Dr. Francis J. MuskaDr. Francis J. Muska

Division of Justice and Law Administration


Ph.D. Fordham University
MA, University of Illinois
BA, Aurora University


Email muskaf@wcsu.edu


Founder of the Western Connecticut State University Department of Criminal Justice in 1976, later named the Division of Justice and Law Administration.  Dr. Francis J. Muska has a vast background of experience in higher education administration that illustrates the ability to direct and lead, communicate, plan, manage, teach, objectively evaluate, and effectively work with diverse groups.  Highly motivated with over sixteen years of direct administrative experience in higher education, as well as an additional thirteen years of full-time teaching experience, four of which included the department chairmanship at Western. 

Administrative duties and supervisory areas have included:

  • Personnel and Labor Relations
  • Student Affairs
  • Affirmative Action
  • Minority Affairs
  • Governmental Affairs
  • Chief Administrator in charge of the University Libraries and the Inter-Collegiate Athletic Program
  • Served as Executive Assistant to the President and have substantial consulting and fund-raising experience in both the public and private sectors.


  • Muska, Francis, "Collective Bargaining's Impact Upon Faculty Participation in Academic Governance Within Connecticut State University System." Ph.D. Dissertation, Fordham University, 1984. University of Microfilms International, Publication No. 84-09, 264.
  • Paper Presentation, "Job Skills for the 1980s", sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa, Graduate School of Education, Fordham University.
  • Gilbert Teal, John Raglan and Frank Muska Employment Agency Survey of Work Force Needs and Manpower Supply Within the Greater Danbury Region, Human Resource Institute, WCSU, 1978.
  • Research Assistant, Longitudinal Wage Survey for Selected Manufacturing and Office Positions in the Greater Danbury Area, Human Resources Institute, WCSU, 1978.

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