Frank Schmalleger
#171473 Overall Influence

Frank Schmalleger

American criminologist


Why is this person notable and influential?

Frank Schmalleger was born in 1947. He earned a master’s degree and a Ph.D in sociology from Ohio State University, with a concentration in criminology.

He has written many books and articles on criminology and justice, such as Trial of the Century: People of the State of California vs. Orenthal James Simpson, Finding Criminal Justice in the Library, The Social Basis of Criminal Justice, and A History of Corrections.

Today, he is best known for Criminal Law Today, Criminology Today, and Criminal Justice Today, developed in collaboration with Pearson for distribution through their Revel platform, which infuses the subject matter with interactivity for online students. Schmalleger was instrumental in the development of the first online classrooms for distance learning in the world and has taught graduate courses online for the New School for Social Research. He has also designed such websites as the Criminal Justice Distance Learning Consortium and the Criminal Justice Cybrary.

He has been a Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke since 1991 and continues his work bringing high-quality, evidence-based, and pedagogically sound criminal justice curriculum online to increase access for students of the field. In so doing, he has advanced the field of criminal justice.

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Frank Schmalleger is Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. He holds degrees from the University of Notre Dame and The Ohio State University, having earned both a master's and a doctorate in sociology from The Ohio State University with a special emphasis in criminology. From 1976 to 1994, he taught criminology and criminal justice courses at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. For the last 16 of those years, he chaired the university's Department of Sociology, Social Work, and Criminal Justice. The university named him Distinguished Professor in 1991.

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Ohio State University
Ohio State University

Public research university in Columbus, Ohio, United States

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#50 World Rank
Criminal Justice
#2231 World Rank