Mark Concordia, M.S.
Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice
location: 305 - Carpenter
phone: (585)594-6489
fax:
email: concordia_mark@roberts.edu

Education

2009            Masters of Science International Studies: St. John Fisher College,
                    Rochester, NY

 

1990            Bachelor of Arts, Criminal Justice: SUNY College at Brockport

                                                                           

1988            Associates of Applied Science Criminal Justice: Monroe
                    Community College 

Bio

PROFESSIONAL LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS


2009                             New York State Counterterrorism Law Enforcement Instructor

2006                             Federal Bureau of Investigation Instructor

2003                             Police Supervision Certification

1998                             Federal Criminal Investigator Certification

1993                             New York State Full Time Police Officer Certification


PROFESSIONAL EXPERENCE TEACHING/INSTRUCTING

2006-Present

  • FBI and New York State Counterterrorism Instructor – Responsible for training federal and state law enforcement officers in all aspects of counterterrorism investigations. 
  • Experienced college level lecturer with an expertise in Sunni Islamic terrorist groups,
    counterterrorism trends, Arab culture, Islam and militant Islam
  • Developed and currently instruct a twenty-four hour counterterrorism and contemporary issue school offered for college credit hours at the Monroe County Public safety Training Center 

ACADEMIC PUBLICATIONS:


Reaching At-Risk Populations: Countering the Threat of Homegrown Violent Extremism Security Journal, Palgrave Journals- Manuscript (in process)

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE/ LAW ENFORCEMENT

1999-Present                Town of Greece Police Department, Rochester, New York

Counterterrorism Investigator (2001-present)

Assigned to the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force – Responsibilities include conducting high level national security investigations, intelligence analysis, research, community
liaison.  Currently possess a Top Secret security clearance with a single scope counterintelligence polygraph.

1998 to 1999                United States Customs Service, Department of the Treasury, Miami, Florida                         

Special Agent, Criminal Investigative Division.

Completed Criminal Investigator Training Program; Special Agent assigned to work complex federal money laundering and narcotics investigations.

1993 to 1998                Town of Brighton Police Department, Rochester, New York

Police Officer/Narcotics Investigator.

Experienced in all aspects of police work and street level patrol.  Expertise in criminal investigations and interview and interrogations.

Narcotics investigator assigned to the Multi Agency Drug Task Force- Conducted major narcotics investigations.  Obtained a proficiency in search warrant drafting, covert surveillance and use of informants.

1991 to 1993                Monroe County Sheriff’s Department, Rochester, New York

Deputy Jailor:

Intake of prisoners and general housing duties.


PROFESSIONAL HONORS

  • 2010 Excellence in Police Service
  • 2009 St John Fisher College Summa Cum Laude Graduate
  • 2009 FBI Certificate of Recognition Counterterrorism Instructor
  • 2008 FBI Certificate of Recognition Major Counterterrorism Investigation
  • 2002 Monroe County Crime Victims Council Victim Advocate award
  • 1995 Excellence in Police Service
  • 1990 Alpha Phi Sigma Criminal Justice Honor Society

Presentations National Conferences

2008                             Western NY Terrorism Trends. Operational Presentation at National Counterterrorism Center, Mclean, Virginia

2006                             Western NY Terrorism Trends.  Operational Presentation at National Counterterrorism Center, Mclean, Virginia


State and Regional Conferences


2012                             Terrorism: Law Enforcement Awareness. Central New York NYSP Counter Terrorism Zone Regional Conference, Syracuse, New York

2012                             Terrorism: International and Domestic. Great Lakes Leadership Seminar, Niagara Falls, New York

2011                             Terrorism Threat: Law Enforcement Response.  Sole Instructor Monroe County Public Safety Training Center, Rochester, New York

2010                             Imperialism, World Conflict and the Remilitarization of Jihad.  Sole Presenter Monroe County Public Safety Training Center, Rochester, New York

2007                             Terrorist Ideologies: Understanding the True Enemy.  Presenter RIT Campus Security Seminar, Rochester, New York.

2007                             Understanding Radicalization in the West. Western
New York NYSP Counter Terrorism Zone Regional Conference, Mt Morris, New York


2006                             Terrorist Ideologies: Understanding the True Enemy.  Presenter St. John Fisher Campus Security Seminar, Rochester, New York.                                     

Invited Addresses, Workshops, Seminars

2012                             The Current Nature of Global Terrorism.  Speaker Roberts Wesleyan College, Rochester, New York

2012                             Introduction to International and Domestic Terrorism.  Presenter FBI Citizens Academy, Buffalo, New York

2012                             International and Domestic Terrorism: Intelligence and the Local Police Officer. Presenter Rochester City Police Department Training Public Safety Training Facility Seminar, Rochester, New York

2010                             History of Terrorism: The True Enemy.  Speaker Roberts Wesleyan College, Rochester, New York

2010                             Understanding Islam: Increasing a Christian’s Ability to Dialogue. Presenter Webster Bible Church, Webster, New York

2010                             Understanding World Religions and Interfaith Relations: Comparative Analysis of the Islamic and Christian Just War Concepts.  Presenter Nazareth College, Rochester, New York

2010                             Understanding the Ideologies behind the Terror.  Presenter AERO Club of Buffalo Annual Seminar, Niagara Falls, New York

2008                             Remaining Vigilant.   Key Note Speaker, RIT Air Force ROTC
Graduation Commencement, Rochester, New York                                                      

2008                             One God Three Faiths: Understanding World Religions.  Presenter Wegman’s Security Seminar Rochester, New York