Walter Zdunowski has been director of the Criminal Justice Program and a member of the Gwynedd Mercy University faculty since 2007. He teaches courses on criminology, sociology, juvenile delinquency, corrections, family violence and white collar crime, among many others. He is also the founder of Kappa Delta, the GMercyU chapter of Alpha Phi Sigma, the National Criminal Justice Honor Society. He earned his bachelor’s degree in criminal justice/sociology from La Salle University and his master’s degree in criminal justice from West Chester University.
Prior to teaching at GMercyU, Professor Zdunowski served as the department chair of criminal justice at the Katharine Gibbs School, as well as an adjunct professor at La Salle University. Professor Zdunowski was also a member of the Montgomery County Detective Bureau, investigating major crime, homicide and narcotics, an Operations Officer at the Counter Terrorist Center, performing investigations in Europe and the Mediterranean area, owner of a private detective agency and a member of the Pennsylvania State Police, serving in the traffic law enforcement and narcotics division. He also served in the U.S Army and the U.S. Army Reserve, earning the Meritorious Service Medal and holding the rank of Lieutenant Colonel until his retirement from the reserves.