David Whelan


Associate Professor

BA, Wagner College
MCJ; Long Island University
MPhil, City University of New York
PhD, John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Courses Taught

CRJU 101 Intro to the CJ System
CRJU 200 Intro to Criminology
CRJU 210 Law Enforcement
CRJU 212 Police & Community Relations
CRJU 217 Organized & White-Collar Crime
CRJU 308 Juveniles and the Law
CRJU 318 Court System & Court Procedure
CRJU 330 Junior Seminar in the Social Sciences
CRJU 430 Senior Seminar in the Social Sciences
CJMA 502 Criminological Theory
CJMA 523 Race & Crime
CJMA 525 Correctional Management
CJMA 530 Women, Law & Social Control
CJMA 532 Police Administration

Teaching Focus/Philosophy

I try to make each class a unique experience, based on my background in urban law enforcement as well as life situations. I have a scholarly, and open-minded approach to the topic areas. I enjoy interacting with students in and out of the classroom, in my capacity as a career advisor to those who seek advice on academic and personal issues.

Recent Presentations/Publications

Whelan, David C. "Gambling: Numbers and Bookmaking," and "Illegal Gambling and Loan-Sharking," In Frank Shanty (ed.) Organized Crime: From Trafficking to Terrorism. ABC-CLIO: Santa Barbara, CA

Whelan, David C. "Organized Crime and Sports Gambling," Invited presentation to professional personnel and students, Virje University, Amsterdam, Holland

Whelan, David C. "The Rising: How the Port Authority of NY and NJ Police Evolved Into a Full-Service Department." Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Boston, MA.

Whelan, David C., Jeffry Will, William Wilson, and Charles Owens. "Every Breath You Take, Every Move You Make: An Evaluation of DUI Breath Testing and Judicial Usability." Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Washington, D.C.


Awards and Honors

In addition to teaching, Dr. Whelan has practical experience in urban law enforcement. He also has experience as a Division I student-athlete, semi-professional player, coach and official. This gives insight into his particular interest in sports gambling and crime in sports, as well as Sports Sociology. Through his professional affiliations and administrative positions, as well as external program reviews, Dr. Whelan has experience and interest in Criminal Justice curriculum issues.

Additional Info

Faculty Recognition, Student Leadership, Scholarship and Service Recognition Program, Delaware Valley College, 2003-2007

Project Harmony Law Enforcement Exchange Program, United States and Russia, selected participant

Master Teacher Program, Georgia State University, selected participant

Assistant Men's Basketball Coach, Western Connecticut State University, NCAA Division III
National Tournament, 1988-1991, ECAC New England Championship, 1994.


David Whelan
Office: HFH 305
Phone: 267-341-3416