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About Dr. Dee

Dr. Deneil Christian is an experienced higher education professional who has served in various roles, including Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice, Lead Faculty of Criminal Justice Online Programs, and Course Quality Assurance Coordinator. Before transitioning to higher education, Dr. Christian served as a Business and Criminal Justice Teacher at an all-girls Catholic college preparatory high school in Philadelphia, PA. In addition, he has dedicated over five years to at-risk teens and youth offenders through his employment and volunteer work in Pennsylvania and Louisiana. Dr. Christian is a native of the beautiful Caribbean Island of Jamaica. He served the Jamaica Constabulary Force for almost four years in intelligence, public information, traffic enforcement, special operations, and mounted patrol. He also served as a police officer in the state of Louisiana.

 

Dr. Christian earned his Ph.D. in Criminal Justice at Liberty University, a master’s degree in criminal justice at Lamar University, an MBA in General Management from Assam Don Bosco University, and a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice at Ashworth College. His research interests include the academic achievement of juvenile offenders, mental health issues in the juvenile justice system, and camera use in online synchronous learning. Dr. Christian’s scholarly work has been published in Youth Justice, Journal of Qualitative Criminal Justice & Criminology, Policing and Society, and Interactive Learning Environments.

Dr. Christian is an avid traveler who describes himself as a digital nomad. He has lived in Jamaica, the United States, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. In addition, he has visited twenty-two U.S. states and Puerto Rico. A lover of the African continent, Dr. Christian has visited Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda. He has also vacationed in the world's number one destination, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, visiting the 148th floor of the world's tallest building (the Burj Khalifa) and largest shopping mall (Dubai Mall).

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATION

  • Member, American Assoc. of Juvenile Justice Researchers & Scholars (AAJJRS)

  • Editor, AAJJRS Quarterly Newsletter

  • APPQMR Certified, Quality Matters

 

HONORS/AWARDS

  • Outstanding Academic Achievement, Ph.D. in Criminal Justice, Liberty University

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