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Nik Roberts

Contributing Faculty

College of Psychology and Community Services

Degree Program M.S. Criminal Justice

Dr. Nik Roberts brings 15 years of experience in college teaching to Walden University with areas of interest in corrections education, criminological/social theory, militarism, digital forensics, and intelligence/national security. Although he has taught in the Ph.D., M.S., and B.S. programs in Criminal Justice, he primarily supervises dissertation research as a qualitative methodologist for both Ph.D. in Criminal Justice and Ph.D. in Public Policy & Administration candidates. 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 with his family and enjoys 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