Criminal Justice Faculty

Christi M. Smith

Director, Criminal Justice Program

610.527.0200 x2473
christi.smith@rosemont.edu

Christi holds a M.S. in Criminal Justice from West Chester University and a B.S. in Criminal Justice Administration, Suma Cum Laude, from Delaware Valley College. She is presently pursuing her Ph.D. in Public Safety from Capella University. Christi joins Rosemont after more than a decade in probation/parole and community based corrections, with specializations in Drug Courts, domestic violence and mental health. She is a Domestic Violence Investigator for the County of Bucks and continues to support programs of community outreach and restorative justice initiatives. In addition, she is a member of the Montgomery County Commission for Women and Families.   

Faculty

Chris Harding earned his M.S. at Pennsylvania State University, his M.B.A. from Rosemont College, and his B.S. from Delaware Valley College. Mr. Harding works for the Department of the Navy where he uses Lean Six Sigma and quantitative modeling to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of environmental programs. Mr. Harding travels extensively and has worked in nine countries and 22 states. Since he began teaching in 1997, Mr. Harding has taught audiences throughout the United States as well as in Puerto Rico, Italy, and Bahrain.

Michelle A. Henry currently serves as the First Assistant District Attorney for Bucks County District Attorney’s Office. Immediately prior to her present positions, she served as the District Attorney of Bucks County. During her career as a prosecutor in Bucks County, Ms. Henry was the Chief of Child Abuse Prosecutions and served as the Chief of Major Crimes in the District Attorney’s Office. Over the course of her 18 years as a prosecutor, she has prosecuted the most serious offenders including murderers, rapists, armed robbers, drug dealers, and child abusers. In 2007, after Richard Laird’s 20-year-old murder conviction and death sentence were overturned on appeal, Ms. Henry successfully retried Richard Laird for first degree murder and returned him to Death Row.

Ms. Henry received her undergraduate degree from Allegheny College in Meadville, PA, and received her law degree from Widener University School of Law in Harrisburg, PA.

E. Jay Kolick has worked in the Public Safety field since 1995, and the Criminal Justice System since 1999. His professional experience ranges from that of a sworn law enforcement officer, a licensed private detective, a park ranger supervisor, emergency management director, and a mental health/ addictions counselor. He has served on various boards and commissions, both as an elected member of the community and as a political appointee. As a result of his active service to the community he was awarded the “Phoenixville Borough Mayor’s Award” in 2013. His areas of expertise include state & local government, Wildlife Forensics, Emergency Management, Homeland Security, Organizational Leadership, Organizational Change Theory, Broken Windows Theory, Emergency Responder PTSD, Emergency Responder Mental Health, Forensic  Addictions & Traumatology, and Psychology of Disaster.  In addition to his B.S. and M.S. in Criminal Justice Administration, Mr. Kolick has also earned his M.B.A. and Professional Certifications in Homeland Security, Emergency Management, Traumatic Stress, Forensic Traumatology, Forensic Addictions and Energetic Materials. 

He holds the following designations and certifications: Fellow, American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress in collaboration with the National Center for Crisis Management, Fellow, National Center for Crisis Management in collaboration with the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress, Board Certified Expert in Traumatic Stress, Board Certified Expert in Forensic Traumatology, Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator, Certified in Homeland Security (CHS-IV), Certified Homeland Protection Professional, and Certified Emergency Medical Services Instructor.

D.F. Pace obtained a B.S. in Human Resource Management from Rosemont College in 1998 and a J.D. from Temple University Law School in Philadelphia. D.F. Pace is a Lieutenant with the Philadelphia Police Department. During his career with the department, he has served in patrol, as a police academy instructor, public information officer, judge advocate, and as an advisor to the department on legal issues. Pace is also a licensed attorney and member of the Pennsylvania and New Jersey bars. He currently serves as an adjunct professor teaching Investigative Research Methods in the Criminal Justice Department.

Jesus M. Serrano has amassed a notable police career at the Philadelphia Police Department with over 26 years of experience in law enforcement investigations in all key criminal areas. He continues to instruct police recruits in patrol procedures, criminal laws and investigations. Areas of Expertise include developing and managing all aspects of criminal investigations and undercover operations, initiating strategies to identify illegal drug organizations and the latest covert methods and surveillance techniques. He has also worked to develop drug prevention programs and programs to address legal concerns for public awareness, police officers and recruits. He holds a number of professional memberships with state, national and international law enforcement and criminal justice associations. He earned his B.S. and M.S. in Criminal Justice at St. Joseph’s University. 

Berchard V. Suber served in the Pennsylvania State Police for 25 years. He retired in April 2003 at the rank of Lieutenant. Mr. Suber earned a BA in Art from Penn State University, an MS from Saint Joseph's University (PA) and is a graduate of the Northwestern University School of Staff and Command.  He has previously taught at Alvernia University, the Pennsylvania State University, and at the Pennsylvania State Police Academy. He currently teaches at Valley Forge Military College and Montgomery County Community College.
 
Mr. Suber teaches criminal justice and leadership courses. He is a member of the International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association, the Montgomery County Black Law Enforcement Officers Association, Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge 37, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, and a life member of the Penn State Alumni Association. He has been married to his wife Stephanie for 31 years.
 
Favorite Book: Vitality, Energy, Spirit, Thomas Cleary
Favorite Quote: "Desire is the source of all suffering", Vitality, Energy, Spirit, Thomas Cleary
Goals: Experience all that can be experienced without bringing harm to others.