Dr. Jeffrey P. Rush is in his 22nd year of college teaching, currently an Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice/Homeland Security in the Department of Public Management and Criminal Justice at Austin Peay State University in Tennessee. His areas of expertise include terrorism/homeland security, gangs, law enforcement, leadership and juvenile justice. A published author in all these areas, Dr. Rush is a graduate of SWOTT (Summer Workshop on Teaching Terrorism) located at the University of Oklahoma and is certified as an Instructor with State and Local Terrorism Training (SLATT). An active duty street cop for approximately ten years Dr. Rush has been a reserve deputy sheriff since l988 working in courtroom security for approximately ten years and currently assigned as a patrol deputy. He was a juvenile probation officer for five years and for the past 20 years has worked in private security (including retail, concerts, special events and executive protection). A past president of the Southern Criminal Justice Association, Dr. Rush is also an author and trainer and co-editor of The Police Forum.
Dr. Rush received his doctorate in Public Administration from the 2009 college football national champions University of Alabama (Rooooolllll Tide), his Master of Science in Criminal Justice, Master of Arts in Educational Leadership and Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
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I’m the President of Sophia and I love using Sophia with my kids. I am a wife, a mother of two, a sister to a man with a learning disability, and a lifelong student of academics and life experiences. My journey to Sophia is about as unusual as it gets. I immigrated to the US with my family when I was 6. My first exposure to the US education system was in first grade, where my teacher, Mrs. Wong, told my parents that I had the choice of continuing in my Orange reading book (the lowest) or staying after school to read with her one-on-one and have the opportunity to move up to the Blue reading book (the highest level). I chose to stay after school…. I was off to start my life. I ended up graduating magna cum laude from UCLA and getting my MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, where I met my husband and future father of my children. Thank you, Mrs. Wong! I am lucky to have found Sophia for two reasons. As a child, my hobbies were school and reading. I started working at my parent’s restaurant at 11, first in the kitchen then as the cashier and waitress. We were open 7 days a week, 11am – 10pm, everyday of the year except for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Besides work, I went to school. I did not have time for hobbies or activities or birthday parties. It was at school and through reading that I realized that I could be whoever and whatever I wanted to be…the sky is the limit as long as I work hard and dream. Education was and continues to be my ticket to my dreams. Next stop, veterinary school! I plan to own my own clinic and work with neglected and abused animals, helping them to get healthy enough for adoption by loving families. My first hope and dream for Sophia is that Sophia can contribute to that ticket to life for others. The second reason is that my younger brother, Paul, an intelligent person, has an undiagnosed learning disability. His life has taken a very different path from mine and there is not a night that goes by where I don’t think of him before I fall asleep. Back then, kids who did not keep up were automatically placed in “Special Ed”, a death nail to a future of opportunity and options. Every night I think about what I could have done, how his life could be different today if only… My parents were busy just trying to make ends meet. They did not speak the language well. I did and I could have done more. Yet when I am really honest with myself, I wonder what I could have done. Be
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.