Permanent Part-Time Faculty

Albert DiGiacomo, M.S.

St. Joseph’s University, M.S. Criminal Justice

Professor Albert DiGiacomo joined West Chester University’s Criminal Justice Department full time in 2009. Prior to his appointment at West Chester he had served 29 years in the Philadelphia Police Department before retiring at the rank of Captain. His command and executive level assignments included patrol, detective, internal affairs, quality assurance, and administration. In 1999 he was appointed as Chief of Detectives for Chester County, PA where he formed a computer forensic unit; and after 9/11, became the Chester County representative to the Anti-Terrorism Advisory Council in the Eastern District of PA. As a current consultant to the National Institute of Justice, Professor DiGiacomo reviews DOJ grant applications regarding forensic science projects. Additionally he provides services as an expert consultant in matters of police liability and training. He is a graduate of the 186th Session of the FBI National Academy.

Courses Taught: 

Organized Crime, Criminal Investigation, Violent Crime, White Collar Crime, Policing, Terrorism, Environmental Crime, Police Technology, and Contemporary Issues in Law Enforcement

Barbara Kaufmann, J.D.

Temple University School of Law, J.D.

Dr. Kauffman has Bar Certifications in the States of Pennsylvania and Kentucky. She is also admitted to practice in the Federal Courts of Pennsylvania. Before coming to West Chester University, Dr. Kauffman worked as a Public Defender in Philadelphia, and as a Federal Defender in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Dr. Kauffman graduated from Temple University School of Law and upon graduation went to work in Kentucky doing Legal Services in Appalachia.

Courses Taught:

Introduction to Criminal Justice, Criminal Law, Gender, Crime, and Justice, and Contemporary Legal Issues.