With many years of practiced industry experience to her credit, Angela V. Dudley, PhD, serves as an adjunct assistant professor with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, with which she currently teaches Introduction to Security. Additionally, she worked as an adjunct online instructor for American InterContinental University, where she taught addiction intervention in the justice system and foundations of crisis management. As the assistant agent-in-charge for the Ohio Investigative Unit, Dr. Dudley coordinates enforcement investigations; directs difficult and sensitive confidential investigations; plans, develops and conducts liquor control, food stamp and tobacco law enforcement training sessions; and acts as liaison and cooperates with local, state and federal law enforcement agencies.
Over the years, Dr. Dudley has excelled in the field of education, teaching criminological theory for the University of Phoenix, and criminal investigations and crime scenes for the ITT Technical Institute. At the beginning of her career, she gained valuable expertise in the field with the East Cleveland Police Department. During her formative years, Dr. Dudley was inspired to enter the field of law enforcement because she realized how underrepresented women were in the field.
In pursuit of her aspirations, Dr. Dudley obtained a Bachelor of Science in criminal justice from David N. Myers University, a Master of Science in criminal justice from Tiffin University and a PhD from a criminal justice specialization from Northcentral University. Additionally, she graduated from Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science with an associate in specialized technology degree in funeral service and arts and sciences. Throughout her career, Dr. Dudley has also accrued certifications in police executive and administrative leadership, basic drug training, supervision of police personnel, financial forfeiture training and a certificate from the Crematory Operations Certification Program. She is also a Contracted Academic Coach with Instructional Connections, LLC to teach criminal justice courses at various colleges.
Dr. Dudley retains her professional alignment with various organizations in order to remain aware of changes in the field. Notably, she is a mentor for College Now Greater Cleveland and a member of the Erie County Fraud Task Force, the National Association of Professional Women, the Academy of Criminal Justice Services and the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives. Looking toward the future, Dr. Dudley aims to be retired from law enforcement and academia, and running her own agency so that she may parlay her extensive knowledge to others.