James J. Nolan
James J. Nolan is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at West Virginia University. His research and teaching has focused on community policing, neighborhood dynamics, police procedures, crime measurement, hate crimes, and equity and
inclusion in higher education. He is the co-author of “The Violence of Hate: Understanding Harmful Forms of Bias and Bigotry.” His recent publications have appeared in the Journal of Quantitative Criminology, Policing & Society, Criminal Justice Studies, Homicide Studies, Journal of Criminal Justice, The British Journal of Criminology, and The American Sociologist. Dr. Nolan’s professional career began as a police officer in Wilmington, Delaware USA. In 13 years with that department, he worked in a variety of divisions, including patrol, community policing, organized crime and vice, and planning and research. He is a 1992 graduate of the FBI National Academy. Dr. Nolan earned a Ph.D. from Temple University where his graduate work focused on the study of group and social processes.