Gillespie Distinguished Scholar, Chair, and Professor of Criminal Justice & Legal Studies
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Wesley Jennings, Ph.D., is Chair and Professor of Criminal Justice and Legal Studies at the University of Mississippi. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Florida, and his teaching and research interests are in developmental/life-course criminology and quantitative methods.
Wesley G. Jennings, PhD, is Chair and Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice and Legal Studies at the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss). He has over 250 publications, his h-index is 51 (i-index of 152), and he has over 10,000 citations to his published work. He was recognized as the #1 criminologist in the world (at his previous rank of Assistant Professor: Copes et al., JCJE, 2013); the #1 criminologist in the world at his previous rank of Associate Professor (Khey, JCJE, 2017), and the #3 criminologist in the world across all ranks in terms of his peer-reviewed scholarly publication productivity in the top criminology and criminal justice journals (Cohn & Farrington, JCJE, 2014). His major research interests are quantitative methods and longitudinal data analysis. He is a member of the American Society of Criminology, and a Lifetime Member of both the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences and the Southern Criminal Justice Association. He is also a Fellow of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. Finally, he is currently the President of the Southern Criminal Justice Association.