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Interdisciplinary Studies Social Sciences
Psychology 269
(509) 963-1804

Richard Niebusch, Lecturer


Ph.D. Human Services, Capella Univ. 2012
M.S. Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Central Washington Univ. 1999
B.A. Society & Justice, Univ. of Washington 1996


Courses Taught:
IDS 311 - Don’t Lie to Me: Contemporary Profiling


I initiated my CWU teaching career in 1999 in the Law & Justice Program instructing many of the undergraduate program courses before moving to IDS. My professional background is in law enforcement having served as a fully commissioned police officer for nearly 30 years. During this period of time, I have worked in many assignments to include general police patrol, investigations, crime analysis, public information, operations and training. In addition, I instruct courses for the police academy.

In 2001, I developed an interest in foreign affairs and traveled to Kosovo, following the United Nations intervention, to serve in their peacekeeping mission. I worked as a trainer and curriculum developer at the Kosovo Police Service School. In the years following, I traveled to the country of Tajikistan to assist with their police reform program serving first as a community policing expert before moving into a policing programs management role. During this period of time, I instructed at both the general and management schools for the Ministry of Police, as well as facilitating instruction for NGO’s and community groups throughout the country. A few years later, I began to work in the Middle East instructing courses in police and security programs. Today, I continue to work throughout the world in the area of police reform and anti-terrorism training.


Richard Niebusch family photoWhile not engaged in professional work and travel, I enjoy spending time with family and friends. I have an affinity for cooking. On weekends, I prepare new culinary dishes especially when entertaining. I also enjoy landscaping, which seems to be a never-ending task around my home.

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