ProfessorGregoryP Vanderkooi

Office: B-H 518
Phone: (231) 591-2458
E-mail Address:


Additional duties - Graduate Program Coordinator and Law Enforcement Academy's Deputy Director

Office Hours: 
Tuesday and Thursday:
3:00 - 4:00pm (SWC)
4:00 - 5:00pm - Undergraduates

5:00 - 6:00pm - Master students

Hobbies: Hockey, Racquet Ball, Golf, and Hunting

Western Michigan University, Ph.D. Higher Educational Leadership
Ferris State University, M.S. Criminal Justice Administration
Grand Valley State University, B.S. Criminal Justice, Graduate of Northwestern University's School of Police Staff and Command.

Areas of Specialization:  Policing, Police Management, Ethics, Leadership, Management and Supervision, Criminal Investigations, Problem Based Learning in Police Training, Community Policing, Juvenile Delinquency, and Crisis Intervention. Of particular interest is Adult Learning Theory, Police Training, Community Policing.

Current Research Interests: Community Policing, PBL, and Police Patrol Pursuits

Unpublished/Technical Writings: Problem-Based Learning: An Attitudinal Study of Police Academy Students.* Diversions Impact On Recidivism; A Local Perspective, Newaygo County, Michigan 2000 * Ten Hour vs. Eight Hour Work Day For Police 1998 * An Analysis of Integrating Local Emergency Response Teams With State Emergency Service Team 1998 * Newaygo County Juvenile Justice Master Plan 1996