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Brian L. Royster,

Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice

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About Dr. Royster

Dr. Brian L. Royster is a graduate of Essex County College having obtained an Associate in Science (A.S) in Physical Education in (1993) and an Associate in Science (A.S) in Social Science in (1994). He went on to attend Montclair State University and obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology (B.A) in (1997). In furtherance of his education, he was accepted into graduate school at Seton Hall University whereby he obtained a Master of Arts in Education (M.Ed) in (1998), an Educational Specialists degree in Administration and Supervision (Ed.S) in (2000) and a doctoral degree in Education Leadership Management and Policy (Ed.D) in (2007). He also obtained a Master of Science degree in Criminal Justice (M.S) in (2009) from New Jersey City University.

He is a retired twenty-five year veteran of the New Jersey State Police. His prior assignements include: Auto Unit, Electronic Surveillance Unit, Solid Hazardous Waste Unit, Organized Crime North Unit, Counter Terrorism Unit, Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF), Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Unit (EEO/AA), Superintendent’s Protection Detail, Central Security Unit and general road trooper.

He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, 214th Session, and the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Association (LEEDA) Command Institute for Law Enforcement Executives. He served in the United States Army Reserves and was honorably discharged in 1987. He was an adjunct professor at New Jersey City University from 2009-11. He has been an adjunct professor at Essex County College since 1999. He is currently a tenured Assistant Professor at Saint Peter’s University.

“To provide students with the academic and practical knowledge so they may develop into productive individuals and leaders, resulting in a positive impact upon society.”

Career & Accomplishments


  • Seton Hall University, M.A., Ed.S., Ed.D.

  • New Jersey City University, M.S.

  • Montclair State University, B.A.

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