Director of the Criminal Justice Program
James Kerns, Director of the Criminal Justice Program, a graduate of
Cabrini College with a Masters Degree in Organizational Leadership, is a
recognized expert in the field of forensic evidence and criminal
investigation. A retired Captain of Police from Upper Darby, Pa who
studied forensics at the FBI Academy and brings a practical perspective
to the classroom after working for nearly thirty years in the field of
Martin Malloy is a 30-year veteran of local law enforcement and currently works as a police supervisor in Chester County. He has earned two master's degrees: Master of Arts in History from West Chester University (1994) and Master of Public Administration from Marist College (2004). Along with academic degrees, Martin has earned certificates from Penn State University's police supervisory and executive training institute, as well as the International Chief of Police administration training program. He teaches "Introduction to the Criminal Justice System" in the Schools of Graduate and Professional Studies.
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.
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.
Kelly Robbins holds her M.S. in Criminology, Cum Laude, from University of Pennsylvania and her B.S. in Criminal Justice from the College of New Jersey. She is currently a police officer in the North Philadelphia Badlands. In her years of service, she has received one commendatory citation and 2 commendatory merit ribbons. Prior to joining the force, she served the State of New Jersey working in the Assembly Majority Office and also as the head of the Research and Planning Unit for the State Parole Board. Additionally, she served as a member of the Governor’s Crime Task Force. The NJ State Assembly, the NJ Governor’s Office, and the NJ State Parole Board have recognized Kelly for her accomplishments in offender reentry.
Victor L. Cooper is a former NJ State Trooper with 23 years experience in the law enforcement/security industry. Managed all aspects of security for the Philadelphia Eagles. Coordinated security operations for two NFL championship football games, three Army/Navy football games, one presidential visit and several other sporting events and concerts. Participated in security planning for Super Bowls Forty One, Forty Two and Forty Three. Former committee member for the (PA) Governor’s Homeland Security Council on Terrorism and graduate of the FBI Citizens Academy. President of Victor L. Cooper Associates, LLC. Assisted in providing security for Pope John Paul II during his visit to America in 1994. In addition to several Security Certificates Mr. Cooper holds a Master of Science Management from Rosemont College and a Master of Arts in Religion from Westminster Theological Seminary, Glenside, PA
Jessica R. Conley, Esq. serves as an Assistant District Attorney in Delaware County Pa. with more than 20 years of experience in the field. A graduate of Villanova University School of Law earning a J. D. Ms. Conley currently heads the Upper Darby Unit assigned to prosecute cases in the Magisterial District Court. Previously she has worked as a member of the Delaware County Public Defenders Office and served as a judicial clerk for the Hon. Frank T. Hazel in Delaware County.