Patrick Oliver (Program Coordinator)
Professor Oliver serves as Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice and Director of the Criminal Justice Program. Prior to coming to Cedarville in 2005, he served 27 years in law enforcement, including Chief of Police in the City of Fairborn, Grandview Heights, and Cleveland, Ohio, and as Ranger Chief of Cleveland Metropolitan Parks. He also spent eleven years as a trooper with the Ohio State Highway Patrol. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice and Masters of Business Administration from Baldwin Wallace College. In addition, Professor Oliver has completed programs with the Penn State University Police Executive School, FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development School, and the Ohio Association of Police Executive Leadership College. He is also a Certified Law Enforcement Executive. Besides teaching and program development, Professor Oliver serves in many law enforcement organizations. These include the Ohio Association of Chiefs of Police (consultant, trainer, and former President), the International Association of Chiefs of Police (consultant, trainer, and Civil Rights committee), the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (consultant, trainer, and the education and training committee), and as a Commissioner for the Commission of Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies. Professor Oliver and his wife have three children.
Professor Vaughn joined the Cedarville faculty in January 2009 as Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice. He completed his undergraduate degree at The Ohio State University and obtained a law degree from Capital University Law School in 1998.
Prior to coming to Cedarville, Professor Vaughn worked as an attorney in state government for over ten years. Most recently, he served as a staff attorney at the Supreme Court of Ohio. He also served as Assistant Attorney General, Crime Victims Services, and as a staff attorney, Crime Victims Compensation Program, for the Court of Claims of Ohio.
Married since 1996, he and his wife Pamela have four children. Both Professor Vaughn and his wife are active in their local church and within their community.