Samuel Morgan, Ph.D.
Sam W. Morgan is a retired police officer and Chair of the Criminal Justice and Homeland Security Departments at Central Penn College. Dr. Morgan started his criminal justice career by joining the US Army in 1975. Following his service in the Army, he worked at Cumberland County Prison as a correctional officer. He left the prison in 1986 with the rank of Sergeant, and accepted a position with Lower Allen Township Police Department as a police officer. While working in law enforcement, Morgan obtained certification as an accident reconstructionist, investigating serious and fatal crashes throughout Cumberland County and the surrounding region. Morgan went on to help establish the first countywide accident reconstruction team, which is still in existence to this day. Morgan did obtain his bachelor and master’s degrees while working at the department, during which time he oversaw a police substation. Morgan later earned a doctorate degree in 2015. Dr. Morgan is active in professional service as the chair of the fundraising committee of the Cumberland County Law Enforcement Memorial Foundation, and serving as treasurer of INSPRS.org, a consortium of academic professionals across the globe working on Homeland Security curriculum.