Advisory Board

The ILEA Advisory Board is a distinguished group of practitioners, academics and key stakeholders dedicated to improving the profession of policing.


Marian Brown
Bio (pdf)
Sheriff, Dallas County Sheriff’s Dept.
Dallas, TX

Vice Chair

Coby Pewitt, Ph.D.
Bio (pdf)
Assistant Chief of Police, Richardson Police Dept.
Richardson, TX


Galia Cohen, Ph.D.
Bio (pdf)
Department Head and Assistant Professor, Department of Public Administration
School of Criminology, Criminal Justice and Public Administration, College of Liberal and Fine Arts, Tarleton State University
Ft. Worth, TX

Immediate Past Chair

Doug Kowalski
Bio (pdf)
Chief, Prosper Police Dept.
Prosper, TX

Committee Members

Sara Abosch-Jacobson, Ph.D.
Bio (pdf)
Chief Education, Programs & Exhibitions Officer, Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum
Dallas, TX

Sunitha Cheruvu
Bio (pdf)
President, Frisco Education Foundation
Frisco, TX

Will D. Johnson
Bio (pdf)
Chief Special Agent and Assistant Vice President, BNSF Railway Police
Fort Worth, TX

Thomas E. Meloni, Ph.D.
Bio (pdf)
Assistant Professor, School of Law, Enforcement and Justice Administration
Western Illinois University
Macomb, IL

Derick Miller
Bio (pdf)
Chief, Irving Police Dept.
Irving, TX

T. Neil Moore, Ed.D.
Bio (pdf)
Instructor and Leadership Consultant, FBI-LEEDA

Jimmy Perdue
Bio (pdf)
Public Safety Director (Ret.), North Richland Hills Police Dept.
North Richland Hills, TX

Daniel T. Primozic, Ph.D.
Bio (pdf)
Professor of Philosophy and Religion
University of New Mexico-Gallup
Gallup, NM

Mac Tristan
Bio (pdf)
Chief of Police (Ret.)
Coppell Police Dept.
Coppell, TX