Shaun Gabbidon

Distinguished Professor of Criminal Justice, Penn State Harrisburg

Areas of Expertise

  • Race and crime
  • Ethnicity
  • Public opinion
  • Diversity issues
  • Private security
  • Security administration


Shaun Gabbidon, Distinguished Professor of Criminal Justice at Penn State Harrisburg, is an expert in ethnicity, diversity issues and private security.

Gabbidon served as a fellow at Harvard University’s W.E.B. DuBois Institute for Afro-American Research and professor at Coppin State University and the University of Baltimore. He is a member of the American Criminology Society and the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS) as well as serves as the founding editor of Race and Justice: An International Journal. He has received numerous awards from organizations including the Western Society of Criminology and ACJS.

Gabbidon has published scholarly publications, articles and books including Race and Crime, Race, Ethnicity, Crime and Justice and African American Classics in Criminology and Criminal Justice.

He received his Ph.D., M.A. and B.A. in criminology at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania.