Ernie Fullerton, PhD
Ernie Fullerton brings over 34 years of law enforcement experience to the classroom at the Pittsburgh Campus, where he is the Director of Academic Affairs and teaches criminal justice courses.
He began his career as a federal agent with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and then the Drug Enforcement Administration Task Force. For the state of Pennsylvania, Ernie conducted investigations in Drug Law Enforcement, the Bureau of Cigarette and Beverage Taxes, the Office of Criminal Tax Investigations and the Bureau of Motor Fuel Taxes. He received the Secretary of Revenue Award for Excellence from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and was the Pennsylvania State Director of the American Society of Law Enforcement Trainers.
Ernie won numerous teaching awards at the University of Pittsburgh where he teaches in the Administration of Justice program. In addition, he developed and administered a series of law enforcement training seminars which provide training for in-service police officers, and has trained in-service police officers since 1991 as a Master Instructor for the Municipal Police Officers’ Education and Training Commission.
Ernie has a Master of Arts in Administration of Justice and a Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Communications and Instructional Design from the University of Pittsburgh. His areas of expertise include drug laws, the use of force and deadly force in law enforcement, and preliminary and criminal investigations.
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