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Gregory Vecchi, Ph.D.

Gregory Vecchi
Adjunct Professor Part-Time Faculty


  • Ph.D. Nova Southeastern University
  • M.S. University of Alabama
  • B.S. Park College

Professional Interests

Gregory M. Vecchi, Ph.D., retired from the FBI in February 2014 after 29 years of combined service in the military and as a federal agent. During his career, Dr. Vecchi investigated Russian organized crime, international drug trafficking, international and domestic terrorism, and violent crime. Dr. Vecchi was formerly the Chief of the FBI’s legendary Behavioral Science Unit and an FBI crisis and hostage negotiator.

Dr. Vecchi is an Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice at Missouri Western State University (MWSU), where he teaches law enforcement topics in criminal justice at the undergraduate and graduate levels, as well as police cadets at the MWSU Law Enforcement Academy. Dr. Vecchi also conducts behavior-based research, training, and consultation in firearms, use-of-force, business negotiation, hostage negotiation, crisis intervention, interview and interrogation, deception detection, conflict resolution, behavioral analysis, case analysis and investigations, threat and risk assessment, personal protection, and crisis management. Dr. Vecchi is published in many of these areas and he travels around the world to deliver consultation and training solutions.

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