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Rob DOvidio

Associate Professor, Criminal Justice Program

Robert D'Ovidio, PhD
Office: 3401 Market Street, Room 110-A
Phone: 215.595.1803
Personal site:
Degrees: PhD, Criminal Justice, Temple University, 2005

Research Interests

Computer and High Technology Crime, Criminal Justice Technology, Policing, Transnational Crime, Criminological Theory


Professor Rob D’Ovidio ‘s research and teaching interests lie in the intersection of computer technology, crime, and the criminal justice system. In the past, Rob has worked with the New York City Police Department and Philadelphia Police Department on research projects involving computer crime. His work with the law enforcement community also includes training investigators on techniques to trace Internet communication and seize electronic evidence and cell phones.

Rob is a past president of the Philadelphia/Delaware Valley chapter of the High Technology Crime Investigation Association. He is also a member of the International Association of Computer Investigative Specialists, the American Society of Criminology, and the United States Secret Service Philadelphia Area Electronic Crimes Task Force. D’Ovidio sits on the National Governors Association’s Strategic Policy Council on Cyber and Electronic Crime. Rob serves as an advisor to the Pennsylvania State Treasurer on identity theft and is a consultant to BK Forensics, assisting with law enforcement outreach and the development of training curriculum. He provides regular commentary for media outlets on news stories pertaining to computer crime, Internet safety, identity theft, and surveillance.