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John Ortiz Smykla, PhD Biography

Distinguished Professor of Justice Studies at the University of West Florida
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Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Distinguished Professor, Justice Studies, University of West Florida, 2005-present
  • Member, Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences and the Southern Criminal Justice Association
  • Member, Mobile County Metro Jail Planning Committee
  • Chairperson, Department of Criminal Justice and Legal Studies, University of West Florida, 2005-2008
  • Professor of Political Science and Criminal Justice, University of South Alabama at Mobile, 2002-2005
  • Distinguished Lecturer, “Drug Courts,” Eastern Kentucky University College of Criminal Justice, 2003
  • Recipient, Certificate of Appreciation, Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, 2003
  • Professor of Criminal Justice, University of Alabama, 1986-2001
  • Visiting Professor, Jefferson State Community College (Birmingham, AL), Fall 2000
  • Adjunct Professor, The Union Institute, 1995-1998
  • Visiting Professor, Department of Justice Studies, School of Social and Behavioral Sciences, University of Alabama at
    Birmingham, Fall 1994-Spring 1998
  • Chair, Annual Program Committee, Southern Criminal Justice Association, 1997
  • Recipient, Educator of the Year award, Southern Criminal Justice Association, 1996
  • Senior Fulbright Scholar in Argentina and Uruguay, 1986
  • Professor, Criminal Justice, University of Alabama, 1977-1986
    Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice, Sociology and Social Work, Aurora College, 1972-1974
  • PhD, Michigan State University, 1977
  • MA, California State University Northridge, 1970
  • BA, California State University Northridge, 1969
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