Brian Fortney, Lecturer
Brian Fortney started his career in 1989 with a four-year enlistment in the U.S. Marine Corps where he specialized in anti-terrorism operations. Following his military service, he became a federal police officer until 2008 after obtaining the rank of lieutenant. After his time as a police officer, Mr. Fortney transitioned into the field of biometrics and works with international law enforcement agencies, primarily in the Middle East and Africa. Mr. Fortney was previously an adjunct faculty member at Western International University and at the University of Phoenix where he taught business, management and general studies. He currently serves as an adjunct faculty at Fairmont State University and West Virginia University where he teaches courses in criminal justice. Mr. Fortney holds a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Criminal Justice; Master’s Degree of Business Administration; is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, and will graduate with his Ph.D. in Psychology in 2012. His dissertation was focused on law enforcement suicides.