Last updated on: 8/3/2012 | Author: ProCon.org

John Ortiz Smykla, PhD Biography

Title:
Distinguished Professor of Justice Studies at the University of West Florida
Position:
None Found to the question "Should the Death Penalty Be Allowed?"
Reasoning:

No position found as of Dec. 10, 2010

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
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Individuals with MDs, JDs, PhDs, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to death penalty issues. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to death penalty issues.
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
Education:
  • PhD, Michigan State University, 1977
  • MA, California State University Northridge, 1970
  • BA, California State University Northridge, 1969
Other:
  • None found