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Geetha Suresh , Ph.D.

Criminal Justice | School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Geetha Suresh
Office Hours
Monday - Thursday 11AM - noon
Office Location
Wooded Way 113 Campus Map


  • Ph.D., Urban and Public Affairs, University of Louisville, KY
  • M.Phil, Economics, Madras University, India
  • Diploma in Higher Education, Madras University, India 
  • Master of Arts, Economics, Madras University, India
  • B.A., Economics, Madras University, India

Professional Experience

  • 2018-current - Professor, Stevenson University
  • 2013-2018 - Associate Professor, Stevenson University
  • 2007-2013 - Assistant Professor, University of Louisville
  • 2005-2007 - Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Justice Administration, University of Louisville
  • 2002-2005 - Visiting Assistant Professor, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
  • 1998-2002 - Research Associate, Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation, Louisville, KY
  • 1978-1994 - Professor, Department of Economics, Avanashilingam University


Grants Awarded

2016: Faculty research scholarship grant from the Stevenson University to conduct “Disfigurement Stigma: A study of the Victims of Domestic Assaults with Acid in India

2009: The Faculty Travel Award to conduct research on the “Assessment of PTSD and needs assessment for service initiation among children and female adult victims and survivors of human trafficking in Chennai, India”.

2008: Intramural Research Initiative Grant, from the University of Louisville to conduct research on “Intelligent mapping of risky location of major violent crimes and auto theft in the city of Louisville from 2004 to 2007” using ArcGIS and spatial statistics.

2006: Intramural Research Incentive Grant, from the University of Louisville, to conduct research on “Empowerment of women through micro-enterprise in Johannesburg, South Africa."


2008: Consultant, for the NIH (National Institute of Health) award with Dr. Zimmerman, R., University of Kentucky to conduct research on “Targeting mass media intervention in Tamil Nadu and Mumbai, India”  (funded)


Justice Quarterly  

Criminal Justice Review

Policing: an International Journal of Police Strategies and Management

Journal of Criminal Justice Education

Urban Studies

Annals of GIS

Criminal Justice studies

Professional Membership: American Society of Criminology, Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences


2015: Suresh, G., 'Discrimination,' the Encyclopedia of Crime and Punishment, Wiley Online Library.

2015: Shailendra, D., Gunaseelan, R., & Suresh, G., "Identification and confirmation of variables Influencing Manufacturer-Dealer relationships for Steel and Allied Products." Indian Journal of Marketing. 

2014: Suresh, G., "Statistics at crossroads: Integrating theory, research and practice" proceedings of the International conference on Innovative Practices in Business and Information Technology, ADHARSH Institute of Management and Information Technology (AIMIT), 12-21. 

2014: Rupa, G., & Suresh, G., "The impact of work antecedents on work organization: a case study." ADARSH Journal of management research, 7(1) 32-38.

2014: Thomas, S.V., Suresh, K., & Suresh, G., "Design and data analysis - case controlled study in clinical research." Annals of Indian Acad Neurol 16:48. on Thursday, March 13, 2014, IP:\\2013.

2014: Suresh, G. & Tewksbury, R, “Locations of Motor Vehicle Theft and Recovery." American Journal of Criminal Justice, 38 (2), 200 – 215.

2012: Johnson, K., Young, L., Shamblen, S., Suresh G., W. “Evaluation of the therapeutic community treatment model in Thailand:  Policy implications for compulsory & prison-based treatment." Substance Use & Misuse (Special Issue), 47, 1-19.

2011: Suresh, K., Suresh, G., & Thomas, S., “Design, data analysis and sampling techniques in clinical research." Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology, October – December, 14(4), 287 – 91.

2011: Vito, G., Suresh, G.,  & Richards, G., “Emphasizing the servant in public service: The Opinions of Police Managers." Policing: an International Journal of Police Strategies & Management, 34 (4), 674 – 686.

2010: Tewksbury R., Suresh. G.,  & Holmes. R., “Factors related to suicide via firearms and hanging and leaving of suicide notes." International Journal of Men’s Health, 9 (1), 40 - 49.

2010: Suresh, G., Mustaine, E.E., Tewksbury. R. &  Higgins, G., “Social disorganization and registered sex offenders: An exploratory spatial analysis." Southwest Journal of Criminal Justice, 7(2)

2009: Suresh, G., & Vito G., "Homicide patterns and public housing: The case of Louisville, KY (1989 - 2007)." Homicide Studies, 13(4), 411 - 433.

2009: Suresh, G., Furr, A., & Srikrishnan, A., “An assessment of the mental health of street based sex workers in Chennai, India." Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice, Special Issue on India, 25 (2), 186 – 201.

2008: Johnson, K., Young, L., Shamblen, S., Suresh, G.  & Browne, T., “Therapeutic community drug treatment success in Peru: A follow-up outcome study." Substance Abuse Treatment and Policy, 3(26).

