Faculty Profiles

Command College Faculty Member

Peter Bishop, Ph.D.

Dr. Peter Bishop is an Associate Professor of Strategic Foresight and Coordinator of the graduate program in Futures Studies at the University of Houston where he specializes in techniques for long term forecasting and planning. He delivers keynote addresses and conducts seminars on the future for business, government and not-for-profit organizations. He also facilitates groups to develop scenarios, visions and strategic plans for the future. Dr. Bishop's clients include IBM, the NASA Johnson Space Center, Nestle USA, the Texas Department of Transportation, Tetra Pak, the Shell Pipeline Corporation, the Defense and Central Intelligence Agencies, the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the Waitt Family Foundation, the California Environmental Protection Agency, and the Center for Houston's Future. Dr. Bishop is also a founding board member of the Association of Professional Futurists, and he is President of his own firm, Strategic Foresight and Development, which offers education and training in futures thinking and techniques to the corporate market.   He received his doctoral degree in sociology from Michigan State University and his bachelor's degree in philosophy from St. Louis University, where he also studied mathematics and physics.

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Peter S. Bowen

In 2004, Peter Bowen became the first lay president of Servite High School in Anaheim CA.  As the chief executive officer, Mr. Bowen has overall responsibility for the school’s leadership and its strategic vision, business practices, information technology and facilities.  He previously held the position of ethics officer for the Los Angeles Unified School District where he was responsible for creating the first public education ethics program.  Mr. Bowen has taught at Duke University, the University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill) and North Carolina State University.  He served 11 years as an officer in the United States Marine Corps and is currently a Marine Corps Reserve.  An expert on ethics, leadership and culture, Mr. Bowen has been a guest on national television and radio shows, published papers, and been a featured speaker at academic and professional conferences.  He received his M.A. from Duke University and his B.S. from the University of Notre Dame.

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Sandy Boyd, Ed.D.

Dr. Sandy Boyd is a Professor at The College of Marin in Kentfield, California, where she teaches in the disciplines of Administration of Justice, Education, Social Science and Business. She recently retired as a reserve police officer for San Rafael Police Department after almost 25 years. Since 2000, Dr. Boyd has been a consulting associate with Joe Brann and Associates, a national firm that provides assistance to public sector agencies in the areas of community problem solving, policy development, institutional effectiveness, strategic planning and implementation and transition management. She also is the president of her own consulting firm, Seven Point Partners. Dr. Boyd is a charter member of The Futures Working Group, a collaboration that began in February 2002 between the FBI and the Society of Police Futurists International. Dr. Boyd has an Associate's Degree in Criminology from City College of San Francisco; a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice from California State University, Sacramento; a Master's Degree in Education with emphasis in Curriculum and Instruction from Sonoma State University; and a Doctoral Degree in Education with emphasis in Organization and Leadership from the University of San Francisco.

Command College Faculty Member

Tamara Carleton, Ph.D.

Tamara Carleton, Ph.D., is CEO and founder of Innovation Leadership Board LLC, a global leader in the design of tools and processes that enable radical innovation. Clients have included Deutsche Bank, Microsoft, Samsung, SAP, Tekes, and Volvo Construction Equipment. She oversees the Sugar Network, a global innovation network of academic institutions collaborating with companies to solve challenging, real-world problems.

Carleton has served as an Innovation Fellow with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, as a Fellow with the Foundation for Enterprise Development, and also as a Fellow for the Bay Area Science and Innovation Consortium.

In addition, Carleton teaches organizational innovation and foresight strategy in Stanford University’s School of Engineering executive education program. Drawing on her business experience, Carleton’s research agenda focuses on industry innovation, particularly issues related to technical visionary leadership, innovation culture, regional innovation, and foresight strategy. This work builds on her pioneering study of the innovation practices of the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).

Command College Faculty Member

Chris Dreisbach, Ph.D.

