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Dr. J. Keith Akins

Associate Professor of Criminal Justice

"Education is vital for those who want to move up in the world and attain policy-making positions."

Degrees Held:

Ph.D. in Anthropology – University of Florida, 1998

Career Highlights:

I worked undercover in domestic terrorist groups from 2000-2004.

In which online bachelor's degree programs do you teach?

B.S. in Criminal Justice

Which classes do you teach in the online?

All upper division courses

What types of projects can students expect in your online courses?

Written papers and exams

What advice would you give to those considering an online bachelor's degree program?

Work a little bit every day; don't let the work pile up. Also, keep up with all of the reading assignments.

What is the value of a bachelor's degree? What are some of the skills students gain in this program?

All police officers begin their career in a patrol car. Those with degrees are not still in that patrol car when they retire. Education is vital for those who want to move up in the world and attain policy-making positions.

Why did you start teaching?

I loved college so much that I never wanted to leave. I began my education late in life after serving in the U.S. Army infantry.

What is the one book you think everyone should read?

"Dune" by Frank Herbert

Tell us something interesting about yourself that your students may not know.

My areas of expertise are terrorists and hate groups


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