Jonathan Kremser, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor in Criminal Justice
office: Old Main 357
office phone: (484) 646-4241
Rutgers University: Ph.D. Criminal Justice
University of Ottawa: M.A. Criminology
Kutztown University: B.S. Criminal Justice
Jonathan Kremser's area of research is school-related offenses and victimization. He is among the first in the field to conduct research on zero tolerance policies within Canadian secondary schools, and is currently exploring victimization of inner-city middle school students. His publications are on topics related to school crime and violence, security, and juvenile gangs. He regularly presents papers on school crime-related issues at conferences throughout the United States and Canada.
Dr. Kremser is interested in the latest research and techniques that address school-related offenses and security. He received a grant from the Pennsylvania Institute for Children's Environmental Health, which led to his students being introduced to new research that examines how environmental pollutants are associated with school disciplinary problems and delinquency.
Dr. Kremser has completed training in the area of threat assessment in schools sponsored by the Worcester County, Maryland Sheriff's Office. He is certified by the National Association of School Resource Officers (NASRO) in Active School Shooter Response, and is a certified School Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) practitioner. He provides training and consultation to schools in the area of bullying prevention and school safety. Dr. Kremser also serves on the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD) Juvenile Justice Diversion Subcommittee in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.