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Moland, DPA, MPP

Phone: 903.233.3393

  • Dean, College of Education, Arts & Sciences

  • Professor of Criminal Justice & Political Science

Mark Moland joined LeTourneau in Fall 2015 after a 21 year career serving the United States Coast Guard. During his Coast Guard career, he coordinated multiagency law enforcement operations on the Great Lakes and in the Midwest, served on a multi-lateral arms control delegation in Geneva, Switzerland; and led daily high-level Intergovernmental communications during the Deepwater Horizon (BP) Oil Spill of 2010. After teaching at the US Coast Guard Academy, Mark realized that his true calling was to the classroom. His greatest desire is to equip students" to work for the good of the city" to which they will be carried upon graduation.

Mark's research areas have focused on mass maritime migration, immigration policy and disaster response. Mark and his wife Shana have three daughters, a son, and three dogs. They love books, game nights, Awana, Scouts BSA, and serving in their local church. Mark is also an avid cake decorator.

Dr. Mark Moland Criminal Justice Spotlight

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  • Doctor of Public Administration, California Baptist University
  • Master of Public Policy, Duke University
  • Certificate of Christian and Classical Studies, Knox Theological Seminary
  • Bachelor of Science in Government, US Coast Guard Academy


  • Emergency Management
  • Homeland Security
  • Terrorism and Counterterrorism
  • Personal and Professional Ethics
  • Justice and Human Rights
  • Intro to Criminal Justice
  • Criminology


2012 - 2015

Division Chief for Policies & Competencies
U.S. Coast Guard Office of Boat Forces

2011 - 2012

Deputy Sector Commander
U.S. Coast Guard Sector Lower Mississippi

May-Aug 2010

Government Affairs Officer, Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Response
National Incident Command

2008 - 2011

Chief, Response Operations
U.S. Coast Guard Sector Lower Mississippi


Assistant Dean of Academics
U.S. Coast Guard Academy

2004 - 2008

Assistant Professor
U.S. Coast Guard Academy


  • “Ready for reform: Reassessing the young offender, public defender and bail systems”, World Magazine, 27 May 2017.
  • “Towards a Theory of Action Definition of Homeland Security: A case study of Federal, State, and Local leadership actions during the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill.” Dissertation


  • Panelist, One Book/One Region 2007: Across a Hundred Mountains, Immigration Panel Discussion, Groton Public Library, CT, July 27, 2007
  • Panelist, U.S. Politics of Immigration: A Roundtable Discussion, Connecticut College, April 14, 2008
  • Master of Ceremonies, Preparing for the Next Cuban Migration, U.S. Coast Guard Academy April 28, 2008
  • Panelist, Navigation Committee: Response to 2011 Mississippi River Flooding" Ouachita River Valley Association Conference, El Dorado, AR, 23 August 2011.
  • Keynote, US Response to Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, Navy League Memphis, December 2011.


  • Colson Center Fellow
  • American Society for Public Administration
  • Fellowship of Ailbe