Keith A. Hardner

  • Instructor
    Criminal Justice Program

My name is Keith A. Hardner. I received my B.A. degree in Sociology and my M.S. degree in Guidance and Counseling from Gannon University. I am an instructor in the Criminal Justice Program.  I was previously employed in the Juvenile Probation Department, serving 22 of my 31 years in  supervisory positions of Intensive Probation, Special Programs Director and Juvenile Court Administrator. I received a Commendation for an" at-risk" situation in 1988 and a Law Enforcement award from the District Attorney’s office in 1996. I retired in 2004 to accept my current Instructor position at Gannon University. I am married, have two married sons and two grandkids. Aside from Gannon, I have worked on 10 construction / re-modeling jobs with my sons and nephew.

I play on a slow pitch softball team and help coach a middle school basketball team. I attend and support numerous Gannon athletic team sports.


Courses Taught

  • CRJS 108 First Year Seminar: Issues in Crime and Justice
  • CRJS 110 Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • CRJS 201 Correctional Process
  • CRJS 302 Contemporary Correctional Programs
  • CRJS 330 Juvenile Justice System
  • CRJS 333 Victimology
  • CRJS 350 Ethics in Criminal Justice
  • CRJS 490 Internships
  • Online Courses
  • CRJS 110-Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • CRJS 302-Contemporary Correctional Programs
  • CRJS 330-Juvenile Justice System
  • CRJS 333-Victimology



•Volunteer in Gannon University’s events such as Social Work Christmas dinner, Mid-Knight pancake breakfasts, Take Back the Night Crime Victim rally and Gannon University Open House.
•Academic Advisor
•Lector at St. Jude church

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