Adam Scott Wandt

Adam Scott Wandt

Assistant Professor and Coordinator of Public-Private Partnerships for the Center for Cybercrime Studies

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. He is a double John Jay College Alumni graduating with his BA in Government in 2000 and his MPA in 2002.

Professor Wandt is a practicing Attorney and Counselor-at-Law. He has worked on sponsored research for, or in partnership with, The Federal Bureau of Investigation, the United States Department of Justice, the United States Bureau of Justice Statistics, Interpol, the United Nations, 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, cryptocurrency, darknet markets, and social engineering. He has over two decades of experience developing custom investigative, forensic, educational, and data management solutions for federal, state and local government agencies. In 2020 along with two co-principal investigators, he was awarded a three year, $600,000 grant from the National Institute of Justice to study fentanyl sales on the dark web and provide software solutions to the Department of Justice to combat the opioid epidemic. In 2022 Professor Wandt, as a co-principal investigator, was awarded two grants from the United States Department of Justice, providing approximately $2,000,000 in funding to educate and train US law enforcement personnel in cyber related issues and provide tools to enable them to conduct advanced cyber forensic investigations.

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.

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