Professor Reinholz began his teaching career as an adjunct instructor at Niagara County Community College in the Criminal Justice Department from 2003 until 2006. He left NCCC to accept a position at Bryant & Stratton College as the Criminal Justice Program Director for the college’s WNY market. Professor Reinholz has also instructed at the Erie County Central Police Services Law Enforcement Academy and at several public safety seminars throughout Niagara and Erie Counties. In January of 2008, Professor Reinholz began teaching at Hilbert College as an adjunct professor in the Criminal Justice department before accepting a full-time position as an assistant professor in August of 2015 in the Forensic Science/Crime Scene Investigation department. Professor Reinholz received a promotion and rank at Hilbert College in December 2020 to associate professor.
Professor Reinholz’s background in the Criminal Justice field has been shaped through his 20-year career with the New York State Police, which began in March of 1987. He served the State Police as a Trooper, Sergeant, Station Commander, Zone Sergeant and Criminal Investigator. Professor Reinholz has been stationed in several areas throughout New York State; including Binghamton, Corning, Long Island, Rochester, Fredonia, Albany, Buffalo, and the Catskill Region. He feels these assignments helped provide him the opportunity to understand the dynamics of the criminal justice system in rural, suburban, and urban settings. Professor Reinholz retired from the State Police in May of 2007.
Professor Reinholz believes that his college-level teaching experience and curriculum design, his experiences as a New York State Trooper, and the education he received at Albany University have allowed him to develop a teaching style that offers authentic learning experiences for his students. As an instructor, he develops interactive activities and lessons that allow his students to gain knowledge of the Forensic Science and Criminal Justice fields through actual cases and scenarios. Professor Reinholz attempts to engage all of his students in the learning process by creating an educational environment that gives students the opportunity to actively participate in class.