UNT criminal justice faculty member to study terrorism issues this summer in academic fellowship

Monday, June 3, 2013 - 20:36

DENTON (UNT), Texas -- Dr. Daniel Stewart, assistant professor of criminal justice at the University of North Texas, will join teaching and research professionals for a 10-day course on terrorism studies at Tel Aviv University in Israel.

The program from June 16 to 25 is part of an academic fellowship from the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies, a Washington, D.C.-based policy institute.

"I think this will be a great experience," Stewart said. "It will inform my research on post-Sept. 11 policing as well as serve as a useful source of information for the courses I teach on policing and homeland security, both of which have a terrorism component."

Fellows will hear lectures from academics; military and intelligence officials; and diplomats from Israel, Jordan, India and the United States and will visit police, customs and immigration facilities; military bases; and border zones.

As a law enforcement specialist in the United States Air Force Security Forces, Stewart performed policing duties and worked in detention facilities. He received a bachelor's degree in criminal justice from Kentucky Wesleyan College, a master's degree in criminal justice from Eastern Kentucky University and a doctoral degree in criminal justice from Sam Houston State University.

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