Senior Lecturer of Criminal Justice

Advisor, Alpha Phi Sigma, National Criminal Justice Honor Society

Advisor, Criminal Justice Club

Faculty Fellow, Residence Life

Department of Criminology and  Criminal Justice, Metropolitan Campus


  • Introduction to Criminal Justice (Crim 1101)
  • Criminal Justice Ethics (Crim 3304)
  • Criminology and Social Theory (Crim 1102)
  • Critical Analysis of the Criminal Justice System (Crim 8000)


  • Dr. Evelyn Garcia is an Senior Lecturer in the School of Justice, Political Science and International Studies. Dr Garcia’s 20 year career service as a former police sergeant in New York City informs her 11 year career in higher education, where her teaching, training, and research focuses on urban policing, criminal justice systems, diversity issues in criminal justice, and criminological theory.


  • EdD, Seton Hall University
  • MPA, CUNY, John Jay College Of Criminal Justice
  • BA, CUNY; John Jay College of Criminal Justice
  • AA; SUNY, Suffolk County Community College


Prior to her appointment at FDU, Dr. Garcia served as a uniformed member of the service at the New York City Police Department from 1984-2004. During her tenure there she had been assigned to the Patrol Services Bureau, Public Moral Division, and ultimately to the Office of the Director Of Training. She was the administrative supervisor at the police academy where she spearheaded the accreditation process for recruit level training, which currently awards college credits to its recruits. Additionally, she was the administrative supervisor at the Department’s Leadership Development Institute. She has traveled to the United States International Law Enforcement Training Center, located in Botswana, South Africa where she taught Principles of Ethics to officers from various African nations. She has also worked with the United States Department of Justice and The Office of Special Programs at John Jay College of Criminal Justice delivering training in Ethical Awareness to law enforcement officers from the United States prior to their deployment to international peace-keeping missions.