A college professor since 1980, Christopher Dreisbach is chair of the Department of Applied Ethics and Humanities for the Division of Public Safety Leadership in Johns Hopkins University’s School of Education. He is Professor of Moral Theology at The Ecumenical Institute of Theology, St. Mary’s Seminary and University. He is also a frequent lecturer on ethics for federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies. He received his M.A. degree in 1981 and his Ph.D. in 1988 from Johns Hopkins University. He is the author or co-author of books, articles, and software in logic, education, ethics, the philosophy of dreams, and the philosophy of R. G. Collingwood. His book Ethics in Criminal Justice is forthcoming from McGraw-Hill, and his book The Moral Dimensions of Art in the Thought of R. G. Collingwood is forthcoming from Susquehanna University Press.

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Iris Firstenberg, PhD

Dr. Iris Firstenberg is an Adjunct Professor of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles and Adjunct Professor of Management at the UCLA Anderson School. She teaches courses on problem solving, decision making, and innovative thinking in both the psychology department and MBA programs. In UCLA Anderson Executive Education programs, Dr. Firstenberg has taught for many years and is consistently one of the most highly rated instructors. Dr.Firstenberg also teaches seminars on creativity and innovation for a wide variety of organizations, including Amgen, Toyota, Sony Pictures, Johnson and Johnson, Times Mirror, SHRM, Braille Institute, LAPD, Los Alamos National Labs, Northrop Grumman, Cedars-Sinai Health System, Raytheon, Lawrence Livermore National Labs, Bell-Carter Foods, Boeing, Symantec, Edison, DirecTV, NASA, and others. Dr. Firstenberg has written articles and papers on thinking strategies, problem solving, and innovation, and is co-author, with Professor Moshe Rubinstein, of two books: Patterns of Problem Solving (Prentice Hall, 1995) and The Minding Organization (John Wiley and Sons, 1999). Professor Firstenberg and Professor Rubinstein have also created and developed a program entitled "Integrated Innovative Thinking Teams". Many organizations have successfully implemented the process to more effectively transform creative ideas into business solutions. Dr. Firstenberg is the recipient of the 2002 UCLA Faculty Distinguished Teaching Award.

Command College Faculty Member

Marnie Green

Marnie Green is the founder of the Management Education Group, and specializes in designing and delivering organizational development and training solutions that focus on the role of managers.  With more than 20 years of experience in both the public and private sector, Ms. Green is a dynamic and engaging trainer, speaker, and consultant. Ms. Green is the author of Painless Performance Evaluations: A Practical Approach to Managing Day to Day Employee Performance, recently published by Pearson/Prentice Hall (2006).  Her clients include dozens of municipalities, counties, and government agencies of all types.  She also served on an international team of trainers, course developers, and medical doctors to create a system-wide change program for the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland and the Egyptian Ministry of Health.  She continues to consult on an international basis, with clients on four continents.  Ms. Green holds a bachelor’s degree in Personnel Management and a Master’s degree in Business Administration-Finance, both from Arizona State University.

Command College Faculty Member

Bob Harrison

Bob Harrison, the course manager for the California Law Enforcement Command College, has been a facilitator and instructor in educational and public safety settings for more than 21 years.  He served more than 30 years as a peace officer, completing his career in 2004 as a Chief of Police. Since that time, he has worked as a consultant for leadership development, strategic planning and instructor development. In 2006, Bob completed a two-year fellowship at California Peace Officer Standards and Training after implementing instructional skills development training for the state’s 3,500 academy instructors. 

Bob is currently working to complete a postgraduate degree at the University of Oxford’s Business School; he also holds two Masters Degrees from American Universities. He was the 1993-94 Fulbright Fellow in Police Studies to the United Kingdom, as well as the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s 2014-2015 “Futurist in Residence” in their Behavioral Sciences Unit. 

Bob is extensively published in police and educational journals. His latest article was published in January 2015 in Police Chief magazine, entitled Forrester’s Rules for Organizational Change. In 2014, he appeared in the FBI’s National Academy Associates Magazine, and also published Police Training 2032 - A Retrospective in the FBI’s Law Enforcement Bulletin. This article meant that Bob is the only author to ever have published a science fiction article for the FBI. 

