Ira Promisel

Ira PromiselVisiting Instructor

Maguire Hall 105
[email protected]

Professor Promisel has been a Visiting Instructor of Criminal Justice at STAC since 2014. He holds an MPA degree from Marist College, a Master’s degree in Criminal Justice from SUNY Albany, as well as a Master's in Philosophy from John Jay. He is working on his Doctorate in Criminal Justice (Policy, Oversight, and Administration) at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Professor Promisel teaches graduate courses in Policy, Planning, and Analysis; the Capstone Seminar, as well as undergraduate courses including policing and information technology. He retired as a Chief Technical Sergeant with 24 years of service from the New York State Police. Professor Promisel has also taught as an adjunct in the program since 2002 and previously taught in the undergraduate and graduate programs at John Jay. He is a veteran of the NYARNG who retired as a Major and deployed overseas in support of the Bosnia operation. His research has focused on incident management, policing, transportation, organizational design, and technology. In his off time, Professor Promisel enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, hiking, and snowboarding.

Publications & Professional Affiliations

PUBLICATIONS Ma, J., TariVerdi, M., Prentiss, D., Miller-Hooks, E., Lochrane,T., Zhou, F., Jodoin, P., Promisel, I. (January 1, 2016), User-friendly benefit–cost estimation tool for traffic incident management programs,Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, Vol 2554, Issue 1, 2016.

Chou, C., Miller-Hooks, E., Promisel, I. (April 2010). Benefit-cost analysis of freeway service patrolprograms: methodology and case study, Advances in Transportation Studies, Section B 20.

NCHRP Project 07-20, Technical Guidance for Traffic Incident Management Performance Measurement Implementation (The National Academies). Completed: November 2014. Panel Member.


Advisor SALUTE Honor Society (STAC)


Member IACP

Member NYS Police PBA

Member Veterans of American Legion

Advisor, Criminal Justice Honor Society (STAC)

Advisor, Criminal Justice Club (STAC)

Member, Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences

Member, American Society of Criminology

Degrees & Certifications


Ph.D. Candidate, A.B.D. Criminal Justice (Policy, Oversight, and Administration), CUNY Graduate Center, Completion expected Fall Semester 2021

MPhil Criminal Justice, The Graduate School and University Center, The City University of New York (2021)

M.A. Criminal Justice, State University of New York at Albany (1998)

M.P.A. Marist College (1996)

B.A. Political Science/History, State University of New York at Albany (1989) Cum Laude


NY State Police Non-Commissioned Officer Course

Crime Scene management/evidence collection

Safe Schools Training

Drug field test training

SFST (Standard Field Sobriety Testing)

Pursuit driving

Hostage and Critical Incident

NY State Police Basic Course

Firearms Training/defensive tactics

HURIVAC Training

TIM Train the trainer SHRP 2 (Strategic Highway Research Program)

Rural incident management Event Security Planning for public safety professionals

NHI Using ICS at Highway Incidents

NHI Managing Traffic Incidents and Roadway Emergencies

Terrorist threats to bridges and tunnels

NHI Traffic Incident Management

NHI ITS awareness course

National Fire Academy: Emergency Response to Terrorism

US Army Support Operations Course

US Army Combined Arms Services Staff School

US Army Officers’ Advance Course – Ordnance, Honor Graduate

US Army Combat Lifesaver Course

US Army National Guard TAC officer Training Course

US Army Officers’ Basic Course – Missile Maintenance

US Army Basic Training

ESRI GIS Intro to ArcGIS

IBM I Series and AS400 system Operation Course

Cognos Impromptu