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Timothy Gilbert

Instructor of Criminal Justice


Tim Gilbert has served as a lecturer of criminal justice on a part-time basis since 2019. In August 2022, he was appointed as a full-time instructor of criminal justice at the University. He is responsible for teaching undergraduate courses that include Drug Investigations, Gang Investigations and Criminal Investigations. Gilbert also teaches Drug Crime Investigations in the Master of Arts in Criminal Investigation (MACI) Program and American Policing in the Online Degree Completion Program.

Prior to becoming a member of the faculty, Gilbert was a sworn law enforcement officer for more than 28 years. He retired from the Pennsylvania State Police where he worked undercover as a vice/narcotics investigator and intelligence officer for most of his career. He personally conducted investigations into illicit drug trafficking and sales, illegal gambling, prostitution/human trafficking, violations of gun crimes, criminal gangs and hate groups/extremists.

During these investigations, Gilbert utilized a host of traditional investigative methods and electronic surveillance techniques. He is a subject matter expert (SME) in drug identification and has offered testimony in local, state and federal judicial venues.

Before his appointment with the Pennsylvania State Police, he worked as a municipal police officer in several Pennsylvania jurisdictions, including the Greene County Drug Task Force where he conducted drug investigations and supervised several county detectives.

Gilbert is a veteran and served in the United States Army Reserves (Military Police) and the Pennsylvania Air National Guard (Security Forces). During his service, he deployed to multiple overseas locations in support of military contingencies being conducted in combat theaters.


A.S., Community College of Allegheny County; B.S., California University of Pennsylvania; M.A., Waynesburg College