New Faculty: Matt R. Nobles

Description of Image Matt R. Nobles
Assistant Professor

Dr. Nobles comes to the College of Criminal Justice after serving as an assistant professor at Washington State University in Pullman, where he was named Outstanding Criminal Justice Professor in 2009. Previously, Nobles was an adjunct instructor and research analyst at John Jay College of Criminal Justice at CUNY; a graduate instructor at the University of Florida; and a GIS & Crime Analysis Intern at the Gainesville Police Department in Florida. His areas of research expertise include interpersonal violence, gun policy and communities and crime.

This fall at SHSU, Nobles will continue to promote an active research agenda in addition to teaching an undergraduate course in Cybercrime and a master's level class in Critical Analysis, featuring problem solving, crime analysis, and GIS.

Nobles was awarded his Ph.D. in Criminology, Law & Society, with a doctoral minor in Urban and Regional Planning, from the University of Florida at Gainesville in 2008. He also received his master's in Criminology, Law & Society as well as a bachelor of arts in criminology and a bachelor of science in psychology from the same university.

Nobles has published articles in several top peer-reviewed journals in criminology, including Crime & Delinquency, Journal of Criminal Justice, Justice Quarterly, Crime Mapping , Security Journal and Criminal Justice & Behavior . He also contributed to several books and other publications, including Race, Ethnicity and Policing: New and Essential Readings and The Praeger Handbook of Victimology.

A frequent presenter at conferences, Nobles participates annually in the American Society of Criminology; the Western Society of Criminology; and the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. He has also presented research at several other national and regional conferences, such as the National Institute of Justice Mapping & Analysis for Public Safety and The Florida Society of Social Sciences Research Forum.

Nobles also serves as a technical consultant for the Neighborhood Watch Program for GIS data for the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office in Florida and co-authored a needs assessment on student perceptions of campus victim services for the University of Florida Office of Victims Services with fellow SHSU faculty member Kate Fox in 2008.

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