Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice and Criminology
Georgia Southern University
Chad Posick grew up outside of Rochester, NY. He attended the Finger Lakes Community College where he obtained a degree in Environmental Studies before transferring to the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). There he received a BS in Criminal Justice and an MS in Public Policy. He worked closely with the Rochester Police Department and the Rochester District Attorney’s Office on Project Safe Neighborhoods throughout his undergraduate and graduate degree programs. In 2009, he attended Northeastern University in Boston, MA. In 2012, he graduated from Northeastern University with a doctorate in Criminology and Criminal Justice and finished up his time in Boston as a post-doctoral researcher at the Institute on Race and Justice. Chad started his faculty position at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, GA in the Fall of 2013. He teaches in the areas of criminal behavior, victimology, and statistics. His research pertains to the relationship between victimization and offending, the mental and behavioral outcomes of exposure to victimization, and violence prevention. Currently, Chad is the principle investigator on the Bureau of Justice Assistance Smart Prosecution program in Savannah, Georgia and a board member of the Court-Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of the Ogeechee Circuit. Outside of work, he is an avid birdwatcher and fantasy novel reader. He lives with his wife Sandra, two dogs Lulu and Silas, and two cats Penny and Hank in Statesboro, GA.