Robert F. Alonzo, MS, CFE
Assistant Professional Track Faculty - Criminology
Central Academic Building 347A
Office (210) 784-2233
Robert F. Alonzo earned a B.B.A. (1976) in Accounting from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio and an M.S. (2009) in the Administration of Justice and Security from the University of Phoenix.
In 2010, he retired from the Federal Bureau of Investigation-San Antonio Division. Mr. Alonzo served as a Financial Analyst, Administrative Supervisor, and Supervisory Foreign Language Program Coordinator. Mr. Alonzo served on the Evidence Response Team, White Collar Crime Squad, Counter-Intelligence Squad, Joint Terrorism Task Force, Foreign Language Unit, and the Field Intelligence Group.
Immediately following the 9/11 tragedy Mr. Alonzo was assigned to the FBI’s Terrorism Financial Operations Section (TFOS) stationed at FBIHQ, Washington, DC. Reassigned to CIAHQ, Langley, VA, Mr. Alonzo served on the Joint Federal Agency Task Force in support of the Major Case – PENTTBOM (9/11) and was deployed to the Middle East in support of combating terrorist financing.
Following his retirement from the FBI, he served as the Director of the Institute for Diplomacy, Strategic and International Studies at St. Mary’s University and taught classes in Intelligence Analysis, Border Security Issues, and Foreign Policy at the St. Mary’s University Graduate School. Prior to his entry into federal service, Mr. Alonzo served as an adjunct professor and taught Financial Accounting, Managerial Accounting, Business Law I & II, Intermediate Accounting, Auditing, and Taxation at the St. Mary’s University’s School of Business.
In 2011 he began teaching as an adjunct professor at Texas A&M University – San Antonio. In January 2014, he became a full time faculty member. He teaches classes in Organized Crime, White Collar Crime, Crimes and Criminal Investigations, Law, Justice, & Society, Comparative Justice Systems, Border Security Issues, Criminal Justice Organizations, and Intelligence Analysis. As a former Certified Public Accountant, Systems Accountant, and Auditor for the Department of Defense, Mr. Alonzo currently serves on the TAMU-SA Public School Fraud Awareness Project which promotes fraud alertness by Education Administrators and is a Certified Fraud Examiner.
Research Interests; border security issues, intelligence program curriculum, dynamics of criminal justice organizations and national security.