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Social Sciences & Criminal Justice Faculty
Dr. Clark began his full-time career with Pennsylvania Highlands in August of 2011. He is a tenured Associate Professor of Criminal Justice & Social Sciences and is the Lead Faculty for the Criminal Justice program. He holds several positions and titles including: ACT 120 Certified Pennsylvania Municipal Police Officer (MPOETC); Certified Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Officer; 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, and is member of the Cambria County and Somerset County Child Death Review Teams. Prior to his current position at Penn Highlands, he taught for St. Francis University and Washington & Jefferson College. Currently, he teaches graduate courses in criminal justice for California University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Clark earned his Ph.D. in Administration and Leadership Studies from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Prior to teaching full-time, he worked in the child welfare system, victim services, and the juvenile and criminal court systems in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Virginia.
Ms. Cope began her career with Pennsylvania Highlands in August of 2007. Prior to that, she was employed by the Alternative Community Resource Program. She teaches courses in Psychology. Ms. Cope has a M.A. in Community Counseling from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and a B.A. in Psychology from St. Vincent College.
Ms. Madison began her career with Pennsylvania Highlands in August of 2004. Prior to that, she was employed as a clinical social worker and program coordinator. She teaches courses in Human Services. Ms. Madison has a M.S.W. in Social Work from the University of Pittsburgh and a B.A. in Psychology from Seton Hill University.
Mr. Miller began his career with Pennsylvania Highlands as a full-time faculty member in August of 2012. Prior to that, he was employed as a Correctional Treatment Specialist/Discipline Hearing Officer for the Federal Bureau of Prisons, Police Officer, Adult Probation/Parole Officer, and adjunct instructor. He teaches courses in Criminal Justice. Mr. Miller has a M.A. and B.A. in Criminology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.