Dr. Robert Clark


Department of Criminal Justice and Psychology


Dr. Clark began teaching at PennWest California as a full-time/temporary Faculty in January of 2006. He stayed on in an adjunct capacity teaching a variety of undergraduate and graduate-level courses in sociology, collective behavior, social problems, criminal justice, deviance, criminological theory, research methodology, conflict resolution, advanced behavioral crime analysis, leadership, and authorial attribution & speaker identification. His full-time teaching career is with Pennsylvania Highlands Community College, where he began full-time in January of 2011. He is a tenured Associate Professor of Criminal Justice & Social Sciences and is the Chair for the Division of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences at the College. He is also the Program Coordinator for the Paralegal Studies A.A.S. program and the Criminal Justice program co-coordinator.  Dr. Clark holds several positions and titles including: ACT 120 Certified Pennsylvania Municipal Police Officer (MPOETC); ACT 235 Certified Lethal Weapons Instructor; Certified Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Officer for the Laurel Highlands Region; ILO (Intelligence Liaison Officer) through PaCIC, Certified Cybercrime Investigator (IFCI), and is a Certified Diplomate Child Forensic Interviewer through the National Association of Child Forensic Interviewers. He also holds membership and held various leadership positions in the following groups: the Cambria County and Somerset County Child Death Review Teams; ACJS (Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences); and the SSSP (Society for the Study of Social Problems). Dr. Clark actively conducts research in Victimology and has presented numerous times nationally and internationally during his career.  Additionally, he has worked professionally in the child welfare system, the adult criminal court system, the juvenile court & correctional system, and victim services in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Virginia.











Email: clark_r@pennwest.edu

Phone: 724-938-4000