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Dr. Robert Clark


Dr. Robert M. Clark is a tenured associate professor of criminal justice and social sciences at Pennsylvania Highlands Community College. He is the lead faculty for the school's criminal justice program and chairs the college's Curriculum Committee.

Additionally, he holds other key positions and titles including Certified Diplomate Child Forensic Interviewer (National Association of Child Forensic Interviewers); certified cybercrime investigator through the IFCI (International Fraternity of Cybercrime Investigators); certified Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) member of Laurel Highlands; chair of the Critical Criminal Justice section for the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences; former Faculty Senate president; and member of both the Cambria County and Somerset County Child Death Review Teams.  

Dr. Clark is also Act 120 certified as a Pennsylvania Municipal Police Officer through MPOETC.

He earned his Ph.D. from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and teaches a variety courses within the disciplines of criminal justice and sociology.  He has taught previously for Saint Francis University, Washington & Jefferson College, and Duquesne University.    

His expertise focuses on criminological and sociological theory, research methodology, criminal law & procedures, ethics, leadership, victimology, social issues, criminal investigation, policing, and juvenile justice. 

Prior to teaching full time, he worked in the child welfare system and victim services, as well as the juvenile and criminal court systems in Pennsylvania, Ohio and Virginia. 

He is married with one daughter and still plays ice hockey recreationally.

Academic Department(s)

  • Department of Criminal Justice

Academic Program(s)

  • B.S. Criminal Justice
  • M.A. Social Science in Applied Criminology