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Dr. Theresa Fox
Hi, my name is Dr. Theresa Fox. I have earned several college degrees in Business Administration, Law Enforcement Management, Human Services Administration and Education.
My previous work experience includes working for the second largest police department in the U.S. The last assignment being in the Medical Integrity Unit of Internal Affairs as Lead Investigator; managing employees and medical cases for fraud, waste or abuse using various computer investigative tools and methodologies for intelligence gathering for qualitative/quantitative reporting. Assigned as team lead responsible for coordinating the Unit’s long-term projects with internal and external constituents, training new applicants on the Department’s mission and the importance of specific guidelines including constitutional rights, department operating procedures, anti-money laundering regulations, OSHA guidelines and HIPAA laws when handling confidential information. I had the honor to orchestrate the creation and deployment of several new initiates that are now official policies governing employee conduct throughout the Department. Other distinguished positions have included an Undercover Officer in the Organized Crime Division. Review Officer training undercover officers to write legal documents in preparation for court testimony. Education & Training Academy Instructor--teaching, creating and implementing training bulletins/lesson plans for over 13,000 police recruits and veteran police officers. Also, I had the privilege to earn an assignment to the Terrorism Awareness & Response Academy (TARA) as a certified Counter-Terrorist Instructor by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security for cybersecurity and risk management.
I am a lifelong learner and love teaching while learning with young people so I am also a college Professor for criminal justice, ethics, organizational behavior and management courses for undergraduate students. In a graduate program I facilitate dissertation writing and research courses while mentoring doctoral candidates. I have had the pleasure to chair and be a member of numerous academic research dissertation committees.
It has been an awesome journey here to Texas from Illinois and I have been wondering ever since arriving what took me so long to get here! I love the weather, friendly faces and the many, many choices for fine dining. Glad to be here after retiring from over 20 years in law enforcement and teaching over 11 years at one of the local universities.
I have two adult children—my daughter and her family who also live here in North Texas and my son and his family live in Charleston, SC. At home, I have a little, spoiled fur baby, named Tango (a Yorkshire Terrier) in addition to my elderly parents who just celebrated 70 years of marriage. When I am not busy at work or spending time with family traveling around the globe you can find me at the local golf course or running in the latest marathon.
I am super excited about being a part of RHHS/PISD and look forward to meeting everyone!
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