Biography - Steven W McNally
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Steven W. McNally, CPP, PSP, PCI, CFE is an Assistant Professor and former five year Program Director for both the AMU/APU Bachelor and Master of Science in Security Management programs.
Professor McNally has 31 years of combined professional experience in corporate security management, private security/investigative consulting, law enforcement, corrections, and military service. He is currently a doctoral candidate in Business Administration specializing in Criminal Justice at Northcentral University. Professor McNally is a Doctoral Candidate and working on a Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED) at strip malls study. He holds a Master of Arts in Business and Organizational Security Management from Webster University and a Bachelor of Science in Criminology and Criminal Justice from Eastern Michigan University. He graduated with Academic Honors from Webster University and Cum Laude from Eastern Michigan University.
Professor McNally is one of a limited number of security professionals worldwide that is triple board certified in security management (Certified Protection Professional – CPP since 1991), physical security (Physical Security Professional - PSP), and investigations (Professional Certified Investigator - PCI) by ASIS International. He is also board certified in fraud examination (Certified Fraud Examiner – CFE since 1991) by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. He has been invited and participated in ASIS' PSP question development workshop.
Prior professional experience includes the United States Air Force as an Aircraft Armament System Specialist; a Corrections Officer with the Michigan Department of Corrections; and a Miami-Dade County Police Officer and Detective. Additionally, his experience comprises the South Florida and Caribbean Regional Security Manager for McDonalds Corporation; an independent Security/Investigative Consultant with IntelQuest; a Deputy Administrator/Chief of Security for Wackenhut Corrections; and a Director of Public Safety and Security for a south Florida community.
While with the Miami-Dade Police Department, he was nominated on three occasions and twice selected as Officer of the Month. He has been interviewed, cited, and quoted by numerous newspapers, journals and a television station. In 2006, he was profiled by the preeminent professional security association, ASIS International, in its Security Management trade journal.
Professor McNally has authored a Security Officer Turnover Study and a Calvin Klein Cosmetics Company commissioned Miami Cargo Theft Analysis. He has also provided a security officer turnover costs/retention strategies chapter contribution to the 2007 edition of Encyclopedia of Security Management. In addition to security book reviews, he has also published articles on improving vehicle and pedestrian safety in the 2005 ASIS Security Business Practices Reference 7 edition and on capital punishment in the Legal Investigator.
Professor McNally has been elected or appointed an officer, director and/or committee chair in local, state, and national professional associations. He is active with ASIS International and has attended in excess of 40 state, regional and national security, fraud, and investigative conferences, seminars, and workshops.
Professor McNally’s professional affiliations include ASIS International, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, and the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences.