Associate Professor of Criminology
Michigan State University School of Criminal Justice, East Lansing, MI 48864
Steven Chermak earned his Ph.D. in Criminal Justice from the University at Albany (1993). Dr. Chermak's research includes activities in the following areas: far-right extremism, the effectiveness of strategies used to prevent terrorism and crime, and the media's role in relation to crime and terrorism issues. He is collaborating with Professor Joshua Freilich to create the first of its kind National Database on criminal activities involving the domestic far right since 1990. Other research has focused on terrorism and media coverage of terrorist activities, including depictions of the militia movement and the September 11th attacks. Current research includes a collaborative project with the Michigan State Police on implementing an intelligence Fusion Center in Michigan, and he is involved in a consortium of Michigan State scholars that are designing several research projects in the areas of terrorism and crime in Turkey. Editorial board member, Justice Quarterly; Journal of Criminal Justice and Popular Culture; Media Series Editor, Praeger Publishing.
- State University of New York at Albany, Ph.D., Criminal Justice, 1993
- Professor, School of Criminal Justice, Michigan State University, 2008-2011
- Associate Professor, School of Criminal Justice, Michigan State University, 2005-2008
- Associate Professor, Department of Criminal Justice, Indiana University, 1999-2005
- Assistant Professor, Department of Criminal Justice, Indiana University, 1993-1999