Joseph Miranda

  • Senior Instructor, Criminal Justice
Prof. Joseph Miranda - Profile Photo

In Jan. 2007 after a 36 year career, I retired from the Westchester County Dept. of Correction.   I started my career as a correction officer and  climbed through the ranks retiring as Deputy Commissioner, where I was responsible for running the daily operations of the correctional facility. In December of 2007, I began teaching as an adjunct professor at Mercy University.

As the Program Coordinator and Lecturer in the Criminal Justice Program, in addition to teaching, I mentor students and interact with professors addressing program needs. I assist the Department Chair and Director with the needs of the Criminal Justice Program; provide coverage and participate in Search Committees, Open Houses and other school-wide events.




Mercy University, Dobbs Ferry, NY, M.S. – Organizational Leadership (4.0 GPA) - 2006

Mercy University, Yorktown, NY, B.S. – Organizational Management (Summa cum Laude) – 2005


I teach the Introduction to Corrections and Introduction to Criminal Justice courses in the Criminal Justice Program.  I have also instructed in the Corporate and Homeland Security , School of Business graduate Organizational Leadership and undergraduate Organizational Management programs.  I started teaching at Mercy University in 2007.

In addition to instructing my students in the required course materials,  I provide them with life lessons to prepare them for careers in their chosen profession.