Art Amann has been appointed the new director of the Mercyhurst College Civic Institute after former director Dr. Thomas Gamble was named dean of the college in June.
Amann has been part of Mercyhurst College since 1999, when he joined the college as director of community justice planning. Since then, he has served as chair of the justice and public safety division at Mercyhurst North East and associate director of the Civic Institute. Amann also maintains a teaching schedule that includes criminal justice courses and student advising.
After earning his bachelor of science degree in education from Slippery Rock University, Amann earned his master of science degree in corrections from Gannon University. He is currently a doctoral candidate. In addition, Amann recently completed the National Institute of Corrections’ Executive Excellence Program. He is the former chairman of the local corrections committee of the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency and is currently a member of the Criminal Justice Advisory Board Evaluation Committee.
Amann brings with him an abundance of experience in the arena of corrections. He was the director of corrections and warden at the Erie County Department of Corrections from 1993 through 1999 after serving as chief adult probation/parole officer for the county from 1983 to 1993.