Staff and Adjunct Faculty

Staff

Gregory Smith, M.A.
Vice President, The Center for American and International Law
Director, Institute for Law Enforcement Administration 
gsmith@cailaw.org
+1.972.244.3430 

As Vice President for Law Enforcement Education and Director of the Institute for Law Enforcement Administration (ILEA), Mr. Smith is responsible for the overall management, operations and curriculum development. He provides general oversight of the Schools of Leadership, Center for Law Enforcement Ethics and the Law Enforcement Technical Assistance Program. He assures program quality and organizational/educational stability through development and implementation of standards and controls, systems and procedures, and regular evaluation.

The ILEA is one of the nation’s premier learning centers for law enforcement executives, managers and supervisors. For more than fifty years, the Institute has worked to prepare course participants for today’s challenging management and ethical issues. Its programs and services focus on adapting successful private-sector models to set a standard of excellence for law enforcement.

Prior to his appoint as Director, Gregory served the ILEA for more than 17 years. He promoted to the rank of Associate Director and was the administrator of School of Executive Leadership, the Schools of Police Supervision and Diversity Education Programs. He is also responsible for developing and conducting in-service police training programs for multiple agencies throughout the United States and Canada.

From 1990-1999, Mr. Smith served as a Texas Peace Officer with the Baylor University-Medical Police Department in Dallas, Texas. He served in Patrol and managed the Crime Prevention and Community Services Section. He was instrumental in establishing numerous programs designed to reduce crime, prevent workplace violence and mediate workplace and community disputes for the Baylor Health Care System.

Gregory served more than 21 years with the United States Army and the United States Army Reserve. His military career began with his enlistment into the Indiana National Guard in 1981, where he served as a Cavalry Scout and Military Police Officer. During his career he progressed in ranks from Private to Major, and has held numerous positions in the Infantry Corps at Company, Battalion, Brigade and Theater levels.

In the area of professional development, Mr. Smith has coauthored a book on diversity communication, Navigating Diversity: An Advocates Guide Through the Maze of Race, Gender, Religion and More. He is also a Qualified Administer of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (M.B.T.I.), and a National Training Associate with the Insight Learning Foundation.

In his hometown, Mr. Smith has served on the City of Arlington=s Youth and Families Board; the Arlington Independent School District=s Financial Review Committee; and is currently an active football coach, basketball referee and Central Branch Advisory Board Member with the YMCA. Mr. Smith is a graduate of the 53rd School of Police Supervision of the Southwestern Law Enforcement Institute and the Leadership in Police Organizations Course, sponsored by the International Association of Chiefs of Police.

Gregory holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, with Minors in Multi-Cultural Education and Military Science. He also holds a Master of Arts degree in Sociology, (specializing in Social Psychology) from the University of Texas at Arlington.

Gregory is married to Tammera who is a public school teacher. They have four children: daughter Natjar and sons= Adam, Stanton, and Stayton. They reside in Arlington.

Matt Clem, M.A.
Deputy Director, Institute for Law Enforcement Administration 
mclem@cailaw.org
+1.972.244.3405 

Matt Clem joined ILEA as Deputy Director on December 31, 2021. Captain Clem retired from the North Richland Hills Police Department in October 2019 after serving 24 years. He began with the NRHPD in 1995 as a police officer where he later served as a Field Training Officer and Police Instructor.  Matt began work as a Detective in 2000 until his promotion to Sergeant in 2002, serving in the Patrol Section and Community Services Section. Matt later promoted to the ranks of Lieutenant in 2009 and Captain in 2014. During his career, Matt also served as Defensive Tactics Instructor, Hostage Negotiator (Team Leader), and the Department's first and only instructor certified by the Institute for the Prevention of In-Custody Deaths (IPICD) to teach on the topic of Excited Delirium and Agitated Chaotic Events. Matt founded the Department’s Critical Incident Stress Management Team in 2004, serving as Team Leader for over 12 years, and helped create the Department's Volunteer Patrol program, Police Chaplaincy team, and Intimate Partner Violence response protocols.

Mr. Clem holds a Master Peace Officers License and is a Texas Commission on Law Enforcement licensed instructor. Mr. Clem is a graduate of the Advanced Management College at the Institute for Law Enforcement Administration, the Senior Management Institute for Police (PERF), and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration and a Master of Arts in Criminology & Criminal Justice, both from the University of Texas at Arlington.

Frank Bradford, III, MA
Lecturer, Law Enforcement Leadership and Ethics, Institute for Law Enforcement Administration 
fbradford@cailaw.org
+1.972.244.3435 

Frank Bradford, III joined the Institute for Law Enforcement Administration in February of 2022 as Lecturer of law enforcement leadership and ethics programming.

Mr. Bradford retired from the Richardson Police Department as their Crime Prevention Sergeant after 27 years of service. He started his law enforcement career in 1992 and served as a Field Training Officer, S.W.A.T Team Member, Negotiator, In-Service Instructor, School Resource Officer and Community Liaison Officer.

As a first line supervisor, Frank was a driving force within the Richardson PD, exemplifying and modeling successful leadership within his purview. In 2016, he was awarded Supervisor of the Year by the department, his peers and police volunteers for his team building and leadership style.

