Wilford Pinkney, Jr.

Criminal Justice
School of Professional Studies


B.S., Mercy College – Dobbs Ferry
MPA, New York University

Professional and Teaching Experience

  • Faculty, Justice Studies – Criminal Justice, School of Professional Studies, Berkeley College, January 2012 – present
  • Co-Founder and Principal, Polymath Global, LLC, June 2011 – present
  • Faculty, Government and Sociology, Queens College, September 2008 – present
  • Founder and CEO, Puissance Management and Consulting, LLC, January 2006 – present
  • Chair, School of Criminal Justice, Monroe College, January 2010 – July 2011
  • Staff, School of Criminal Justice, Monroe College, July 2009 – January 2010
  • Faculty, Government and Sociology, John Jay College, September 2007 – May 2010
  • Faculty, Criminal Justice, Monroe College, September 2003 – June 2009
  • Detective 1st Grade (retired), City of New York Police Department, July 1989 – July 2009

Presentations, Publications, and Research

  • Commentator, “Progressive Policies for the Future of New York City,” Toward a 21st Century City for All, April 2013
  • “Multiculturalism and Social Justice,” Green Mountain College, September 2011
  • “Gang Violence,” New York City Mission Society, Minisink Town Hall, August 2011
  • “Girls in the Juvenile Justice System,” New York State Black, Puerto Rican and Hispanic Legislative Caucus, February 2008
  • “The Effects of Gentrification on Community Stasis,” Capstone Project, New York University, May 2003
  • Participant, CUNY Graduate Center-Humboldt University Summer Exchange Program, studying economic, social and political dimensions of urban change in Europe

Professional Affiliations

  • President and Program Chair, New York State Political Science Association
  • Executive Council Member and Section Chair, New York State Political Science Association
  • Section Chair, Congress, Presidency and the Courts, Northeast Political Science Association
  • Member, Editorial Advisory Board, “Revolutionizing the Interaction Between State and Citizens through Digital Communications,” IGI Global
  • Member, American Political Science Association
  • Member, American Society for Public Administration
  • Member, Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences
  • Member, Northeast Political Science Association
  • Member, IPSA Research Committee on the Structure of Organization of Government
  • Member, East Coast Gang Investigators Association
  • Member, Board of Trustees, Caedmon School



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