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Chad Posick – Associate Professor

Graduate Coordinator

Statesboro Campus

Office: Carroll Building – Room 2218

Phone: (912) 478-7098


Curriculum Vitae


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.


Ph.D., Criminology and Criminal Justice (2012)
Northeastern University

M.S., Science, Technology, and Public Policy (2009)
Rochester Institute of Technology

B.S., Criminal Justice (2006)
Rochester Institute of Technology

A.S., Environmental Studies (2003)
Finger Lakes Community College

Courses Taught

Undergraduate Courses

Criminal Behavior, Criminal Justice Statistics, Honors Research: CJ & Crim, Inside-Out, Introduction to Criminal Justice, Management in Criminal Justice, Quantitative Methods, Senior Seminar, and Victimology

Graduate Courses

Quantitative Analysis, Seminar in Criminology: Biosocial Criminology, Seminar in Criminology: Crime, Media, and Pop Culture, and Statistics for the Social Sciences



Posick, C. (2018). The development of criminological thought. New York, NY: Routledge.

Rafter, N., Posick, C., & Rocque, M. (2016). The criminal brain (2nd Edition). New York, NY: New York University Press.

Journal Articles

Posick, C. (2017). Reappraising the impact of offending on victimization: Apropensity score matching approach.
International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology. doi:10.1177/0306624X17708179.

Posick, C. & Hatfield, H. (2017). Putting HEART into policing: A 21st century model for effective and fair
policing. Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies & Management, 40(1), 128-140.

Rocque, M. & Posick, C. (2017). Paradigm shift or normal science? The future of (biosocial) criminology.
Theoretical Criminology, 21(3), 288-303.

Awards & Honors

2017 – Award for Excellence in Research/Creative Scholarly Activity – Georgia Southern University, Office of the Provost

2015 – New Scholar Award for the Victimology Section of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences

2015 – Recipient of the 2015 ACJS Sage Junior Faculty Teaching Award

Last updated: 9/30/2021