College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
School of Public Policy and Administration
Ph.D. Public Policy and Administration
Dr. Terrance Hinton has worked within the Criminal Justice and Non-Profit/Public Administration Management field for over 10 years serving in a variety of roles. As a former Re-Entry Program Manager, Dr. Hinton oversaw the day to day operations of two workforce development programs that were designed to assist justice involved individuals to overcoming barriers to skilled employment opportunities.
In 2020, Dr. Hinton led the the E.D.G.E workforce development program to great success despite a pandemic, with 31 out 34 clients gaining employment, receiving industry recognized credentials and GED attainment. The success of the program gained local media attention. To date, Dr. Hinton has worked with and assisted over 2500 justice involved citizens for reentry purposes, which includes facilitating classes in anger management, workforce development, and cognitive behavioral therapy.
Dr. Hinton current research focuses on reentry and workforce development for the justice involved. He has presented at numerous conferences including the American Correctional Association. Dr. Hinton has published peer-reviewed articles and has written op-eds on workforce development for the justice involved. In 2021 he was nominated by community leaders for the 3rd annual Central Ohio Social Justice Award for his scholarly and community contributions to the field.