Faculty Spotlight: Michael Moreschi, Criminal Justice


Brevard College has great faculty that are dedicated to their work and the students they teach. Michael Moreschi is a name that students, staff, and other faculty know really well. He is highly dedicated to his job here at Brevard College as an assistant professor of Criminal Justice. He was born and raised in Chicago IL and loves the Chicago Cubs, as most of the students know. 

He has been with the college for three years as of January 2023. He has enjoyed his time here and continues to support the students he has taught. When asked what his favorite class was to teach and why he said, “Introduction to Crime Scene Investigation because it was what I did for most of my career and I get to use the cause that I had”. Before his teaching career, Mike worked for the Orlando Police Department. During his time there he had many titles which include Patrol Office, Gang Unit Officer, School Resource Office (SRO), and detective. 

He worked in the homicide unit for the last 13 years. Some of his most famous cases are the murder of singer Christine Grimmie in 2016 and the first responder to the Pulse Night Club Shooting in 2016. In 2013 he was given the “Award of Excellence” by the International Homicide Investigators Association. When asked why he choose to come to teach at Brevard he said, “I like the area and the small college setting”. Michael earned his bachelor’s Degree in Internal Affairs at Rollins College, along with his Master’s in Criminal Justice at the University of Central Florida. 

When Michael is not teaching he can be found on the golf course, supporting Brevard College Tornado Athletes, and so much more. When I asked Grace Reynolds who is one of his students she said that “he is easygoing and very knowledgeable in criminal justice’.