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Master of Science: Legal Studies Faculty

The faculty members in the online legal studies degree program hold terminal degrees and possess extensive experience in the areas that they teach. They are authors and legal consultants, and some have held political office. They are often acknowledged for their in-depth knowledge, teaching excellence and accessibility to students. Click on each of their profiles below to learn more about their experience, publications, awards and contact information.

Program Chair

  • Photo of Dr. Christina A. Toras

    Dr. Christina A. Toras

    Associate Professor

    Dr. Toras has 25 years of experience as a licensed practicing attorney, having served a 15-year More


  • Photo of Larry Bassi

    Larry Bassi


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

  • Photo of Kevin Govern, J.D.

    Kevin Govern, J.D.


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

  • Photo of Brian Kohlhepp

    Brian Kohlhepp


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

  • Photo of Dr. Jeffrey Magers

    Dr. Jeffrey Magers

    Associate Professor

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

  • Photo of Dr. William Morgan

    Dr. William Morgan


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

  • David Smith, J.D.


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

  • Photo of Michael Vennum, Esq.

    Michael Vennum, Esq.


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