Dr. Troy Looney has 28+ years in law enforcement and is certified as a Master Criminal Investigator and certified Instructor with the Ohio Peace Officers Training Academy (OPOTA).
Dr. Troy Looney is a subject matter expert in several disciplines under the Cybersecurity, Digital Forensics & Criminal Justice fields. These courses include: Internet Investigations, Digital Forensics, Cybercrime, Digital & Scientific Evidence, Computer Forensic Methods, and Marketing. Dr. Looney explores the understanding of the lived experiences of people through phenomenological and philosophical theories of research. Troy Looney Ph.D. holds a doctorate in Organizational Management/Leadership; a Masters of Science in Internet Marketing, and a Bachelor of Arts in Business/Marketing. Dr. Troy Looney is currently a Senior Lecturer at the University of Akron, teaching several courses in the College of Applied Sciences Department. Courses include Digital Forensics, Cybercrime, Digital and Scientific Evidence, File System Forensic Analysis, and Computer Forensic Methods II.
Investigations are often overlapping with “Crimes against Persons” being aligned with several elements involving drug trafficking, extortion, sex trafficking, and other criminal activities. Technology is a part of every significant investigation. “There is no way for law enforcement to survive and conduct thorough investigations without being properly prepared to engage the technology and fast-changing forensic activity being used every day.”