Francis X. Hartle, D.Sc.
Coordinator, Criminal Justice Program (School of Informatics, Humanities and Social Sci.)
Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice (Social Sciences)
Assistant Dean, School of Informatics, Humanties, and Social Sciences (School of Informatics, Humanities and Social Sci.)
412-397-6042 phone (M)
412-397-6044 fax
Wheatley Center 317

Educational Background

  • Doctor of Science, Information Systems and Communication, Robert Morris University , 2015
  • Master of Science, Criminal Justice Administration, Point Park University , 2009
  • Bachelor of Science, Computer Systems Technology, Duquesne University , 2002


  • Fruehauf, J. D., Hartle, F. X., & Al-Khalifa, F. (2016). 3D Printing: The Future Crime of the Present. In Proceedings of the Conference on Information Systems Applied Research ISSN (Vol. 2167, p. 1508).

  • Hartle, F. X. (2015). Technology Innovation: A Study of Wireless, Visual Information Communication Technology on Situational Awareness for Tactical Police Commanders (Doctoral dissertation, ROBERT MORRIS UNIVERSITY).
  • Hartle, F., Kohun, F., Skovira, R., & Fruehauf, J. (2019) A Discussion of Innovation and Knowledge Management in the Context of Law Enforcement. MakeLearn & TIIM 2019 Conference Proceedings and EconPapers

  • Hartle, F., Parker, M., & Wydra, C. (2014). The Digital Case File: The Future of Fighting Crime with Big Data. Issues in Information Systems, 15, (I), 257-266, 2014.

  • Hartle, F., Wydra, C., Kohun, F., & Rota, D. (2013). Mobile Technology as an ICT Solution for Crisis Management: An ABET IS Knowledge. Issues in Information Systems, 14(2), 429-437.
  • Hartle, F., Wydra, C., (2019) Cyber Investigations: A Law Enforcement Needs Assessment. International Journal of Cyber Research and Education (Vol. 1 Nr. 2). 

  • Janchenko, G., Hartle, F., Paullet, K., (2020) Introducing the Deep and Dark Web into Higher Education Pedagogy: An Exploratory Study. Volume 21 of Issues in Information Systems (IIS) Journal.

  • Mancini, S., Iacono, L., Hartle, F., Garfinkel, M., Horn, D., & Sullivan, A. (2021). Introducing the Common Attack Process Framework for Incident Mapping. International Journal of Cyber Research and Education (IJCRE)3(2), 20-27.

  • Wydra, C., Hartle, F. (2015). Educating the Technology Officer of the Future: A Needs Analysis. Issues in Information Systems, Accepted for Publication