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Chad Posick – Department Chair

Statesboro Office: Carroll Building – Room 1100
Armstrong Office: University Hall – Room 214

Phone: (912) 478-8007


Curriculum Vitae

Research Areas:
Victimization, Statistics, Biopsychosocial Perspectives


Chad Posick is an Associate Professor of Criminal Justice and Criminology at Georgia Southern University. He received his doctorate in criminal justice and criminology from Northeastern University in 2012. While there, he worked on a project investigating the reporting of hate crime by victims which was funded by the National Institute of Justice, a nation-wide police-community interaction survey project also funded by the National Institute of Justice, and a local anti-gang initiative funded by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Prior to his experience at Northeastern University, he obtained a Master’s degree in Public Policy and a Bachelors of Criminal Justice from the Rochester Institute of Technology where he was funded as a research assistant on Project Safe Neighborhoods. This project implemented the Ceasefire model in Rochester, New York.

Currently, as a professor in the department of criminology and criminal justice at Georgia Southern University, he continues to work on similar projects in Savannah including the Bureau of Justice Assistance funded SMART Prosecution Project. He teaches in the areas of victimology, criminal behavior, and statistics. He has published over 35 articles and was recently given the New Scholar Award by the division of Victimology of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences.


Ph.D., Criminology and Criminal Justice (2012)
Northeastern University

M.S., Science, Technology, and Public Policy (2009)
Rochester Institute of Technology

B.S., Criminal Justice (2006)
Rochester Institute of Technology

A.S., Environmental Studies (2003)
Finger Lakes Community College



Posick, C., Rocque, M., & Barnes, J. C. (2022). Fitting the facts of crime: An invitation to biopsychosocial criminology. Philadelphia, PA: Temple University Press.

Grubb, J. A., & Posick, C. (Eds.). (2021). Crime TV: Streaming criminology in popular culture. New York, NY: NYU Press.

Posick, C. (2018). The development of criminological thought. New York, NY: Routledge.

Rafter, N., Posick, C., & Rocque, M. (2016). The criminal brain (2nd Edition). New York, NY: New York University Press.

Journal Articles

Lloyd, K. M., Posick, C., & Stevens, J. (2022). Physical and sexual assault, and negative perceptions of health: Does age of onset matter?. Journal of Criminal Justice, 101966.

Posick, C., & Rocque, M. (2022). Integrating individual risk and social exposure to violence: A multilevel victimization perspective. Journal of Interpersonal Violence37(7-8), NP4840-NP4864.

Posick, C., Schueths, A. A., Christian, C., Grubb, J. A., & Christian, S. E. (2020). Child victim services in the time of COVID-19: New challenges and innovative solutions. American Journal of Criminal Justice45(4), 680-689.

Jackson, D. B., Posick, C., & Vaughn, M. G. (2019). New evidence of the nexus between neighborhood violence, perceptions of danger, and child health. Health Affairs38(5), 746-754.

Awards & Honors

2019 – Faculty Researcher of the Year Award from the Division of Victimology of the American Society of Criminology

2017 – Award for Excellence in Research/Creative Scholarly Activity – Georgia Southern University, Office of the Provost

2015 – New Scholar Award for the Victimology Section of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences

2015 – Recipient of the 2015 ACJS Sage Junior Faculty Teaching Award

Last updated: 12/15/2023