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ODU Vice Provost Named President of Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences

Brian K. Payne, Old Dominion University Vice Provost for Graduate and Undergraduate Academic Programs, was recently named president of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS).

Payne was named president of the association at its annual meeting Feb. 18-21 in Philadelphia. He previously held positions as vice president and second vice president of ACJS, president of the Southern Criminal Justice Association and editor of the American Journal of Criminal Justice.

The ACJS includes about 2,800 academics, students and professionals from around the world in its membership. The organization was established in 1963 to foster professional and scholarly activities in the field of criminal justice through education, research and policy analysis.

Payne has held the vice provost position since his return to ODU in May, 2013. Previously, he served as an assistant professor from 1996 to 2004, at which time he became a full professor and chair of the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice - a position he held until 2007.

Payne earned a bachelor's degree in sociology, a master's in criminology and a doctorate in criminology (with a concentration in white-collar crime and policy) from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. During his career, Payne has received numerous honors and was an ODU nominee for the Virginia Outstanding Faculty Awards in 2006.

Seven books authored by Payne have been published along with well over 200 scholarly journal articles and research papers he wrote alone or in collaboration with others.