Deborah Woodward

Dr. Deborah Woodward Rhyne serves as lead adjunct instructor in Norwich’s public administration program. She is also a full-time instructor of criminal justice at the University of Central Florida (UCF) in Orlando. Prior to her appointment at UCF, she was a classroom specialist and curriculum developer for the Brevard County School District. She previously served as the Dean of Curriculum in the undergraduate criminal justice department at Kaplan University, developing program curriculum and instructional design. Since working full time at the university level, she has developed over 50 criminal justice courses and five certificate areas for various universities. She is also a certified peer and publisher reviewer for Quality Matters and conducts accreditation for online universities.

In addition to over 20 years of experience in curriculum design, development, and delivery, she has over 17 years in active law enforcement and justice administration – three years with municipal police, 11 years in USAF contracted Security Police, and four years with Florida Highway Patrol. She holds a BS degree in criminal justice from UCF, an MS degree in criminal justice from Rollins College, an MA degree in education from UCF, and a doctorate of education from UCF.