Skip to main content

Amanda Graham – Assistant Professor

Statesboro Campus

Office: Carroll Building – Room 1093

Phone: (912) 478-8471


Curriculum Vitae


Amanda Graham an Assistant Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology. She is a recent graduate from the School of Criminal Justice at the University of Cincinnati, where she has worked in IACP/UC Center for Police Research and Policy.

Her research interests focus on policing, police legitimacy, scale development, and measurement. Recently, she has published on the citation influence of recently published articles, body-worn cameras, the impact of race in police-community relationships, and the importance of construct measurement. Her work appears in journals such as Criminal Justice ReviewRace and Justice, the Asian Journal of Criminology, and the Journal of Criminal Justice Education. She teaches in the areas of policing, statistics, research methods, and criminal justice.


Ph.D., School of Criminal Justice (2019) University of Cincinnati

M.S., Criminology and Criminal Justice (2013) University of Nebraska-Omaha

B.A., Psychology (2010) University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Courses Taught

Undergraduate Courses

Policing in America, Criminal Justice Research Methods, Introduction to Criminal Justice, Criminal Justice Statistics, Introduction to Policing


Graham, A., Pratt, T. C., Lee, H., & Cullen, F. T. (2019). Contemporary Classics: Sources of High Citations Following Publication. Journal of Criminal Justice Education30(3), 348-375. doi: 10.1080/10511253.2018.1510018    

Graham, A., McManus, H. D., Burton, V. S., Jr., Cullen, F. T., & Jonson, C. L. (2019) Videos Don’t Lie: African Americans’ Support for Body-Worn Cameras. Criminal Justice Review. 44 (3), 284-303. doi: 10.1177/0734016819846229    

McManus, H. D., Graham, A., Cullen, F. T., Burton, V. S., Jr., & Jonson, C. L. (Available Online) Friend Not Foe? Race and Knowing the Police. Race and Justice. doi: 10.1177/2153368719849486

Cao, L. & Graham, A. (2019). The Measurement of Legitimacy: A Rush to Judgement? Asian Journal of Criminology

Awards & Honors

2019 – Darwin T. Turner Scholars Breakfast of Champions Honoree

2016 – University of Cincinnati Doctoral Student Research Grant ($2,500)

2014 – Footprinters Association “Dispatcher of the Year”

2013 – Footprinters Association “Dispatcher of the Year”

Last updated: 12/15/2023