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Evaristus Obinyan - PHD

Evaristus Obinyan

Assistant Professor
Department of Psychology and Criminal Justice

Phone: 4784715748

  • Macon - TEB -
    Phone: 478.471.5748
Office Hours: Tuesdays: 6 AM - 8 AM or by Appointment
Biography: Evaristus O. Obinyan, Ph.D
Criminology and Criminal Justice

Dr. Obinyan earned his Bachelor’s degree in liberal arts and science with a concentration in criminal justice from the University of Illinois at Chicago; Masters of Science degree in corrections and criminal justice from Chicago State University and Ph. D. in Criminology and Criminal Justice from the University of South Florida, Tampa.
He was Director of the Fort Valley State University’s Georgia Center for Juvenile Justice for five years and he developed the Homeland Security Academic Program at Benedict College, Albany State University and proposed a Center for Intelligence and Security Studies.

Dr. Obinyan has worked very closely with the Federal Law Enforcement, DHS, NNSA and OJJDP. Dr. Obinyan has several publications including two recent articles in The Africana Studies Review December 2015: Disproportionate Minority Contact and Confinement and Resilience as an Element of a Sustainable Community.
And 2013 International Journal of Higher Education: Terrorism in Africa: The collision of Culture and Ideology and Africa Criminology and Justice Association Journal 2014: Police Profiling: Use and Misuse. A recent contribution: Focus on International Perspectives” in Global Crime and Justice by Jenks and Fuller, Routledge- Taylor and Francis Group Publishers 2017. He was the Vice President of the Africa Criminology and justice Association (2011-2018) and has made several presentations at the America Society of Criminology, Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Southern Criminal Justice Association and Georgia criminal justice association conferences.
Area of expertise: Theoretical Criminology, Policing, Juvenile Justice, Comparative Criminal Justice Systems and Corrections, Terrorism, Intelligence and Homeland Security. Current Research: Terrorism; Cyber Crime; Surveillance, Delinquency and Moral Strength.
Courses: Spring and Fall
CRJU-4440- Administration of Criminal Justice
CRJU-3110- Theories of Criminal Behavior (2)
CRJU-4500- Ecology of crime
CRJU-3210-Online Organized Crime
CRJU-3311 Police Systems, Practices, & Administration

CRJU 2316 Introduction to Criminology
CRJU 1100 Introduction to Criminal Justice
CRJU 2318 Introduction to Corrections
Education: University of South Florida
Chicago State University
University of Illinois
CV: EVARISTUS O. OBINYAN, PH.D.C (478) 971-3791 otatade@hotmail.comevaristus.obinyan@mga.eduEDUCATIONPh.D. Criminology and Criminal Justice University of South Florida, Tampa, FL.M.S. Corrections and Criminal Justice Chicago State University, Chicago, IL.B.A Liberal Arts & Sciences, Concentration: Criminal Justice University Of Illinois, Chicago, IL.EXPERTISE• Online Teaching (Quality Matters Training and Certifications) D2L, BLB, ECOLL, WEBCT• Theoretical Criminology• Research Methodology and Social Science Statistics• Juvenile Justice• Emergency Management Policing and Criminal Justice Policy • Terrorism and Counterterrorism • Corrections/Cyber Crime• Intelligence and Home Land Security• Dissertation Mentoring
Professional Experience: Special operations academy
Security Specialist
Corrections manager
Overseas research (Africa)
Research Fellow: DHS
Professional Affiliations: America Society of Criminology
Africa Criminology and Justice Association
Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences
Mid Western Criminal Justice Association
Georgia Criminal Justice Association
Organizations: Georgia Association of Professional Private Investigators
Awards and Honors: Provost Circle Faculty Award 2011-2012 (Strayer University)
Dean's Faculty Academic Excellence Award 2015 (Southern University of New Orleans)

Pyongyang: The Hidden History of the North
Korean Capital, by Chris Springer, 2003. African
and Asian Studies, Volume 3, no. 2. P. 171- 172,
Publications: Obinyan, Evaristus; “Focus on International Perspectives” in Global Crime and Justice by Jenks and Fuller, Routledge- Taylor and Francis Group Publishers 2017

Obinyan, Evaristus; Jerry Murtagh “Disproportionate minority contact and confinement” Africana Studies Review, Volume 5, Number 1, Fall 2015.

Obinyan, Evaristus; Jovita Esechie, Anthony M. Rodriguez ; Noel Estwick; Samuel Sampson, “Resilience as an Element of a Sustainable Community” Africana Studies Review, Volume 5, Number 1, Fall 2015.

Obinyan, Evaristus; Tangban, Blessing “Facebook Surveillance and Privacy” 2016 Sage Publication

Obinyan, Evaristus, Ochie, Charles, Ibe, Patrick “Terrorism in Africa: The Collision of Culture and Ideology “International Journal of Research in the Academic Disciplines in Higher Education Vol. 1 June 2013

Obinyan, Evaristus; Ibe, Patrick; Ochie, Charles. 2013 “Misuse of Criminal Profiling” African Criminology and Justice Association Journal

Obinyan, Evaristus; Esechie, Jovita; Ibitayo, Olurominiyi; Onwudiwe, Declan. 2012. “Toxicity Symptoms Among Migrant Agro-pesticide Workers in Oman.” Journal of Environmental Science and Engineering.

Obinyan, Evaristus; 2013. “Tolerance of Terrorism among Us and Canadian Groups” To be presented and published at the work shop “Canada-US Defense Relations: A Partnership for the 21st century” Canadian foreign policy journal 2014 (submitted)

Obinyan, Evaristus. 2009. “Prison Abolition” The Encyclopedia of Race and Crime.

Obinyan, Evaristus. 2006. “The Nigerian Police and the Legal System.” The World Encyclopedia of Police. Vol. 2

Obinyan, Evaristus. 2006. “The Royal Oman Police and the Islamic Legal System.” The World
Police Encyclopedia (2).

Obinyan, Evaristus. 2006. “Sao Tome and Principe Police and the Legal System.” The World
Police Encyclopedia(2).

Obinyan, Evaristus. 2006. “Juvenile Violence and Corporal Punishment.” The Encyclopedia of Juvenile Violence. (2)

Obinyan, Evaristus. 2006. “CDC and Juvenile Violence.” The Encyclopedia of Juvenile Violence. (2)

Obinyan, Evaristus. 2006. “Educational Opportunity and Juvenile Violence.” The Encyclopedia of
Juvenile Violence. (2)
2011 Book: Delinquency Tolerance, Outskirts Publishing 2011
World Terrorist Groups
Psychopathology of African American Criminality
Morality and Immorality of the Juvenile Justice System

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