Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice Program
Phone: 814-871-7121
Office: PC 1205
clark120@gannon.edu

  • Accreditations
  • Biography
  • Courses Taught
  • Educational History
  • Professional Experience
  • Professional Societies
  • Publications
  • Scholarship/Research

Accreditations

  • Special Weapons and Tactics (S.W.A.T.) Certification. 
  • FBI Cincinnati Division S.W.A.T. Team from 1999 to 2001
  • Street Survival / Violent Crimes Task Force Certification. 
  • Graduate of the Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agent Basic Training - FBI Academy, Quantico, Virginia
  • Graduate of the Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent Basic Training - FBI Academy, Quantico, Virginia
  • Graduate of the Federal Criminal Investigator Training Program, - Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, Brunswick GA
  • Licensed Private Investigator - Commonwealth of Pennsylvania - #MD154 of 2012
     

Biography

My name is Jerry Clark .I hold a B.A. in Psychology, a M.A. in Forensic Psychology, and a Ph.D. in Criminology. My background includes 27 years of experience in local and federal law enforcement, including  the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), and Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS). I have extensive experience in public-safety leadership, complex investigations, special weapons and tactics, travel and executive security, threat and risk evaluation, law enforcement intelligenceand interviewing techniques. Prior to my retirement from the FBI in June 2011, I was the senior investigator on major crimes for the FBI’s Erie Resident Agency, part of the Bureau’s Pittsburgh Division. In that capacity, I was the lead investigator on “Collar Bomb,” FBI Major Case #203, also known as the “Pizza Bomber” case – one of only a select number of Major Cases in the FBI’s history. I am the co-author, with Erie Times-News investigative reporter Ed Palattella, of “Pizza Bomber: The Untold Story of America’s Most Shocking Bank Robbery,” which was published by Berkley Books, an imprint of Penguin USA, on Nov. 6, 2012. I have optioned the story for a movie based on the case investigation and am currently consulting with producers on the project.

On the personal side, I am a married father of two children and reside in Erie. I am an avid sports fan and enjoy running, biking, and golfing. I love to read, specifically about psychology and criminal behavior and have with my co author begun writing our second book. I really enjoy teaching and attempt to incorporate academics with the "real life" practical knowledge and experience I have gained in my law enforcement career and provide that unique combination to students in the classroom setting.     

Courses Taught

  • CRJS 110 - Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • CRJS 202 - Police Function
  • CRJS 310 - Investigative Concepts
  • CRJS 320 - Criminal Law and Procedure
  • CRJS 345 - Digital and Computer Evidence
  • CRJS 108 - Freshman Seminar for Criminal Justice 

Educational History

  • Capella University - Minneapolis, MN. - Ph.D. - Public Service Leadership and Criminology
  • C.U.N.Y. John Jay College of Criminal Justice - New York, NY. - M.A. - Forensic Psychology
  • Edinboro University of Pennsylvania - Edinboro, PA. - B.A. - Psychology

 

Professional Experience

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation - Special Agent
  • Drug Enforcement Administration - Special Agent
  • Naval Criminal Investigative Service - Special Agent
  • McManis and Monsalve Associates - Director of Risk Analysis and Mitigation
  • Erie County Adult Parole and Probation - Parole Officer
  • New York Commodities Exchange Center - Compliance Investigator
  • Hamot Medical Center - Forensic Behavioral Health Therapist

 

Professional Societies

  • Member of the FBI Society of Fomer Special Agents

Publications

  • "Pizza Bomber: The Untold Story of America's Most Shocking Bank Robbery" published by Berkley Books, an imprint of Penguin USA, on Nov. 6, 2012.
  • Competence to Stand Trial: An Analysis of Intellectual Functioning and Psychiatric Diagnosis”. Doctoral dissertation  published July 2012.

Scholarship/Research

Selected Presentations:

  • Marshall, Dennehey, Warner, Coleman & Goggin Law Enforcement Panel Discussion - Employment in Crisis: Workplace Security and Lessons from the Sandusky Case - October 2012, Erie, Pennsylvania
  • Florida Homicide Investigators Conference - "Pizza Bomber: The Untold Story of America's Most Shocking Bank Robbery" case presentation - November 2012, Orlando, Florida
  • Gannon University and the Erie Times News Case Presentation and Book Signing - "Pizza Bomber: The Untold Story of America's Most Shocking Bank Robbery" case presentation - November 2012, Erie, Pennsylvania
  • Eastern Canadian Robbery Conference - "Pizza Bomber: The Untold Story of America's Most Shocking Bank Robbery" case presentation - November 2012, Toronto, Canada
  • Wells Fargo Customer Appreciation Seminar - "Pizza Bomber: The Untold Story of America's Most Shocking Bank Robbery" case presentation - November 2012, Fairview, Pennsylvania
  • Dayton Law Enforcement Seminar - "Pizza Bomber: The Untold Story of America's Most Shocking Bank Robbery" case presentation - December 2012, Dayton, Ohio
  • Provider Resourses Incorporated Strategic Planning Seminar - "Pizza Bomber: The Untold Story of America's Most Shocking Bank Robbery" case presentation - December 2012, Clymer, New York