Deb Hanssen has been a licensed Police Officer in the State of Minnesota since 2002. She has worked as a full-time licensed officer for the Brooklyn Center Police Department and Big Lake Police Department, and is currently working part-time as a police officer for the Becker Police Department in the state of Minnesota. In addition to working in law enforcement, Deb is also working as a full-time Law Enforcement Academic Coordinator for Rasmussen College.
Deb attended St. Cloud State University where she received her Bachelors of Arts degree in 2001 and her Master’s of Science degree in 2007 both with an emphasis in Criminal Justice Studies, received her Police Skills Certificate through the Center for Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement, and she has several years experience teaching law enforcement and criminal justice courses in both secondary and post-secondary schools, such as the Anoka-Hennepin District #11 STEP High School, Metropolitan State University, and Rasmussen College.
Dr. Barthelmeus's public service spans 40 years in the fields of corrections, law enforcement, social services, and education. He is currently Program Chair of the Public Safety – Criminal Justice/Forensics Program, School of Public Service Leadership, at Capella University.
B.A.S.E. (Becker Alternative School of Excellence) Instructor/coordinator.
Director, Academic Media Services, Rasmussen College
For the past 20 years, I have been engaged as an educational researcher, evaluator and professor of educational policy. Areas of expertise include education reform, policy implementation and effectiveness, post-secondary attainment and socio-economic disadvantage. My publications address the social institutions and policies designed to promote educational advancement for students, especially the socially disadvantaged. Teaching and research associations over the past 20 years include the University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign, University of Minnesota and Stanford University. I hold a Ph. D. and M.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a B.A. from Lawrence University.