Dr. Watkins began as an Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice in the Fall of 2017. Prior to this, he has held faculty appointments at Central Connecticut State University and West Virginia Wesleyan College. He received his Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Central Florida in 2012.
His Master’s Degree is in Criminology from the University of South Florida (2009). He attended University of Michigan for his undergraduate education, where in 2005 he received his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology while minoring in Crime & Justice. His research is concentrated on issues related to criminal justice with a primary focus on substance abuse, a topic on which he has several scholarly publications.