Social and Behavioral Sciences Faculty

Larry D. Stewart, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Criminal Justice

Office: SSB 208

Tel: 912-358-3241


Ph.D., University of Southern California

J.D., University of Southern California


Dr. Stewart previously served as Dean and Associate Provost, College of Public Safety Administration, St. Petersburg College, St. Petersburg, Florida, where he supervised academic departments that  included Criminal Justice, Crime Scene Investigations, and Public Safety Administration, and oversaw Florida Certified Academies in Fire Service, Law Enforcement, Homeland Security & Emergency Management, Emergency Medical Services, Corrections, Private Security and Police Cross-Over Training; he was also responsible for management/leadership functions for the Southeastern Public Safety Institute, the Criminal Justice Institute, the National Terrorism Preparedness Institute, Florida Regional Community Oriented Policing Institute, and the Multi-jurisdiction Counter-Drug Trafficking Task Force at the College; he served as Department Chair and Professor of the Department of Urban Affairs, Social Sciences and Social Work, to include an Administration of Justice Program, at the University of the District of Columbia, Washington, DC; he served as Associate Professor of Criminal Justice & Public Safety Leadership and Graduate Program Coordinator for Public Safety Leadership at Mercer University, Atlanta, Georgia; he has taught criminal justice at Morris Brown College, Bowie State University, University of the District of Columbia and Mercer University; he is a retired special agent from the U. S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, where he reached the position of Special Agent in Charge, Baltimore, Maryland. As a Government agent, some of his career highlights included chairing the 1996 Atlanta Olympics Security Committee, Planning for 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympics, and working on such high profile cases as the UNIBOMBER, VANPAC, Atlanta Centennial Park Olympic Bombing, 1993 World Trade Center Bombing, and the Washington, DC Sniper case ; he served in the positions of Assistant to the Under Secretary (Enforcement) and Senior Advisor to the Assistant Secretary for Law Enforcement, U. S. Department of the Treasury, Washington, DC, with responsibilities for policy direction and operational oversight for the U.S. Secret Service, the U. S. Customs Service, the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, the Internal Revenue Service - Criminal Investigations, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, and the Office of Foreign Assets and Control; he is a retired military officer (Lt. Colonel) from the  U. S. Army Reserve, Military Police Corps; and he is a former police officer and Detective Sergeant with the Atlanta and Macon, Georgia Police Departments. On July 24, 2013, on the formal recommendation of the Governor of Georgia, he was appointed in the name of the President of the United States to the position of U.S. Selective Service System State Director for the State of Georgia.

Research Interests

Dr. Stewart’s research interest includes police administration/management theory, consolidated responses to terrorism, police use of deadly force, gender and race discrimination throughout the criminal justice system, evolutionary theories in public law and economics, civil liability for criminal acts committed by public safety personnel, constitutional criminal procedure, court reform,  and judicial policy making.


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