Criminal Justice Faculty
Thomas M. Ryan, M.B.A.
Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice
Office: 106 ECJS Building
Professor Thomas Ryan holds an Associates Degree in Police Science from Auburn Community College. He has a Bachelors Degree in Public Justice from the State University of New York at Oswego and a Masters Degree in Business Administration (MBA) from the State University of New York at Oswego. He began his career in Law Enforcement as a Police Officer with the City of Oswego Police Department in 1974 rising through the ranks to the position of Deputy Police Chief. In 1989, he left the Oswego City Police Department and became the Police Chief of the University Police Department at the State University at Oswego. In 1995, he was appointed Assistant Vice President of Public Safety, Parking, and Emergency Services at SUNY Oswego. In 2002, he retired from the State University at Oswego. In 2004, he joined Utica College as an Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice.
Since 2002, Professor Ryan has worked as a consultant for the State University at Oswego as the Chairman of their Labor Management Committee, handling all labor issues between CSEA and the Management at SUNY Oswego. He presently teaches courses at Utica College and at the State University of New York at Oswego.
Professor Ryan does many management presentations around the country, most recently in Los Angeles, San Antonio, Texas and Orlando, Florida. Upcoming in November, he will be doing a management presentation at Princeton University in New Jersey. He has also taught a management course in Belgium with participants from Russia, South Africa, Ireland, Sweden, England, Belgium, Holland, France and many other countries.
Professor Ryan is a Vietnam Veteran, receiving the Bronze Star, Air Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Army Commendation Medal with V for Valor, and the Vietnam Service Medal. He has been married for 34 years with three children and three grandchildren.