Criminal Justice

Faculty & Administration

Saint Peter’s faculty members are scholars and expert teachers interested in preparing students for a lifetime of learning, leadership, and service in a global society.

Full-Time Faculty

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        Kari Larsen

        Department Chair
        Associate Professor of Criminal Justice

        B.A., Saint Peter’s College; J.D., Fordham University Law School; LI.M., Seton Hall University School of Law
        Office: Hilsdorf Hall, Room 405
        Phone: (201) 761-6163
        Email: klarsen@saintpeters.edu

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        Beth Ellen Adubato

        Associate Professor of Criminal Justice
        B.A., Rutgers University; M.A. Rutgers University; M.P.A.P. Rutgers University; Ph.D. Rutgers University
        Office: Henneberry Hall, Suite 35
        Phone: (201) 761-6168
        Email: badubato@saintpeters.edu

        Dr. Adubato’s Biography

      • Dr. Brian L. Royster

        Brian L. Royster

        Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice
        B.A., Montclair State University; M.S., New Jersey City University; M.A., Ed.S., Ed.D., Seton Hall University
        Office: Henneberry Hall, Suite 35
        Phone: (201) 761-6164

        Prof. Royster’s Biography

      • Hyoungah Park, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice Department

        Hyoungah Park

        Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice
        B.A., Korea National Police University; M.A., Yonsei University; Ph.D., Rutgers University
        Office: Hilsdorf Hall, Room 405
        Phone: (201) 761-6162
        Email: Hpark1@saintpeters.edu
        Dr. Park’s Biography

      • Adjunct Faculty

        • Anthony M. Aceste

          B.S., New Jersey City University; M.P.S., St. John’s University; Ed.D., Creighton University
          Email: Aaceste@saintpeters.edu

          • George Ackerman

            B.A., Florida Atlantic University; M.B.A., M.S., J.D., Nova Southeastern University; Ph.D., Capella University
          • Theresa A. Andrews

            B.A., Dartmouth College; M.Div., New Brunswick Theological Seminary; J.D., O.W. Coburn School of Law
          • Hank J. Brightman

            B.S., University of Massachusetts; M.S., Boston University; M.A., Salve Regina University; Ed.D., Seton Hall University
          • Brian A. Gajewski

            B.A., Saint Peter’s College; M.A., Boston University
          • Thomas A. Lucas

            B.A., City College of New York; M.A., Rutgers University
          • Joanna RowsonJoanna Rowson

            Adjunct Professor of Criminal Justice
            B.A., M.A.S., Fairleigh Dickinson University; Ph.D., Walden University
            Email: Jrowson@saintpeters.edu


            Dr. Joanna Rowson is a native of New Jersey and received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice from Fairleigh Dickinson University, a Master of Administrative Science Degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University and a earned a Ph.D. from Walden University in Public Policy & Administration with a concentration in Criminal Justice. Currently Dr. Rowson is employed with the State of New Jersey, New as an Investigator III. Dr. Rowson held a previous position at the Regional Intelligence Operations Center (ROIC) as an Intelligence Analyst. Dr. Rowson worked previously with the Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons where she held the position as Correctional Officer/Administrative Officer. Dr. Rowson was an Adjunct Professor at Burlington County Community College where she taught The Introduction to Corrections in America.

          • Edgar F. Sepulveda

            Edgar F. Sepulveda

            Adjunct Professor of Criminal Justice
            B.A., Drew University; J.D., Seton Hall School of Law
            Email: Esepulveda@saintpeters.edu


            Mr. Edgar F. Sepulveda, Jr. is an experienced educator who has taught criminal justice related courses at Saint Peter’s University since 2002, including Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure and Evidence. Professor Sepulveda worked in the New Jersey judiciary for 32 years before his retirement. During his tenure in the courts, he served as an assistant director in the Criminal courts and director in the Family and Municipal courts. Mr. Sepulveda received a Bachelor of Art (BA) in Political Science and Spanish Literature and Culture from Drew University and a Juris Doctorate (JD) from Seton Hall University School of Law.

        • Paul A. Sinckler

          B.A., M.A.S., Fairleigh Dickinson University; C.P.M., Rutgers University
        • Nicole M. (Sachs) Swiderski

          B.A., The Pennsylvania State University; M.A., Ph.D., Rutgers University

      Staff

      Bridget O’Toole-Donston
      Administrative Assistant
      B.A., Harvard University
      Office: Office: Hilsdorf Hall, Suite 405
      Phone: 201-761-6167
      Email:Botooledonston@saintpeters.edu