Ed.D., Doctor of Education, Curriculum and Instruction: Administrative Studies with concentration in Public Administration, University of West Florida; Master in Public Administration (M.P.A.) with concentration in Criminal Justice, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.
Dr. Hough was a career-long law enforcement and corrections practitioner, administrator, and trainer and he continues to consult in the areas of criminal justice management, policy, security practices, and use-of-force. A law enforcement officer beginning in 1979, he has been a member of the International Association of Chief of Police (IACP) since 1987. He has taught at regional law enforcement and correctional academies for more than thirty-five years. Dr. Hough has taught police defensive tactics and force dynamics at the police academy for thirty-five years. He is an active expert witness in the U.S. federal court system, focusing mainly on the use of force, police and corrections practices, and criminal investigations.
Dr. Hough is the author or co-author of five textbooks, including The Use of Force in Criminal Justice, and American Homicide. He is one of two American criminologists named International Ambassador of the British Society of Criminology. In his role as BSC Ambassador, Dr. Hough spent the 2019 Fall semester visiting and lecturing at institutions throughout the U.K.
Dr. Hough is a former member of the National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Advisory Council. He is currently a member of the Southern Criminal Justice Association (SCJA), Police Executive Research Forum (PERF), the Homicide Research Working Group (HRWG), The International Law Enforcement Education and Training Association (ILEETA), the National Tactical Officer Association (NTOA), the Criminal Investigative Research Network (CIRN), and the International Homicide Investigators’ Association (IHIA), among others.