Dr. Riccardi currently serves as dean for the School of Security and Global Studies. He joined American Public University System in 2011 as a part-time faculty member in the Intelligence Studies program and moved to full-time in 2012 in the same program. In 2013, he became a faculty director for the School of Security and Global Studies, until April 2014 when he became the program director for the university’s Homeland Security programs.
Dr. Riccardi has presented at conferences around the world on topics that include Social Media use During Disaster Operations, Weapons of Mass Destruction, and Emergency Response Operations. He retired from the United States Army after 21 years of active service spent in intelligence, military support to civilian authorities, and special operations. Dr. Riccardi holds a B.A. in English from the College of Staten Island – City University of New York, a Master of Education from Colorado State University, a Master of Criminal Justice from Boston University, a Master of Strategic Studies from the United States Army War College, and a Ph.D. in Education from Colorado State University.