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Faculty: Keith Akins

Dr. Keith Akins

Director of Criminal Justice-Graduate Studies
Associate Professor of Criminal Justice

B.A., Florida State University; M.A., Ph. D., University of Florida

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Phone: 832-842-2964

Sugar Land: Brazos Hall #369D

Dr. J. Keith Akins is an Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice at the University of Houston-Victoria. He came to UHV in 2008 from New Mexico State University where he was on the teaching faculty in Criminal Justice. Dr. Akins has also worked for the Anti-Defamation League and the University of North Florida and is a partially disabled veteran of the US Army.


Dr. Akins attained his MA and PhD in anthropology and religion from the University of Florida, and his BA in history from Florida State University.


Dr. Akins has presented papers at several academic conferences and written or co-authored several journal articles. His primary expertise is in religious and group violence, particularly hate crimes and terrorism.

Selected Publications:

Fourth Generation of Modern Warfare
KKK Americas Forgotten Terrorists
Suicide Bombers in Gaza