Forrest Rodgers, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Sociology & Criminology

Forrest Rodgers is an Assistant Professor of Sociology and Criminology. His primary teaching and research interests include race/ethnicity, crime, and (in)justice; discrimination in the application of the death penalty; hate crimes against LGBTQ people...

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Education & Curriculum Vitae

Ph. D. Sociology, University of Oklahoma

M.S. Criminal Justice, University of Cincinnati

B.A. Criminology, Arkansas State University

Curriculum Vitae

Courses Taught

CRIM 101 (03): Crime, Social Control, and Justice

CRIM 101 (04): Crime, Social Control, and Justice

CRIM 312: Criminological Theories

CRIM 262: Race and Crime

CRIM 395: Special Topics in Criminology - Drugs & Crime (soon to be a regular course elective)


Forrest Rodgers is an Assistant Professor of Sociology and Criminology. His primary teaching and research interests include race/ethnicity, crime, and (in)justice; discrimination in the application of the death penalty; hate crimes against LGBTQ people of color; and effective teaching practices. His current research project explores the demoralization of police officers in modern society and during the opioid epidemic.