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Joseph Budd

Dr. Joey Budd

Associate Professor of Criminal Justice, MSJS Program Coordinator
Louisville Site
Louisville Education Center

Dr. Joey Budd, Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, teaches at the Louisville Education Center of Campbellsville University. Dr. Budd is also the Program Coordinator for the Master’s in justice Studies program.

Dr. Budd was a law enforcement officer in Georgia after serving 11 years in the United States Air Force and is a veteran of the first Gulf War. Dr. Budd’s first policing job was in a small town of fewer than 1000 people; there he had the opportunity to meet people and practice community policing. He then transferred to a larger department where he was an investigator working many types of cases and meeting diverse individuals. Dr. Budd’s last law enforcement job was at a sheriff’s office working as a deputy sheriff with a focus on traffic offenses, especially DUI’s.

Dr. Budd earned his Bachelors and Master’s degree from Valdosta State University in Valdosta, Georgia. His original research thesis was

“An Analysis of Citizen Perceptions and Satisfaction with the Nashville, Georgia, Police Department.”

Dr. Budd received his Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership from Ashford University.   His doctoral dissertation was:

“An Analysis of Learning Styles of Criminal Justice Students Enrolled at Three Undergraduate Colleges Across the Commonwealth of Kentucky.”

Dr. Budd enjoys playing ice hockey and cycling in his spare time along with spending time with his children and grandchildren.  His research interest includes law enforcement use of force, community policing, bullying, and deviant behavior.

Dr. Budd is an active member of the Southern Criminal Justice Association