Robert F. Vodde

Associate Professor of Criminal Justice

School of Criminal Justice, Political Science & International Studies


Dr. Robert F. Vodde, Director of the School of Criminal Justice is a 25 year veteran of law enforcement. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Public Administration, a Masters in Criminal Justice, a Masters in Public Administration, and a Ph.D. in Criminology. His research interests and publications have explored the efficacy of andragogical instructional methodologies in police training and education.

Before entering academia, Dr. Vodde enjoyed a 25 year career in policing and law enforcement during which his last 10 years he served as Chief of Police.

As a graduate of the FBI National Academy, the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Leadership Development Program, and State Certified Public Manager, he consults in the area of training, management, leadership, and organizational change.


School of Criminal Justice

Fairleigh Dickinson University’s School of Criminal Justice, which encompasses the study of criminology, law, and the criminal justice system, offers a dynamic and challenging course of study that prepares students for wide ranging careers within America’s criminal justice system.

A popular attraction among students is its success in preparing them for graduate and law school. In addition to acquiring the necessary knowledge and understanding of the causes (criminology), treatment, and prevention of crime, the program focuses on developing skills required of today’s professionals in areas such as effective communication, critical thinking, problem solving, decision making, ethical behavior, research, and professional development.

Distinguishing the program from that of others is its esteemed faculty, all of whom represent accomplished academics and professionals who have real-life experience within the field of criminal justice. This enables the faculty to explain and skillfully integrate theory with the legal, procedural, and operational realities of the criminal justice system. As noted in the testimonials section, students consistently praise the faculty for their ability to relate theory with the stark realities of crime, its causes, treatment, and prevention. Beyond the classroom, students have a wide array of internship opportunities, as well as developing professional networks through their faculty. For further information on the School of Criminal Justice, please go www.fdu.edu, click on Academics, University College, and School of Criminal Justice.


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School of Criminal Justice, Political Science & International Studies
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