Command College Faculty Member

Andy Hines, PhD

Dr. Andy Hines is Lecturer and Executive-in-Residence at the University of Houston’s Graduate Program in Futures Studies, bringing together the experience he earned as an organizational, consulting, and academic futurist. He is also speaking, workshopping, and consulting through his firm Hinesight.  Before that, he was Managing Director of Social Technologies/Innovaro, and served as an Adjunct Professor with the university since 2004. Hines enjoyed earlier careers as a consulting and organizational futurist. He was a partner with Coates and Jarratt, Inc., a think tank and consulting firm that specialized in the study of the future. He was also Futurist and Senior Ideation Leader at Dow Chemical with a mission of using futures tools and knowledge to turn ideas into new business opportunities. Before that, Hines established and ran the Global Trends Program for the Kellogg Company.

Andy has authored five books – the just-released Teaching about the Future: The Basics of Foresight Education (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012); ConsumerShift: How Changing Values Are Reshaping the Consumer Landscape (No Limits Publishing, 2011); Thinking About the Future: Guidelines for Strategic Foresight (Social Technologies, 2007); 2025: Science and Technology Reshapes US and Global Society (Oak Hill, 1997); and Managing Your Future as an Association (ASAE, 1994). He has also authored dozens of articles, speeches, and workshops, including the 2003 Emerald Literati Awards’ Outstanding Paper accolade for best article published in Foresight for “An Audit for Organizational Futurists” and the 2008 award for “Scenarios: The State of the Art.”

Command College Faculty Member

Carl Jensen, Ph.D

Carl J. Jensen III is a 1978 graduate of the U. S. Naval Academy. He served in the Navy from1978 until 1983, first aboard the nuclear fleet ballistic missile submarine USS George Washington Carver and then as an aide to the Commander of Submarine Group Five.

He subsequently enjoyed a 22-year career in the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), where he served as a field agent, a forensic examiner, and a Supervisory Special Agent in the Behavioral Science Unit.

Upon his retirement from the FBI in 2006, Dr. Jensen joined the RAND Corporation as a Senior Behavioral Scientist. In 2007, he joined the Legal Studies faculty at the University of Mississippi, where he served as an Assistant/Associate Professor and Director of the Center for Intelligence and Security Studies. In 2015, he joined the faculty of The Citadel where he serves as Professor and the Director of the Intelligence and Homeland Security Program.

His current research interests include novel and effective approaches to counterterrorism, individual and group dynamics as they relate to extremist and terrorist groups, the practical application of criminal justice research, and applied intelligence and futures research. In addition to his undergraduate degree, SSA Jensen holds a Master of Arts degree from Kent State University and a Doctor of Philosophy degree from the University of Maryland. He was a 2004 recipient of the University of Virginia’s Jefferson Award, given for excellence in criminal justice research and a 2008 recipient of the Thomas A. Crowe Outstanding Faculty Award. Dr. Jensen has authored and co-authored numerous articles, book chapters, and reviews which have appeared in such publications as Forensic Science International, the Law Enforcement Bulletin, the International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, the Prosecutor, the Michigan Law Enforcement Bulletin, the American Behavioral Scientist, the Police Futurist Newsletter, Law and Order, Police Research and Management, Law Enforcement Technology, and the FBI National Academy Associates' Magazine.

Command College Faculty Member

Kirk Lesh, Ph.D

Kirk M. Lesh, Ph.D, is a Senior Economist at the California Lutheran University Center for Economic Research and Forecasting (CERF). A member of the CLU faculty, Lesh teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in CLU’s School of Business. Along with two other economists in CERF, he has helped launch CLU’s new master of science in economics program. Prior to his work at CLU, Lesh was the Real Estate Economist at the Economic Forecast Project at University of California, Santa Barbara, where he prepared and presented annual real estate forecasts for several communities in central California. Lesh has served as a consultant to several businesses and organizations, including Santa Barbara County and NAI Capital, Inc. His work at CLU and University of California, Santa Barbara has given him the opportunity to speak at numerous seminars throughout the state, and he is often quoted in periodicals as an expert in real estate economics. Lesh has worked as a manager of finance for several companies in Orange County, where he helped merge two large companies, created a new financial reporting system, and secured a second public offering. Lesh is currently completing his doctorate at UCSB. He earned his Ph.D from the University of California, Santa Barbara, a M.B.A. from the University of California, Irvine in 2000 and holds bachelor’s degrees in finance and economics from the University of Colorado, Boulder.

