Advisory Board

Joseph Rampolla, M.A.

Joseph Rampolla, M.A. is coauthor of Augmented Reality — An Emerging Technologies Guide to AR.
Joe has been a law enforcement officer for 18 years. In 1994 he earned his Masters of Arts degree in Criminal Justice from John Jay College in New York City. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Law & Society from Ramapo College of New Jersey.
He became a police officer in 1995 and currently holds the rank of Captain for the Park Ridge Police Department. He has supervised numerous criminal investigations within the department and oversees the Detective Bureau. In 2003 he was assigned to a regional computer crimes task force. He has successfully completed training offered by county, state, and federal agencies as well as leading technology companies with a focus in the areas of computer forensics, Internet child exploitation, cyber-bullying, cyber counter-terrorism, human trafficking, and Peer-to-Peer file sharing investigations.
Joe is a member of the HTCIA, HTCC, and IACIS. He enjoys teaching the topics of cybercrimes, augmented reality / virtual worlds, cyberbullying, and advanced undercover Internet Relay Chat (IRC) investigations. He has taught International law enforcement at Microsoft in Redmond WA, in the Ontario Canadian Providence, and taught cybercrime topics to all levels of law enforcement for the National Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.
He serves as a consultant for various organizations across the United States and presents for the National District Attorneys Association (NDAA) and Fox Valley Technical College. He has become an Augmented Reality “Junkie” and dreams about how AR can make our world a better place while protecting society. He is the creator of the Augmented Reality Dirt Podcast and Blog. The AR Dirt Podcast is one of the first podcasts dedicated to the field of AR and explores cutting edge and emerging technologies that influence society, cybercrime, and our legal system.
Watch his YouTube channel. Read his LinkedIn profile.