Richard M. Hough, Sr., MPA, Ed.D.


Assistant Professor

Pensacola, FL

Law enforcement educator and practitioner. Lifelong learner. Civic leader.

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Education

  • Ed.D., Doctor of Education, Curriculum and Instruction: Administrative Studies with concentration in Public Administration, University of West Florida (2009)
  • Master in Public Administration (M.P.A.) with concentration in Criminal Justice, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University (1991)
  • B.A. Public Administration, St. Leo University (1988)
  • A.A. Law Enforcement, Manatee-Sarasota State College (1982)

Background

Dr. Hough is a career law enforcement and corrections practitioner, administrator, and trainer who continues to consult in the areas of criminal justice management, policy, and use-of-force.  He has taught criminal justice and public administration courses at a number of colleges and universities since 1989 and he has taught at regional law enforcement and correctional academies for thirty years.

Prior to his work in higher education, Dr. Hough held increasingly responsible positions in law enforcement for more than twenty-five years. He has been director of corrections of two Florida counties, he built the first juvenile boot camp in the State in 1991, and he ran juvenile detention centers in NW Florida for the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice.

Among many leadership positions in civic organizations, Richard is the past president of the FavorHouse of NW Florida domestic violence shelters board of directors, chair of the education committee of the Attorney’s General’s Gang Task Force in Escambia County, FL, and a member of the Escambia County Domestic Violence Coalition. Richard is secretary of the board of directors of the Gulf Coast Citizen Diplomacy Council and recipient of their Citizen Diplomat of the Year award. He is a twenty-year member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and former member of the Education & Training Committee. Richard is a former member of the National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Advisory Council, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, the Red Cross, the Navy League, and Kiwanis. Richard Hough is also a member of the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF).

Academic Specialization/Focus at CTU

Criminal Justice, Homeland Security

Why are YOU IN?

I want to emphasize the enhanced learning that comes from sharing service experiences and encouraging students to continue or increase their service activities. As faculty we should always be humbled by hearing of the service activities of our students. My goal continues to be a quality learning experience for students and the enhanced reputation of Colorado Technical University.

What is your teaching philosophy?

Our expectation as an institution of higher learning, and my expectation as a faculty member, is to prepare our adult learners for success in their chosen careers. The ability to draw upon diverse perspectives and lived experiences to illustrate academic concepts is invaluable. Consistently showing students the connections between and among different groups within our own country and culture and more broadly, elevates the relevance of the conversations we have and increases the students’ effectiveness in their chosen roles.

Aside from higher education, what else are you passionate about?

I love to learn. Beyond the absorption of knowledge is the necessity to make connections between and among concepts and applying insights to societal conditions. This way of looking at knowledge plays to my passion for teaching adult learners. My reading and writing interests press me daily.

Publications
  • Hough, Richard, and Tatum, Kimberly M. “An examination of Florida policies on force continuums.” Policing: An International Journal of Police Management and Strategy. Published, Spring, 2012.
  • Hough, Richard, and Tatum, Kimberly M. “Examining the Utility of the Use of Force Continuum: TASERs and Potential Liability,” July, 2009, Law Enforcement Executive Forum.
  • Crow, Matt, Hough, Richard, Mosley, Jason, Smykla, John, and Tatum, Kimberly M. “Drunk and Alone in a K-Mart Parking Lot,” Nov. 2008, Journal of Criminal Justice Education.
  • Clement, Keith, Hough, Richard, Jones, Brian, Mathis, John, and Simmons, Chip. “Partnering with a Purpose,” November, 2007 Police Chief  magazine.
  • Hough, Richard (1991). “How Deep is Your Bench?: Managerial and Supervisory Law Enforcement Development” Police Chief  magazine.
  • Hough, Richard (1991). “Organizational Grapevine: Friend or Foe?” Police Chief magazine, 58(5), pp.49-50.
  • Hough, R. (2005, September). “Boosting student participation through distance learning.” Best practices in electronically delivered programs and courses, v.3 (pp. 34).
  • Hough, Richard M. (2011) Homicide entry for African Americans and Criminal Justice, an encyclopedia.
  • Former Quarterly column contributor to Corrections.com on Security Threat Groups and Gangs.
  • Hough, Richard (2006). Total Quality Management in the Alabama Department of Youth Services, 2006. Technical Report
  • Hough, Richard.  (2004, August 30).  Security and Facility Management and Personnel:  A Critical Connection.  Corrections Connection Online journal.
  •  Hough, Richard.  (2003, August 18).  Correctional Facility Design:  Can You Get There from Here?  Corrections Connection.  Online journal
  • Hough, Richard (1996). Kung Fu and the Cop. Inside Kung Fu magazine.
  • Editorial reviewer, Policing: An International Journal of Police Management and Strategy.
  • Editorial reviewer, International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy.
  • Former editorial reviewer, The Police Chief magazine.

