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Dr. Christopher Donner

Christopher Donner, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Phone: (910) 672-2880
Office:  Lauretta Taylor Building, Room 338


Educational Background:

2013    Ph.D., Criminology
University of South Florida
2007    M.S., Criminal Justice
University of Cincinnati
2006    B.S., Criminal Justice
University of Cincinnati

Areas of Expertise:

  • American Law Enforcement 
  • Police Misconduct
  • United States Supreme Court
  • Criminological theory

Teaching Areas: 

  • Introduction to Law Enforcement
  • Criminological Theory
  • Statistics
  • Introduction to Criminal Courts

Dr. Christopher Donner 



Chris Donner joined the Department of Criminal Justice at Fayetteville State University as an assistant professor in August 2013. Prior to his appointment, he was a graduate assistant and adjunct instructor at the University of South Florida. Dr. Donner's main research interests are focused in American law enforcement, and his dissertation examined police misconduct among a multi-agency sample of police supervisors. While at USF, he worked on the National Police Research Platform, a series of longitudinal studies of police personnel. Throughout this project, Dr. Donner was able to work closely with policing scholars and practitioners to produce translational research. Before pursuing his doctorate, he worked in the criminal justice field for two years as a Pre-Trial Officer for the Hamilton County (OH) Municipal Court. Dr. Donner is a member of the American Society of Criminology, and his work has been published in multiple peer-review journal outlets, such as the Journal of Criminal Justice, the American Journal of Criminal Justice, and Police Quarterly.

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