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Dr. Joel Bolante, Director of the PAD program, shaking one of his students hands during graduation

Meet Our Faculty

Full-Time Faculty

Joel Bolante 
LP.D., Northeastern University, M.P.A., Troy University Former Undersheriff, St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office, Director of the Public Administration Program

Rick Parker 
Assistant Professor, Public Administration Program, Ed.D., University of North Florida, Former Assistant Chief, Jacksonville Sheriff's Office

The Program benefits from the expertise of professionals in the St. Johns County area who serve as adjunct professors. Examples include:

  • John O’Brien, Ph.D., retired from the Florida Energy Commission
  • Greg Caldwell, Assistant Director of Public Works, St Johns County
  • Patrick McCormack, J.D., County Attorney for St. Johns County Florida
  • Christina Langston, Chief of Community Relations, St. Johns County School District
  • Dawn Bell, Chief Executive Officer, Early Learning Coalition of North Florida
  • Greg Rockwell, Finance Director for the St. Johns River Water Management District
  • Michael Beadle, Retired Fire Chief, Palm Coast Florida