Mercyhurst University

Spyridon Kodellas, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Preston 128

(814)-824-3109

Spyridon Kodellas began a tenure-track appointment as an Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice at Mercyhurst University in September 2015. Currently, he teaches the following courses: Advanced Research and AnalysisJustice in America, CriminologyCrime Prevention, Sociology of Law, and Race, Crime, & Justice. His research interests span victimology and victimization, workplace violence and harassment, fear of crime and perceptions of risk, criminology and crime prevention, mass media and criminal justice policy.

Spyridon Kodellas was born and raised in Arcadia, Greece. He moved to Athens and earned a bachelor’s degree with honors in Communication and Media Studies and a master’s degree in Political Communication and New Technologies from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. During his undergraduate years, he began his career as a professional journalist working for online and traditional newspapers and magazines. In 2006 he moved to the United States and in 2012, he completed his Ph.D. in Criminal Justice as a Fulbright Scholar and Gabbard Research Associate Fellow at the School of Criminal Justice of the University of Cincinnati. Subsequently, he went back to Greece and spent two years teaching and doing research at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. He came back to the States in 2014 and started teaching as a visiting professor at the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee. In 2015 he moved to Mercyhurst University.