Criminal Justice Faculty Profiles

Harvey Ellis
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Harvey Ellis
  • Associate Professor, Criminal Justice, Social & Behavioral Science
  • Academic Credentials: AB Psychology, Temple University; EdM, Counseling Psychology, Temple University
  • Office: Founders Hall 210
    Phone: (215) 497-8717 Ext: 8717
  • Office Hours:
    TuTh 7:30 - 8:00 AM, 12:30 - 1:30A,
  • Courses Taught

    CRIJ100: Introduction to the Administration of Criminal Justice
    CRIJ160: Introduction to Juvenile Justice
    SOCI150: Criminology

Biography

After more than 36 years at the Defender Association of Philadelphia, I resigned in August of 2005 to pursue other interests. Having developed the social service departments within the Association, I served as the Director of Juvenile Social and Psychological Services, the Director of the Child Advocate Social Services department, the Assistant Director of Adult Social and Psychiatric Services, and for 15 years, the Chief Death Penalty Mitigation Specialist within the homicide division. As a stakeholder within the justice system in Philadelphia I participated in decision-making processes in concert with the Office of the Mayor, the Office of the District Attorney, the Department of Corrections as well as other public and private social service and justice agencies to improve the delivery of service to both victims and defendants. Along with the director of Social Services at the Philadelphia House of Correction, I developed the first drug treatment program to be offered to inmates of the Philadelphia Prison System. Amongst other accomplishments, as part of a task force I designed the protocols that are used by the Department of Public Welfare in the treatment of children and youth within the mental health delivery system in Philadelphia. As the president of the Sexual Abuse Prevention and Education Network (SAPEN), a statewide organization working to educate professionals directly involved in the treatment of both victims and perpetrators, I planned and directed five nationwide conferences on a variety of topics intended to enhance the delivery of service through education. I am currently a faculty member of the National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA) and teach practicing attorneys the art of defending capital homicide cases. As a certified police instructor I have taught Philadelphia police officers through the auspices of Temple University at their main and Woodhaven campuses. The Philadelphia Board of Judges appointed me as their representative to the Glen Mills Schools for Boys where I continue to serve as an officer of the board of managers. Through the years at Villanova University, Temple University, and now Bucks County Community College I have prepared and taught courses in Criminal Justice, Criminology, Penology, Capital Punishment, Social Problems, Criminal Justice Systems Analysis, Sociology and Psychology. In addition to my academic pursuits, I consult with attorneys nationwide, assisting them in their defense of men and women accused of capital murder who are exposed to the death penalty.

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Sarah Jakub
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Sarah Jakub
  • Assistant Professor, Sociology and Criminal Justice, Social & Behavioral Science
  • Academic Credentials: J.D. CUNY School of Law M.A. Temple University B.A. Brandeis University
  • Office: Penn Hall 315
    Phone: 215-497-8757 Ext: 8757
  • Courses Taught

    CRIJ110: Introduction to Criminal Law
    CRIJ120: Criminal Evidence
    CRIJ160: Introduction to Juvenile Justice
    SOCI110: Introduction to Sociology
    SOCI150: Criminology

Biography

Robert J. Ritchie
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Robert J. Ritchie
  • Professor, criminal justice, Social & Behavioral Science
  • Academic Credentials: BS, Temple University; MS, St. Joseph's University
  • Office: Penn Hall 311
    Phone: (215) 968-8284 Ext: 8284
  • Courses Taught

    CRIJ100: Introduction to the Administration of Criminal Justice
    CRIJ110: Introduction to Criminal Law
    CRIJ120: Criminal Evidence
    CRIJ130: Criminal Investigation/Forensics
    CRIJ140: Criminal Procedure
    CRIJ160: Introduction to Juvenile Justice
    SOCI150: Criminology

Biography

Robert F. Ritchie
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Robert F. Ritchie
  • Instructor, Social & Behavioral Science
  • Academic Credentials: Associate of Liberal Arts (1998). Bachelor of Science - Public Safety Administration (2006). Master of Administrative Science (2009). Master of Science in Homeland Security (2013).
  • Office: Penn Hall 301
    Phone: 215-968-8270 Ext: 8270
  • Courses Taught

    CRIJ100: Introduction to the Administration of Criminal Justice
    CRIJ210: Terrorism
    SOCI150: Criminology

Biography

Mr. Ritchie is a eighteen-year veteran of the Philadelphia Police Department. As a Police Officer, he has had various assignments including being assigned to the Highway Patrol Unit, where he had the honor of escorting the President of the United States in a motorcade on several occasions. He currently holds the rank of Lieutenant and is assigned to the 17th District in South Philadelphia. Mr. Ritchie has been trained by the Philadelphia Police Department’s Counter Terrorism Bureau Major Incident Response Team (MIRT) and has been the recipient of numerous departmental commendations, including one for bravery and another for heroism. Mr. Ritchie is the recipient of the 2012 Citizens Crime Commission Award for Heroism. Mr. Ritchie is also the recipient of a Commonwealth of Pennsylvania State Senate Award for Bravery. Mr. Ritchie earned an Associate of Liberal Arts degree and a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Safety Administration. In May of 2009, Mr. Ritchie earned a Master of Administrative Science degree focusing on Emergency Management Administration from Fairleigh-Dickinson University. Mr. Ritchie has also earned two post-graduate certificates from Fairleigh-Dickinson University: Global Security & Terrorism Studies and School Security & Safety Administration. In May of 2013, Mr. Ritchie earned a Master of Science in Homeland Security from Fairleigh-Dickinson University. Mr. Ritchie is a graduate of class #297 of the School of Police Staff & Command at Northwestern University, where he served as class Vice-President. Upon graduation from Northwestern University, Mr. Ritchie was awarded the prestigious Franklin Kreml Award. Mr. Ritchie is also a graduate of the Police Executive Leadership Program at Penn State University.

