Commencement - May 3 & 4

Plan for your visit to campus to celebrate your graduate. All event details are located HERE

Dr. Melvin Richards is a Christian and is presently an innovative and dynamic Adjunct Professor at the University of the Cumberlands, School of Computer and Information Sciences. Currently, there are several publications ventures he is exploring. These studies are a continuation of previous work.  The studies are exploratory. For instance, one of the studies is geared towards evaluating the strategies of current cybersecurity systems and air traffic control.

Dr. Richards got his research concepts from working in the cybersecurity industry, from a public safety and counterterrorism perspective for more than 15 years. Both his career and education furnished great experiences and insights to conduct these studies. Dr. Richards believes that combining computer science and concepts from the criminal justice discipline can enhance national security as well as the protection of our country’s critical infrastructures and key resources (CIKRs).

In his free time, he likes to go jogging or fishing. He is delighted to be a faculty at the University of the Cumberlands (UC). He enjoys the residency sessions. Dr. Richards believes that the residency session it is a place where students to learn and grasped the required fundamentals quickly. He also believes that getting to interact with the students, faculty, and other staff members help in enhancing the cohesiveness of the distance learning community at U.C. Assisting students to ascertain their best in education is a priority for Dr. Richards. Dr. Richards has a passion for providing education, and that is why this Summer, he will be launching the first online high school in Jamaica. 

DM Management/Homeland Security, Colorado Technical University, 2017
MS Criminal Justice/ Homeland Security, Colorado Technical University, 2014
BS Criminal Justice/Homeland Security and Emergency Management, Colorado Technical University, 2013

Publications: Richards, M. S., (2017). Evaluating the resources, rural law enforcement
management needs to counter violent extremist behaviors. (10686886 D.M.)

  • Cybersecurity
  • Information Systems
  • Homeland Security




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