David Bugg, Ph.D.
Dr. Bugg earned his Ph.D. in Sociology from the Department of Sociology and Social Work at Texas Woman's University in 2006. His areas of emphasis include criminology and deviant behavior as well as inequality and stratification. He holds a Master’s degree in Sociology and a Bachelor's degree in Psychology with a minor in Criminal Justice.
He is currently a member of the sociology faculty at SUNY-Potsdam where he teaches courses in criminology as well as research design and statistics in the social sciences. Prior to his current position Dr. Bugg was an employee of LEMIT from 2002 – 2007. Currently he teaches courses at Module II relating to criminology, diversity and demographic trends.
Dr. Bugg is an active researcher and routinely presents academic papers at various social science conferences at the regional, national and international level. He also chairs sessions at various conferences on crime and criminal justice. His research interests include: gun culture, hate groups, policing, disasters, women and crime, the life course and juvenile delinquency. His latest publications include: Law Enforcement Officer Experiences in a Pre-Impact Hurricane Evacuation available in Solutions to Coastal Disasters; Hate Groups in the Network Society: A Transnational Social Movement available in Social Movements: Contemporary Perspectives; and his book, Gun Ownership Over the Life Course: Generations and the Lifecycle. Currently, Dr. Bugg is involved in research projects examining: policing in disasters; white supremacy groups; governors’ use of clemency; transnational organized crime and terrorism; cyber-bullying; and health issues faced by women in prison. In the spring of 2006 Dr. Bugg was invited to attend the Oxford University Roundtable in Oxford, Great Britain. At this conference on crime and law he was invited to lead discussions on both crime control and extremist groups. He also serves as the sociological reviewer for various textbooks regarding criminological topics.