Dr. Ponzio Oliverio

Ponzio Oliverio holds a Juris Doctor degree from the University of San Diego School of Law, and is a member of the California State Bar. He is currently an Associate Professor at National University where he serves on the Criminal Justice Advisory Board and the Center for Justice and Homeland Security Research. He has previously taught at the University of Phoenix, the Regional Police Academy, the United States Navy, and has guest lectured at USD School of Law.
Professor Oliverio is a retired deputy sheriff with 25 years of experience with the San Diego County Sheriff•s Department. He has experience in all three areas of the criminal justice system; corrections, courts, and law enforcement.
During his time with the sheriff•s department Professor Oliverio was decorated numerous times. He received the Medal of Valor for saving several families during the Viejas Fire and an Award of Exemplary Performance for arresting a known PLO terrorist armed with a machine gun who had kidnapped a woman and her baby. His service to the community has been recognized three times by the United States Congress, once by the California State Senate, and four times by the California State Assembly. In addition he has received Letters of Commendation from the San Diego County Sheriff•s department, United States Border Patrol, California Department of Corrections, and the Chula Vista Police Department.
Professor Oliverio was a columnist and feature writer for the Silver Star, a law enforcement association magazine, and was a weekly columnist for the San Diego County Herald newspaper. He co-authored •Crime Free Mobile Housing Manual• which was used for law enforcement training throughout the state of California and served on a California P.O.S.T. committee which edited the workbook for General Criminal Statutes used in statewide police academies. He has also had two non-fiction stories published in True Blue and True Blue II by St. Martin•s Press.

Publications

  • Price, M.. (2016). The Costs of Raising a Special Needs Child After Divorce. American Journal of Family Law, 30(1): .
  • Guffey, J. And Goldberg, K.. (2016). Defining Postsecondary Degrees in the 21st Century. Journal of College Teaching and Learning, 13(2): .

Presentations

  • Oliverio, P. (2017). Precision Education: What works and what doesn't. Conference presented at the National University Research and Scholarship Conference, San Diego, CA.
  • Oliverio, P. (2016). Firearms Ownership and Murder Rates. Conference presented at the National University Research and Scholarship Conference, San Diego, CA.
  • Oliverio, P. (2015). Defining Postsecondary Degrees in the 2st Century. Conference presented at the Clute Institute International Academic Business and Education Conferences, Las Vegas, NV.
  • Oliverio, P. (2015). The Economic Necessity of Sports Hunting. Conference presented at the National University Research and Scholarship Conference, San Diego, CA.
  • Oliverio, P. (2015). Property as an Inalienable Right. Conference presented at the American Society of Business and Behavioral Science, Las Vegas, NV.
  • Oliverio, P. (2014). An Introduction to the U.S. Constitution. Lecture presented at the ACLU, San Diego, CA.
  • Oliverio, P. (2014). Liberty v. Democracy: Why the Declaration of Independence should Guide Constitutional Interpretation. Conference presented at the National University Research and Scholarship Conference, San Diego, CA.
  • Oliverio, P. (2014). Social Media's Impact on Law Enforcement. Conference presented at the American Society of Business and Behavioral Science, Las Vegas, NV.
Dr. Ponzio Oliverio

Contact Information

Dr. Ponzio Oliverio

College: College of Professional Studies

Department: Professional Studies

Academic Program Director: Master of Criminal Justice

poliverio@nu.edu

(858) 642-8541

Torrey Pines South Campus

Education

University of San Diego - JD - Law