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Reynaldo A. Evangelista, Ed.D.

Reynaldo Evangelista teaching in a classroom
Reynaldo A. Evangelista 
Homeland Security and Criminal Justice Institute 
School of Business and Law 


Doctor of Education 
Higher Education 
Morgan State University 

Master of Arts 
Organizational Business Management 
University of Phoenix 

Graduate Theological Studies 
Mount Saint Mary’s Seminary 

Bachelor of Science 
Frostburg State University 


  • Travel
  • Community service
  • Baking
  • YouTube pranks
  • Coaching
  • Being a Retreat Master

A Little More 

Reynaldo A. Evangelista has been a faculty member at AACC since 2007. From 2010 to 2020, he was the first African-American and Filipino commander of the college’s Police Academy within the Homeland Security and Criminal Justice Institute.  

One former student told him, “You have been one of the best (professors) I have ever had, as you have made a positive impact on my life and perspectives on many things such as my morals and our criminal justice system.” 

Another student wrote a letter to him, saying, "Your fierce dedication to ensuring the comprehension of good moral and ethical decision-making set the bar for ages to come. Relentless in your approach, full of passion and desire, confident in your ability yet compassionate enough to deliver the right dose of leadership individually to each recruit. A man of many hats!" 

Evangelista has served on and participated in several committees, seminars, workshops, professional presentations and retreats. He is a Tenure Faculty Organization senator, co-chair for the Criminal Justice Club, mentor for the Aspiring Leadership Program, Equity and Diversity Faculty Resource advisor, and the Criminal Justice and Homeland Security Engagement coach.   

Before coming to AACC, he was a Baltimore Police Department police agent and detective in the Background Investigation and Recruitment division. He held the rank of police lieutenant and then chief of police for the Fairmount Police Department in Fairmount. Currently he is chief chaplain for the Seat Pleasant Police Department in Seat Pleasant and as an appointed commissioner for the Community Relations Commission on Equity and Civil Rights for Baltimore.  

His research interests lie in multiculturalism in law enforcement, leadership and law enforcement training, curriculum development and evaluation, police science, and criminal justice.  


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