Frank X. Hartle, D.Sc.
Associate Dean, School of Informatics, Humanities and Social Sciences (School of Informatics, Humanities and Social Sci.)
Associate Professor of Criminal Justice (Social Sciences)
Interim Dean, School of Informatics, Humanities and Social Sciences (School of Informatics, Humanities and Social Sci.)
412-397-6042 phone (M)
412-397-6044 fax
Wheatley Center 308

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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

Professional Background

  • Interim Dean
  • Associate Dean
  • Assistant Dean
  • Associate Professor
  • Assistant Professor
  • Department of Homeland Security/ Federal Air Marshal Service/ Assistant Federal Security Director for Law Enforcement (Retired)
  • Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Police Officer/Detective Criminal Intelligence
  • US Army Infantryman

Area of Expertise/Research

  • Cybercrime, cyber-intelligence, Web3, artificial intelligence, distributed finance investigations, and augmented reality, cybersecurity.


  • 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., 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. X. (2015). Technology Innovation: A Study of Wireless, Visual Information Communication Technology on Situational Awareness for Tactical Police Commanders (Doctoral dissertation, ROBERT MORRIS UNIVERSITY).
  • Wydra, C., Hartle, F. (2015). Educating the Technology Officer of the Future: A Needs Analysis. Issues in Information Systems, Accepted for Publication

  • 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., Wydra, C., (2019) Cyber Investigations: A Law Enforcement Needs Assessment. International Journal of Cyber Research and Education (Vol. 1 Nr. 2). 

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Hartle, F. X., Garfinkel, M., O'Neil, D., Scalise, G., Sauer, N., & Willard, C. (2022). The impact of social media geolocation on national security and law enforcement. Issues in Information Systems23(1).
  • Bernauer, J. A., & Hartle, F. (2022). Detectives and The Legal System: A Paradigm to Support Scholarly Inquiry and Mixed Methods Research in the Social Sciences. Qualitative Report27(11).