Frank Plunkett, MAT, MCJ

Frank Plunkett

Frank Plunkett

Associate Professor, Legal Studies

PhD Candidate, Capella University
MCJ, Boston University
MAT, Marygrove College
BA, LaSalle University

Subject Areas: Criminal Justice, Policing, Corrections, Probation and Parole, Courts, Criminal Investigation, Criminal Law, Criminal Justice Ethics, Juvenile Justice, Homeland Security and Computer Crimes

Frank Plunkett is an Associate Professor of Legal Studies at Peirce College, focusing on Criminal Justice Studies. He joined the Peirce faculty as an adjunct in 2016 and became a full time faculty member in 2017. Prior to joining Peirce College, Professor Plunkett held the position of Chairperson for the School of Criminal Justice at ITT Technical Institute in Levittown, PA for three years where the program received accolades as the best in the Northeast District for ITT. He was a faculty member at ITT for a total of six years in the criminal justice program.

Prior to teaching, Professor Plunkett was a municipal law enforcement officer in New Jersey for 25 years. He was also involved as a volunteer as an Emergency Medical Technician and firefighter.

With the goal of maintaining field currency and networking, Professor Plunkett is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences and the American Society of Criminology, The American Society for Evidence based Policing, and several other criminal justice and education related organizations.

In addition to college teaching, Professor Plunkett is an active volunteer for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and its MS Cycling event. He volunteers as a leader in his local community civic association. He is a merit badge counselor and a leader in Scouting USA.

Professor Plunkett holds a Master's in Criminal Justice degree from Boston University, a Master's in the Art of Teaching degree from Marygrove College in Detroit MI and bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from LaSalle University in Philadelphia PA. He is currently a PhD candidate in criminal justice with a specialization in criminology at Capella University.

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