Personal Motto: “Leave no stone unturned in pursuit of what you seek.”
Dr. Greg Galardi received his Doctorate of Business Administration with a specialization in Criminal Justice Administration from Northcentral University in 2008. He completed an MBA from Northcentral University, an M.S.in Human Resources from Central Michigan University, and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Bellevue College.
Dr. Galardi retired from the Papillion Police Department in 2004 after a very successful law enforcement career for the City of Papillion, Nebraska and prior to that the City of LaVista, Nebraska. Assignments included Acting Chief of Police, Police Lieutenant (Administration, Investigations, and Operations Commander), Police Sergeant, DARE officer, Police Field Training Officer, and Police Officer. He was a traffic radar instructor and pepper mace instructor. His career included numerous commendations for his exemplary performance in the areas of investigation and arrest of felony criminal suspects, lifesaving, hostage negotiation, community policing, grant writing and investigation and arrest of felony criminal suspects. Galardi was awarded Employee of the Year three times during his public service career.
Dr. Galardi became Dean of the School of Professional Studies in 2009. The School of Professional Studies includes the academic disciplines of Accounting, Management, Marketing, Computer Management Information Systems, Business Teaching (BMIT), Criminal Justice and Psychology.
Dr. Galardi’s teaching experiences include both in the traditional classroom environment and online. Undergraduate courses taught have included Introduction to College, Survey of Criminal Justice, Introduction to Corrections, Policing, Criminal Law, Criminal Procedures, Courts and Judicial Processes, Victimology, Criminology, Research Methods, Organization and Administration of Justice, Criminalistics, and the capstone course Seminar in Criminal Justice. Galardi has taught Organizational Behavior, Loss Prevention and Production Operations Management in the Business area. Graduate courses taught in the MSOM program include Study Design and Data Collection, and Statistical Methods Data Analysis. Galardi has supervised undergraduate and graduate internships and worked with graduate students on their research projects in the Master of Science in Organizational Management program.
Dr. Galardi was the recipient of the 2010 Nebraska State College System Teaching Excellence Award and the 2009-2010 Peru State College Teaching Excellence Award. In concert with Dr. James Nevitt, they were awarded the 2006 Peru State College School of Professional Studies Innovational Instructional Award for their work in the initial Honors Analysis of Evil course, which continues to this day.
Galardi’s academic interests include student learning in criminal justice, online instruction and curriculum development, and management issues pertinent to policing. Dr. Galardi continues his role as Associate Editor of Lambda Alpha Epsilon-Journal of the American Criminal Justice Association, which he was appointed to beginning in 2005.
Galardi’s community service projects include working with the Special Olympics and Jaycees. Greg was recognized in 1998 and 1999 with a State of Nebraska Governor’s award for his contributions to the Special Olympics. Greg volunteered as a youth basketball coach for over 25 years in Auburn, Bellevue, Omaha, Papillion, Wahoo, and Weston, Nebraska. Galardi volunteered as an Assistant Coach and Recruiter for the PSC Men’s basketball program from 2008 to 2010 and as an Assistant Coach and recruiter for the Women’s Lady Bobcats Basketball program in 2007-8.
Galardi is a past advisor for the Psychology-Sociology-Criminal Justice (PSCJ) club at Peru State College. Galardi enjoys attending new student orientations and working with students during their time at PSC. He considers the ultimate reward of an educator to be students calling him to advise they successfully started their professional career or continued progress towards graduate education degrees.
Past & Professional Associations:
Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences
American Evaluation Association
Lambda Alpha Epsilon- American Criminal Justice Association
International Association of Chiefs of Police
Nebraska Chapter of International Association for Identification
Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching
North American Case Research Association Police Executive Research Forum United States Association of Small Business and Entrepreneurship Publications & Presentations: Nevitt, J., & Galardi, G. (2009). Analysis of Evil: Using a Graphic Novel to Teach an Interdisciplinary Honors Course Involving Psychology and Serial Murder.
Lambda Alpha Epsilon – Journal of the American Criminal Justice Association (72).
Galardi, G., & Asmussen, K. (2008). Instruction and Assessment Strategies in the Undergraduate Criminalistics course. Lambda Alpha Epsilon – Journal of the American Criminal Justice Association (71).
Galardi, G. (2008, October). CSI Peru: Student Perceptions Regarding Crime Scene Investigation. Poster session presented at Crime and Popular Culture Conference at Central Missouri University.
Galardi, G. (2008, August 21). Coping Skills for College Freshmen. Presented at Peru State College incoming freshmen SAIL program.
