Barry Harvey, MS

Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice Department


M.S. in Criminology, Indiana State University, Terre Haute Indiana – May 1974
B.A. in Sociology, Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania – May 1969

Courses Taught


  • CJ 101 – Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • CJ 175 – Fundamentals of Criminal Investigation
  • CJ 308 – Commercial Security
  • CJ 301 – Organized Crime
  • CJ 346 – Terrorism
  • CJ 379 – Ethics in Criminal Justice
  • CJ 412 – Undercover Investigations
  • CJ 444 – Violent Crime

Professional Job Experience

  • Pennsylvania State Police, March 1975 – April 2005
  • Bureau of Criminal Investigation, Organized Crime Division, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – August 1980 – April 2005
  • Embreeville Barracks, Coatesville, Pennsylvania – August 1975 – August 1980

Associations and Awards

  • Pennsylvania State Police Deputy Commissioner’s Letter of Commendation for four year investigation into multi-state theft ring  2003
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation Letter of Appreciation for undercover investigation into stolen motorcycles in Eastern United States  2003
  • Assistant Task Force Commander Letter of Commendation,  Presidential Inauguration Operation, Intelligence Section  2001
  • Commissioner’s Letter of Commendation, for Undercover Investigation in Erie County PA  1993
  • Harrisburg Bureau of Police Merit Award for undercover fencing investigation conducted in Harrisburg, PA  1991
  • Pennsylvania Food Marketing Association Committee on Loss Prevention 2001-2005
  • Member National Technical Investigators Association  1993-2000
  • Member Mid-Atlantic Technical Investigators Association  1993-2000
  • Member Eastern States Vice Investigator Association 2004-2005
  • Member Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS)
  • Member Alpha Phi Sigma, National Criminal Justice Honor Society
  • Member Saint Thomas More Honor Society, Alvernia University, Reading, Pennsylvania
  • Member, American Association of University Professors

Resume Brief

  • Professor Barry J. Harvey joined the full-time faculty at the Alvernia University Criminal Justice Department in August 2005.
  • Prior to teaching at Alvernia, Professor Harvey was a practitioner in the field of Criminal Justice for more than thirty years as a member of the Pennsylvania State Police. He was assigned to the Bureau of Criminal Investigation, Organized Crime Division for the last 24 years.
  • Professor Harvey has presented research papers at International Conferences including The Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences annual conferences in Seattle WA, Cincinnati OH, San Diego CA, Boston MA, Toronto, Canada, and New York, NY.
  • In addition, Professor Harvey has presented at the Alvernia Seniors College and at various law enforcement and private security training sessions and conferences


Contact Information

Barry Harvey

Assistant Professor

Criminal Justice Department

Bernardine Hall 003


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