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Dr. Harvey Kushner is a professor of criminal justice and chairman of the Criminal Justice Department at LIU Post and LIU Brentwood. A recognized authority on terrorism, Dr. Kushner serves as an advisor to elected officials, military personnel and foreign governments as well as federal agencies such as the Department of Homeland Security and the FBI. He has worked for to the U.S. Probation Department as an analyst for criminal investigations, intelligence and terrorism. He is the author of several books on terrorism, including “Encyclopedia of Terrorism” and “Holy War on the Home Front: The Secret Islamic Terror Network in the United States.”

Judge Robert G. Bogle has been an adjunct professor at LIU Brentwood since 1995. He has served as Nassau Deputy County Attorney for major litigation and was law clerk to the Supervising Judge of the Nassau Criminal Courts. He is currently a supervising attorney for the Nassau County Court and also serves since 1986 as the Village Justice of Valley Stream and the Long Beach Acting City Court Judge.

Judge John Kelly has been practicing law for the past 26 years. He is currently a Family Court Judge in Suffolk County. His previous law experience has included: Criminal Court Judge for Suffolk County, Acting Supreme Court Judge, Criminal Defense Attorney for 15 years and Trial Preparation Assistant in the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office. He has recently been appointed the Dean of the Academy of Law of the Suffolk County Bar Association.

Judge William J. O’Brien is an adjunct professor of law at LIU Brentwood. A frequent lecturer at continuing legal education programs, Professor O’Brien was an attorney in private practice, law clerk to a judge of the County Court and the administrator in charge of all New York state courts in Nassau County. Since 2000, Professor O’Brien has been a full time judge of the New York State District Court and he was recently appointed to serve as a County Court Judge handling felony criminal matters in Nassau County.

Professor Richard O’Donnell is the Director of Law Enforcement and Chief of the New York State Park Police where he directs the work of hundreds of police officers, investigators and support staff throughout the state. Professor O’Donnell is a graduate of the Suffolk County Police Academy, the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia, the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development School at Princeton University and numerous other law enforcement training programs In addition to his academic teaching experience, he has taught police training courses at numerous police training academies.