Galardi, G. (2008, June). Living it Up Online. Peru State College Adjunct Instructor’s Conference. Peru State College, Peru, NE 68421.
Galardi, G. (2007, July). Sharing Learning and Leveraging Experience: Advanced Blackboard Techniques. Presented at Peru State College 2007 Online Adjunct Faculty Training Conference.
Galardi, G. (2007, July 12). Battling Blackboard- and Winning: Advanced Blackboard Techniques! Presented at Peru State College 2007 Online Adjunct Faculty Training Conference.
Galardi, G. (2007, May). Service Learning and Community Collaboration. Presented at Nebraska State College System Faculty College at Wayne State College, Wayne, Nebraska.
Galardi, G. (2007, February). Active learning techniques in preparation for applied learning experiences in criminalistics. Poster session presented at the Applied Learning Conference, Missouri Western University, St. Joseph, Missouri.
Nevitt, J., Lundak, J. & Galardi, G. (2006). A profile of adolescent alcohol offenders in two rural Midwestern counties. Psychological Reports, 98 (279-284).
Galardi, G. (2006, November 16). Plagiarism: What it is and How to Avoid it.
PSC Academic Resource Center.
Galardi, G., Nevitt, J. & Gottschalk, C. (2006, October 12) Electronic Research in the Social Sciences. PSC Academic Resource Center.
Galardi, G. (2006, July 20). Creating Tests and Pools for Blackboard. Peru State College Adjunct Instructor Conference.
Galardi, G. (2006, February 15). Leadership for Law Enforcement Managers Seminar. Nebraska Law Enforcement Training Center, Grand, Island, NE.
Galardi, G. (2006, March 23). Supervision and Leadership Seminar in Volunteer Fire Departments. Bellevue, Nebraska Fire Department.
Galardi, G. (2006, April 20). Scientific Working Group- Detector and Orthogonal Guidelines: Cadavers Dogs and their impact in policing. Presented at the Nebraska International Association for Identification Annual Conference. Mahoney State Park, Ashland, Nebraska.
Galardi, G. (2005, December). Officers Learn Nuances of Communication. Community
Links: Washington, D.C. Community Policing Consortium.
Galardi, G. (2005). Cadaver Dogs: A Meta-Review of Literature and Research Findings. Lambda Alpha Epsilon- Journal of the American Criminal Justice Association (68).
Kupper, J. & Galardi, G. (2005, July 20). Online Assessment in Blackboard. Peru State College Adjunct Instructor Conference.
Drew, T., Kupper, J. & Galardi, G. (2005, July 20). Learning with the Click of a Mouse. Presented at Peru State College Adjunct Instructor Conference.
Galardi, G. (2005, July 21). New student satisfaction and student success. Presented at Peru State College Adjunct Instructor Conference.
Galardi, G. (2005, July 21). Things you can do with your online class. Presented at Peru State College Adjunct Instructor Conference.
Galardi, G. (2005, July 21). Elements of Teaching Online Triumphantly. Presented at Peru State College Adjunct Instructor Conference.
Galardi, G. (2005, October). PowerPoint multimedia presentation and Examination Bank for Forensic Science, An Introduction to Scientific and Investigative Techniques, 2nd Edition, by Stuart James and John Nordby, CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida.
Galardi, G. (2005, October). Multimedia presentation & test bank for Forensic Science and the Law: Investigative applications in criminal, civil and family law by Cyril Wecht, M.D., J.D. and John T. Rago, J.D., CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida.
Galardi. G. (2004). Engaging College Students through Role Playing in the Policing in America course. Lambda Alpha Epsilon- Journal of the American Criminal Justice Association (67).
Editorial Review Work
Siegel, J. (2008). Essentials of Criminal Justice (6th ed.) Belmont, CA: Cengage. (Entire manuscript).
Das, D.K. & Roberson, C. (2008). A Comparative Study of the Legal Models of Justice. Boca, Raton, FL: CRC Press. (Entire Manuscript).
Palmiotto, M.J. & Unnithan, P. (2007). Law Enforcement and Society. Belmont, CA: Thomson Wadsworth. (Entire Manuscript).
Worrall, J. L. & Hemmens, C. (2007). Courts: A Reader. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications. (Entire manuscript reviewed).
Compton, M.T. (2007). Understanding and responding to individuals with mental illnesses: A guide for law enforcement officers and other public safety and criminal justice professionals. Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett. (Chapters 6,7,8,9 & 10 reviewed.)
Jackson, S. L. (2006) Research Methods and Statistics (2nd ed.). Belmont, CA: Thomson-Wadsworth. (Chapters 11 through 15).