John Vinson, PhD

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PhD, Public Administration

Adjunct Professor, Criminal Justice, Criminology, and Forensics

Building/Room: Casey

John Vinson CV (PDF)


Dr. John Vinson has over twenty-eight years of law enforcement and public safety experiences. He has previously served on the Board of the Directors for the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA), which is the leading authority for campus public safety representing over 4,200 members. He served as president in 2019 - 2020. John Vinson holds a Ph.D. in Public Administration and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy. As an adjunct faculty member who has published academic research and participated in various research projects, he teaches undergraduate and graduate level leadership, management and criminal justice courses.

With extensive leadership and management experience, he has developed and facilitated numerous leadership and law enforcement seminars and workshops for civilian and sworn officers, from first line to executive level leaders. Other experiences include working with public and private agencies in the areas of strategic planning, change management, organizational analysis, leadership development and team building. As an avid runner who has completed over 100 marathons on six continents, Dr. Vinson believes health and wellness for law enforcement and public safety personnel is critical in building and maintaining integrated community-based partnerships.