PH: Ed Hartung

Edgar J. Hartung, M.A., JD

Associate Professor of Criminal Justice
Chair of the Criminal Justice Department
Retired FBI Agent, Licensed Attorney


Legal Matters in Criminal Justice: Former legal advisor and legal instructor for the FBI and police
Crisis Management
Crisis Communications
Hostage Negotiation: Former law enforcement crisis/hostage negotiator
School and Workplace Violence
Crowd Control
Firearms: Handgun, Shotgun & Assault Rifle: Taught firearms to law enforcement officers for more than 30 years
Non-Lethal Weapons
Defensive Tactics: Taught defensive tactics to law enforcement officers for more than 25 years
Civil Rights Issues
Undercover Investigations
Surveillance: Ground, aerial & electronic surveillances
Crime Prevention/Personal Safety


In the News:

Should police record interrogations? Reading Eagle 3-26-12
Alvernia students' hostage drill real enough Reading Eagle 12-10-11
Mystery of Michele Kalina: Reading infant homicides baffle experts Reading Eagle 10-31-10


Professor Hartung is a 32-year law enforcement veteran: 5 years Cleveland Heights, Ohio Police Department, 27 years FBI. He joined the Alvernia criminal justice faculty in 2003.  

He is also a Vietnam veteran, having served 5 years with the United States Air Force, with eighty-seven combat missions to his credit.

A highly-respected professor and chair of the criminal justice department, Hartung serves as a peer reviewer for the International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education and the Journal of Equity & Excellence in Education. He is a consultant for the National Institute of Justice (NIJ), NIJ Consulting Database, Office of Justice Programs, United States Department of Justice.  

Professor Hartung has presented research papers at many international conferences, including Burnaby, B.C., Canada, Chicago, Illinois, Baltimore, Maryland, Seattle, Washington, Cincinnati, Ohio, Boston, Massachusetts, and Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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