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Faculty

Our faculty is composed of highly qualified and dedicated full-time professors with terminal degrees in their fields and real-world professional experience, as well as outstanding part-time instructors. Click on each of their profiles below to learn more about their experience, publications, awards and contact information.

Department Chair

  • Dr. Michael Hummel

    Professor of Criminal Justice and Security Studies, Director of the University Leadership Studies Minor

    Current Positions: Chair, Department of Criminal Justice, and Professor of Criminal Justice and More

Faculty

  • Dr. Aref M. Al-Khattar

    Professor

    Dr. Aref M. Al-Khattar, a former chair of the Department of Justice, Law, and Society, is a More

  • Dr. John R. Cencich

    Professor and Director of the Pennsylvania Institute of Criminological and Forensic Sciences

    Senior professor of criminal justice Dr. John Cencich is a legal scientist and career More

  • John DiSalle

    Instructor

    John DiSalle is a judge of the Court of Common Pleas of Washington County, Pa., a position he was More

  • Dr. Raymond J. Hsieh

    Associate Professor

    Dr. Hsieh earned his Ph.D. from State University of New York at Buffalo. His graduated study was  More

  • Richard Mullen

    Instructor

    Mr. Mullen holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Geneva College in Human Resources Management and a More

  • Kenneth Noble

    Instructor

    Kenneth Noble served honorably in the United States Marine Corps for 21 years as a Military More

  • Charles Noel

    Instructor

    In addition to Cal U, Mr. Charles Noel is also an associate professor of criminal justice and More

  • Patrick Picciarelli

    Adjunct faculty

    Patrick Picciarelli is the author of the non-fiction books Jimmy the Wags: Street Stories of  More

  • Jon Ridge

    Adjunct faculty

    Jon Ridge is the assistant chief probation and parole officer for Washington County, Pa. He was More

  • Ashley Thompson

    Instructor

    Ashley Thompson is a detective with the City of Pittsburgh Bureau of Police with 29 years of law More

  • Julie Warnick

    Assistant Professor

    Professor Warnick is a legal specialist who teaches courses pertaining to procedural and More

  • Dr. Christopher Wydra

    Instructor

    Dr. Christopher Wydra is a recently retired detective with 20 years of professional police More