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Criminal Justice & Criminology

College of Arts & Sciences

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Dr. Dustin  Osborne Ph.D.

Assistant Professor / Graduate Coordinator
Criminal Justice
423-439-5604 /
Roger-Stout Hall 201E


Dr. Dustin Osborne is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology.  He currently serves as the Graduate Program Coordinator and Faculty Advisor for the Criminal Justice Society.

Dr. Osborne received his Ph.D. in Justice Administration from the University of Louisville in 2015, M.A. in Criminal Justice and Criminology from ETSU in 2011, and B.S. in Administration of Justice from the University of Virginia's College at Wise in 2009.

His research interests revolve around rural issues, including crimes unique to these environments, the generalizability of criminological theories to rural samples, and the relationship between rural culture and crime. 

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