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Earn a Degree in Fire Science!

  • Small classes facilitate one-on-one instruction
  • Senior projects and internships provide hands-on experience
  • Experienced faculty advise and mentor students to prepare them for fire science careers or graduate school

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Faculty Bios

Victor LauriaAssistant Professor
Program Director
Emergency Management, Fire Science and Occupational Safety and Health Programs

M.S.-T.C. Eastern Michigan University

B.S. Northern Michigan University

Assistant Chief of Police (Ret.) Novi Police Department

Graduate FBI National Academy – Session #250

vlauria@madonna.edu

734 432-5438, 2418

Victor Lauria

Victor Lauria is an Assistant Professor in the Criminal Justice Department. He joined the full time faculty of Madonna University in 2015. Prior to joining Madonna, he served as an Assistant Chief of Police with the City of Novi. During his 28-year law enforcement career, Victor served in a wide variety of positions. He worked as a patrol officer, undercover narcotics officer, a K-9 handler, and detective, as well as numerous supervisory positions. His work has been recognized by the International Narcotic Enforcement Officers Association, National Retail Federation and the Michigan Association of Private Investigators. The National Geographic Channel profiled one of Victor's cases in the documentary film "The Science of Interrogation."

His favorite subjects to teach are interview and interrogation, and ethics.

In his free time, Victor enjoys spending time with his wife, Sherie, and their three children as well as hunting and fishing.

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