John Smykla, Ph.D.
Dr. John Ortiz Smykla is Director and Professor of the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Florida Atlantic University. His research and teaching interests include corrections, offender reentry, police-worn body cameras, and high-impact learning. Currently he is working with colleagues on a randomized controlled trial of reentry court for the United States District Court, Northern District of Florida, longitudinal surveys of police and community perceptions of police-worn body cameras in West Palm Beach and Pensacola, Florida, and a content analysis of student perceptions of study-abroad experiences in Scotland. Dr. Smykla is co-author of Corrections in the 21st Century (8th ed. forthcoming, McGraw-Hill). He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in corrections, offender reentry, and research methods.