As a retired career law enforcement officer with extensive international investigative and command experience, found that writing offers an opportunity to talk about what folks may not want to be said.
Today, As a professor, opportunities to research and publish offer that platform to discuss all sorts of topics. We learn by discussing those topics folks don't like to discuss.
Department Chair, Associate Professor
Rande W. Matteson, CFE, Ph.D.
- B.A., University of Central Florida, Public Administration and Criminal Justice
- M.S., Rollins College, Administration of Justice Management
- Ph.D., Lynn University, Corporate Leadership
Dr. Matteson is a 32-year career law enforcement officer having served in progressively responsible leadership and field positions in local, state and federal agencies. He earned his Doctorate in Corporate Leadership and is a certified fraud examiner, hostage negotiator and in international marine maritime security.
During his career, he was assigned to Domestic, Foreign Attaché and Headquarters Offices as a Supervisory Special Agent, Policymaker, as a field Special Agent, a Pilot, as a Program Special Operations Manager, an Educator and as a Multi-Agency Task Force Manager.
Dr. Matteson began his career serving as a uniformed police officer and was later promoted into various positions including the Criminal Investigation Division. His breadth of experience includes street crime to complex international and corporate crime. During his career, Dr. Matteson has been qualified in federal and state courts as an expert witness and recognized for his investigative contributions in numerous high profile investigations.
Dr. Matteson served as a new basic agent-training counselor and was permanently assigned to the FBI-DEA Academy serving as a Senior Instructor and Course Developer and Manager in the Leadership-Field Management Training Unit responsible for leadership training of all DEA and outside partner agency managers.
His background includes complex multinational overt and covert investigative operations inclusive of violations of federal and state statutes. He was selected as the agency representative and served for an extended assignment at the Counter-Terrorism Operations Center coordinating proactive terrorism operations at the U.S. Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah.
His hobbies include triathlon, fishing, skiing and traveling.