Richard B. Groskin, Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice
B.A., Pennsylvania State University
M.A., Lehigh University
Ph.D., University of Maryland
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Dr. Richard Groskin has many years of experience with the phenomena of youth gangs, delinquency prevention, and terrorism to name a few areas of specialization. Groskin has led and conducted research in criminal justice and has taught many different undergraduate and graduate courses in the behavioral sciences.
Prior to moving to North Carolina, Groskin served as Director of Criminal Justice at the University of Toledo and was the Ohio State Director of the Federal Police Corps Program after a productive federal career as criminologist for the U.S. Congress. He led Congressional oversight efforts addressing agencies and programs affecting law enforcement and the administration of justice, served as the Chief Investigator for the House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Crime, and conducted national and international investigations with the Office of Special Investigations in the U.S. General Accounting Office.
Dr. Groskin’s teaching and research activities span the field of Criminology and Criminal Justice, in which he has conducted national level studies in the field and developed and taught over 30 different courses at Barton College, the American University, University of Maryland, the Pennsylvania State University, and Lebanon Valley College. He has been engaged in research, planning, and policy in the criminal and juvenile justice field, including serving as Director of Evaluation for the State of California, Associate Director for the Research Center of the National Council on Crime and Delinquency, Director of Planning, Research, and Evaluation with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania Crime Commission.
Dr. Groskin’s publications include work on international undercover investigations, and he is engaged in several projects on juvenile crime prevention, youth gangs, and terrorism.
A recipient of the 2017 Lincoln Financial Excellence in Teaching Award, Groskin has served at Barton College since 2000.