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Kremser, Jonathan M.

Kremser, Jonathan M.

Dept Chair
Criminal Justice
Old Main 362
  • Degrees
    Ph.D. Criminal Justice, Rutgers University
    M.A. Criminal Justice, Rutgers University
    M.A. Criminology, University of Ottawa
    B.S. Criminal Justice, Kutztown University
  • Biography
    Dr. Kremser is a native of Pennsylvania. His research focuses on school violence and security. He regularly presents his research at international conferences, including the American Society of Criminology's annual meeting. He actively works in the field as a security consultant, and is a state-approved school safety provider. He holds the Certified Protection Professional (CPP) designation, which is considered the gold standard for highly experienced professionals within the security industry. He has also completed active assailant response training with the National Association of School Resource Officers.

    Prior to his academic career, Dr. Kremser served in the U.S. Navy. He also served in the Pennsylvania Army National Guard.

    Dr. Kremser continues to serve the community as a member of the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD) Diversion Committee where he has helped influence juvenile justice policy across our Commonwealth since 2011. In 2023, he was appointed by Governor Shapiro to the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Committee, which provides advice and recommendations to the Governor about juvenile justice policy.

    Outside of the criminal justice arena, Dr. Kremser volunteers with the Museum and Archives at Lititz Moravian Congregation, where he can occasionally be found leading tour groups.

    Dr. Kremser encourages his students to use the gifts, talents, and opportunities they have been given to serve others. He also believes that "along with studying very seriously, criminal justice students should strive to assume leadership roles on campus and within the community to prepare for the great responsibilities with which they will be entrusted."
  • Publications
    Recent Selected Publications:

    • Walters, G., Kremser, J., and Runell, L. (2020). The Fear of Being Bullied on the School Bus: Perceptions, Correlations, and Sex Differences. International Journal of Bullying Prevention.

    • Bolger, P., Kremser, J., and Walker, H. (2018). Detention or Diversion? The influence of training and education on school police officer discretion. Policing: An International Journal, 42 (2): 255-269.

    • “Educating for the World Beyond: Challenging Idyllic Images of the Rural School.” (2018) Mandrona & Claudia Mitchell (eds.). Visual Encounters in the Study of Rural Childhoods. Rutgers University Press.

    • “School Security.” The Sage Encyclopedia of Economics and Society. Wherry, F., and Schor, J. (eds.). Sage Publications (2015).

    • “Private Security.” The Sage Encyclopedia of Economics and Society. Wherry, F., and Schor, J. (eds.). Sage Publications (2015).

    • “School Shootings/Mass Shootings. The Social History of the American Family. Ganong, L., and Coleman, M. (eds.). Sage Publications (2014).
  • Course Regularly Taught
    Introduction to Criminal Justice
    Security Management
    Loss Prevention & Asset Protection
    Senior Seminar in Criminal Justice