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Ronald Craig, Ph.D.

Title: Assistant Professor
Phone: 706-867-3085

Office: Downtown Office Bldg. 116, Dahlonega
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Areas of Expertise: Criminal Theory, Victimology, Serial Homicides, Social Media and Crime


Dr. Craig has over 20 years of professional and academic experience in the criminal justice field. Initially, he began his career serving as a juvenile detention. For criminal justice, these goals are reached by utilize theory and research to analyze historical trends and current perspectives for comprehensive understanding of the intersections of management of local, state, and federal criminal justice systems.


  • Ph.D., Criminal Justice, Michigan State University, 2004
  • M.A., Law Enforcement & Justice Administration, Western Illinois University, 1994
  • B.S., Political Science, Rust College, 1988

Research/Special Interests

  • African American Serial Killers
  • Social Media and Crime
  • Media, Crime, and Hip Hop Culture


  • Article, ‘How to Transition from the Military to a Career in Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement.’ Military Advanced Education (2011: Vol.6, Issue 8).
  • Book Chapter ‘Hypermasculinity’ Encyclopedia on Race and Crime, (Sage Publications Inc. 2009).
  • Panelist: Media and Crime, Hip Hop and Crime, Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (2009)
  • The Consumer Racial Profiling Experiences of Black Students at Historically Black Colleges and Universities: An Exploratory Study (Journal of Criminal Justice 36, 2008).

Work Experience

  • 20 years of experience in Criminal Justice

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