Administration of Justice Faculty

The faculty in our Administration of Justice Program have years of professional experience within the criminal justice field, including policing, investigations, corrections, and criminal law. 

We pride ourselves on choosing faculty with both strong academic educational backgrounds and extensive field experience, so students learn from faculty that are both scholars and practitioners, allowing students to build strong research-based legal and ethical foundations while also being exposed to real world technical skills. 

Our dedicated faculty work closely with students both within and without the classroom, assisting with internship opportunities, career preparation, hiring process and interviewing preparation, program and career guidance and advising.


Faculty Curriculum Vitae & Contact Information


Dr. Oliver Thompson, Ed.D.      
Professor – Administration of Justice
Oliver.Thompson@rcc.edu
(951) 222-8954

Courses Taught:
ADJ1 Introduction to Administration of Justice
ADJ2 Principles & Procedures of Justice System
ADJ3 Criminal Law
ADJ5 Community Relations
ADJ9 Law in American Society

Dr. Thompson CV


Dr. Melissa Matuszak, PhD, D-ABMDI
Assistant Professor – Administration of Justice
Melissa.Matuszak@rcc.edu
(951) 222-8479

Courses Taught:
ADJ1 Introduction to Administration of Justice
ADJ2 Principles & Procedures of Justice System
ADJ3 Criminal Law
ADJ4 Legal Aspects of Evidence
ADJ12 Introduction to Criminalistics
ADJ13 Criminal Investigations
ADJ14 Advanced Criminal Investigations

Dr. Matuszak CV
Dr. Matuszak Website


Part-Time Faculty

Jayne Reid, M.P.A.
Associate Faculty - Administration of Justice
Jayne.Reid@rccd.edu

Courses Taught:
ADJ1 Introduction to Administration of Justice
ADJ2 Principles & Procedures of the Justice System
ADJ3 Criminal Law
ADJ4 Legal Aspects of Evidence
ADJ5 Community Relations
ADJ8 Juvenile Justice

Mrs. Jayne Reid, M.P.A., holds her Masters in Public Administration and California teaching credentials; she is also a Certified Mediator in Conflict Resolution. Mrs. Reid also instructs in the ADJ Dual Enrollment Program.


Jess Oller, M.P.A.
Associate Faculty - Administration of Justice
Jess.Oller@rccd.edu

Courses Taught:
ADJ20 Introduction to Corrections
ADJ21 Control & Supervision in Corrections
ADJ22 Legal Aspects of Corrections
ADJ23 Criminal Justice Report Writing
ADJ25 Probation & Parole

Jess Oller Bio


Edward Ramirez
Associate Faculty - Administration of Justice
Edward.Ramirez@rccd.edu

Courses Taught:
ADJ1 Introduction to Administration of Justice
ADJ15 Narcotics

Edward Ramirez CV


Patrick Farrell, J.D.
Associate Faculty - Administration of Justice
Patrick.Farrell@rccd.edu

Courses Taught:
ADJ1 Introduction to Administration of Justice
ADJ3 Criminal Law
ADJ4 Legal Aspects of Evidence
ADJ12 Introduction to Criminalistics

Patrick Farrell CV


Lt. Val Graham, M.P.A.
Associate Faculty - Administration of Justice
Valmont.Graham@rccd.edu

Courses Taught:

ADJ1 Introduction to Administration of Justice
ADJ5 Community Relations

Lt. Val Graham Bio