Leonard Brown
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Leonard Brown
  • Part-Time Faculty, Social & Behavioral Science
  • Office: Founders Hall 210A
    Phone: (215) 968-8270 Ext: 8270

Biography

David Breen
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David Breen
  • Adjunct Professor, Social & Behavioral Science
  • Academic Credentials: JD, Widener University School of Law; MBA, La Salle University; BS, Accounting, La Salle University
  • Office: Founders Hall 210A
    Phone: (215) 968-8270 Ext: 8270
  • Courses Taught

    CRIJ100: Introduction to the Administration of Criminal Justice
    CRIJ110: Introduction to Criminal Law
    CRIJ120: Criminal Evidence
    CRIJ140: Criminal Procedure
    CRIJ160: Introduction to Juvenile Justice

Biography

Shared Resources

I use a variety of interactive learning devices including case studies, role play, and team presentations. I often assign court cases for briefing to convey Constitutional principles to the study of criminal justice.

Thomas Cuba
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Thomas Cuba
  • Part-Time Faculty, Social & Behavioral Science
  • Office: Founders Hall 210A
    Phone: (215) 504-8500 Ext: 6583

Biography

Edward Donnelly
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Edward Donnelly
  • Part-Time Faculty, Social & Behavioral Science
  • Office: Founders Hall 210A
    Phone: (215) 968-8270 Ext: 8270

Biography

John Fala
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John Fala
  • Part-Time Faculty, Social & Behavioral Science
  • Office: Founders Hall 210
    Phone: 215-968-8061

Biography

Rolando Figueroa
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Rolando Figueroa
  • Part-Time Faculty, Social & Behavioral Science
  • Office: Penn Hall 301
    Phone: 215-968-8270 Ext: 8270
  • Courses Taught

    CRIJ100: Introduction to the Administration of Criminal Justice
    SOCI150: Criminology

Biography

Richard Kraus
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Richard Kraus
  • Part-Time Faculty, Social & Behavioral Science
  • Academic Credentials: Master of Science, Criminal Justice - Boston University
  • Office: Pemberton Hall 301
    Phone: (215) 504-8500 Ext: 6136

Biography

Harry McCann
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Harry McCann
  • Part-Time Faculty, Social & Behavioral Science
  • Academic Credentials: Bachelor of Arts, Criminal Justice LaSalle University Masters Public Administration, Penn State University Certified Act 120 Polce Academy Instructor Certified Pa. Correctional Academy Instructor
  • Office: Founders Hall 210A
    Phone: 215-968-8061
  • Courses Taught

    CRIJ100: Introduction to the Administration of Criminal Justice
    CRIJ115: Outlaw Gangs and Organized Crime
    CRIJ120: Criminal Evidence
    CRIJ130: Criminal Investigation/Forensics
    CRIJ260: Probation and Parole
    CRIJ275: Introduction to Correctional Administration
    CRIJ280: Cooperative Education - Criminal Justice

Biography

David Mettin
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David Mettin
  • Part-Time Faculty, Social & Behavioral Science
  • Office: UBC
    Phone: (215) 504-8500 Ext: 6326

Biography

Matthew Phelan
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Matthew Phelan
  • Part-Time Faculty, Social & Behavioral Science
  • Academic Credentials: BA, Criminal Justice, Bloomsburg University; MA, Criminal Justice, Widener University
  • Office: Founders Hall 210A
    Phone: 215-968-8270 Ext: 8270
  • Courses Taught

    CRIJ100: Introduction to the Administration of Criminal Justice
    CRIJ120: Criminal Evidence
    CRIJ130: Criminal Investigation/Forensics

Biography

James Sabath
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James Sabath
  • Part-Time Faculty, Social & Behavioral Science
  • Office: Founders Hall 210A
    Phone: 215-968-8270 Ext: 8270
  • Courses Taught

    CRIJ100: Introduction to the Administration of Criminal Justice
    CRIJ110: Introduction to Criminal Law
    CRIJ120: Criminal Evidence
    CRIJ140: Criminal Procedure
    CRIJ250: Police Organization and Administration

Biography

Roy Stoner
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Roy Stoner
  • Part-Time Faculty, Social & Behavioral Science
  • Academic Credentials: BA, Temple University; MS, Saint Joseph University
  • Office: Penn Hall 311
    Phone: (215) 968-8270 Ext: 8270
  • Courses Taught

    CRIJ100: Introduction to the Administration of Criminal Justice
    CRIJ120: Criminal Evidence
    CRIJ160: Introduction to Juvenile Justice
    CRIJ250: Police Organization and Administration

Biography

Diane Rice
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Diane Rice
  • Program Developer, Educational Enrichment Programs, Student Life
  • Office: Rollins 122
    Phone: (215) 968-8015 Ext: 8015

Biography