Stephen A. Morreale
Award: Fulbright U.S. Specialist Award
Institution: Worchester State University
Stephen A. Morreale is a Professor and Chair of the Criminal Justice Department at Worcester State University in Massachusetts. He is a second career academic, having served with the U.S. Army Military Police Corps, as a police officer and detective with a New England police agency and retired as a Special Agent and manager of the Financial Crimes and Asset Forfeiture Section, with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Investigations, Office of Inspector General, serving as Assistant Special Agent in Charge focusing on Health Care Fraud. He received the Distinguished Service Award from the Secretary of U.S. Health and Human Services for his role in responding and leading a team of agents to assist in disaster relief and recovery at the site of the World Trade Center attacks on September 11, 2001.
As a Fulbright Specialist, Professor Morreale will work with the UL Law School on a team to conduct an academic assessment of training curriculum for An Garda Síochána. He will work with the Garda College on the Serious Crimes Investigation curriculum and with the Criminal Assets Bureau in Dublin on the Criminal Assets curriculum. In addition, he will conduct research to compare reform efforts of the Irish Police versus the U.S. Police. Professor Morreale will also work with UL Law School on facilitation, active learning and Integrative Learning. He serves as a faculty member with Roger Williams University in Rhode Island at both the Justice Systems Training and Research Institute and The Leadership Institute, focused on training for police officials at the sergeant and Command levels, and public managers for state, county and municipal agencies. He has research interests in Leadership Development, Organizational Change, Decision-making, and Integrative and Active Learning. Dr. Morreale holds a doctoral degree in Public Administration from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale.