Adam Scott Wandt

Adam Scott Wandt

Adam Scott Wandt
Assistant Professor and Deputy Chair for Academic Technology
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JD   Hofstra University School of Law
MPA  John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY
BA   John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY


Professor Wandt is the Chair of, and a Senior Researcher with, The City University of New York’s  “Skunkworks: Academic Technology Research and Development Group.”  He is an Assistant Professor of Public Policy and member of the full-time faculty of the Department of Public Management at John Jay College of Criminal Justice where he serves as the Department’s Deputy Chair for Academic Technology.  In September 2011, Professor Wandt was appointed as John Jay’s first Faculty Fellow for Online Learning for John Jay Online.

Professor Wandt is a member of the graduate faculty in both the Master of Public Administration and Master of Digital Forensics and Cyber Security program at John Jay.  He regularly teaches two graduate courses at John Jay: Information Security, and a course examining the role technology plays in the inspection and oversight community, the latter which he has also taught at the United States Military Academy at West Point.  He is a member of the Association of Inspectors General, the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, the American Society for Criminology, and the American Society for Public Administration.


Professor Wandt’s primary research interests are technology law and policy, information security, academic technology, and UCR crime data.  He has worked on sponsored research for, or in partnership with, Sprint, BlackBoard, Entourage, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Interpol, the United Nations, the United States Bureau of Justice, as well as educational institutions from around the world.  In 2010, he received the Ribaudo Award for Academic Excellence for his work with academic technology. 



Professor Wandt, a technologist, regularly consults on issues relating to academic technology, applied technology, social engineering, and information security.  He authors two blogs: “Adam’s Antics” and “Academic Technology in Higher Education.”  He is the host of CUNY’s academic technology podcast and is currently developing a YouTube channel devoted to technology.  He is the managing editor of, the Internet’s most complete database of politicians, celebrities, and other person’s of interest and their social networking sites.

Professor Wandt is passionate about SCUBA Diving and photography.  He is also interested in environmental issues, particularly those affecting the oceans.