In press:

Campus Crisis: Shelter-in-place vs. Evacuation. SWAT Digest - International Tactical Officer Training Association journal.

Under contract, forthcoming:

Hough, R. and Tatum, K. Homicide and its Investigation. Text book under contract with Jones and Bartlett Publishers

Speaking Engagements
ACADEMIC CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS
  • Hough, Richard M. Take a Breath: Confrontational Violence.

  • Homicide Research Working Group (HRWG) Annual Meeting, June 2013

  • Hough, Richard M. Homicide in America: An Update. Chair and Discussant.

  • Southern Criminal Justice Association (SCJA) Annual Conference, September 2012

  • Hough, Richard M. An Examination of Confrontational Homicide.

  • Homicide Research Working Group (HRWG) Annual Meeting, June 2012

  • Hough, Richard M. I Didn’t Come Here to Kill You, It Just Happened.

  • Southern Criminal Justice Association (SCJA) Annual Conference, September 2011

  • Hough, Richard M. Flash Gangs and Flash Bangs,

  • Southern Criminal Justice Association (SCJA) Annual Conference, September 2011

  • Hough, Richard M. Developing a Model Policy: Law Enforcement Use of Force, Southern Criminal Justice Association (SCJA) Annual Conference, September 2010

  • Hough, Richard M. Domestic Violence Fatality Review Teams, Academy of Criminal Justice Science (ACJS) Annual Conference, March, 2009

  • Hough, Richard M. Domestic Violence Community Coalitions, Southern Criminal Justice Association (SCJA) Annual Conference, September 2008, Law Enforcement Response to DV

  • Hough, Richard M. Public Attitudes toward Drinking and Driving, Academy of Criminal Justice Science (ACJS) Annual Conference, March, 2008

  • Hough, Richard M. Choosing Law Enforcement, Vocational Implications for Hispanics, Southern Criminal Justice Association (SCJA) Annual Conference, September 2007

  • Hough, Richard M. Recruitment of Hispanic Law Enforcement Officers, Academy of Criminal Justice Science (ACJS) Annual Conference, March, 2007

  • Hough, Richard M. Domestic Violence, 3rd Annual Conflict Resolution Conference, University of West Florida, February, 2007

  • Hough, Richard M. Career Counseling Hispanics for Criminal Justice, Troy University Annual Psychology Conference, April, 2007

  • Hough, Richard M.  College Cops: No Looking Back. Presented at the International Association of Chiefs of Police Annual Conference, October, 1995.

  • Hough, Richard M. The Use of Mobile Data Terminals to Enhance Community Policing. International Association of Chiefs of Police Annual Conference, October 1990.

  • Presented at the inaugural meeting of the Stop Turning Out Prisoners (STOP) of Florida organization, June, 1991.

  • Panelist with former Secretary of the Florida Department of Corrections Harry Singletary for “Jails, Prisons and Community Corrections,” 1993.

