Marita Malone, Ph.D., is the Chair of the Criminal Justice and Security Management Program at the School for Professional Studies (SPS). She has more than 24 years of experience in local, state and federal police and investigative agencies. As an FBI supervisor, she was responsible for all FBI violations for most of the Washington state borders with Canada, as well as responsible for all civil rights and Indian country matters in the state of Washington.
She served as a Special Agent and Supervisory Special Agent in the Federal Bureau of Investigation, from which she recently retired. Dr. Malone also taught at the FBI National Academy and traveled nationally and internationally to work with law enforcement officials at the mid-management and executive levels. While at the FBI Academy, she was a facilitator of major change in police agencies. Dr. Malone has an M.B.A. and a Ph.D. in Public Administration. She began her appointment with SPS in 2008.
Dr. Malone has special interests in management, administration, and organizational change of the American criminal justice system, as well as investigations of counterterrorism and other criminal matters.