Even prior to his evolution as a law enforcement officer, Frank had a keen interest in communication and leadership within various types of organizations. He first honed his conflict resolution and customer service skills during a previous career in the airline industry. These interests and his formal/informal leadership led him to explore, through academia, organizational behavior and the psychology of leadership. He developed teaching, strategic management and interpersonal communication skills while serving at Faith Based and Non-Profit Organizations. As an officer, he had the opportunity to share his perspective on leadership within the Richardson PD as well as with various businesses, religious and educational institutions.

Frank earned a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas; a Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies, with an emphasis in Organizational Behavior from the University of Texas at Dallas; and a Master of Arts in Christian Leadership from Criswell College in Dallas, Texas.

Mark Stallo, PhD
Scholar-in-Residence, Institute for Law Enforcement Administration

Dr. Stallo joined the Institute for Law Enforcement Administration September 1, 2020 as Scholar-in-Residence. He also currently serves as a Lecturer, Criminal Justice with the University of North Texas at Dallas.

Mark was hired by the Dallas Police Department in October 1979. He was assigned to patrol, recruiting, crime analysis, financial crimes, homeland security, planning and the Caruth Police Institute CPI. He retired from DPD as a lieutenant in January 2017 and was assigned for his last four years as the department liaison with the Caruth Police Institute. He taught leadership and worked on basic research issues. Mark earned a master’s degree in management and administrative science, master and a Ph.D. degree in Public Affairs from the University of Texas at Dallas.

Mark earned a master’s degree in management and administrative science, master and a Ph.D. degree in Public Affairs from the University of Texas at Dallas.

Tracy Harris
Manager of Operations, Institute for Law Enforcement Administration
tharris@cailaw.org

Ms. Tracy Harris is responsible for coordinating and supervising all activities related to program negotiation/contracting, logistical support and administrative functions necessary for the delivery of educational programs. She also serves as ILEA’s Adjunct Faculty Coordinator and Alumni Liaison.

Richard N. Holden, PhD
Scholar-in-Residence Emeritus, Institute for Law Enforcement Administration

Dr. Richard N. Holden serves as Professor Emeritus with the Institute for Law Enforcement Administration after retiring as Scholar-in-Residence. Dr. Holden oversaw the School of Police Supervision and the Center for Law Enforcement Ethics. The Ethics Center is one of the earliest forums developed specifically to focus a critical dialogue on ethical issues in policing.

Dr. Holden was a Professor of Criminal Justice at the University of North Texas at Dallas, a position he began in September 2010. In addition, from 2011 to 2015 he was Associate Director of Education and Training for the Caruth Police Institute (CPI), housed within the Dallas, Texas Police Department and from to 2013 to 2015 he was Interim Director of CPI. Prior to coming to Texas, Dr. Holden was Director of the State and Local Anti-Terrorism Training Program (SLATT) a federally funded program, from December, 2004 to August, 2010.

In 2004, Dr. Holden retired from the Criminal Justice Department at Central Missouri State University. Prior to his retirement, he held the position of professor and chair of the Criminal Justice Department since 1980. He has studied violent political movements since the early 1980s. Besides terrorism, Holden’s primary interest is criminal justice management and law enforcement. He has written two editions of a police management book and an introduction to law enforcement textbook. In addition, he wrote numerous articles for professional journals and regularly presented research papers at scholarly conferences.

Holden holds a doctor of philosophy degree in criminal justice from Sam Houston State University, a Master of Science degree in human relations and management, and a Bachelor of Science degree in criminal justice from Abilene Christian University.

Alina Szabo, M.A.
Program Coordinator, Institute for Law Enforcement Administration
aszabo@cailaw.org
+1.972.244.3432

Alina joined the Institute in September 2021 as a Program Coordinator. She is a former English teacher who taught Middle School at the Immaculate Conception Catholic School in Denton for five years. Prior to teaching in Denton, she was an elementary school teacher at the Shrine of St. Anne’s Catholic School in Arvada, CO.

Alina received her Bachelor of Liberal Arts degree and a Master’s degree in Educational Psychology from the University of Northern Colorado

Gianna Messina, B.A.
Program Coordinator, Institute for Law Enforcement Administration
gmessina@cailaw.org
+1.972.244.3447

Gianna joined the Institute in September 2021 as a Program Coordinator. Prior to joining ILEA, she interned for over two years in the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Diplomatic Security. Her previous experience also includes interning for the Illinois State Senate. She actively volunteers for World Relief as an English as a Second Language Tutor.

Gianna is a graduate of the University of Illinois Springfield with a Bachelor of Arts in both Political Science and Global Studies with a concentration in Politics and Diplomacy. She is currently pursuing a master’s degree in political science.