Command College Faculty Member

Matthew E. May

Matt May is the founder of Aevitas Learning, which was a preferred business partner with Toyota from 1999 to 2006 and the only non-Toyota entity certified to teach Toyota methods by the University of Toyota. Aevitas Learning teaches organizations how to build culture and discipline around innovation.  Matt is a superb speaker with years of experience inspiring new ideas and teaching the most effective process for innovation in industry today. He offers audiences invaluable practical guidance on how to make continuous and companywide innovation a reality. Matt is the author of an important book on innovation, The Elegant Solution: Toyota’s Formula for Mastering Innovation and is a contributing author of the Financial Times Handbook of Management.  Matt earned an M.B.A. from The Wharton School and a B.A. from Johns Hopkins University.

Command College Faculty Member

Joseph A. Schafer, Ph.D.

Dr. Joseph A. Schafer is Associate Professor and Undergraduate Program Director in the Center for the Study of Crime, Delinquency and Corrections at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.  He holds a bachelors degree from the University of Northern Iowa and graduate and doctoral degrees from Michigan State University.  Dr. Schafer has done extensive research on policing, organizational change, leadership, communities and crime, citizen perceptions of police, and futures research in policing.  He was the 2006-2007 President of Police Futurists International, is a member of the PFI/FBI Futures Working Group, serves on the advisory board for the Public Safety Leadership Development Consortium, and was a visiting scholar in the Behavioral Science Unit of the FBI Academy (2006-2008).  His recent writings include editing Policing 2020: Exploring the Future of Crime, Communities and Policing (2007), co-editing Policing Mass Casualty Events (2007), and research articles appearing in various academic journals and policing periodicals.

Command College Faculty Member

Marci Segal

Marci Segal, MS, could be the most passionate creativity expert because even in her off hours, she does her best to free people’s thinking so they can create new futures. Organizations contact her to speak about, train and lead engaging programs related to transformation: creativity methods, understanding ways to leverage people’s styles, and innovation processes, tools and systems.

Marci has worked with thousands of senior executives, managers and team leaders in Canada, the US and abroad transforming their traditional notions about creativity in the workplace, so they can use it to fuel innovation, for close to 30 years. She is known for her concrete approach to creative thinking, problem solving and innovation. Marci facilitates, educates, creates and presents tools and techniques clients can apply immediately to see positive results.

An expert facilitator for team building, she’s been called on throughout the US, Canada and Europe to build senior teams responsible for leading transformation and innovation in their organizations.

Her company, creativityland inc, resulted from Marci’s ability to parlay understandings of personal and team dynamics, problem finding, strategic foresight, problem solving, creativity-thinking and behaviours, cultural practices, systems and innovation with personality style differences, obstacles and synergies into a specialized management-consulting firm, to realize her passion to free leaders’ thinking so they can create new futures.

Command College Faculty Member

John M. Smart

John M. Smart is president of the Acceleration Studies Foundation (ASF), a nonprofit community for analysis and scholarship in issues and technologies of accelerating change. He co-produces Accelerating Change, a periodic technology futures conference in the San Francisco Bay Area; edits ASF's newsletter, Accelerating Times; and teaches undergraduate and professional courses in Foresight Development. John holds a B.S. in Business from University of California Berkeley, an M.S. in Futures Studies from the University of Houston, and has done post baccalaureate coursework in biological, medical, cognitive, computer and physical sciences at UC San Diego.

Command College Faculty Member

Mark Spencer, Ph.D.

Mark Spencer is a lecturer at the University of California at Berkeley and a Senior Program Manager with StopWaste.Org, overseeing the K-12 curriculum and waste prevention education programs.  Mark has a Ph.D. from U.C. Berkeley in Environmental Science,  Policy and Management and has taught a wide range of environmental science courses from Analysis of Environmental Data to Climate Change Education.  Mark currently teaches science education with U.C. Berkeley's Cal Teach program.

Command College Faculty Member

Lauri Stevens

Lauri Stevens is an interactive media professional with over 25 years of media experience and is the founder and principal consultant with LAwS Communications. She founded LAwS Communications in 2005 to assist the law enforcement profession with the implementation of interactive media technologies.

