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About Prof. Jospeter M. Mbuba

Jospeter Mbuba is an Associate Professor of Criminal Justice. He maintains an active research agenda whose theme is the role of law enforcement in crime prevention and order maintenance. He seeks to unravel the current state of law enforcement and the challenges that law enforcement officials face from day to day, and how those challenges impact their efforts at crime prevention and order maintenance. Prof. Mbuba served on a 3-month Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship to University of Embu in Kenya, where he helped to develop a baccalaureate curriculum in criminology and security management.
In his research area, Prof. Mbuba has empirically reviewed the patterns and trends in law enforcement, examined the race factor in crime involvement and the concomitant law enforcement response, explored the attitudinal dictates toward policing, projected the gender role in crime causation, and disaggregated indigenous approaches in crime prevention in rural transitional societies.
Prof. Mbuba is a 2008 and 2011 recipient of Teaching Excellence Awards, a 2011, 2012 and 2016 recipient of Outstanding Faculty Awards, and a 2013 recipient of the Chancellor's Community Engagement Award. He is a Cultural Competence consultant to governmental and non-governmental organizations that serve culturally diverse populations. He also enjoys conducting program evaluation for criminal justice agencies and delivers invited presentations on how the discovery of the "hidden rules" of teaching Millennial students can enhance student success and boost retention.


Present Alumnus of Egerton University (B.A), University of Nairobi (M.A), Louisiana State University (Ph.D.), and FBI Citizens Academy Indianapolis Division., Indiana University - Purdue University Fort Wayne
Present Associate Professor of Criminal Justice, Indiana University - Purdue University Fort Wayne

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Honors and Awards

  • 2015-Carnegie African Diaspora Fellow
  • 2014-FBI Honor, FBI Citizens Academy
  • 2013-Purdue Univ Board of Trustees for "outstanding contribution to the greater good of the community"
  • 2013-Chancellor's Community Engagement Award
  • 2012-Outstanding Faculty Award
  • 2011/2012-Service Learning Faculty Fellow by ICC
  • 2011-Outstanding Faculty Award
  • 2011-Students' Choice Award for Teaching Excellence
  • 2009/2010- Master Teacher Award, Ivy Tech Academy for Instructional Excellence
  • 2009-CELT Appreciation for FYE facilitation
  • 2008-Students' Choice Award for Teaching Excellence
  • 2008-Departmental Teaching Excellence Award
  • 2007-AVC for Diversity and Multicultural Affairs for “enriching the lives of students”
  • 2017-Carnegie African Diaspora Fellow
  • 2016 Outstanding Faculty Award


  • Intro Criminal Justice
  • Juvenile Justice (Online)
  • American Policing (Online)
  • Research Methods
  • Community Policing
  • Victimization (Service Learning)
  • Courts
  • Corrections
  • Theor. Found. of CJ Policy
  • Crim. Thought (Graduate course)
  • Program Evaluation (Grad. course)
  • Graduate Capstone

Contact Information

Department of Public Policy
Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne
260-H Neff Hall, Fort Wayne, IN 46805-1499
Phone: 260.481.6345
Fax: 260.481.6346


Books (1)

Contributions to Books (3)

Articles (13)

Presentations (36)