Dr. Robert Clark


Department of Criminal Justice and Psychology


Dr. Robert Clark is a tenured assistant professor of criminal justice and social sciences at Pennsylvania Highlands Community College. He is the lead faculty for the school's criminal justice program and chairs the college's Curriculum Committee.

Additionally, he holds other key positions and titles including Certified Diplomate Child Forensic Interviewer through the National Association of Child Forensic Interviewers; chair of the Critical Criminal Justice section for the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences; ACE faculty liaison; former Faculty Senate president; and member of the Cambria County Child Death Review Team.  

He has taught previously for Saint Francis University, Washington & Jefferson College, and Duquesne University.  

Dr. Clark earned his Ph.D. from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and teaches a variety courses within the disciplines of criminal justice and sociology.  

His expertise focuses on criminological and sociological theory, research, criminal law, ethics, leadership, victimology, and juvenile justice.  

Dr. Clark is going through the process of becoming certified as a cybercrime investigator. Prior to teaching full time, he worked in the child welfare system and victim services, as well as the juvenile and criminal court systems in Pennsylvania, Ohio and Virginia. 

He is married with one daughter in college and still plays ice hockey recreationally.