  • Presenter for Stetson Law School’s annual Chiefs of Police Training conference on “Suicide Prevention in Jails and Police Lock-ups,” 1995.

  • Moderator and panelist for several seminars at the annual conference of the International Association of Chief s of Police. (Date, name of organization or conference, title of presentation)

INVITED PRESENTATIONS (Sample)

  • Hough, Richard M. The CSI Effect: What we can and cannot do. Science Friday Series, NW Florida State College, August, 2011

  • Hough, Richard M. Session Chair and Discussant Facilitator, Homicide Research Working Group, Annual Conference, 2011

  • Hough, Richard M. Domestic Violence Training Forum, University of West Florida, April, 2011, Threat Assessment

  • Hough, Richard M. Domestic Violence, 7th Annual Conflict Resolution Conference, University of West Florida, April, 2011, Workplace Violence

  • Research Presentation and Training Law Enforcement and Community response to Domestic Violence for international delegation – Morocco, April 2010

  • Hough, Richard M. Domestic Violence Training Forum, University of West Florida, April, 2010, Interviewing the Child Victim or Witness

  • Hough, Richard M. Domestic Violence, 6th Annual Conflict Resolution Conference, University of West Florida, April, 2010, Conflict Resolution at the Moment of Crisis: Police Response and Intervention

  • Research Presentation and Training for international delegation – Russia, March 2010

  • Research Presentation and Training Law Enforcement and Community response to Domestic Violence for international delegation – West Bank, February 2010

  • Research Presentation and Training Law Enforcement and Community response to Domestic Violence for international delegation – Argentina, February 2010

  • Research Presentation and Training Law Enforcement and Community response to Domestic Violence for international delegation – Romania, October 2009

  • Hough, Richard M. Law Enforcement Response to Domestic Violence, 5th Annual Conflict Resolution Conference, University of West Florida, February, 2009

  • Hough, Richard M. Law Enforcement Response to Domestic Violence, 4th Annual Conflict Resolution Conference, University of West Florida, February, 2008

  • Verbal De-escalation and Conflict Resolution, FavorHouse of NW FL 2008

  • Guest Lecturer, twice, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. Title: Interviewing in Social Work and Law Enforcement 1990-91

  • More than fifty invited presentations on various public safety topics to civic, law enforcement, and not for profit organizations.

Awards or achievements
  • Distinguished Service Award, FavorHouse of NW Florida (2011)
  • Outstanding Citizen Diplomat of the Year, Gulf Coast Citizen Diplomacy Council(2009-2010)
  • Distinguished Teaching Award, University of West Florida (2009)
  • Profiled in two CJ texts published in 2007-08
  • Law Enforcement Commendation Medal, S.A.R. (1997)
  • Leadership Santa Rosa (1996)
  • The Bradenton Herald “Rose” Award, for community work ( 1989)
  • Leadership Manatee (1988)
  • Deputy of the Month, Manatee Sheriff’s Office, for saving the life of a fellow officer (1986)
  • Officer of the Year, Longboat Key Police Department ( 1980)
Professional memberships
  • Associates Program Committee, California Emergency Management and Homeland Security Model Curriculum and Standards
  • Homicide Research Working Group (HRWG)
  • International Homicide Investigators Association (IHIA)
  • Police Executive Research Forum (PERF)
  • International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP)
  • Academy of Criminal Justice Science (ACJS)
  • International Tactical Training Officer Association (ITTOA)
  • American Jail Association (AJA)
  • Southern Criminal Justice Association (SCJA)
  • American Society of Public Administration (ASPA)
  • Education & Training Committee, International Association of Chiefs of Police (1988-1998 )
  • National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Advisory Council to the Department of Justice; Corrections Sub-Committee.( 1990-1996)
  • Academic Advisory Board of the “Annual Editions: Drugs, Society, and Behavior”
Research Interests
  • Homicide
  • Use-of-force by criminal justice personnel
  • Police practices
  • Corrections practices
  • Juvenile detention