Dr. Ekici earned a B.A. in Security Studies, an M.A. in Political History, an M.A. in Criminal Justice from Rutgers University and a Ph.D. from Rutgers University, School of Criminal Justice. He has 18 years policing experience at different ranks and policing units including crime investigation, terrorism, police training and background investigations. Dr. Ekici lectures about theories of crime, community policing, contemporary policing methods, public and private security, terrorism, theories in sociology, criminal justice systems, statistics, and research methods at undergraduate and graduate levels.