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All full-time faculty members in the Department of Professional Studies possess Ph.D. degrees or other terminal degree in their fields and extensive experience in their areas of instruction. They are often acknowledged for their in-depth knowledge, teaching excellence, level of scholarship and accessibility to students.

The department's part-time faculty are recognized experts in their respective fields yet still adhere to higher scholarly standards. Click on each of their profiles below to learn more about their experience, publications, awards and contact information.

Department Chair

  • Dr. Christina A. Toras

    Assistant Professor

    Dr. Toras has 25 years of experience as a licensed practicing attorney, having served a More


  • Larry Bassi


    Professor Bassi has taught in the criminal justice field for more than 41 years. After More

  • Lisa Burkart-Uva


    Burkart-Uva has been an adjunct professor at Cal U for nine years. She has worked for the More

  • Dr. Robert N. Diotalevi


    Dr. Bob Diotalevi, Esq., LL.M. has been a lawyer since 1985 as a member of the Massachusetts and More

  • Kevin Govern, J.D.


    Govern began his legal career as an Army judge advocate, serving 20 years at every echelon More

  • Brian Kohlhepp


    Brian Kohlhepp is a native of the Pittsburgh area, where he still lives with his family. He More

  • Dr. Jeffrey Magers

    Associate Professor

    During his law enforcement career, Dr. Magers was a member of the Jefferson County Police More

  • Dr. William Morgan


    Morgan has taught distance learning since 2007 at Wilmington University in New Castle, Del. More

  • Dianna Noyes


    Dianna L. Noyes, RP, M.S. graduated from California State University, Sacramento with a Bachelor  More

  • Bryan Scyphers


    Bryan Scyphers received a bachelor's degree in education from Virginia Tech and a master's More

  • David Smith, J.D.


    Attorney Smith maintains a private practice of law in Adams County, Pa. He is a member of the More

  • Michael Vennum, Esq.


    Michael Vennum is a partner with Burleson LLP, exclusively representing energy companies in More

  • Dr. Martin Zaworski


    Dr. Zaworski is currently a solution director in the Justice, Public Safety and Homeland Security More