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I'm pleased you are here and to have you in one of my classes.  This is an exciting time to be a student with so many different learning opportunities available to you.  I've been teaching in the California Community College system for more than three decades.  I started teaching and designing online classes in 2005 and have learned a great deal about how to transform a traditional classroom into an online learning experience.  I consider myself a life-long learner and enjoy experimenting with new technologies.

I have had an incredible career working in law enforcement and as an LGBTQ+ advocate.  I feel grateful that I've been able to combine that experience with my love of teaching and I look forward to sharing my experiences with you and helping you learn and grow.

When I'm not working, I enjoy cooking.  I had the chance to attend a professional culinary program in 2016 and love great food and teaching others how to cook at the Napa Valley Cooking School.

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Greg Miraglia has a Master’s Degree in Education, a Bachelor’s Degree in Business, and is a graduate of the California Commission On Peace Officer Standards and Training Master Instructor Development Program.

Mr. Miraglia is a Dean Emeritus at Napa Valley College and currently serves as the Program Coordinator for Criminal Justice Education and Training and LGBT Studies.  He is also a part time member of the faculty at City College of San Francisco and Santa Rosa Junior College.  Mr. Miraglia teaches six different LGBT studies courses and a number of criminal justice classes including introduction to administration of justice, community policing, 21st century policing, criminal law, and criminal procedures.

Mr. Miraglia serves as a member of the Board of Directors for the Matthew Shepard Foundation and is also a radio program host and producer on Outbeat Radio, a weekly LGBT program on KRCB Radio.  He is the founder and current CEO of Out to Protect Inc., a national non-profit organization serving law enforcement throughout the United States with LGBTQ+ training programs, scholarships, and grants. In 2023, he was appointed an Ambassador for the National Law Enforcement Memorial Fund and Museum.

In 2021, Mr. Miraglia began working as a guest instructor at the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia and was the first to present LGBT awareness for law enforcement training in the FBI Academy’s history. Over the course of his 37 years of teaching experience, Mr. Miraglia served as a recruit training officer, academy coordinator and for ten years as the director of the police academy at Napa Valley College. He has over 35 years of experience in law enforcement with three different police departments working most recently as deputy chief of the Napa Valley Railroad Police Department.

In 2011, he authored curriculum for an accredited LGBT Studies Program now offered by Napa Valley College. This was the second program of its type offered by a California college.  He expanded the program in 2018 to offer an Associate Degree.  In July of 2013, Mr. Miraglia was awarded the “Dr. John W. Rice Diversity Award” by the Chancellor of the California Community College system for his work developing hate crime prevention and diversity education programs.  He is a nationally recognized speaker and expert on LGBT issues in the law enforcement profession and education.  Most recently, he authored Assembly Bill 2504 which provides LGBT awareness training for California law enforcement officers and 9-1-1 dispatchers.  Mr. Miraglia developed the first certified LGBT Awareness For Law Enforcement online training course and a train the trainer program in response to this Bill.

After coming out himself in 2004, Mr. Miraglia decided to work with others in law enforcement who are still struggling with the pervasive homophobia that still exists in many areas of the law enforcement, the fire service, and EMS profession.  He authored four books including Coming Out from Behind the Badge (now in its third edition) and American Heroes Coming Out from Behind the Badge.

"I am passionate about the community policing philosophy and believe strongly in the need for law enforcement to be culturally competent. Sir Robert Peel said, 'the police are the people and the people are the police.'  At the heart of this all is education." 

How To Contact Me

Greg Miraglia, Instructor
Administration of Justice Department
LGBT Studies Department

Website:  www.gregmiraglia.com or linktree.com/gregmiraglia

Email:  gmiraglia@ccsf.edu

Phone:  707-728-5428

Office Hours:  By Appointment

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