Department of Criminal
Justice & Criminology
One John Marshall
Office: Smith Hall
Dr. Dru Bora joined the Criminal
Justice & Criminology Faculty in the fall of 2004. He currently holds the rank of
Associate Professor and also serves as the Department Chair. Dr.
Bora previously served as Director of Graduate Studies for the
Master of Science in Criminal Justice Program from 2005-2009. Before
arriving at Marshall, he taught at Wheeling Jesuit University from
1997-2004 and Indiana University of Pennsylvania from 1995-1997. Dr.
Bora resides with his
wife, Dr. Kim DeTardo-Bora, and their daughter, Asha.
Ph.D., Criminology, Indiana University
of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA
M.S., Criminal Justice, Eastern
Kentucky University, Richmond, KY
B.A., Criminal Justice/Legal Studies,
Marshall University, Huntington, WV
Teaching and Research
areas of concentration are international/comparative
justice systems, research methods, and statistics; however, he
teaches a wide variety of courses such as Crime & the Media, Drugs
and Crime, Comparative Systems of Justice, Terrorism, as well as
Introduction to Criminal Justice and graduate courses in research
methods and statistics. In conjunction with his specialization in
international criminal justice, his greatest achievement thus far at
Marshall has been the development and implementation of a
faculty-led study abroad course in criminal justice. Over the past
few years, he has taken students abroad to study the criminal
justice systems of the United Kingdom, France, Ireland, and Northern
Ireland. The photo below of
Dr. Bora and his students was taken at Dunluce Castle, off the coast
of Northern Ireland.
Dr. Bora completed his doctoral dissertation in 2003 on The
Influence of Emotional Intelligence on Deviant Behavior.
research interests falls into the comparative realm, primarily
comparative policing. Dr. Bora also has worked on several projects/grants funded by
the U.S. Department of Justice in the area of community policing.
Furthermore, he has been involved in research in the areas of
domestic violence and campus safety and security.
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Revised November 17, 2009