Adam Scott Wandt, Assistant Professor

Adam Scott Wandt is an Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Vice-Chair for Technology of the Department of Public Management at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. He is a member of the graduate faculty in the Master of Public Administration program and the Master of Digital Forensics and Cyber Security program.
Professor Wandt is a practicing Attorney and Counselor-at-Law (New York). He has worked on sponsored research for, or in partnership with, The Federal Bureau of Investigation, Interpol, the United Nations, Sprint, BlackBoard, Entourage, the United States Bureau of Justice Statistics, as well as law enforcement and educational institutions from around the world. 
His primary research and consulting interests include technology law and policy, information security, investigative/surveillance technology, OSINT, social engineering, and UCR crime data. He has over two decades of experience developing custom investigative, forensic, educational, and data management solutions for federal, state, and local government agencies. Along with two co-principal investigators, he has recently been awarded a $600,000 grant from the National Institute of Justice to study fentanyl sales on the dark web.
Appointed as an Instructor by the Association of Inspectors’ General in 2012, Professor Wandt is responsible for the curriculum and certification in digital evidence resources and social media investigations for the Certified Inspector General (CIG) institute. He is also responsible for the curriculum and certification in digital evidence, digital forensics, social media investigations, mobile device investigations, data interception, and cloud forensics in the Certified Inspector General Investigator (CIGI) institute.
He is a member of the Association of Inspectors General, the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, the American Society for Criminology, and the American Society for Public Administration.
Professor Wandt is passionate about SCUBA Diving and photography.  He is also interested in environmental issues, particularly those affecting the oceans.
A portal to most of his work, including his photography, is available at

Adam Scott Wandt CV