Dr. Anthony “Tony” Pearn joined the UAFS Criminal Justice faculty full-time in August 2013. Prior to that time, he was an adjunct instructor at UAFS.
Pearn previously served 19 years in law enforcement, holding a number of positions throughout his law enforcement career. He was a police officer and police academy instructor for eight years. He also was lead instructor for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC), where he trained members of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the U.S. Secret Service, the U.S. Marshals Service, and various other federal agencies. He also was a special U.S. Marshal on the Special Response Force for the DHS.
He later became a federal agent with the U.S. National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA). He held positions within that organization as an intelligence analyst, an instructor, and a lead instructor over the federal agent training academy.
Pearn attended Saint Leo University (Florida), earning a bachelor's degree in Criminology (2001) and a master's degree in Criminal Justice Administration (2010). He completed his doctorate in Law and Public Policy from Northeastern University (Boston) in May 2014. He is the father of a daughter named Logan.
Williams is the Faculty Advisor for the UAFS Criminal Justice Club.
Dr. Tony Pearn
Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice
Gardner Building, room 206