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Matthew J Kite

Matthew J Kite
Adjunct Professor
Contact Information
(401) 714-1018
Areas of Expertise: 
Criminal Justice Studies

Matthew Kite is a sworn police officer with over twenty years of experience in the field of Criminal Justice, including policy development and implementation, patrol operations, supervision, and management. He received his bachelor's (2006) and master's (2008) degrees in criminal justice from Roger Williams University before attending Northeastern University where he received a doctorate in law and policy (LP.D.). 

Prior to becoming a civilian police officer, he served five years on active duty in the United States Army Military Police Corps. He was stationed in Wisconsin, where he was able to attend training at the Wisconsin State Police Academy, and Germany where he was able to work with the German National Police and the German Military Police.  Upon returning to Rhode Island, he served an additional three years in the Rhode Island National Guard. He currently serves as the traffic unit supervisor and is also a certified traffic crash reconstructionist and guest lecturer at the RWU Justice System Training & Research Institute.

"In today's world, the value of well rounded, educated, and innovative minds in the criminal justice system cannot be underestimated. The students, faculty, and staff of Roger Williams University have helped me to evolve and grow into who I am today and who I will be in the future. RWU was able to ignite a spark within me and it is my mission to pass this torch to the next generation entering this vocation."