- Ph.D. Criminal Justice, University of Cincinnati (1998)
- M.S. Criminal Justice, University of Cincinnati (1993)
- B.S. Criminal Justice, University of Massachusetts Lowell (1992)
Areas of Expertise:
Police Organizational Structure, The Life Course and Disbanding of Police Agencies, Crime Lab Performance, Criminal Investigations, Ballistics
Dr. William King joined the faculty in 2009 and serves as the Associate Dean for Research and Program Development. Between 1997 and 2009 he served as a faculty member and as the Director of the Crime and Justice Research Laboratory at Bowling Green State University, in Ohio. His research interests include the quantitative and comparative study of police organizational structure, the process of criminal investigations, and studying forensics systems from an organizational and theoretical perspective. His academic interests also are focused on assisting criminal justice agencies with solutions derived from data and analyses. Between 2005 and 2009 he assisted the nation of Trinidad and Tobago with its strategic anti-crime initiative, by working closely with homicide investigators and the nation's crime lab. Dr. King also served as the primary investigator on a National Institute of Justice funded study of ATF's ballistics imaging program, called NIBIN. He presently coordinates the Texas Chiefs of Police Panel Project (TCPPP), an ongoing research program, in conjunction with LEMIT, which collects information from Texas chiefs of police. His publications have appeared in Criminology and Public Policy, Journal of Forensic Identification, Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, and the Journal of Criminal Justice.