Tim McCuddy

Assistant Professor

317 Browning Hall
Office Hours
by appointment
Tim McCuddy


Dr. McCuddy holds a Ph.D. in criminology and criminal justice from the University of Missouri – St. Louis. His research focuses on the causes and consequences of youth crime and violence by examining how schools, neighborhoods, and the Internet impact offending and victimization. He specializes in four main areas: the implications of digital communication for crime and deviance, peer groups and crime, school safety, and community crime prevention. He is a faculty affiliate of the Urban Affairs PhD program and the Center for the Advancement of Youth Development

Dr. McCuddy is the recepient of the 2023 Michael K. Harless Faculty Excellence Awad and the 2023 Dean's Award for Excellence in Teaching. He also recevied the 2024 Graduate Student Association Mentor Award


Ph.D., Criminology and Criminal Justice, 2018, University of Missouri – St. Louis
M.A., Criminal Justice, 2013, University of Memphis
B.A., Criminology and Criminal Justice, 2011, University of Memphis


Dr. McCuddy's full list of scholarly publications can be accessed via GoogleScholar and his Curriculum Vitae. 

Research Interests

Youth Crime and Violence, Peer Groups and Crime, School Safety, Digital Criminology, Community Violence

Teaching Interests

Juvenile Delinquency, Criminological Theory, Research Methods, Communites and Crime 


"The Impact of Online Peers on Youth Violence" provided by the New York Youth State Justice Institute. Click here.

Faculty Interview Series

A conversation with Dr. Tim McCuddy: please visit here.