2007: Suresh, G., & Vito, G., “The tragedy of public housing: Spatial analysis of hotspots of aggravated assaults in the City of Louisville, KY (1989 – 1998)." American Journal of Criminal Justice, 32(1-2), 99 – 115.

2002: Johnson, K., Young, L., Suresh, G., & Berbaum, M., “Drug abuse treatment training in  Peru: A social policy experiment."  Evaluation Review, October 26(5), 481 – 519.

1998: Tewksbury, R., Grossi, E.L., Suresh, G., & Helms, J., Hate crime against gay men and lesbian women - A routine activities application for predicting victimization risk." Humanity and Society, May, 23 (2).

1991: Suresh, G., “Cost Effectiveness of Family Planning in India." Journal of ADU, 1, 135-141.

Book Chapter:

2013: Suresh. G., Furr, A., & Srikrishnan, A.K., “An assessment of the mental health of street-based sex workers in Chennai, India," Chapter 16, Section 4, in Crime and Justice in India., Unnithan Prabha, N., (Ed.), New Delhi, Sage.

2008: Vito, G., Suresh, G., & Walsh, W., “Police managers’ attitudes toward capital punishment," in Death Penalty Controversies, Robert M. Bohm (Ed.),  Florence, Taylor & Francis Group.



2018 - current: Professor, Department of Law & Justice Studies, Criminal Justice Program, Stevenson University, MD. Instructional responsibilities include: Victimology, Human Trafficking, and Statistics for Behavioral and Social Sciences. 

2013 – 2018: Associate Professor, Department of Criminal Justice, Stevenson University, MD. Instructional responsibilities include Introduction to Criminal Justice, Comparative Criminal Justice, Human trafficking, Crime Mapping, Economics of crime, Victimology and Forensic Accounting.

2007 - 2013: Assistant Professor at the Department of Justice Administration, University of Louisville, KY.  Instructional responsibilities include Quantitative Analysis, Research Methods, Crime Analysis and Economics of Crime for graduate and undergraduate students. Areas of research include Multivariate analysis, Evaluation research, Crime analysis using ARCGIS, Analysis of economics of crime, Violence against women and women’s studies.

2005 – 2007: Visiting Assistant Professor at Justice Administration, University of Louisville, KY. Instructional responsibilities include undergraduate and graduate-level statistical analysis courses (online and on-campus) and a crime analysis course.

2002 – 2005: Visiting Assistant Professor at Krannert School of Management, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN.  Instructional responsibilities include large sections of 252 Macro Economics and 251 Micro Economics as well as  370 International trade, 380 Money and Banking and 415 Contemporary economic issues.

Senior scale Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, Avinashilingam Deemed University, Coimbatore, India. Instructional responsibilities for various classes, additionally served as a thesis advisor to graduate students. 

External Examiner

  • Ph.D dissertation,  Bharathiyar University, Coimbatore, Chennai, India since 2008.
  • Ph.D dissertation, Avinashilingam University, Coimbatore, India since 2010
  • Ph.D dissertation,  Bharathidasan University, Trichy, India since 2012
  • Ph.D dissertation, Sri Sarada College, Salem, India since 2014
  • Ph.D dissertation, Periyar University, Salem, 2014
  • Ph.D dissertation, Thiruvalluvar University, Vellore, 2015
  • Ph.D dissertation, University of Madras, Chennai, 2015
  • Ph.D dissertation, University of Pondicherry, 2016
  • Dissertation Committee member, for dissertation, department of Urban Studies, University of Louisville, 2008 – 2010.
  • Thesis Committee member, Department of Geography, University of Louisville, KY, 2011


Fullbright Scholarship Award (2010): Awarded by the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship board for the academic year 2009- 2010 to India. Conducted 17 international workshops on quantitative analysis at various universities in south India from Dec 2009 to May 2010, in addition to conducting a semester long session on quantitative techniques for YRG Care, Chennai, India

MA: Gold Medalist in Master’s at District Level

M.Phil: Thesis titled “A study of Corporate Capital Structure Investments and Profitability in Private Limited Companies” was awarded with “Highly Commended” certification by Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, India.

Ph.D Dissertation: Spatial Analysis of Crime:  Aggravated Assault, Homicide and rape patterns in the city of Louisville, KY 1989 – 1998, submitted as a partial requirement, Department of Urban and Public Affairs, Department of Business and Public Administration, University of Louisville, KY.

Teaching Awards:

1.  Faculty Favorites 2009: Nominated as one of the top 11 faculty favorites by the Delphi Center, University of Louisville.  Delphi Center videotaped me in the classroom and used the tape to showcase teaching at their teaching and learning programs:

2.  Faculty Favorites 2010: Nominated as one of the faculty favorites by the Delphi Center, University of Louisville for the year 2010 by students.

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