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Philip J. Verrecchia, Ph.D.


  • B.S., West Chester University (1990)
  • M.S., Shippensburg University (1995)
  • Ph.D., Marywood University (2003)


  • Coordinator, Internship Coordinator for Criminal Justice


  • Ethical Issues in Criminal Justice
  • Examining Terrorism
  • Juvenile Justice
  • Criminal Justice Statistics

Research Interests

  • Juvenile Justice
  • Terrorism
  • Handgun possession on college campuses
  • Restorative justice

Recent Publications

  • Witherup K.L. & Verrecchia, PJ (2020). Safe spaces on campus: An examination of student and faculty perceptions. Journal of Education and Training Studies, 8(6),42-49
  • Verrecchia, PJ (2020). Behavioral Science Statistics (4th Edition). Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt Publishing.
  • Verrecchia, PJ, Hendrix, N. & Bush, M. (2019). Characteristics that influence attitude toward retribution. Virginia Social Science Journal, 53, 90-102.
  • Strassle, C.G. & Verrecchia, PJ (2019). Faculty perceptions of the seriousness and frequency of classroom incivility. Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 30(1), 187-209.
  • Strassle, C.G. & Verrecchia, PJ (2019). Toward a more inclusive picture of incivility in the college classroom: Data from different types of institutions and academic majors. International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 31(3), 413-423.
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