Dr. Hough's experience includes the following criminal justice, law enforcement, and teaching positions in the past 30 years:
Consultant and Expert Witness
Director of Law Enforcement
Director of Corrections
Regional Juvenile Detention Center Superintendent
Superintendent of two Florida Regional Juvenile Detention Facilities
Project Director for Conceptual Design & Construction of two County Jails & one Juvenile Boot Camp
Academy Director (for both law enforcement & corrections)
Patrol officer, F.T.O., Homicide Detective, Sergeant, Lieutenant, First Lieutenant, Captain
Dr. Hough is currently a full-time faculty member in the Department of Criminology & Criminal Justice at the University of West Florida. He is also a faculty member in the university's Public Administration Program. In his college and university teaching capacity over the past 25 years, he has both developed and taught undergraduate and graduate criminal justice and public administration courses focused on law enforcement, investigations, violence, juvenile justice, and corrections practices and policy. See some of Dr. Hough's published work on Researchgate.
Dr. Hough remains an active law enforcement and corrections academy instructor teaching defensive tactics/use of force, general criminal investigations, homicide and robbery investigations, substance abuse, mental health populations, juvenile inmates. Dr. Hough is a member (among others) of the International Association of Chief's of Police (IACP), the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF), the National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA), the International Law Enforcement and Education Association (ILEETA), the International Homicide Investigators Association (IHIA), the Criminal Investigation Research Network (CIRN), and the Homicide Research Working Group (HRWG).