July 29, 2020 @ 2:30pm
Dr. Leon T. Geter
Dr. Leon T. Geter serves that the Department Chair of the Benedict College new Criminal Justice Administration and Social Science (CAJSS) Department. In addition, Dr. currently directs the Benedict College Center for Cybersecurity in Columbia, S.C. Since 2014, Dr. Geter has served as the PI of the Benedict College Cybersecurity Project, which is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA). In October 2015, Dr. Geter created and continues to Chair the Annual Benedict College Cybersecurity Symposium. For the past four years, Dr. Geter has facilitated the Benedict College Cybersecurity undergraduate internship and Summer Camp that provides, online safety, cybersecurity awareness, coding, programming and life-skills educational opportunities for K - 12 students and undergraduates.
Previously, Dr. Geter served three (3) years as the Chair of the Benedict College Department of Social Sciences and Criminal Justice (SSCJ), which included oversight and management of six (6) social science degree programs: criminal justice, psychology, history, sociology, political science, religion and philosophy. In addition, Dr. Geter serves as the PI of the Benedict College – CECOR Cyber Security Project, which is sponsored by U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and part of a 15 college/university consortium. In October 2016, Dr. Geter created and chaired the First Annual Benedict College Cyber Security Symposium, which became an annual event for the college.
Prior to his appointment with Benedict College, Dr. Geter served, four (4) years, as the Chair of the Department of Criminal Justice at Berkeley College in New York and New Jersey overseeing nine (9) campus-based criminal justice programs. Prior to his academic commitments, Dr. Geter served, eight (8) years, as an Associate Program Manager at Lockheed Martin, where he was instrumental in the development and implementation of various strategic plans for selected national level criminal justice programs sponsored by the Office of Justice Programs (OJP) and related projects. Dr. Geter served as a Project Manager for three National Criminal Justice Reference Services (NCJRS) Clearinghouses: The Bureau of Justice Statistics Clearinghouse (BJS), the Office for Victims of Crime Resource Center (OVCRC), and the Office on Violence against Women Clearinghouse (OVW).
Upcoming publications: Geter, Leon T. (2019). The Role of Diversity in Increasing the Cybersecurity Workforce Pipeline: Start Them Young to Reduce Job Gaps. Women in Criminal Justice: Textbook Chapter for undergraduate students. Kendall Hunt Publishing. Expected release Fall 2019. And, Geter, Leon T. (2019). The Impact of Women Criminal Justice Professionals and Leadership Styles in Criminal Justice Outcomes. Women in Criminal Justice. Textbook Chapter for undergraduate students. Kendall Hunt Publishing. Expected release Fall 2019. Dr. Geter has developed many cybersecurity and criminal justice workshops, trainings, and facilitated seminars on various other issues related to law enforcement, corrections, reentry, cybersecurity, and leadership. Dr. Geter earned a B.A. degree from Benedict College, M.A. from John Jay College of Criminal Justice, and earned his Doctorate from the University of Phoenix. Dr. Geter’s research interests are in the areas of Transformation Leadership, Organizational Performance, Offender Reentry, Public Policy, Desistence, Labeling Theory, and Cyber-crime.
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