Gus Martin

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Professor and Department Chair

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Gus Martin is a Professor and Department Chair of Criminal Justice Administration in the Department of Public Administration, first appointed in 2001. He served as the founding Director of the School of Public Service and Justice. He also served for nearly ten years in academic administration at CSU Dominguez Hills as Associate Vice President for Faculty Affairs, Acting Associate Dean of the College of Business Administration and Public Policy, and Associate Vice President for Human Resources Management.

Dr. Martin’s research and professional interests are terrorism and extremism, homeland security, and administration of justice. He is author of a number of books on the subjects of terrorism and homeland security, including Understanding Terrorism: Challenges, Perspectives, and Issues, Understanding Homeland Security, Essentials of Terrorism: Concepts and Controversies, The SAGE Encyclopedia of Terrorism, Second Edition, Terrorism and Homeland Security, and The New Era of Terrorism: Selected Readings. He is also author of Juvenile Justice: Process and Systems.

Dr. Martin began his academic career as an Administration of Justice professor at the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Pittsburgh. Prior to joining academia, Dr. Martin served as Managing Attorney for the Fair Housing Partnership of Greater Pittsburgh, Special Counsel to the Attorney General of the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Legislative Assistant to Congressman Charles B. Rangel of New York.

Dr. Martin received his A.B. degree from Harvard College, J.D. from Duquesne University Thomas R. Kline School of Law, and Ph.D. from the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Pittsburgh.


Courses Taught at CSUDH

CJA 340, Criminal Justice and the Community

CJA 342, Legal Foundations of Justice Administration

CJA 423, Administrative Law

CJA 443, Criminal Law and Justice Administration

CJA 444, Juvenile Justice Process

CJA 446, Terrorism and Extremism

CJA 495, Special Topics

CJA 496, Internship in Criminal Justice

PUB 494, Independent Study

PUB 595, Special Topics in Public Administration


Curriculum Vitae

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