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Adam Jack

Chairperson for the Criminal Justice and Social Sciences Department, Professor of Criminal Justice and Director of Athletics


Adam Jack holds the rank of Professor of Criminal Justice Administration and Chair of the Department of Criminal Justice and Social Science. Professor Jack teaches undergraduate courses at all levels, from Freshmen through Senior, including: Criminal Justice Administration, American Policing, Advanced Crime Scene Investigation, Criminalistics, and Current Issues and Ethics in the Criminal Justice System. Professor Jack has been teaching at Waynesburg University as either an adjunct or full-time faculty member since 2002. He is also the 2006 Lucas Hathaway Teaching Excellence Award winner.

Professor Jack has been a MPOETC Certified Police Officer in Pennsylvania for over 21 years, currently serving as a part-time Crime Scene Investigator/Police Officer for the Waynesburg Borough Police Department. Prior to becoming a faculty member, Professor Jack was a full-time Detective for the Westmoreland County Detective Bureau Forensic Unit and a patrolman with the Rostraver Township Police Department upon graduation from the Allegheny County Police Training Academy in 2001.

Professor Jack held a crime scene certification through the International Association for Identification from 2003-2017, including the last decade as a Certified Senior Crime Scene Analyst. Professor Jack testifies as an expert in Crime Scene Investigation, Death Scene Investigation, and Fingerprints.

In addition to his Academic duties, Professor Jack took over as Director of Athletics at Waynesburg University in July of 2019.

Professor Jack holds a Bachelor of Arts in Public Service Administration, a Bachelor of Science in Biology, and a Chemistry minor, from Waynesburg College (1999). He also holds a Master of Science in Forensic Science from Marshall University (2002).


B.A., B.S., Waynesburg College; M.S. in Forensic Science, Marshall University