Department of Justice, Law & Society: 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. Emily M. Sweitzer

    Professor

    Dr. Sweitzer is a nationally certified school psychologist and is certified as a K-12 principal in More

Faculty

  • Dr. Aref M. Al-Khattar

    Professor

    Dr. Aref M. Al-Khattar  a professor of criminology and criminal justice at California 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. in Informatics (Information Communication Technology) from SUNY-Buffalo More

  • Dr. Michael Hummel

    Professor of Leadership and Security Studies, DIrector of Leadership Studies and the Serene Leadership Institute

    Professor of Leadership and Security Studies, Department of Justice, Law & Society, Director More

  • Dr. Cassandra L. Kuba

    Assistant Professor and Chief Forensic Anthropologist

    Dr. Cassandra Kuba is a biological anthropologist, specializing in forensic anthropology  More

  • Dr. Elizabeth A. Larsen

    Associate Professor

    Dr. Larsen has brought the Cal U sociology program in line with the Commission on Applied More

  • Dr. Marta S. McClintock-Comeaux

    Assistant Professor and Director of the Office of Women's Studies

    Dr. McClintock-Comeaux began her tenure at Cal U in fall 2007. Under her leadership, the More

  • Richard Mullen

    Instructor

    In addition to being an instructor at Cal. U, Richard Mullen is also an adjunct professor at Point More

  • Dr. John P. Nass Jr.

    Professor

    Dr. Nass has been at Cal U for 20 years. His major focus is eastern North American More

  • Kenneth Noble

    Instructor

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

  • Patrick Picciarelli

    Adjunct faculty

    Patrick Picciarelli is the author of Jimmy the Wags: Street Stories of a Private Eye, published by More

  • Jon Ridge

    Adjunct faculty

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

  • Julie Warnick

    Assistant Professor

    Professor Warnick's prior practictioner experience includes a variety of legal positions with a More

  • Jay Weller

    Instructor

    Jay Weller is a magisterial district judge in Washington County, Pa., and has served in that More

  • Christopher Wydra

    Instructor

    Christopher Wydra is a recently retired police officer/detective with 20 years of professional More

  • Joseph Zupancic

    Instructor

    Joseph Zupancic is currently a deputy district attorney in Washington County, Pa. A practicing More