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Adam Jack

Chairperson for the Criminal Justice and Social Sciences Department, Director of Graduate Criminal Investigation and Associate Professor of Criminal Justice

Biography

Adam Jack holds the rank of Associate Professor of Criminal Justice Administration, Chair of the Department of Criminal Justice and Social Science, and Director of Graduate Studies in Criminal Investigation.  Professor Jack teaches undergraduate courses at all levels, from Freshmen through Senior, including:  Criminal Justice Administration, American Policing, Advanced Crime Scene Investigation, Criminalistics, and Current Issues and Ethics in the Criminal Justice System.  Professor Jack serves as the primary advisor for all students enrolled in the Master of Arts in Criminal Investigation Program.  Professor Jack has been teaching at Waynesburg University as either and adjunct or full-time faculty member since 2002.  He is also the 2006 Lucas Hathaway Teaching Excellence Award winner. 

Professor Jack has been a MPOETC Certified Police Officer in Pennsylvania for over 17 years, currently serving as a part-time Detective for the Greene County District Attorney’s Office and Crime Scene Investigator/Police Officer for the Waynesburg Borough Police Department.  Prior to becoming a faculty member, Professor Jack was a full-time Detective for the Westmoreland County Detective Bureau Forensic Unit and a patrolman with the Rostraver Township Police Department upon graduation from the Allegheny County Police Training Academy in 2001.

Professor Jack held a crime scene certification through the International Association for Identification from 2003-2017, including the last decade as a Certified Senior Crime Scene Analyst.  Professor Jack has testified as an expert in Crime Scene Investigation, Death Scene Investigation, and Fingerprints. 

Professor Jack holds a Bachelor of Arts in Public Service Administration, a Bachelor of Science in Biology, and a Chemistry minor, from Waynesburg College (1999).  He also holds a Master of Science in Forensic Science from Marshall University (2002).

Education

B.A., B.S., Waynesburg College; M.S. in Forensic Science, Marshall University