Alfonso Esquer, M.S.C.J., M.S.W.

Program Director of Criminal Justice
Adjunct Professor, Criminal Justice

My name is Alfonso Esquer. I have over 20 years of experience working for the U.S Government in many facets, beginning in the U.S. Marine Corps I served for 8 years as military police and criminal investigations as well as Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Weapons, anti-terrorism specialist. Shortly after, I began a career with the U.S. Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) as a Criminal Investigator, Special Agent until I retired. With the DEA I was able to travel to many regions of the world to enforce U.S. drug laws, including combating terrorism in Afghanistan by dismantling terrorist money supplies tied into narcotics. I have taught as an adjunct professor with multiple Universities for ten years, teaching courses in criminal justice, security management, homeland security, social work, and psychology. I remain very active in the criminal justice system, as the Prison Ministry Leader for the Rock Church I provide faith-based teaching and restorative justice principles in multiple correctional detention centers throughout Southern California bringing hope to the incarcerated. I also provide mental health therapy with a focuses on pathological disorders, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) to many military veterans, law enforcement, and to the incarcerated. I received a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology & Organizational Leadership from Biola University, a Master’s degree in Criminal Justice and Security Management from Webster University and a second Master’s degree in Social Work (MSW) from the University of Southern California. I attended law school at Concord Law, Purdue University. My greatest pleasures come from connecting with people, building healthy relationships and assisting in the development of others. I love sports, outdoor activities and travel.