Adjunct Faculty

  • Michael Alexander, B.A., The Lion Institute; Chief (former), Corinth Police Dept., TX
  • Roy E. Alston, Ph.D., Vice President Security, CHRISTUS Health, Lieutenant (Ret.), Dallas Police Dept., TX
  • Gregory Anderson, M.S., On-Target Solutions Group; Chief (Ret.), Oak Forest Police Dept., IL
  • Patricia L. Bates, B.A., Diversity Consultant, Dallas, TX
  • Theron L. Bowman, Ph.D., Deputy City Manager (Ret.), City of Arlington, TX
  • Paul Boyles, M.A., Lieutenant, Lexington Police Dept., KY
  • Scott Brewer, B.A., Assistant Chief, Prosper Police Dept., TX
  • James L. Capra, M.Ed., CEO and Founder, Front Line Leadership Group, Argyle, TX
  • Galia Cohen, Ph.D., Director of the Division of Public Administration and Assistant Professor, School of Criminology, Criminal Justice and Strategic Studies, Tarleton State University, Fort Worth, TX
  • Nick Daugherty, B.A., President, Serve & Protect Financial Texas, Sergeant (Ret.), Grand Prairie Police Dept., TX
  • Alejandro (Alex) del Carmen, Ph.D., Professor and Director, Tarleton State University, Fort Worth, TX
  • Scott Donaldson, M.S., Director, Law Enforcement Academy, Collin College, McKinney, TX
  • Vernell Dooley, M.P.A., Commander, Midlothian Police Dept., TX
  • Joe H. Ellenburg, B.S., Assistant Chief, McKinney Police Dept., TX
  • Eric J. Fritsch, Ph.D., Chair, Department of Criminal Justice, University of North Texas, Denton, TX
  • Gerald W. Garner, M.S., Chief, Corinth Police Dept., TX
  • Jeffrey Garner, M.S., Captain, North Richland Hills Police Dept., TX
  • David Golden, M.P.A., Senior Intelligence Officer, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, TSA, Dallas, TX
  • Andrew Harvey, M.S., Chief, Pharr Police Dept., TX
  • Brian Harvey, B.S., Chief, Allen Police Dept., TX
  • Lauretta Hill, M.S., Commissioner, Public Safety and Security, Dallas County Community College District Police Dept., TX
  • David N. James, B.S., Law Enforcement Leadership & Management Consulting, Chief (Ret.), Carrollton Police Dept., TX
  • Gregory K. Jones, B.S., Training Manager, Baylor Health Care System DPS, Dallas, TX
  • John Jones, Ph.D., Professor (Ret.), Law and Justice Centre, Sir Sanford Fleming College, Ontario, Canada
  • J. Eric Kowalczyk, B.S., The ENVIA Group, PIO (Ret.), Baltimore Police Dept., MD
  • Douglas Kowalski, M.S., Chief, Prosper Police Dept., TX
  • John Lawton, M.S., Chief, Dallas ISD Police Dept., TX
  • Nin Leung, B.A., Sergeant, York Police Service, Canada
  • Timothy J. Longo, Sr., J.D., Chief, University of Virginia Police Dept., VA
  • Tarrick McGuire, M.A., Lieutenant, Arlington Police Dept., TX
  • Thomas E. Meloni, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Western Illinois University, IL
  • Michael J. Mirarchi, J.D., Attorney and Employment Law Consultant, Mirarchi Management Group, Plano, TX
  • Catherine J. Nanton, M.A., Professor, Fanshawe College, Ontario, Canada
  • Colin Nanton, M.A., Interactive Training Solutions; Chaplain, Woodstock Police Service, Ontario, Canada
  • Judy Pal, M.A., 10-8 Communications, Advisor to the Police Commissioner (Ret.), New York Police Dept.
  • Carl Pendleton, M.Ed., Lieutenant, Norman Police Dept., OK
  • Coby Pewitt, Ph.D., Assistant Chief, Richardson Police Dept., TX
  • Daniel T. Primozic, Ph.D., Dean of Instruction, University of New Mexico
  • Ruben A. Puente, M.A., Assistant Director, The University of Texas System Police, Austin, TX
  • John M. Ray, Ph.D., Division Director, Law Enforcement & Security Training, Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX), TX
  • Brian G. Redburn, J.D., Assistant Chief, Irving Police Dept., TX
  • Patt Scheckel-Hollingsworth, B.A., Police Academy Manager, North Central Texas Council of Governments, Arlington, TX
  • Deena Siddiqi, B.A., Principal, Third Eye Cultural Insights
  • Jonathan Skertich M.S., Lieutenant, Frisco Police Dept., TX
  • Rick Smith, Ph.D., Senior Lecturer, University of Texas at Arlington, TX
  • Warren Spencer, J.D., Attorney, Euless, TX
  • Darren M. Stevens, M.B.A., Assistant Chief, Frisco Police Dept., TX
  • Mac Tristan, B.S., Chief (Ret.), Coppell Police Dept., TX
  • Joe C. Tooley, J.D., Attorney, Rockwall, TX
  • Leah Wilson, M.S., Sergeant, Southlake Police Dept., TX
  • Lacy Wolff, M.S., Health Promotion Administrator, Employees Retirement System of Texas, Austin, TX
  • John D. Wong, Ph.D., Freelance Public Sector Economics, Budgeting, and Financial Management Consultant, Wichita, KS
  • La’Evening Woodard, B.A., Director, Richardson ISD Security & Safety Dept., TX