Lauri is a columnist for PoliceOne.com, LawOfficer.com, and the Social Media Monthly Magazine. She has also been published in the FBI-NAA magazine, Police Chief Magazine, Sheriff’s Magazine, California Peace Officer, American Police Beat, Police Security and News and Subject to Debate, among others. She authored the law enforcement chapter in “The Big Book of Social Media”.
Previously, she was the Department Chair of Web Design and Interactive Media at The New England Institute of Art (NEiA) in Boston, a position she held for eleven years. During her tenure at NEiA she wrote several bachelor’s programs, served on NEASC accreditation review committees and visiting teams, and chaired several groups to further the college’s mission.

Prior to that, Lauri worked in high-tech market research as a project manager and trainer after having spent 14 years as a television journalist.

Command College Faculty Member

Stan Stojkavic, Ph.D.

Dr. Stan Stojkavic joined the faculty of the Helen Bader School of Social Welfare, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, in the Fall 1983, and is Dean of the School as well as Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice. His primary teaching responsibilities are in the areas of public administration, philosophy, criminal justice and criminology. His major research interest is in the area of correctional administration. Dr. Stojkavic has written two textbooks on criminal justice administration, an introductory text on corrections with Professor Rick Lovell, and currently has published a book on crime and justice in the future. In addition, he is coordinator of the California Leadership Institute for the California Department of Corrections.  His research on criminal justice, inmate socialization and leadership development has led to six books, some 50 articles, and hundreds of presentations on the topics. Stojkovic has also co-coordinated a leadership institute for the California Department of Corrections over the past ten years.  He received his Ph.D. from Michigan State University in 1984.

Command College Faculty Member

Zheng Wang, Ph.D.

Zheng Wang is a Professor in the Criminal Justice Department of the California State University, Long Beach.  He is an expert in many types of forensic investigative techniques, as well as in Asian gangs/organized crime groups that engage in transnational crimes.  In the U.S., he completed over 70 credit hours of intermediate forensic science work in several certificate programs. He also finished advanced courses offered by the International Association for Identification on bloodstain patterns, digital photography, lifting fingerprints from textured surfaces, casting techniques using Microsil, and forensic light sources. As a result of his education and experience, he was certified by the International Association for Identification as a lifetime member.  His research interests include Asian Gangs, Transnational Organized Crime, Comparative Criminal Justice Systems, Digital Fingerprint Comparison, Digital Processing of Firearm Evidence, and Digital Comparison of Handwriting.  He joined the China Criminal Police University in 1982 and worked in Service Courses, Criminal Investigation, and Criminalistics Departments until 1989. As a uniformed faculty member, he completed police training courses in fingerprinting, firearms, trace evidence, and questioned document examinations. His experience also included two years as a lab technician at the University.  Dr. Wang obtained his Ph.D. from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania, his M.P.A from Northern Michigan University, and his B.A. from Liaoning Normal University in China.

Command College Faculty Member

Kendall Zoller, EdD

Kendall Zoller is co-author of The Choreography of Presenting: The 7 Essential Abilities of Effective Presenters (Corwin Press, 2010) and President of Sierra Training Associates, Inc. He holds an Ed.D. in educational leadership from California State University, Fresno, and University of California, Davis. He provides professional learning seminars and keynotes on a variety of topics, including facilitation skills, presentation skills and adaptive leadership to schools, districts, universities, state agencies, and corporations throughout North America, including Canada. Kendall is a learning strategist for the California POST Executive Development Course and Sherman Block Supervisory Leadership Institute (SLI). In addition to being an SLI facilitator trainer and coach, he also presents in the program, focusing on developing communication skills for leaders in Law Enforcement.

His work has taken him to China, Southeast Asia, and across Canada. His international research focuses on identifying nonverbal patterns in the learning environment and their influences on thinking, memory, and learning. In 2007 he introduced Nonverbal Communicative Intelligence as a theory to explain the cognitive, neurological, physiological, behavioral, and social foundations of nonverbal communication. He has over 20 years of experience presenting to and coaching a diverse range of audiences, including sales teams, senior managers, university faculty and staff, law enforcement leaders, administrators, and teachers. He is also a contributing author to Robert Garmston's The Presenter's Field Guide and is a Cohort I Fellow and mentor to the National Academy for Science and Mathematics Education Leadership.