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Dic Donohue
Richard (Dic) Donohue Doctoral Student, Doctoral Teaching Fellow


Richard (Dic) Donohue is a doctoral student and teaching fellow in the School of Criminology and Justice Studies at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. He received a B.A. in History from the Virginia Military Institute in 2002, an M.A. in International Tourism from the University of Limerick in 2005, and an M.A. in Criminal Justice from the University of Massachusetts Lowell in 2012. Prior to entering the doctoral program, Donohue served as a police officer and sergeant with the MBTA Transit Police Department. He was wounded in the line of duty, ultimately resulting in his retirement. Donohue has been recognized by over 25 police and civic organizations for police and community work, and is a recipient of the state’s highest law enforcement award, the George L. Hanna Medal of Honor. Donohue’s research interests include: police leadership, evaluating police training, and the impacts of technology on policing and communities.