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 Adam Scott Wandt 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. He is also a member of the graduate faculty in the Master of Digital Forensics and Cyber Security program and regularly teaches Information Security, Data Communications: Interception, Forensics and 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.

Course Taught

PAD 713: Information in Inspeection and Oversight

PAD/CRJ 750: Information Security

FCM 740: Data Communications: Interception, Forensics and Security

Research Summary

Professor Wandt is a practicing Attorney and Counselor-at-Law (New York). His primary research and consulting interests include technology law and policy, information security, surveillance technologies, academic technology, social engineering, 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 law enforcement and educational institutions from around the world.  In 2010, he received the Ribaudo Award for Academic Excellence for his work with academic technology. In 2014, he received the John Jay College of Criminal Justice Distinguished Teaching Award for use of innovative and cutting edge pedagogical techniques with his students.

Area of Expertise

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Appointed as an Instructor by the Association of Inspectors’ General in 2012, Professor Wandt is responsible for the curriculum and certification in digital evidence resources and social media investigations for the Certified Inspector General (CIG) institute. He is also responsible for the curriculum and certification in digital evidence, digital forensics, social media investigations, mobile device investigations, data interception, and cloud forensics in the Certified Inspector General Investigator (CIGI) institute.

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

A portal to most of his work, including his photography, is available at

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