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Bio: Dennis Geiver

  • Dr. Dennis Geiver

    Dennis Giever is a professor and chair of the Department of Criminology at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP).  Dennis holds a Ph.D. from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in Criminology and a master’s degree in Criminal Justice with a graduate minor in Experimental Statistics from New Mexico State University.  He is active in the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, the American Society of Criminology, and ASIS International.

    In 1995, Dennis took his first academic position at New Mexico State University in the Department of Criminal Justice.  During his time in New Mexico, he worked on a number of large research projects, including two National Institute of Justice grants: Evaluating a Metropolitan Area—Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) Drug Court and a National Evaluation of the Gang Resistance Education and Training (G.R.E.A.T.) program.  He was also the principle investigator on a $2-million grant funded by the Department of Justice to develop a Security Technology Program.  He has worked extensively with Sandia National Laboratories in the development of security technology education programs and helped form a number of collaborations between schools offering such programs.

    In 1998, Dennis assumed a faculty position in the Department of Criminology at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP).  During his first year at IUP, he assumed the position of chair of the department, a position he still holds.  While at IUP, Dennis has been a co-PI on a NSF funded initiative in information assurance that established IUP as a Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance, one of only thirty-six such institutions in the nation at that time.  Dennis has also worked on both the Pine Grove Evaluation Project (funded by the PaDOC) and with the National Institute for Correctional Education (funded by DOJ and DOE).  Dennis was also funded by the Sloan Foundation/Council of Graduate Schools to develop a pilot program for a innovative masters of science degree.

    Dennis has published nineteen research articles or book chapters in diverse areas such as juvenile transfers, jails, fear of crime, parental management and self-control, and police pursuits.