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About Chad Posick

Chad Posick is an Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice and Criminology at Georgia Southern University. He received his doctorate in criminal justice and criminology from Northeastern University in 2012. While there, he worked on a project investigating the reporting of hate crime by victims which was funded by the National Institute of Justice, a nation-wide police-community interaction survey project also funded by the National Institute of Justice, and a local anti-gang initiative funded by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Prior to his experience at Northeastern University, he obtained a Master’s degree in Public Policy and a Bachelors of Criminal Justice from the Rochester Institute of Technology where he was funded as a research assistant on Project Safe Neighborhoods. This project implemented the Ceasefire model in Rochester, New York.

Currently, as a professor in the department of criminology and criminal justice at Georgia Southern University, he continues to work on similar projects in Savannah including the Bureau of Justice Assistance funded SMART Prosecution Project. He teaches in the areas of victimology, criminal behavior, and statistics. He has published over 35 articles and was recently given the New Scholar Award by the division of Victimology of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences.


2014 - Present Affiliate, Institute for Interdisciplinary STEM Education, Georgia Southern University Institute for Interdisciplinary STEM Education
2013 - Present Assistant Professor, Georgia Southern University Behavioral and Social Sciences, College of
Present Assistant Professor, Georgia Southern University Criminal Justice and Criminology, Department of

Curriculum Vitae

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Professional Service and Affiliations

2017 - Present Treasurer, Southern Criminal Justice Association
Reviewer, International Journal of Law and Mental Health
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Honors and Awards

  • Richard B. Lewis Award for Scholastic Achievement in Criminal Justice (2005)
  • Award for Seniors in Excellence in the Department of Criminal Justice (2006)
  • New Scholar Award for the Victimology Section of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (2015)


  • Introduction to Criminal Justice (CRJU 1100)
  • Victimology (CRJU 3531)
  • Criminal Behavior (CRJU 4032)
  • Inside-Out (CRJU 4639)
  • Statistics for the Social Sciences (CRJU 7437)
  • Quantitative Analysis (CJ 709)
  • Quantitative Methods (LWP 6420)
  • Criminal Justice Statistics (CRIM 3700)
  • Management in Criminal Justice (0501-410)


2009 - 2012 Ph.D. in Criminology and Criminal Justice, Northeastern University ‐ School of Criminology and Criminal Justice
2006 - 2009 M.S. in Science, Technology, and Public Policy, Rochester Institute of Technology ‐ Department of Science, Technology, and Public Policy
2004 - 2006 B.S. in Criminal Justice, Rochester Institute of Technology ‐ Department of Criminal Justice
2001 - 2003 Associate of Science in Environmental Studies, Finger Lakes Community College ‐ Department of Environmental Science and Conservation

Contact Information

PO Box 8105
Statesboro, Ga 30460
Phone: (912) 478-7098
Office: 1064 Carroll Building


Books (1)

Peer Reviewed Articles (34)