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Dr. Wesley G. Jennings

Professor & Doctoral Program Coordinator


Ph.D. Criminology, University of Florida (2007)
MCJ Criminology, University of South Carolina (2004)
B.A. Psychology, University of South Carolina (2002)

Areas of Expertise:

Quantitative Methods
Longitudinal Analysis
Developmental Criminology


Wesley G. Jennings, Ph.D., is Professor and Doctoral Program Coordinator in the School of Criminal Justice at Texas State University. In addition, he also has a Courtesy Appointment in the Department of Health Outcomes & Biomedical Informatics and is a Faculty Affiliate of the Institute for Child Health Policy in the College of Medicine at the University of Florida.

He has over 250 publications and over 6,750 citations to his published work. At the ranks of assistant and associate professor, he was recognized as the #1 criminologist in the world and is currently ranked #3 across all ranks in terms of his peer-reviewed scholarly publication productivity in the top criminology and criminal justice journals. He is the co-author of several monographs, including Female delinquency from childhood to young adulthood: Recent results from the Pittsburgh Girls Study; Offending from childhood to young adulthood: Recent results from the Pittsburgh Youth Study; and Offending from childhood to late middle age: Recent results from the Cambridge Study in Delinquent Development. Finally, he is currently the Vice President of the Southern Criminal Justice Association.


Curriculum Vitae:

Curriculum Vitae