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Nik Roberts

Contributing Faculty

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

School of Criminal Justice

Degree Program M.S. Criminal Justice

Dr. Nik Roberts brings 15 years of experience in college teaching to Walden's graduate programs in Criminal Justice and Public Policy & Administration. His interests include corrections education, criminological/social theory, prisonization, militarism, and digital forensics. At Walden, he primarily serves as a qualitative research methodologist for Ph.D. candidates using phenomenology, narrative inquiry, thematic analysis, oral history, or grounded theory in their dissertations. Honorably discharged from the Army National Guard, Dr. Roberts previously worked for the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections and the U.S. Library of Congress' Teaching with Primary Sources program. A recently certified digital forensics investigator, Dr. Roberts earned his Ph.D. (Human/Social Science) from Saybrook University, his M.A. (Criminology) from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and his M.S. (Law and Public Policy) from California University of Pennsylvania. He lives in Pittsburgh, PA and spends his spare time collecting vinyl records and playing guitar.

Courses Taught

CRJS 9000 - Dissertation

PPPA 9000 - Dissertation

CRJS 8351 - Policy Analysis in Criminal Justice

CRJS 2001 - Criminology and Social Control

CRJS 1001 - Contemporary Criminal Justice Systems


PhD, Saybrook University - Pasadena, CA United States

Post-master's Certificate, Saybrook University - Pasadena, CA

MA, Indiana University of Pennsylvania - Indiana, PA United States

MS, California University of Pennsylvania - California, PA United States

Postbaccalaureate Certificate, Gonville and Caius College, University of Cambridge - Cambridge, England

BA, California University of Pennsylvania - California, PA United States

BS, California University of Pennsylvania - California , PA United States