|Dupont Named Chair of Criminology and Criminal Justice
For release: Nov. 18, 2005
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Dr. Randolph Dupont has been appointed chairman of the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice in the University of Memphis' School of Urban Affairs and Public Policy.
Dupont, who joined the UofM faculty in 2003, has worked with the Memphis Police Department as an instructor and consultant to the Crisis Intervention Team. He is also director of the Memphis Police and Fire Departments' Critical Incident Services, designed to provide support for public safety personnel involved in high-risk incidents.
Dupont has served as director of the Shelby County Assessment and Detoxification program at The MED, which provides judicial system alternatives for individuals at risk for addictive disorders.
Dupont, a clinical psychologist, previously was a professor at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, where he taught in the Department of Psychiatry, Division of Clinical Psychology. His clinical responsibilities included directing psychiatric emergency and consultation services at the Regional Medical Center at Memphis.
Dupont was named the CUNY John Jay College of Law Enforcement News 2000 Person of the Year and was honored as the Tennessee Psychological Association's 2001 Distinguished Psychologist in the Public Sector.A graduate of Loyola University in New Orleans, he earned his doctorate from the University of Texas and interned at the UT Health Science Center.
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