Safety Leadership. U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, August, 2003 to August, 2004 ($280,000)

Recent Publications and Presentations

Stephens, D., Hill, J., & Greenberg, S. (2011). Strategic communications practices: A toolkit for police executives. Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, D.C.
Greenberg, S. (2010). Key leadership strategies to enhance communication. Major Cities Chiefs Association and U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services. Washington, D.C.
Greenberg, S. (2009). Providing for the safety and security needs of young students. In Taylor, J., McGowan, J., & Linder, T. (Eds.) The Program Administrator’s Guide to Early Childhood Special Education. Paul H. Brookes Publishing Company. Baltimore, MD.

Greenberg, S. (2007). State of security at US colleges and universities: a national
stakeholder assessment and recommendations. American Medical Association Journal of Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness, 1(1), 47-51.

Greenberg, S. (2007). Active shooters on college campuses: conflicting advice, roles
of the individual and first responder, and the need to maintain perspective. (Invited commentary)  American Medical Association Journal of Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness, 1(1), 57-61. (NOTE: Most frequently accessed article in the AMA Journal of Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness, 2009 and 2011)

Greenberg, S. (2006). Police chief selection and survival: Looming crisis in America’s
major police departments. In Delord, R. & Sanders, J. (Eds.) Navigating the Dangerous Waters in Police Labor-Management Relations. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of Justice.

Greenberg, S. (2005). Strategies for colleges and universities in a homeland security
environment: The National summit on campus public safety. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services.

Greenberg, S. (2005). Engaging the private sector to promote homeland security: law enforcement-private security partnerships. New Realities: Law Enforcement in the Post-9/11 Era.  Arlington, VA: International Association of Chiefs of Police.

Greenberg. S. & Flynn, E. (2004).  Leadership and managing change. In Stephens, D.
& Geller, W.  (Eds.), Local Government: Police Management, 4th Ed. Washington, D.C.: International City Management Association.

Greenberg, S. (2004). Future issues in policing: challenges for leaders.  In Thurman,
Q., & Zhao, J. Contemporary Policing: Controversies, Challenges, and Solutions.  Los Angeles, CA: Roxbury Publishing Company.