Criminal Justice Professor Assists WHIO-TV

by Mark. D. Weinstein, Executive Director of Public Relations

Faculty members at Cedarville University do more than teach students in a classroom. They also model their expertise when called upon by local, regional and national media outlets.

This was the case last week when Dr. Patrick Oliver, associate professor of criminal justice, was interviewed by multiple reporters from Dayton about a shooting at the Beavercreek Walmart, approximately 18 miles west of Cedarville.

Dr. Oliver is respected by his students because they know he knows his business. Oliver worked in law enforcement for 27 years, including years as chief of police in Fairborn, Grandview Heights, and Cleveland, Ohio. He also spent 11 years as a trooper with the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

In interviews with WHIO-TV, the Dayton Daily News and WHIO radio, Oliver shared expert commentary on the surveillance videos that were presented to the grand jury.
Located in southwest Ohio, Cedarville University is an accredited, Christ-centered, Baptist institution with an enrollment of 3,620 undergraduate, graduate and online students in more than 100 areas of study. Founded in 1887, Cedarville is recognized nationally for its authentic Christian community, rigorous academic programs, strong graduation and retention rates, accredited professional and health science offerings and leading student satisfaction ratings.