02/25/2009

Greg

Kerpchar

Greg Kerpchar

Adjunct Professor
3601 Posvar
kerpchar@pitt.edu

Education

  • MA, Criminology, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 1977
  • BA, Sociology, Saint Vincent College, 1974

Bio

Greg Kerpchar worked for the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General, Bureau of Investigation as a Special Agent from 1983-2005. In this role, his duties ranged from leading a team of special agents to investigate criminal activity to interviewing witnesses and interrogating suspects in criminal cases. From 1999 through 2005, Kerpchar was the Pennsylvania Office Attorney General's full-time representative to the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force. Prior to his work for the Pennsylvania Attorney General, Kerpchar was a Special Agent with the Pennsylvania Crime Commission (1978-83) and a Probation/Parole Officer for Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania (1975-78).

Kerpchar served in the U.S. military from 1967-71 and attained the rank of sergeant. He completed the FBI Instructor Development Course in 2002 and the Bureau of Justice Assistance State and Local Anti-Terrorism Train-the-Trainer course in 2003. Kerpchar is also a contributor to the seventh and eighth editions of Organized Crime by Howard Abadinsky.

He has extensive teaching experience, and has been an adjunct instructor at the University of Pittsburgh since 1997. His courses have included Society and the Law and Principles of Homeland Security. Additional areas of special focus are law enforcement, white collar crime, organized crime, and terrorism.

Teaching and Research Areas

Administration of justice, white collar crime, terrorism, organized crime, homeland security.

Courses

  • Terrorism

Other Faculty and Academic Administration Positions

  • Adjunct Instructor, University of Pittsburgh College of General Studies, 1997-Present.

Graduate School of Public and International Affairs
3601 Wesley W. Posvar Hall, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15260