Office: HHH 126
Phone: (903) 233-4067
Paul R. Rickert is Director of the Criminal Justice program and Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice at LeTourneau University. He taught at Liberty University from 2004-2011. Having been a police officer, deputy sheriff, university police officer and private police officer within Virginia, he has had a wide range of experiences and training at the local policing level which he brings to the classroom environment. Since March of 2012 he has been sworn as a Texas Peace Officer.
Professor Rickert holds two diplomas from Word of Life Bible Institute, the B.S. in Government from Liberty University, the M.S. in Peace Operations from the School of Public Policy at George Mason University, the M.C.J. from Faulkner University, the graduate certificate in Social Policy and Administration from Longwood University, and the Ed.S. and the Ed.D. in Educational Leadership from Liberty University.
Professor Rickert, originally from upstate-N.Y., is an avid traveler, having lived in Denmark and Hungary and traveled to more than 30 countries worldwide. He enjoys reading, philosophy, apologetics, economics, theology, history, and researching genealogy. He is also a big fan of the science-fiction genre in both film and television. He has been married to Michelle since 1996, and they have 3 children. Michelle holds the B.S. in Government from Liberty University, and the Juris Doctorate from George Mason University. She is not a big sci-fi fan.