Dr. 'Shawn Smith

Associate Professor of Criminal Justice



Office: Hemphill Hall, Room 5401
E-Mail: ssmith479@radford.edu


  • Ph.D., Old Dominion University
  • M.A., Old Dominion University
  • B.S., West Virginia University

Dr. Smith joined the Radford University faculty in 2016. 


Dr. 'Shawn Smith is a criminologist and associate professor specializing in traditional and experimental crime modeling and public policy development.  Within these scopes, his recent research and pedagogy includes urban-to-rural comparisons in crime theory (U.S. and international), emerging technologies in criminal justice, and digital victimization (e.g., cybercrime).


Dr. Smith is a regular participant of several national and international conferences, and regularly mentors both undergraduate and graduate students in the pursuit of their respective research interests.  Of late, Dr. Smith has also been active in extensive research and pedagogy advancement initiatives with The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, Commonwealth Cyber Initiative, Virginia Cyber Range, and Old Dominion University.