DR. KONSTANTINOS PAPAZOGLOU
Director, The POWER Institute
Assistant Professor, New Jersey City University (NJCU), Department of Criminal Justice
Dr. Konstantinos Papazoglou, PhD is an assistant professor at New Jersey City University (NJCU), department of criminal justice, the director of the POWER Institute, and the principal founder of the POWER Project: A non-profit public benefit corporation. He recently completed his appointment as a postdoctoral scholar at Yale University School of Medicine. He earned his doctoral degree (PhD) in psychology (clinical - forensic area) as Vanier Scholar at the University of Toronto (UofT). He is a former police captain of the Hellenic Police Force and European Police College and he holds a master’s degree in applied psychology from New York University (NYU) as Onassis Scholar. In addition, he is affiliated researcher with the Loss, Trauma, and Emotion Lab at Teachers College, Columbia University of New York. His research work focuses on performance, wellness, and resilience promotion among law enforcement officers.
Towards this direction he has established research collaboration with many law enforcement agencies in US, Canada, and Europe (e.g., Police Training Institute – Illinois State Police, Tucson Police Department, National Police of Finland). He has published more than 80 scholarly articles in peer-reviewed journals and book chapters. He recently published the POWER book (published by Elsevier) and he currently works on the POWER manual aimed to get published by the American Psychological Association. In addition, he presented his research work (more than 100 presentations) in many scientific venues (e.g., American Psychological Association, Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences) and received many awards (e.g., American Psychological Association – Criminal Justice Section Outstanding Doctoral Research Award; American Psychological Foundation – Levinson Scholarship Award; American Psychological Association – Police and Public Safety Section - Outstanding Doctoral Research Award in Police and Public Safety; American Security Today – Homeland Security Platinum Award). He has served as ad hoc reviewer in academic journals (e.g., Frontiers, Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology, International Journal of Stress Management, PlosOne, Psychological Trauma) and as expert reviewer in research grants (e.g., National Science Foundation – NSF, National Institute of Justice - NIJ).
Furthermore, he conducted workshops and presented to numerous government agencies in US, Canada, and Europe (e.g., FLETC – Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, Federal Police University of Germany, Police University College of Finland, Trainer the Trainers Seminar – European Police College, Canada Department of National Defense – Research Centre, Ontario Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services, etc.). Konstantinos is a member of the research advisory team in Badge of Life Canada. Moreover, he served as a co-moderator of the European Medical and Psychology Experts Network (EMPEN), an official network of police health professionals established and sponsored by the European Police College (CEPOL). He also worked as a clinical forensic psychologist with the Ontario Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services providing clinical services (assessment and treatment) to criminal justice offenders.
Dr. Daniel M. Blumberg
Dr. Daniel M. Blumberg, is a licensed clinical psychologist who has spent the past 34 years providing all facets of clinical and consulting psychological services to numerous local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies. In addition to his expertise in workplace stress prevention and trauma recovery, Dr. Blumberg is an authority on the selection, training and supervision of undercover operatives. His training program on successful hiring of public safety personnel has received widespread praise. He is an Associate Professor in the California School of Professional Psychology, at Alliant International University’s San Diego Campus where he teaches a variety of psychology and forensic psychology courses.
His research interests include police integrity, the moral risks of policing, and programs to improve relations between the police and the community. Dr. Blumberg received his doctorate from Clark University in Worcester, MA and completed his APA-approved pre-doctoral internship at St. John’s Hospital in Santa Monica, CA. After a post-doctoral internship with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Dr. Blumberg was hired as a staff psychologist with the San Diego Police Department. Dr. Blumberg has given over 100 presentations at national and international conferences and has published over 30 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters. He is the co-editor of POWER: Police Officer Wellness, Ethics, & Resilience and co-author of the upcoming book, The POWER Manual, soon to be published by the American Psychological Association.
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Dr. Mike Schlosser
Dr. Mike Schlosser is the Director of the University of Illinois Police Training Institute. He holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Governor’s State University and a PhD in Education from the University of Illinois. He retired as a lieutenant from the Rantoul Police Department in 2004.
Dr. Schlosser has conducted and collaborated in numerous research projects at the University of Illinois and is credited for his innovative ideas toward police reform.
He has authored dozens of articles, made numerous radio and television appearances, and given over 100 presentations across the country on topics such as police tactics, police training, use of force, de-escalation techniques, control and arrest tactics, the intersection of police and race, diversity, police officer wellness, and police family wellness.
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