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University of Phoenix, MS Administration of Justice and Security, 2010

University of New England, BA, English Literature


James Mulvaney is an adjunct professor in the Law and Police Science Department at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. He was first appointed in January 2012 and teaches a variety of courses including investigations, community police, training, use of force, corrections and organized crime. He has been certified by the City University of New York as an online teacher. He is a former journalist who has reported stories around the nation and from five continents. He led the team that won the 1996 Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting. He served as Deputy Managing Editor of New York City’s largest newspaper. As a business executive he built a stand-alone international Corporate Intelligence practice for a Big 4 accounting firm, developing investigative due diligence, asset tracing and competitive intelligence programs for Fortune 100 companies. He served under Gov. David Paterson as deputy commissioner of the Division of Human Rights, the nation’s oldest state civil rights law enforcement agency. As a state official he worked with the FBI anti-gang task force and with the NYPD Hate Crimes Task Force to develop and execute anti-bias training programs for all the city’s high schools. He served on a blue ribbon panel of Inspectors General analyzing $26 billion in federal construction spending for waste, fraud and abuse. 

Scholarly Work

Mulvaney, J.E. (2013, March 13). Why did Robert Ethan Saylor die. Washington Post.

Mulvaney, J.E. (2013, Oct. 10). Police Need Better Training in Mental Illness. Washington Post