Bob Moschgat, assistant professor of criminal justice

Bob Moschgat, assistant professor of criminal justice


Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania's Criminal Justice Undergraduate Program

Moschgat, is a theoretical and quantitative criminologist with 14 years of interdisciplinary teaching experience. Prior to his appointment at Bloomsburg University, he taught part-time at five different colleges, served as an academic dean, and worked in behavioral health.

His educational odyssey began in 1996 after being laid off from Johnstown American Corporation where he was a fifth generation steelworker. He began pursuing an associate's degree through a dislocated worker's program and decided he wanted to become a college professor when he grew up.

After a long and winding journey, this is his first tenure-track faculty appointment.

Education

Ph.D. in Criminal Justice, University at Albany
Β  Β» Comprehensive Areas: Nature of Crime & Law and Social Control
Β  Β» Dissertation: Darwin's Other Idea: Gender, Sex, and Violence
M.A. in Criminal Justice, University at Albany
B.A. in Criminology, Mount Aloysius College
A.S. in Criminology, Mount Aloysius College

Teaching Areas

Courses taught at Bloomsburg University: Criminal Justice Research, Criminology, Cults & Apocalyptic Movements, Juvenile Delinquency, Life-Course Criminology, Principles of Sociology, and Victimology.

Previous teaching experience: corrections, deviance, gangs, ethics, geography, government, policing, juvenile justice, mass media, philosophy, psychology, and sociology.

Research Interests

  • Sex and violence
  • Applying principles found in modern evolutionary theory to the study of crime, especially evolutionary psychology
  • The impact of biological father absence on criminality and mediating variables
  • Continuing to refine and hone his sexually selected theory of violence

Projects

  • Darwin's Other Idea: Gender, Sex, and Violence
  • A Criminological Examination of the Evolutionary Socialization Hypothesis
  • An Empirical Examination of a Sexually Selected Theory of Violence
  • A Theoretical Elaboration of a Sexually Selected Theory of Violence