Title: Faculty, School of Firearms Technology
Highest degree and school: MBA, Northcentral University; MS, Criminal Justice, Troy University
Teaching at SDI since: 2020
Dominick DeSanto teaches classes in both general education and the School of Firearms Technology at SDI. He has worked as a Federal Law Enforcement Officer with the Federal Bureau of Prisons since 2007 and began teaching in higher education in 2013, where his courses generally align with criminal justice, law enforcement, and corrections. Dominick holds two masters degrees: an MBA from Northcentral University, and an MS in Criminal Justice from Troy University . Additionally, he attended the Federal Firearms Instructor Training Program at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in 2016, completed numerous trainings and certifications with regards to instruction and training, and is presently pursuing his PhD in Criminal Justice.
Dominick says he wanted to start teaching at SDI to share his knowledge and career experiences with students who are interested in pursuing a degree in gunsmithing. When asked what he enjoys most about teaching, he chose interactions with the students and faculty; “Everyone has a vast array of skills, knowledge, and abilities. The students and faculty at SDI come from different backgrounds and careers, which makes the school unique.”
In his personal life, Dominick enjoys spending time with his wife and two young daughters. He loves traveling, trying new experiences, and can often be found helping coach his daughters’ softball teams or watching them compete on the swim team. His idea of a perfect day consists of spending time with his family and completing his daily tasks with time to spare – “With my career and my extracurricular activities, every day is different.” Dominick also wants to learn about more advanced gunsmithing techniques, many of which are offered at SDI!