IONA

Robert Mealia, PhD

Assistant Professor

715 North Avenue 
New Rochelle, New York 10801-1890
Phone: 914 637-2747
email: rmealia@iona.edu

Dr. Robert M. Mealia was appointed as an Assistant Professor in the Criminal Justice Department in September 1996. He is currently an Associate Professor and teaches in both the undergraduate and graduate programs. He served as Department Chair and Graduate Coordinator for many years, completing his last year as Coordinator of the Graduate Program in the spring 2013 semester. He possesses BA and MPA degrees from CUNY’s John Jay College of Criminal Justice and an MA and PhD from SUNY Albany’s School of Criminal Justice. His research interests are primarily in personnel administration, crime analysis, and program evaluation. His research, which has focused on program evaluations, has been funded by the US Department of Justice for many years.

Prior to his appointment at Iona Dr. Mealia served for over 30 years in the New York City Police Department. Over his career he was assigned to a dozen different commands within the NYPD, serving in supervisory and command positions in a number of them. He worked in a number of different precincts in Brooklyn both as a police officer and supervisor, taught in the Police Academy, was the Commanding Officer of the NYPD’s Crime Analysis and Program Planning Section, and Commanding Officer of the NYPD Research Center. Dr. Mealia’s last 5 years in the NYPD were spent as Executive Officer of the First Deputy Commissioner’s Office which administers the management, budget, personnel, and disciplinary functions of the NYPD. During this time he worked for a number of different Commissioners including the current Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly who had originally appointed him to this position.