Shahid M. Shahidullah, Ph.D.

Shahid M. Shahidullah, Ph.D. (Team Leader) is a Professor in the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice at Hampton University. Dr. Shahid received a Master of Arts degree in Sociology from McMaster University in Canada. He received his Master of Public and International Affairs (M.P.I.A.) and Master of Arts and doctorate in Sociology from the University of Pittsburgh. Before joining Hampton University, Dr. Shahid taught at Elizabeth 

City State University in North Carolina, Virginia State University and Christopher Newport University in Virginia, and St. John’s University in New York. He also worked as a Research Associate in the Global Science and Technology Program of the University Center for International Studies, University of Pittsburgh. His major research interests include Cyber Crime, Transnational Organized Crime, Comparative Criminal Justice, Global Terrorism, and Crime Policy in America. He has published several books and scholarly articles. Dr. Shahid is currently working on a volume on Modernization and Globalization to be published by NOVA Scientific Publishers in 2019. This book will have a major section on issues and challenges of modernizing juvenile justice in America. 

Dr. Shahid has served as a member of the Editorial Board of Victims and Offenders: Journal of Evidence-Based Theory and Practice and an Associate Editor of the Journal of Developing Societies. At Elizabeth City State University, Dr. Shahid served (2011-2015) as the Director of the Mid-Atlantic Consortium- Center for Academic Excellence Project (funded by the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency). In 2010, Dr. Shahid served as Senior Fellow of the American Institute of Bangladesh Studies, and in 2012 he was selected as a Fulbright Specialist Fellow (2012-2017). Currently, he is serving as a reviewer for the Office of Justice Programs, Department of Justice. Dr. Shahid is a member of the American Society of Criminology and the American Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, He was the President of Virginia Social Science Association in 2008-2009, and received the organization’s Zamora Award for his distinguished service as a President in 2011.