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Joseph Donnermeyer, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus at the Ohio State University

Dr. Joseph F. Donnermeyer is a professor emeritus in the School of Environment and Natural Resources at The Ohio State University. He received his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Sociology from the University of Kentucky, and his B.A. degree in Sociology from Thomas More College in Ft. Mitchell, Kentucky. He currently holds appointments as an adjunct professor with the School of Justice (Faculty of Law) at the Queensland University of Technology (Brisbane, AU) and is a Research Associate at the Center on Research on Violence at West Virginia University (Morgantown, USA).

Dr. Donnermeyers specialization is rural criminology. He has conducted research on numerous rural crime topics, including levels of victimization and attitudes toward crime among rural people, the extent and pattern of offending by rural populations, especially the etiology of substance use by rural youth, and the criminology of food and agriculture. He is the founding editor of the on-line journal titled The International Journal of Rural Criminology (OSU Libraries, Knowledge Bank).

Dr. Donnermeyer is the author (co-author) of over 100 peer reviewed journal articles, book chapters, and books on issues related to rural crime and rural societies. He is a trainer in various executive development and leadership programs through the Ohio Association of Chiefs of Police (the Police Executive Leadership Program and the Certified Law Enforcement Executive Program), the Ohio Fire Chiefs Association program on leadership, and other organizations on topics related to community and social change.

With Dr. Walter DeKeseredy at West Virginia University, Dr. Donnermeyer is the co-author of Rural Criminology (2014), a monograph in the Critical Criminology Series sponsored by Routledge. He is the editor of Routledge International Handbook of Rural Criminology (2016), and is currently preparing the Criminology of Food and Agriculture (Routledge). He was recently selected as editor of the Routledge Monograph Series in Rural Criminology.