ProfessorGregoryP Vanderkooi

Office: B-H 518
Phone: (231) 591-2458
E-mail: [email protected]

Office Hours
Tuesday and Thursday
3:00 - 4:00pm (SWC)
4:00 - 5:00pm - Undergraduates

Thursday
5:00 - 6:00pm - Master students

Education
Western Michigan University, Ph.D. Higher Educational Leadership
Ferris State University, M.S. Criminal Justice Administration
Grand Valley State University, B.S. Criminal Justice, Graduate of Northwestern University's School of Police Staff and Command.

Experience
Sixteen years as a Professor in Higher Education
Ten years as a Deputy and Administrator of the Marine Division Newaygo County's Sheriff's Office
Twenty-three years with the Michigan Department of State Police, Retired, First Lieutenant, Commanding Officer, Newaygo Post

Research
The Impact of Diversion on Recidivism Rates in a Rural Michigan County; A Local Perspective. Vander Kooi, G. P., Applied Psychology in Criminal Justice. 2015, 11(1)
Problem-Learning for Police Academy Students: Comparison of Those Receiving Such Instruction with Those in Traditional Programs,
Vander Kooi, G. P. & Bierlein Palmer, L.A., Journal of Criminal Justice Education, 13 Feb 2014
Academic Program Review for the School of Criminal Justice Graduate program, Ferris State University, College of Education and Human Services, 2013
Academic Program Review for the School of Criminal Justice Under-graduate program, Ferris State University, College of Education and Human Services, 2007
Problem-Based Learning: An Attitudinal Study of Police Academy Students.  2006 Doctoral Dissertation, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI
Camp Programs Provide Community Opportunities. September/October 2001 National Camping Magazine. (co-authored, with Judy Hughes Astle and Jeff Jacobs)
Diversions Impact On Recidivism; A Local Perspective, Newaygo County, Michigan, 2000, Masters Thesis, Ferris State University, Big Rapids, MI
An Analysis of Integrating Local Emergency Response Teams with State Emergency Service Team, 1998, State of Michigan, Michigan Department of State Police.
Ten Hour vs. Eight Hour Work Day For Police, 1996, State of Michigan, Michigan Department of State Police
Newaygo County Juvenile Justice Master Plan (co-authored, with Dr. Agnus Baro), 1996, Newaygo County Government document

Professional Interests
Community Policing, Problem-Based Learning (PBL), Use of Force, Leadership and Police Patrol Pursuits