UC Taps Philo as New Research Director
Adjunct Professor, Police Chief to Administer Grants for School of Business, Justice Studies
Written By Christine Leogrande
NH Police Chief brings wealth of experience to new position
Utica, NY (01/20/2010)- Raymond Philo, New Hartford Police chief and longtime adjunct professor at Utica College, has accepted a position as research director in the college's School of Business and Justice Studies.
In his new position, Philo will manage research projects for the Economic Crime Institute (ECI) of Utica College, the Center for Identity Management and Information Protection (CIMIP), and the Computer Forensics Research and Development Center (CFRDC). He will also seek and administer grants in these areas.
"Ray brings a wealth of professional experience to this position in both the practical methodology of criminal investigation and in education," said George Curtis, JD, dean of the School of Business and Justice Studies and executive director of ECI. "The fields of economic crime, computer forensics and identity theft investigation take on greater importance given the current global proliferation of non-violent crime. Ray possesses the unique background to develop and expand a prodigious research agenda in those areas at Utica College."
Philo, who has been a member of the New Hartford Police Department for 30 years, was promoted to chief in 1993. He is also a member of the advisory board of ECI. He holds a bachelor's degree from Utica College, and a master's degree in political science/public administration from Marist College.
Philo will begin his new position on Feb. 1.