Jonathan Kremser, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor in Criminal Justice
Office: Old Main 357
Office phone: (484) 646-4241
Rutgers University: Ph.D., Criminal Justice
Rutgers University: M.A. Criminal Justice
University of Ottawa: M.A. Criminology
Kutztown University: B.S. Criminal Justice
Dr. Jonathan Kremser's area of research is school-related offenses, discipline policies and victimization. He is among the first in the field to conduct research on zero tolerance policies within Canadian secondary schools. He has also conducted research on victimization of middle-school pupils. Dr. Kremser's publications are on topics related to school crime and violence, security and juvenile gangs. He frequently presents papers on school crime-related issues at conferences throughout the United States and internationally.
Dr. Kremser is interested in the latest research and techniques that address school-related offenses and security, including the community characteristics that influence fear as well as the victimization of schoolchildren. He received a grant from the Pennsylvania Institute for Children's Environmental Health to study the relationship between environmental pollutants and school disciplinary problems and delinquency. He is also interested in Pennsylvania school history from the Industrial Revolution through the First World War.
Dr. Kremser has completed professional training and certification in the area of threat assessment in schools, enhanced school lockdown strategies, Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) for Schools and bullying prevention. He is certified by the National Association of School Resource Officers (NASRO) in Active School Shooter Response, and has trained with school resource officers from the Fargo, North Dakota and Allentown, Pennsylvania Police Departments. He provides training and consultation in all aspects of school safety and community crime prevention. Dr. Kremser also serves on the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD) Juvenile Justice Diversion Subcommittee in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.