Dr. Ponzio Oliverio

School of Professional Studies
Professional Studies

Professor Oliverio began teaching as an adjunct for National University in 2000 and became a full-time Assistant Professor in 2013. Currently he serves as the Program Lead for the Master’s in Criminal Justice program. Besides Criminal Justice he has taught in multiple schools across various disciplines including Forensic Sciences, Public Administration, and Human Resources.

Prior to National University he was an associate attorney with the law firm of Bobbitt, Pinckard, and Fields. He retired after 25 years with the San Diego Sheriff’s Department, having worked in all three areas of criminal justice; corrections, law enforcement, and courts. While with the Sheriff’s Department he was the recipient of various accolades including; Sheriff’s Medal of Valor, Award of Exemplary Performance, and several Letters of Commendation. In addition he received multiple Certificates of Recognition from the United States Congress and the California Senate and Assembly.

Professor Oliverio earned his Juris Doctor from the University of San Diego School of Law in December 1996, and was admitted to the State Bar in May 1997.

In addition to National University he has taught for the San Diego Regional Police Academy, University of Phoenix, the United States Navy, and guest lectured at USD School of Law.

Publications –

-Defining Postsecondary Degrees in the 21st Century, Journal of College Teaching and Learning, with Ken Golberg and James Guffey.
-The Hidden Costs of Raising a Child with Special Needs: What a Family Lawyer Needs to Know, American Journal of Family Law, with Margaret S. Price

Presentations –

-Liberty v. Democracy: The Role of the Declaration of Independence in Constitutional Interpretation at National University’s Fall Research Council.
-Property as an Inalienable Right at the American Society of Business and Behavioral Sciences 22nd annual conference.

Academic interests include the study of the history and interpretation of the United States Constitution.
Personal interests include outdoor activities particularly hunting and fishing.

Contact Details

School of Professional Studies
(858) 642-8541