Dr. Arif Akgul

Dr. Arif Akgul
Assc Prof & Chief Research Off
School of Criminology and Security Studies
Arts and Sciences, College of
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  • Ph.D. - Political Science (Criminal Justice Program), Washington State University - 2007
  • M.A. - Criminal Justice, Washington State University - 2005

Awards and Honors

  • Career Readiness Faculty Champion - 2019

Licensures and Certifications

  • Online Instructor Certificate - Indiana State University - 2019

Teaching Interests

  • Intelligence Analysis; Strategic Intelligence; Introduction to Security Management; Comparative and International Security; Transnational Crime; Drug Policy

Contract, Fellowship, Grant or Sponsored Research

  • Grant: New Careers in Criminal Justice and Security Studies: Exploring the Recent Trends in the Job Market - Lilly Endowment 2019 - 2020. Funded

Research Interests

  • Security Studies, Drug Policy, Migration, Policing, Intelligence

University Service

  • Role: Member - University Faculty Senate 2021 - 2023

Public/Community Service

  • Role: Committee Member - Indiana Executive Council on Cybersecurity (IECC) Work Force Development Committee 2021
  • Role: Committee Member - Drug Free Vigo County 2018
Intelligence Analysis
Introduction to Security Management
Intelligence and Narcotics

Washington State University
PhD. in Political Science (Program in Criminal Justice) 
Washington State University
M.A. in Criminal Justice

His research has been published in International Journal of Comparative and Applied Criminal JusticeJournal of International Migration and IntegrationInternational Journal of Law Crime and Justice, and Trends in Organized Crime. 

Drug Policy, Migration, and Security Studies.